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title:“An Amendment to the Recruiting Act”
authors:George Mason
date written:1780-7-1

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Mason, George. "Letter to the Recruiting Act." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 2. Ed. Robert A. Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 637. Print.
Manuscript, Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va.

An Amendment to the Recruiting Act (July 1, 1780)

[ca. 1 July 1780]
Page 2d In the two last Lines strike out the words Provided such Man shall engage to serve during the War
And instead thereof insert "and any Person who, either before or after the said Draft, shall enlist an able bodied Soldier to serve, in his Stead, during the War, shall upon delivering him to the County Lieutenant or Commanding Officer of the Militia of his County (or Corporation), and taking his Receipt, be exempted from all future Military Service, other than in the Militia; the Soldiers so enlisted shall receive the Bounty allowed by this Act, and be marched with the other Recruits in the Manner herein after directed.

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