President how to employ said corps.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall cause such proportions of the said corps to serve in the field, on the frontiers, or in the fortifications of the sea-coast, as he shall deem consistent with the public service.
Approved, May 9, 1794.
Chap. ⅩⅩⅤ.—An Act supplementary to “An act to provide for the Defence of certain Ports and Harbors in the United States.”
Act of March 20, 1794, ch. 9.
Harbor of Annapolis to be fortified and garrisoned. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the port and harbor of the city of Annapolis be fortified, in such manner, and at such time or times, as the President of the United States may direct: and that it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to employ a garrison in the said fortification, provide cannon and equipments, and receive from the state of Maryland,On what condition. a cession of the lands on which the said fortification, and its necessary buildings, may be erected, agreeably to the second and third sections of the act to which this is a supplement.
Approved, May 9, 1794.
Chap. ⅩⅩⅦ.—An Act directing a Detachment from the Militia of the United States.
President of the U. States to require of the states 80,000 effective militia.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to require of the executives of the several states, to take effectual measures, as soon as may be, to organize, arm and equip, according to law, and hold in readiness to march at a moment’s warning, the following proportions, respectively, of eighty thousand effective militia, officers included, to wit: Apportionment.From the state of Georgia, one thousand three hundred and thirty-three; from the state of South Carolina, three thousand five hundred and fifty; from the state of North Carolina, seven thousand three hundred and thirty-one; from the State of Kentucky, one thousand five hundred and thirty-two; from the state of Virginia, eleven thousand three hundred and seventy-seven; from the state of Maryland, five thousand four hundred and eighteen; from the state of Delaware, one thousand two hundred and fifty-six; from the State of Pennsylvania, ten thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight; from the State of New Jersey, four thousand three hundred and eighteen; from the state of New York, seven thousand nine hundred and seventy-one; from the state of Vermont, two thousand one hundred and thirty-nine; from the state of Connecticut, five thousand eight hundred and eighty-one; from the state of Rhode Island, one thousand six hundred and ninety-seven; from the state of Massachusetts, eleven thousand eight hundred and eighty-five; from the state of New Hampshire, three thousand five hundred and forty-four.
How officered.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the detachments of militia aforesaid shall be officered out of the present militia officers, or others, at the option and discretion of the constitutional authority in each state respectively.
President may accept certain corps as volunteers.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President may, if he judges expedient, authorize the executives of the several states to accept any independent corps of cavalry, artillery or infantry, as part of the detachments aforesaid, provided they shall voluntarily engage as corps in the service.
Time of service.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said militia shall not be compelled to serve a longer time, in any one tour, than three months