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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian I 5 t ftr in Grtmt 3ritaa. w ttttft proper men for militia Are tw coomry-woritf from more mutiny, 'the lofs of labotof ofteft value to the nation, and fcawe the atttertft of the country more at fceart tan handicrafts, bred Uj> in cities and who go where they can gain a pen The cf fbe pern, who ought to the temper and difpofition Of the iin rfcetr dHretent connties, fliould nominating of the men Jit for this and as fix men nralte two (a number fuffident1 for learning discipline ata they could chafe fix men of finaHeft arfd a propor- iMgvber'thereto out of the largeft after-the- fear's ia ftould, it their an- 'nvtf A I. t wnv i inlrruaed, and cWe the to replace them; whereby would Terve two ,and in afew years the whole WtoaUMle A cf The officers and ferjeants too, tofcc? chofen at fhisaomiaLmeeting tebef from ttoongft the gentlemen and Qi, awl 'the of the beace irtould the pdwer to correft afi faults both in the officers and private men. In order to train the militia, each, parift mold fcttd fenfible clever yoanjf man to Ifarn the ibiHtary exercHes fr'oiu oof troops after kt is ftifficiemly opon hw retntn to his' ptrifc, be rhouki have the charge of the ammanitidn canridgesj aifd he n te the parifo, for convening the men to their cxerafes. The necefory diferpline for a inilitfa, is to team to cock and half-cock theif firelocks with their right-band finger tfnd thumb, to tefilerfraiid obedient under form deep without affidance. to march mt uow in order, to toad quick and fife day. at excrcife at a mark by tfngle men wjih ball two rounds, in rank aiid file advancing retreating twice, and ftand- -ice; and all this they may learn to taking them out nffce a-week for the and once a-formigMt thereafter, i6dp moorhj for itoe aod fo it would retprire 24 in the ye4rj (he be of on hit hwids. lie fltoald go tkroagh the and malic the mea coaaplefcin ttcw cjcerciift at their ietiurc houA, and that drafe, to Irfwts at 1 1, tadr pep Mm and receive ike the ..names of the spiluia M their the enfoiae ought tobe next dty at ch.rch- door, The Lord Lieutenants, >or Aeir deputies ftwuid olilHia rctpecUte count jet twice pr thjice a-year; either a whole body or in diiUicU, make them. go through their exercsle, give f premiums to the maikfrnen- arnii of the milfria ftioold be a _. lock three feet three inches in the barrel, a bayoner two feet long; cartouciJ- box holding fwteen rounds. As no. man. io milicia will ftrve above two .years at a, time, and molt of them hired i o s .the and thetro; county, were to be it wott eat PC and teach the tf there is no reafon why they Ihould for bfliar in a (late lo P exercife whch be nan per for powder and baU fo tfeat each mlift' yearJy eacpence will -to ft Wis ariiismif, u colt is Jn fa manner but for The p ariflwrorporal be allowed i a. per day, as he tan bare ho other -employment; Ihould tae officers of the mihria negleia thtir the par ids corpo- ral will always have the miJitk .whkbis Slioutd the miUua ordosed to the King: ihoold oificeri out of grntlemi-n of the where the militia ia marched then they ihoi4d Hr floje footing as the regolaf tjoops. T iiich a plan for the militia be in execctwa, at rheit! are abouc i i.ooo pa- nftes in Great and as it men fromj tie fmalleil parifces, and men ftom largeft, the wbdc may be reaibnably at nine men each, whkh make always on foot a milkia of oo-.ono .JXHU. ficieDttokeep rfae kingdom in the .utmoft befides u.ooO parifc-corporak, which would be a good btidy to draught ferjeants and corporals froito, llioohl rwo, three, or four men of the rajlithi be-takein from each partfh, and marched to aoy part of the kmgdoro. r expence itic militia comes force with which wit _ 'precipitaterd From the bank of toe ftttk (hem boWto thebottote; where the feoior difappeared, after having by a kind of magical met of cort upon jAffaS TfKnk f. T Uwvcd, the youth Ibon rofe 'farface, helbond'hinifetf various aad icorrenci and m fpitc of 'alj hii J Jtrge draughts pf the water. was tern jn.ore cnpalatabic