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CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP, 1819.
Friday, May 7, the field-pieces were taken out to the Common, and the volunteer artillerists had a careful drill."
May 1o, 1819, the committee previously appointed to revise the by-laws made their report. These new by-laws were printed by the Company in 1819, in connection with a list of all the members of the Company from 1638 to 1819. The rules and regulations then adopted were approved, Feb. 11, 1820, by the committee of the executive council, to whom they were referred, who recommended that the governor approve the same. The governor approved them the same day.
The revised Rules and Regulations of the Company were as follows : —
ARTICLE I. — OF ACTIVE MEMBERS.
SECTION 1. Persons wishing to become members may be proposed at any meeting of the Company by a member, and the Clerk thereupon shall make a record thereof and furnish the Commanding Officer with a list of all candidates in the order they were proposed.
SECTION 2. Every candidate shall stand proposed one meeting before he be balloted for, and not then admitted, unless he obtains two thirds of the votes of the members present. If admitted, he shall sign the Company Book, pay fifteen dollars, and find two sureties satisfactory to the Commander, to be responsible for his compliance with the rules of the Company.
SECTION 3. No person can be an eligible candidate unless he be twenty-one years of age.
ARTICLE II. — OF HONORARY MEMBERS.
SECTION 1. Every active member, who shall have performed duty, and complied with the Regulations of the Company for twelve years, shall be considered as placed on the Honorary List.
SECTION 2. Active members who have become disabled by bodily infirmity or are exempt from Military duty, and have complied with the Rules and Regulations for one year, may be admitted by ballot as Honorary Members, a majority of the ballots of the members present constituting an election.
SECTION 3. Persons who have not been active members may be admitted Honorary Members.
SECTION 4. A candidate, under the preceding section, shall stand proposed one meeting before he is balloted for, and not then admitted unless his name has been inserted on the notification of the meeting when the ballot is to be taken, nor unless he obtain two thirds of the votes of the members present.
SECTION 5. No person shall be eligible as an Honorary Member, according to the two preceding sections, under the rank of a Colonel, excepting the Aids to His Excellency the Governor of the Commonwealth.
SECTION 6. Honorary Members, who have paid their entrance as a member, and who pay their assessment for the anniversary in June, may be entitled to vote, and eligible to office.
“Yesterday the Ancient and Honorable Artil- arms and artillery with veteran precision and celerlery, commanded by Col. Loring [181o], held a ity.”—Columbian Centinel, May 8, 1819. field-day and exercised and manoeuvred with small
ARTICLE III. — ARMS AND UNIFORM.
SECTION I. The Officers and Privates of the Company shall be furnished with arms and equipments, according to law, from the Armory. The Non-Commissioned officers to carry Halberds. SECTION 2. The uniforms of the Company to be as follows, viz.:Asat. Chapeau de bras, ornamented with a fantail cockade, silver loup and button, and a full white plume, twelve inches long. Coat. Deep blue superfine cloth, with red facings, and white linings; blue shoulder-straps edged with red; two silver-laced buttonholes each side of the collar; diamond on each skirt, and white convex buttons stamped with the arms of the State and the word “Commonwealth.” Waistcoat. White Marseilles, single breasted, with a standing collar. Small Clothes. Fine white cassimere, with white metal buttons on the knees. White Stock to be worn on the Anniversary; Black Stock on other field-days. Gaiters. Fine white linen, to come up to the kneepan, under the small clothes, with black buttons, and a black velvet knee strap, with a white buckle, on the anniversary; on other field-days, the gaiters to be of fine black cassimere, with black buttons, of the same length with the white gaiters, and worn to come up over the pantaloons; the Shoe to be short quartered and tied. Hair. Long hair to be braided and turned up, and the whole to wear powder on the anniversary. SECTION 3. Every member of the Company shall be entitled, on admission, to wear a Herring-bone on the right arm of his uniform coat, as a badge of membership. Each member, on the completion of seven years from the time of his admission, and who has performed his regular duty in the Company, shall be entitled to wear an additional Herring-bone, and shall also be entitled to wear an additional Herring-bone at the completion of every five years afterwards that he may continue a member.
ARTICLE IV. — DUTY AND POWER OF OFFICERS.
SECTION I. The Commanding Officer shall have power to remit the fines of the members for non-attendance, provided an excuse is offered to his satisfaction within eight days, and shall give the member thus excused a certificate authorizing the Clerk to remit the same. SECTION 2. He shall give all his orders to the Clerk in writing, to be by him passed down, excepting those given in presence of the Company at the place of parade or exercise. SECTION 3. He shall have power, by and with the advice of his subalterns, to grant a furlough to any member wishing to leave town for a limited time, and retain his membership, which furlough shall excuse such member from all fines and assessments during his absence. SECTION 4. The Commissioned Officers shall be a Standing Committee for the year; it shall be their duty to determine who shall have forfeited their membership, agreeable to the provisions of the Rules and Regulations of the Company, and to superintend the affairs of the Company generally.
SECTION 5. The Commanding Officer shall have power to enlist, for the term of one year only, three respectable men as drivers for the field-pieces, provided the Company thereby be put to no expense for uniform or horses; and such drivers, so enlisted, shall be considered as belonging and attached to the Company for the term of their enlistment, and have a certificate thereof signed by the Commander and countersigned by the Clerk. ARTICLE V. — DUTY OF CLERK.
SECTION 1. The Clerk shall, on receiving orders from the Commander, immediately transmit the same to the proper Officers; he shall insert the names of all candidates on the notifications for the meeting on which they are to be balloted for, and for the neglect thereof shall pay a fine of Five dollars. SECTION 2. He shall immediately, upon an assessment being laid, prepare and exhibit to every member liable to pay the same, a bill specifying the amount thereof, and including all fines due at the time. And it shall be the duty of the Clerk personally to request the payment of the same as soon as may be ; and if any members of the Company shall neglect or refuse to pay the amount of said assessment within the space of ten days from the time the said Clerk shall so call on him therefor, or within the space of twenty days from the time the same was voted by the Company to be laid, then the Clerk shall report the name or names of any such delinquent member at the next meeting of the Company, and in no case shall the report of such delinquents be dispensed with ; and the Clerk shall be personally responsible for all fines or assessments which shall not be collected or reported, agreeable to the foregoing regulation. SECTION 3. He shall record all the orders he receives; the meetings of the Company and business done at said meetings; all reports of committees, all admissions and discharges of members, and for the neglect of either of them he shall pay a fine of two dollars. SECTION 4. He shall keep a regular account of all monies by him received, and shall pay the same to the Treasurer, once at least in three months, taking his receipt therefor, and for the neglect thereof shall pay a fine of ten dollars. SECTION 5. He shall attend all meetings of the Company at the time ordered, under the penalty of one dollar for each neglect. SECTION 6. He shall not, in any instance whatever, remit a fine to a member, unless by order of the commanding officer, under penalty of five dollars. SECTION 7. The Clerk shall annually, before entering upon the duties of his office, viz., on the first Monday in June, give bond to the Company, with sufficient sureties, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office; which bond shall be kept by the Commanding Officer of the Company for the time being, for the use and benefit of the Company, and shall never be given up or cancelled until a new Clerk has been chosen and qualified according to ancient usage and this regulation, nor until his accounts have been settled by the Committee of Finance.
ARTICLE VI. — DUTY OF THE TREASURER.
SECTION 1. The Treasurer shall keep the funds of the Company, and receive all monies from the Clerk, giving him a receipt therefor. All money received for the admission of Members shall be added to the funds, and the assessments and fines be