United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/3rd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 1

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Nov. 29, 1794
[Obsolete.]
Chapter Ⅰ.—An Act to authorize the President to call out and station a corps of Militia, in the four western Counties of Pennsylvania, for a limited time.


Certain militia force to be stationed in four western counties of Pennsylvania.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a force not exceeding two thousand five hundred non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, to be composed of the militia of the United States, be called forth and stationed in the four western counties of Pennsylvania, if, in the judgment of the President, the same shall be deemed necessary to suppress unlawful combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed: Provided, that the term of service of any one quota of the militia, to be called into actual service, pursuant to this act, shall not exceed Term of service.three months after they shall have arrived at the place of rendezvous.

President may direct voluntary enlistments.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized, if, in his judgment, it should be deemed expedient, to direct voluntary enlistments of any of the militia of the United States, in lieu of all, or any part of the force herein authorized to be called forth, for the purposes aforesaid, for a term of service not exceeding thirty days after the commencement of the next session of Congress.

Approved, November 29, 1794.