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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

March 19, 1864

Tax Receivers, Some Editors Exempt from Military Service

The Georgia General Assembly passed an Act exempting state tax receivers and some newspaper editors from military service.

Full Title: An Act to exempt certain persons from service in the Militia of the State of Georgia. 2. SECTION II. Be it enacted, That the following named persons, in addition to those already declared emept, shall be exempted, from militia duty under the Act of the General Assembly, approved 14th December, 1863.All State Tax Receivers, one editor of each newspaper published on the 14th of December, 1863, and as many persons employed in printing and publishing the same, as the editor may on oath declare to be absolutely essential to its publication; and all ministers of religion, duly authorized to preach according to the rules of their sect, in the regular discharge of ministerial duties. [Sidenote: Tax Receivers, one editor and necessary printers, and ministers exempt from militia duty.] SEC. II. All conflicting laws are hereby repealed. Approval Date: Assented to March 19, 1864.