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General Advertiser (Newspaper) - October 5, 1845, London, Middlesex The General Advertifer. Numb. 3404.. S A T U R DAY, Octo b e r 5. 17 4.c Crown Tavern behind the T a Meeting of feveral Merchants and other Inhabitan ts of this City, u was .igreed to meet again on Wednefday next, at Six of the Clock in the Evening prrcifely, |, to receive.the Subfcriptions of all Perform, who are willing to join in the following Plan of a Military Ajfociatton againft the prefent Rebellion in Favour of Pcpery a d Arbitrary Power. A Plan for *, but our ambitious Enemies abroad, elated by Succefs; are threatning their Concurrence to our Ruin ; itis necefTary for every one to exert his utmoft to avert the impending Dangers ; and Men of Property and fuperior Fortune ought not only to contribute to the Pubjick Safety by their Purfes, but alfo to animate their Inferiors, who fhall be employed in Defence of our King and Country, by ex-pofmg their own Perfons likewife, for the Prefervation of all that is dear and valuable. It is therefore propofed, and Cartouch-Box ; and that the Standards, Colours, 1. That proper Perfons be appointed in the feveral . Drums and Trumpets, requifite for each Body of Men, be Diftri�b of the City of London, to enroll the Names of all Houfe-keepers and others, who mail pleafe to enlift, as Horfe or Foot Soldiers, in an Affociation for this Purpofe^ 2. That thofe who thus enlift, fhall be formed into Troops of Horfe, and Companies of Foot, who fhall recommend ta his Majefty for iuitable Commiffions the Perfons they fhall chufe for their Captain, Lieutenant and En-fign. 3. That as foon as thefe Bodies of Horfe and Foot are furnifhed with Officers by his VJajefty's CommifEon, they U formed into Battalions and Sbuadrons, confuting of fuch as live near each other. Each^attalion to contain not lefs than 600 ffien, and each Squadron not lefs than 150. 4. That each Perfon inlifting, if he pleafe, may have one or more Servants to attend him : But all fuch Servants muft be armed and accoutred fit for Service, and formed into diftinft Corps ; the Servants of Horfemen into Squadrons, the others into Battalions, and both commanded by Officers chofen by, and from among their Mafters. That Application be made to his Majefty to appoint a General Officer of Dignity and Military Experience to be the Commander in Chief of this Affociated Army of London. 6. That Application be alfo made to his Majefty to appoint and com million inferior Generals, and Field-Ofncers, out of the Captains chofen as above. 7. And that farther Application be likewife made to his Majefty, to affign a proper Field Train of Artillery, for the Ufe of the Affociated Army. 8. That each Perfon enrolled fhall furnifh himfelf with Arms and Accoutrements ; if a Horfeman, with a good Hunter, or Road-Horfe, a Cafe of Piftols, and a Broad Sword \ if a Foot Soldier, with a good Mufket, Bayonet, provided at the common Expence of that Botiy, 9. That each Man fhall alfo furnifh his own Ammunition. 1 o. That every Company of Foot thus enlifted, fhall firft attend Three Hours every Morning, for Ten Days fuccefs-fively, at the Time and Place appointed by the Captain, to learn a fhOrt Exercifeof the Firelock; afterwards in Battalion once every Week, and at all General Mufters appointed by the Commander in Chief. rJ he Troops of Horie fhall, in like Manner, appear on Horfeback at the fame Time, to learn the neceflary Exercife. 11. 'I hat in thefe Attendances no one be abfent, unlefs he has previoufly 'obtained Leave of his Captain, or a Superior Officer. --"v-- 1 z, 1 hat the Manual Exercifes and Evolutions to be learnt by the Foot, fhall be no more than what are necef-fary ; but not with lefs than Four Fires at every Meeting. 13. That each Man, who enrolls .himfelf in the prefent Affociation, fhall take the Cuftojnary Oaths to the Government, in ^ftjch Manner as his Majefty fhall pleafe to appoint. 14. That in Cafe of Alarm, 01" upon the Order of the General, or other chief Commander in his Abfence, every Perfon affociated and enrolled, fhall meet at the appointed Rendezvous, properly armed and accoutred. 15. That each affociated Soldier- fhall pay all due Military Obedience to his refpeftive Officers, while under Arms, and be fubjeft to march at Command to any Place, where the Service may require, not exceeding Twenty Miles from London ; but no farther without their own Confent. 16. That this Affociation continue in Force till the pre fent Rebellion fhall be fuppreffed, and no longer. We whofe Names are underwritten do freely and heartily enter into this Military Affociation; promifing to obferve' punctually all the Articles above-ftated, and to exert our utrnoft Endeavours in Defence of his Majefty King George, and his Royal Family, and for the Prefervation of the Proteftant Religion, the Laws and. Confutation of the Realm, the' Rights, Liberties, and Privileges of the Nation in General, and of this C/Vy in Particular. ' WE whofe Names are hereunto fubferibed, do hereby i promife to pay within ten Days after the Date hereof, into the Hands of Charles Savage, Benjamin Lon-goet, Stamp Brooksbank and William Fawkner, Efqs; to be by them depofited in the Bank of England, the feveral Sums of Money fet againft our refpeftive Names, which Sums when fo paid, we do intend and hereby confent and agree, fhall be by them, the faid Charles Savage, Benjamin Longuet, Stamp Brooksbank and William Fawkner afligned 'and paid over to fuch Truftees as fhall be chofen by us, the Subftribers, or the Majority of us, at a Meeting to be held for that Purpofe this Day, being the 4th of Oftober. And we do hereby agree, that the Truftees fo chofen, or