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Minutes of a Court Martial, 12 March 1842

Companies, that their places in the First Regiment be filled by new Companies of volunteers raised from the militia for that purpose and that the aforesaid organizations be completed before the General Parade on the 7th of May proximo.
On motion of Captain Benjamin S. Wilber,
Resolved that the company of Artilery which is now being raised shall constitute the Second Company First Battalion, and that Captain Edward Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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’s and Turley

10 Apr. 1801–12 Aug. 1871. Mechanic, gunsmith, brewer, farmer, blacksmith, gristmill operator. Born at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Son of William Turley and Elizabeth Yates. Associated with Methodism, by 1818. Married Frances Amelia Kimberley, 26 Nov...

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’s Companies of Light Infantry the Second Battalion of the First Regiment, and that the rifle companies bearing the oldest date shall constitute the Second Regiment of the Second Cohort Nauvoo Legion &c. -[See Page 16 Resolution omitted]-
The following ordinance was then proposed by General John C. Bennett

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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, who was also appointed to prepare the same for the press under the title of Ordinance No. 1.
Sec 1 Be it ordained by the Court martial of the Nauvoo Legion in General Court assembled, That the decipline, drill, rules, regulations, and uniform of the United States’ Army, so far as applicable, be and they hereby are adopted for the Legion; Provided That each Company may adopt its own uniform for the noncommissioned officers and privates belonging to it.
Sec 2. That from and after the 15th day of April next, it shall be the duty of every white male inhabitant of the City of Nauvoo

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, between eighteen and forty five years of age, to enroll himself in some company of the Legion, by reporting himself to the captain thereof, within fifteen days; and every person neglecting or refusing to do so [p. 11]
Companies, that their places in the line First  Regiment be filled by new Companies of volunteers  raised from the militia for that purpose and  that the aforesaid organizations be completed  before the General Parade on the 7th of May  proximo.
On motion of Captain B[enjamin] S. Wilber,
Resolved that the company of Artilery which is  now being raised shall constitute the Second Company  First Battalion, and that Captain [Edward] Hunter

22 June 1793–16 Oct. 1883. Farmer, currier, surveyor, merchant. Born at Newtown Township, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Edward Hunter and Hannah Maris. Volunteer cavalryman in Delaware Co. militia, 1822–1829. Served as Delaware Co. commissioner. Moved...

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’s and  Turley

10 Apr. 1801–12 Aug. 1871. Mechanic, gunsmith, brewer, farmer, blacksmith, gristmill operator. Born at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Son of William Turley and Elizabeth Yates. Associated with Methodism, by 1818. Married Frances Amelia Kimberley, 26 Nov...

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’s Companies of Light Infantry the Second Battal ion of the First Regiment, and that the rifle  companies bearing the oldest date shall constitute  the Second Regiment of the Second Cohort Nauvoo  Legion &c. -[See Page 16 Resolution omitted]-
The following ordinance was then proposed  by General [John C.] Bennett

3 Aug. 1804–5 Aug. 1867. Physician, minister, poultry breeder. Born at Fairhaven, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. Moved to Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio, 1808; to Massachusetts, 1812; and back to Marietta, 1822. Married ...

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, who was also appointed to  prepare the same for the press under the title  of Ordinance No. 1.
<Sec 1> Be it ordained by the Court martial of the  Nauvoo Legion in General Court assembled,  That the decipline, drill, rules, regulations, and  uniform of the United States’ Army, so far as  applicable, be and they her[e]by are adopted for the  Legion; Provided That each Company may  adopt its own uniform for the noncommissioned  <officers> and privates belonging to it.
<Sec 2.> That from and after the 15th day of April next,  it shall be the duty of every white male inhabitant  of the City of Nauvoo

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, between eighteen and forty  five years of age, to enroll himself in some  company of the Legion, by reporting himself to  the captain thereof, within fifteen days; and  every person neglecting or refusing to do so [p. 11]
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Minutes of a Court Martial, Nauvoo

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, IL, 12 Mar. 1842; in “Nauvoo Legion: Minutes and Ordinances of Organization,” pp. 10–16; handwriting of Hosea Stout; Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.

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