--The Board of Exemption was kept busily engaged on yesterday, attending to the appeals of parties desiring to be relieved from militia service, which, just at this particular time, means the duty which every man owes to the State
to contribute his might to repel the vandal hordes who now seek our destruction.
A number were excused and some rejected.
We never saw so many ailments spring into existence in such short time in our whole life.
Sundry men, who have heretofore been regarded as rivals of Jackson
, the American
deer, for speed and endurance, have suddenly, but not unaccountably, fallen lame, and could be beaten, apparently, by a turtle, especially if the Board of Exemption happened to be the judges.
Applicants urge all reasons that human ingenuity can frame to avoid duty as soldiers.