Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) [An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defense by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States].
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Countersigned in type by Speaker of the House Jonathan Trumbull, President pro tempore of the Senate Richard Henry Lee, and President Washington. The act requires the enrollment in the militia of all able-bodied white men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five. It also lists those who would be exempt and how the militia will be organized and run. Issued by the Second Congress of the United States. Signed as Secretary of State.
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