May 9, 1861 – An Act to amend the Militia Law of the State, requiring Captains to give notice, and for other purposes

CHAPTER 9
An Act to amend the Militia Law of the State, requiring Captains to give notice,
and for other purposes
SECTION 1, Be in enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee,
That section third of an act passed on the 31st of January, 1861, entitled an act
to repeal the act of 1857, Chapter 32, abolishing military duty, be so amended
that all Captains of companies in this State are required to give at least ten
days’ notice to their companies, in three public places in their civil district,
before any person required to perform military duty in said company shall be
subject to be court-martialed or fined.
SEC. 2, Be in enacted, That volunteers in the service of the State, who may be
on duty out of the State at the election ordered by the General Assembly on the
Declaration and Ordinance of the 8th of June, 1861, shall be entitled to vote in
all cases, where, if in the State, they would be entitled to vote in said election,
held to afford them the means of doing so, the Captain or officers in command
of the company of such volunteers, is hereby appointed and empowered to
open and hold thee election for the voters of his company. The votes shall be
by ballot, and the said Captain shall forthwith certify the result in writing to the
Secretary of State, and the same shall be counted as a part of the vote of the
State, in ascertaining the result. Before opening said election, the Colonel, or
some other field officer of the regiments, respectively, shall administer an oath
to the Captains entrusted with holding said election, to act impartially and
faithfully, and report the result to the Secretary of State.
SEC. 3. And this act shall take effect from and after its passage.
W. C. WHTTHORNE, Speaker of the House of Representatives
B. L. STOVAL, Speaker of the Senate
Passed May 9, 1861
Public Acts of the State of Tennessee. . . April, 1861, p. 37. Note 1
Note 1: Public Acts of the State of Tennessee, passed at the extra session of the
Thirty-third General Assembly, April, 1861, (Nashville: J. G. Griffith &
Co.: 1861.)

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