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    An Act of the Third Congress of the U.S. One page printed, 8" x 13.25", Philadelphia, May 9, 1794. This act in six sections provided for "Raising and Organizing a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers" by calling for the voluntary enlistment of 764 "non-commissioned officers, privates and artificers, to serve as privates and musicians. . . and denominated the corps of artillerists and engineers". Their enlistments were to last three years. The act was passed by the Third Congress during the first session, which met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia from March 4, 1793, through March 3, 1795, while George Washington was president.

    During the American Revolutionary War, the U. S. had established an engineer corps, but when the war ended in 1783, the engineers had mustered out of service. Now, ten years later, President Washington, Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg, and Vice-President John Adams signed in type this act which called for the establishment of a new corps. This broadside is toned with light foxing and three pin holes in left margin. Fine.


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