“IX. Any officer or private man found drunk when under arms, shall be suspended from doing duty in the battalion, company or troop on that day, and be fined at the discretion of a General or Regimental Court-Martial.
X. Whatever centinel shall be found sleeping or drunk on his post, or shall leave it before he is regularly relieved, shall be fined at the discretion of a Court-Martial.”
1777, PA, An Act to regulate the Militia of the Common-Wealth of Pennsylvania, § 9-10
The Selective Service System, Backgrounds of Selective Service: Military Obligation. The American Tradition a Compilation of the Enactments of Compulsion from the Earliest Settlements of the Original Thirteen Colonies in 1607 through the Articles of Confederation 1789, Ed. Arthur Vollmer, vol. 2 pt. 11 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1947), 38.