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Important to Militiamen.

--By the Proclamation of the Governor of the 3d of June, 1861, militia companies were ordered to assemble at least once a week for inspection and drill.

Under this order all persons, (except those exempt by law from all military duty,) were required to muster once a week, including, among others, persons employed upon Government work, millers, bank officers, police officers, firemen, contributing members of volunteer companies, railroad hands, overseers, &c.

By the Proclamation of the 13th July, the entire militia force on the North side of James river was called into immediate service, and required to rendezvous at appointed places.

By the Proclamation of the 16th July, certain persons were exempted from the call of the 13th July into actual service. Among the persons thus exempted were operatives upon Government work, Bank officers, overseers of farms, millers, police officers, and railroad hands.

The questions arose, first, whether persons employed upon Government work, Bank officers, &c., exempted from the call into immediate service, were also exempted from mustering once a week, under the proclamation of the third of June, 1861; and, second, whether persons are liable to be fined for not mustering once a week?

In response to inquiries made to him on the subject, the Governor has replied that persons employed on Government work, millers, Bank officers, police officers, firemen, contributing members of volunteer companies, railroad hands, overseers, &c., though exempted from the call into immediate service, are still required to muster once a week, and are liable to be fined for not mustering once a week under the proclamation of the third of June, 1861.

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