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XXIX. Provided always, and be it ena&t:d, That no Person who Serjeants, &c. shall keep any House of publick Entertainment, or who shall sell any shall not keep Ale, or Wine, or Spirituous Liquors by Retail, shall be capable Public Houses, of being appointed or serving as a Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer thall not be Peace in the Militia, nor shall any Serjeant, Corporal, Drummer, or Pri. Officers, &c. vate of the Militia, while he shall continue such, be compelled to serve as a Peace Officer, or a Paris Officer, or to serve in any of His Majesty's Sea Forces.

XXX. And be it further enacted, That it hall be lawful for the Courts Martial Conlonel of any Regiment or Battalion of the said Militia, or in his on Serjcants,&c. Absence the Officer act jaily in command of luch Regiment or Bat. while Militia is talion, to direct the bolding of Courts Martial as herein-after directed, not embodded. for the Trial of any Serjeant Major, Sarjeant, Corporal, Drum Major, or Drummer of fuch Regiment or Battalion, by a Regimental Court Martial, for any Offence against this A&t. or against the Articles of War, committed during the Time fuch Regiment or Battalion, shall not be embodied, but so that no Punishment thereon Thail extend to the Loss of Life or Limb; and it hall be lawful for the Colonel of the Regiment or Battalion to which the Person on whom such Court Martial is to be held shall belong, to order any Officers of the Militia of the County, County of a City, or Town, or Piace to which such Regiment or Battalion shall belong, actually resident within the Town where such Serjeant Major, Serjeant, Corporal, Drum Major, or Drummer is to be tried, or within Fifteen Miles thereof, tó attend and afliit as Member: of such Court Martial, who shall thereupon at:end at the Time required, and affilt accordingly ; but no Officer shall be entitled to receive Pay for any such Attendance : Provided always, that no Sentence of any Court Martial held as aforesaid on any Serjeant Major, Serjeant, Corporal, Drum Major, and Drummer, shall be put in Exccution until it fhail have been confirmed by such Colonel or Commanding Officer.

XXXI. "And be it fur: her enacted, That any Serjeant, Cur. Serjeants, &c. poral, or Drummer of the Militia, mav, by Sentence of a Court may be reduced Martial, or by Order of the Colonel of the Regiment, be reduced to the Ranks. to the Condition of a Private Militia Man, and such Person so reduced shall be bound to serve as such Private Militia Man, for any Time not exceeding Fifteen Months, in case the Regiment or Battalion to which he belongs shall not be then embodied or called out in actual Service ; and in case the Regiment or Battalion to which he belongs Mall be then embodied or called out into actual Service, such Person so ordered hali be bound to serve as aforesaid until the disembodying of the said Regiment or Battalion; and that after the Expiration of the Time during which such Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer shall be so bound to serve as a Private Man, such Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer, if not regularly re-appointed to the Rank of a Non-com. missioned Officer or Drummer, shall be discharged from the Service.

XXXII. And be it further enacted, That no Officer serving in Militia Officers the Militia of Ireland shall fit in any Court Martial upon the Trial Thall not fit on of any Officer, Non-commiflioved Officer or Soldier serving in any Court Martial of His Majefty's other Forces, nor shall any Officer serving in His of Regulars, &c. Majesty's other Forces fit in any Court Martial upon the Trial of any Officer, Non-commislioned Officer, or Private Man serving in the нь 2

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said Militia: Provided always, that any Colonel or Officer serving in the said Militia, and at the same Time holding a Commission in any other of His Majesty's Forces, on the Half-pay thereof, may lit upon any Court Martial upon the Trial of any Officer, Non-commissioned Officer, or Private, in His Majelly's other Forces; any Thing

herein-before contained to the contrary rotwithstanding. Militia Commif XXXIII. And be it further enacted, That the Acceptance by fion vacated by any Officer of the said Militia, except the Colonel, of any Commilaccepting one in fon in any of his Majefty's Regular Forces, Thall, from the Date of the Regulars.

such Commission fo accepted, absolutely vacate any Commission such

Officer may haid in the Militia of Ireland. Militia Commis XXXIV. And be it further enacted, That the Acceptance fion shall not of any Commission in any Regiment or Battalion of the said Militia, vacate Seat in Parliament.

shall not nor shall be construed to vacate the Seat of any Member re

turned to serve in Parliament. Officers serving XXXV. And be it further enacted, That no Officer who is or in Militia Chall

Thall be entitled to Half-pay, shall be deemed or taken to forfeit or not forfeit Half

quit such Half pay, during the Time he shall serve in any Regiment or pay.

