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title:“Addition to the Act Providing for the Internal Defenses of Virginia”
date written:1776-12-18

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"Letter to the Act Providing for the Internal Defenses of Virginia." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 322. Print.

Addition to the Act Providing for the Internal Defenses of Virginia (December 18, 1776)

[18 December 1776]
And be it farther enacted, That the governour, by and with the advice of the privy council, may, and he is hereby authorised and empowered to form out of the two militia companies in the town of Alexandria, in the county of Fairfax, one artillery company, to consist of fifty matrosses, with proper officers, to be duly exercised at the batteries in the said town twice in every week, and to mount proper guards at the same; and the officers and matrosses of the said company, when on duty, shall receive the same pay and provisions, and be subject to the like rules and regulations, as the other artillery companies in the service of this state receive and are subject to.

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