An Act establishing and regulating the militia, in Salmon Portland Chase, The Statutes of Ohio and of the Northwestern Territory, Adopted or Enacted from 1788 to 1833 inclusive: Together with the Ordinance of 1787; the Constitutions of Ohio and of the United States, and Various Public Instruments and Acts of Congress; Illustrated by a Preliminary Sketch of the History of Ohio; Numerous References and Notes and Copious Indexes. Vol. 1. Cincinnati, 1833. Available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1799

"Be it enacted . . . [t]hat each and every free, able bodied, white male citizen of the territory, who is or shall be the age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty five-years, except as is herein after excepted, shall . . . be enrolled in the militia . . . and every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket, a sufficient bayonet and belt, or a fusee, two spare flints, a knapsack and a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or susee, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball, or a good rifle, knapsack, pouch and powder horm, with twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder, and every enrolled person shall appear armed, accoutred (sic) and provided when called out to muster (sic), or in service, except when called out on company days, to exercise only, he may appear without a knapsack."