Battalion of Militia, but That the same shall nevertheless continue ; and instead of the Oath directed by any Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for ihe better Paytrient of the Army and their Quar

ters, to be taken by such Officer, he shall take the following Oaih; Half-pay

I A. B. do swear, That I had not between the
Officer's Oath. any Place or Employment of Profit, Civil or Military, under

• His Majesty, besides my Allowance of Half-Pay, as reduced
• late Regiment of

fav: and except my Pay for serving
• in a Regiment of Militia.'
And the taking of the said Oath thall, without taking any other

Oath, be sufficient to entitle such Person to receive his Hall-pay. Pensioners serv XXXVI. And be it further enacted, That any Person being a ing in Militia

Serjeant, Letterman or other Penfioner, on the 'Eftablishment of thall receive the Kilmainham or Chelsea Hospitals, at the Allowance of such Hospitals Allowance.

or either of them, and being appointed to serve in the Militia, thall Serjeants, Cor and may receive the said Hospital Allowance, together with his Pay porals, and from the said Militia ; and any Person who shall have faithfully served Drummers

as a Serjeant, or as a Corporal or Dru:n mer in the said Militia for Twenty Years in the Militia,

Twenty Years, and who shail be discharged on account of Age or and discharged

Infirmity, shall on the Recommendation of the Commanding Officer for Age or

of the Regiment or Battalion to which he belonge, be entitled to Infirmity, on Examination at the Kilmainham Board, and be capable to be placed being recom on the Pension of such Hospital, if the said Board should judge him mended as

de serving thereof: Provided always, that all Payments of any Penbe placed on

fion which at any Time after the passing of an A&t of the Thirty-fifth Kilinainham Year of His present Majesty's Reign, herein-before recited and rePenfim. pealed, and before the passing of this A&, shall have been made to Penfiou paid any Serjeants, Lettermen or other Perfioners, shall be and the same under 35 G.3,

are hereby declared to be gond and valid to all Intents and Pur. c. 8. declared valid.

poles whatsoever ; and that all such Serjeants, Lettermen and other Chelsea Pen Pensioners, as at the Time of the pafling of this AA are in the tioner entering Receipt of any such Pensions shall continue in the Receipt of the into Militia hall Same as heretofore; and that any Serjeant, Letterman or other Penbe entitled to

fioner on the Establishment of Chelsea Hospital, who at ang Time Kilmainham Peubon. after the passing of this A& Thall voluntarily enter into the Militia of

Ireland,

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Ireland, fhall be placed on the Etablishment of the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham from the Day of his having entered into such Militia, and shall from such Day and during his Continuance in the said Militia, receive fuch Penfion, and no more, as a Penfioner of the like Class on the Establishment of Kilmainham Hospital laall be en. titled to receive, as if he had been originally on that Etablishment, and ont on the Etablishment of Chelsea.

XXXVII. And be it further enacted, That all Muskets, Bayonets, Arms shall be Swords, Stores, and Accoutrements, delivered for the Service of the marked. said Militia, shall be marked in some diftinet Piace with the Letter (M) and the Name of the County to which they belong.

XXXVIII. And be it further enacted, That the Arms, Accop. Adjutant and trements, Clothing, and other S:ores, belonging to every Regiment One-third of or Battalion of the said Militia, when not embodied, shall be kept in Non-commif

fioned Officers such convenient Piace within the County, County of a City, or

Thall refide Town, to which such Regiment or Battalion shall belong, as the where the Arms Colonel or other Commardant of such Regiment or Battalion shall are kept, and direct, with the Approbation of the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief take Care Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being; and that the thercuf, and Adjutant, and One Toird at leaft in Number of the Serjeants, Returns.

