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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1792
|An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defense by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States
|8 May 1792
|Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)
|Military document; Government document
|Countersigned in type by Speaker of the House Jonathan Trumbull, President pro tempore of the Senate Richard Henry Lee, and President Washington. The act requires the enrollment in the militia of all able-bodied white men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five. It also lists those who would be exempt and how the militia will be organized and run. Issued by the Second Congress of the United States. Signed as Secretary of State.
|Congress Militia Government and Civics Military History Law President African American History African American Troops Recruitment
|Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Trumbull, Jonathan (1710-1785) Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794)
|The Presidency; Government & Politics; Law; African Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859