A Review of the Administration and Civil Police of the State of New York; From the Year 1807, to the Year 1819 ... Volume 3

A Review of the Administration and Civil Police of the State of New York; From the Year 1807, to the Year 1819 ... Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...or" ganized, andno general system of promotion provided. " Returns for promotion were sometimes made to the " Adjutant General, and sometimes in the recess of the t' Council, to the Commander in Chief, for brevets. Flour. Militia. M ilitia. " Sometimes the Colonels consulted the Brigadiers, and"sometimes they did not. The divisions were dispro"portioned both in size and number, some being so "large that the commanding Generals had never re"viewed the whole, and others so small as to be con" temptible. And the power of brevet had been exer"cised with a broad, sweeping and arbitrary sWay." Such was the condition of the Militia. The war from which the nation had just emerged, gave practical and woful demonstration of the rottenness of the system as it existed; and the necessity for reform Was so obvious, that at almost every session of the Legislature for seven years previous, men of distinguished talents had fatigued their energies to accomplish it. Such was the condition of the public mind. As Governor Clinton has been cruelly attacked, let us pursue this investigation systematically, and such being the condition of the Militia and the temper of the public mind, when he entered upon ofiice, inquirewhat has been done--what has not been done--and what remains to do. In his inaugural address he appealed to the Legislature in the following terms_: --" The statutes relative " to the Militia were not revised in 1812, and it is now " necessary to combine them into one law; to recon"cile their different provisions, and to engraft such "amendments, as experience has shown to be proper. "It is believed that essential improvements may be ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751957
  • 9781236751959