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Two regiments to be raised. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise, by voluntary enlistment, two regiments of free men of color, for the defence of the state... Continue Reading
Twenty companies to be raised. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise for three years, unless sooner discharged, twenty companies of sea-fencibles, who may... Continue Reading
The Governor may call 12,000 men into actual service. Proviso. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for his Excellency the Governor, by general orders, to call into actual service from the militia of this... Continue Reading
Preamble. WHEREAS a barbarous warfare on our coast and frontiers, by pillage and conflagration, is carried on by the enemy, and a determination is avowed to lay waste our cities and habitations, and to make a common ruin of both public and private property, contrary to the usages of civilized... Continue Reading
Allowance to the volunteers. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the governor shall cause to be paid to each non-commissioned officer, musician and private, of the volunteer corps, and to the legal representatives of those who may... Continue Reading