make Monthly Corporals, and Drummers, in every R-giment or Battalion of the said Militia, shall be constantly refident within the Ciiy, Town, or Place, where the Arms belonging to such Regiment or Battalion are so kept, and such Serj ants, Corporals, and Drummers, shall be under the Command of the Adjutant, who shall act in such Command under the Orders of the Colonel or other Commanding Officer of such Regiment or Battalion; and that the Adjutant, and in the Absence of the Adjutant, the Serjeant-M.jar, fall have free Access to the Arms, Accoutrements, Clothing, and other Stores as aforesaid, and Thill caule the same to be examined, cleaned and preserved by the said Serjeants, Corporals, and Druinmers from Time to Time, as the same shall be ceceffary, and shall make a Monthly Return of the true State of the Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers, and of the said Arms, Accoutreme:ts, Clothing, and other Stores, of the Regiment or Battalion refpe&tively, to the Governor or Governors of the County, and to the Commanding Officer of the said Regiment or Battalion; and in case of any Default and Neglect therein, such Adjutant or Serjeant Major Thall for every such Offence, Negleet, or Default, be lubject to such Punishment as a Court Martial shall adjudge ; and no such Serjeant, Corporal, or Drummer, shall be absent from such City, Town, or Place, without a regular Furlough froin the Adjutant, or in his Absence from she Serjeant. Major; and every such Serjeant, Corporal, and Drummer, who shall absent himself without such Furlough, shall be liable to be appre. hended as a Diferter; and fuch! Adjutant shall never absent himself from such City, Town, or Place, without Leave of the Colonel or other Commanding Offic-r of {uch Regiment or Battalion : Provided nevertheless, that whenever such Adjutant shall be absent with such Leave as aforesaid, then fuch Serjeants, Corporals, and Drummers, shall be under the Command of the Serjeant Major, or of some Serjeant who shall be appointed by the said Adjutant, with the Approbation of the said Colonrl or other Commanding Officer, to act as Serjeant-Major during the Absence of such Adjutant. Hh3

XXXIX.

Militia fhall be XXXIX. And be it further enacted, That when the said Militia called out in shall not be drawn out into actual Service, the several Regiments their Counties,

and Battalions thereof shall, unless the Lord Lieutenant or other 28 Days for annual

Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, for the Time being, shall Exercise when order the contrary, be respectively trained and exercised in their renot cmbodiad. spective Counties Once in every year, for Twenty-eight Days to

gether, in the Manner herein-after directed, at such Time and Place as shall be the least inconvenient to the Publick ; such Time and Place to be appointed by the Governor, or where there are more Governors than one of any County, then by the Governors of each County respectively, at a General Meeting to be holden at their usual Place of Meeting respectively within such County, upon the Tuesday that fall happen next before the Twenty-fourth Day of October in every Year, or at such nther Place therein, and at such Time as shall be appointed by such Governor or Governors, or in Default of any such Meeting or Appointment, then at such Time and Place as fall be appointed by Three or more Deputy Governors of such County; and during such Timne as the several Regiments or Battalions of the said Milicia Thail be assembled respectively for the Purpose of being trained and exercised, all the Clauses, Provisiona, Matters, and Things, contained in any A&t of Parliament which shall be then in force for the punishing Mutiny and Desertion, fhall be in force with respect to the said Militia, and all the Officers and private Men of the same, in all Cases whatsoever, but so that no Punishment

shall extend to Loss of Life or Limb. Notice of Time XL. And be it further enacted, That Notice of the Time and and Place of Place of the Exercise of the Milicia Men of each Parish shall be sent Exercising shall

by the Clerk of the General Mectings to the Chief or High Conbe sent by

ftable or other Officers of the several Baronits or other Divitions, with Clerk of General Meeting to

Directions to forward the saine to the Constables or other Officers Chief Constable within their respective Baronies or other Divisions ; which Constables of Barony, and or other Officers shall cause such Notice as aforefaid to be affixed by him to Con

on the Outside of the Doors of the Church belonging to their re. ftables of Parishes.

spective Parishes or Piaces ; or if any Place has no Church belonging thereto, on the Outside of the Doors of the Church of some adjoining Parish or Place; and all such Militia Men Mall duly attend at the

