Be it further enacted, That upon any requisition of the United States for a detachment of the militia from, this state, it shall be the duty of every captain of infantry to enter upon his roll, ALL ABLED-BODIED FREE MEN between the age of eighteen and forty-five years,
That from and after the passing of this act, it shall not be lawful for any captain or other militia officer of this state, to enroll any free person colour, EXCEPT FOR MUSICIANS; any other law or custom to the contrary notwithstanding."
Chief, what happened between 1814 and 1823 to change the acceptance of black troops? Was it the cooling off period after the end of the War of 1812, or something else? Stan