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1838 Vol. 1 -- Page: 249

Sequential Number: 200
Type: AN ACT,

Full Title: To incorporate a Volunteer Corps of Infantry in the City of Milledgeville, and to grant unto it certain privileges.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Volunteer Corps of Infantry now existing in the City of Milledgeville, under the name of "Metropolitan Greys," be, and the same are hereby incorporated and made a body politic and corporate, by the above name, and by that name, or any other which a majority of said Corps shall select, be, and they are hereby made capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and to have a common seal, and to hold such property, real and personal, by gift or purchase, as may be found necessary for the convenient and beneficial administration of the affairs of the said corps, with authority to establish bylaws for the government thereof: Provided, said by-laws shall not infringe the Constitution and Laws of this State, or of the United States, -- and that the Governor, on the requisition of the Captain, be requested to furnish the said corps with arms.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the officers of said company shall be as follows, that is to say, for forty rank and file; including non-commissioned officers, one Captain, one first Lieutenant, one second Lieutenant, and one Ensign; for sixty-four rank and file, including non-commissioned officers, one additional Lieutenant. And said officers shall constitute a Court of Enquiry, to hear and determine on all cases of delinquency or breach of the by-laws of said corps, as well as all trials for
unmilitary and ungentlemanly conduct, and to award suitable punishment there for, from whose decision there may be an appeal to a Division Court Martial, convened by the Maj. General of the third Division of Georgia Militia, and in case of no appeal within ten days after the award of judgment by said Court of Enquiry, the said judgment shall be final and enforced as decrees of Courts of Enquiry are directed to be enforced by the Laws of this State.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all persons enrolled as members of said corps, or who may hereafter enrol themselves members thereof, shall be exempt, and they are hereby declared to be exempted from all Militia duty, excepting what shall be required of them as members of said corps, and from all road, patrol and jury duties, so long as they faithfully continue in the service of said corps, and do and discharge all the duties required of them as members thereof: Provided, said exemptions shall not, and they are hereby declared not to excuse or exhonerate the members of said corps from doing Militia duty in times of invasion, insurrection, rebellion or actual war: And provided furthermore, it shall be the duty of the commanding officer of said corps, and he is hereby expressly required to report to the proper civil authorities, the names of all such member or members who may, or shall at any time be dismissed, or who may or shall withdraw from said corps, in order that said exemptions or privileges hereby extended, may in such cases cease and be determined.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a certificate of the commanding officer, specifying the names of the members of said corps, shall be made out and delivered to the Inferior Court of Baldwin county, and all other civil authorities, exercising control over the road, patrol and jury duties, in and for said county, while said certificate shall be deemed and held sufficient evidence to exempt the persons therein named, from doing road or patrol duty, or serving on any of the juries in and for said county, during the time that such persons shall belong to said corps.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said corps shall be annexed to the third Division of Georgia Militia, and be subject to the annual drills and inspection usually ordered for such Division; and that all laws or parts of laws militating against the true intent and meaning of this act, be, and they are hereby repealed.


Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate.


Approval Date: Assented to 31st December, 1838.

In 1844 - 1845 O. P. Bonner was sheriff,  Donald M. McDonald, Clerk Superior Court, William Steele Clerk Inferior Court.

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1845 Vol. 1 -- Page: 4

Sequential Number: 002

Full Title: AN ACT to appropriate money for the support of Government for the political years eighteen hundred and forty-six, and eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

SEC. 73. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the sum of one hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and is hereby appropriated for the erection of a suitable tomb over the grave of James D. Allaman,

a Soldier in the last War, who was killed in firing a cannon at the funeral obsequies of General Jackson in the city of Milledgeville.
Approval Date: Approved, December 24th, 1845.

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