Time and Place of Exercise according to such Notice. Subdivision XLI. And be it further enacted, That the Clerks of the several Clerks thall Subdivifion Meetings in every County, thall, Ten Days at lealt before send Lifts of

the Time so appointed for the annual Exercise, cause a full and Perfons enrolled to Colonels, &c. true List, specifying the Names and Dates of the Enrolment of all

the Persons rolied within each Subdivision respectively, to serve in such Regiment or Battalion, to be transmitted to the Com. manding Officer of such Regiment or Battalion, or to fuch Perfon as shall be appointed by such Commanding Officer to receive the fame, and shall in like Manner cause a Duplicate of such Lift to be trans.

mitted to the Adjutant of such Rrgiment or Battalion. Penalty on'. XLII. And be ic further enacted, That every Militia Man not Militia Men not appearing,

labouring under any Intirmity incapacitating him, who shall not or deserting,

appear at the Time and Place appointed for annual Exercise according &c, 101.

to the Directions of this Act, Notice having been publįhed as this Act requires, Mall be deemed a Deserter, and if not taken until after the Time of such Exercise shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds ;

and

and also every Mili:ia Man, who, having joined the Regiment or Battalion to which he belongs, shall desert or absent himself during the Time of annual Exercise, and shall not be taken till after the Time of such Exercise, shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds ; and if in either Case such Penalty shall not be immediately paid, the Justice of the Peace before whom any such Militia Man Thall be convicted of any such Offence shall commit such Militia Mad to the Common Gaol, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize for the Space of Six Months, or until he shall have paid the Per alty.

XLIII. And be it further enact:d, That if any Person shall har. Prnalıy on bour, conceal, or affitt any such Deserter, knowing him to be such, harbouring the Perfon so offending Mall forfeit for every such Offence a Sum Deserters, 5l. not exceediog Twenty Pound and not less than Five Pounds.

XLIV. And be it further enacted, That in case any Militia Man Penalty on shall fell, pawn, or lose any of his Arms, Clothes, or Accoutrements, fellurg Arns, or negle& or refuse to return the same in good Order to his Cap. 5l. tain, or to the Person appointed to receive the same, every such Mi. litia Man shall for every such Offence, forfcit and pay a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds.

XLV. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall know. Penalry on ingly and willingly buy, take in Exchange, conceal, or otherwise buying Arms, receive any Arms, Clothes, Scores, or Accoutrements belorrging sl. to any Militia Man, upon any Account or Pretence whatsoever, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this A&, the Person so offending, upon Conviction thereof before any Justice of the Peace, Mall forfeit and pay for every such Offence the Sum of Five Pounds; and if such Offender shall not immediately pay such Penalty, and hall not have sufficient Goods and Chattels whereon to levy such Penalty, the Jottice before wbom be fhall be convicted shall commit him to the Common Gaol, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize for the Space of Three Months, or fhill cause such Offender to be publickly whipped, at the Discretion of such Juftice.

XLVI. And be it further enacted, That the Colonel or other Colonel fhall Commanding Officer of every Regiment or Battalion of the said return to Chief Militia shall and he is hereby required, as often as the Regiment or Secretary the Battalion fha!l be so called out to anoual Exercise, to return to the State of thc,

Rcgiment when Chief Secretary of the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or called out to Governors of Ireland for the Time being, a true State of such Regi. Exercise. ment or Battalion; and in case any such Colonel or Commanding Officer sail refuse or negl et for One Month after the said annual Exer. cile so to do, he shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds.

XLVII. And be ic further ena&ed, That when any Regiment or Milicia Men Battalion of Militia shall be assembled for the Purpose of being trained when assembled and exercised, it shall be lawful for the Captain or Commanding for training may Officer of every Company, to put the Militia Men of his Company be put under under Stoppages not exceeding Sixpence per Day, for the purpose Neceflaries. of prov:ding them with Liren, and also with Stockings and other Neceflaries, and for defraying the Expence of repairing any Arms which shall have been bruken or damaged by any such Militia Man's Neglect: Provided always, that every such Captain or Commanding Olficer shall'account with each Milicia Man for such Stoppage, and a'ter deducting what shall have been laid out and paid for Neceffaries, an1 for repairing the Arms as aforesaid, shall pay the Sum remaining

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