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The Military Force of Pennsylvania is about three hundred and fifty- five thousand men, of which nineteen thousand are uniformed volunteers. The arms of the State are all in the possession of volunteer companies, and comprise 22,030 muskets, &c., 4,706 rifles, &c., 2,809 cavalry swords and sabres, 3,147 pistols, &c., 69 pieces of ordnance, being six-pound brouze cannon. There are only about forty-two hundred of these small arms of the improved pattern, the others are old flint locks, good for nothing now. This does not present a very flattering picture of the efficiency of the militia, if suddenly called upon for service.
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