“Sec. 36. It shall not be lawful for any body of men whatever, other than the regularly organized volunteer militia of this state and the troops of the United States, to associate themselves together as a military company or organization, or to drill or parade within the limits of this state without the license of the governor thereof, which license may at any time be revoked: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent social or benevolent organizations from wearing swords.”
1880, IA, Revised and annotated Code of Iowa, vol. 1, Title 8, Ch. 1, § 36 Unlawful for Other than Regularly Organized Militia to Organize
William E. Miller, Revised and Annotated Code of Iowa, Containing All the Statutes of the State of Iowa of a General Nature in Force July 4, 1880, Being the Code of 1873 as Amended by Statutes Passed by the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth General Assemblies, and All the General and Permanent Statutes of those Sessions Suitably Arranged…Authorized and Made Legal Evidence by Chap. 196, Laws of 1800, vol. 1 (Des Moines, IA: Mills & Company, 1880), 265. Title 8, Ch. 1, § 36 Unlawful for Other than Regularly Organized Militia to Organize. Undated.