Wednesday, April 08, 2015

U.S. Senator Lewis Cass: "...but the whole nation is a nation of soldiers when the safety of the country demands their services. Habituated to fire-arms..."

U.S. Senator [and former U.S. Marshal, Brigadier General, Governor, Diplomat] Lewis Cass, “The fact is, we have in the United States no soldiers in the European acceptation of the term—no class set apart for the business of fighting. Our embodied military force is too small to form an exception to this remark; but the whole nation is a nation of soldiers when the safety of the country demands their services. Habituated to fire-arms, and fitted by habit for almost any employment, each feels his own interest involved in the general welfare, and all are ready to repair from their homes to the battle-field…”, March 27, 1856

3-20-1856: “All persons found firing arms about stack-yards, barn-yards, or other places where farmers stack grain shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, provided the person so firing is not on his own premises.”

Criminal Laws of Tennessee, “All persons found firing arms about stack-yards, barn-yards, or other places where farmers stack grain shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, provided the person so firing is not on his own premises.”, March 20, 1856