|JH Battle History of Bucks County|
page 137 - Happily, Bucks county was never called upon to resist the ravages of an Indian war in her own borders, but her citizens responded none the less promptly to the call of her suffering neighbors. The event of hostilities from a foreign source had been anticipated in the county for some years. In the latter part of 1747 two hundred and sixty citizens of Philadelphia formed a military association for the purpose of placing the city in a posture of defense, and had proposed to erect batteries and supply an armament for the protection of the city against a naval attack. They appealed to the assembly and the proprietors for countenance and support, and got very little of either. On New Year’s day, however, eleven companies paraded in public, and the governor issued commissions to their chosen officers. This spirit extended to the surrounding country, and by the latter part of May, 1748, Bucks had eleven "associated" companies organized into a regiment under command of Colonel Alexander Graydon.(14*) The companies were organized with respect to township lines, were subject to no discipline, save such as they voluntarily adopted, and were formally recognized by the provincial authorities so far only as to grant commissions to the officers. Although freedom from imminent danger by way of the river tended to diminish the military ardor of the associators, these organizations were still maintained until the ominous murmurs of the Indians supplied a new incentive, and when these murmurs gave place to actual hostilities the associators were promptly heard urging the more effective organization of a regular militia.(15*)
Nockamixon COMPANY. Whereas, It appears from authentic accounts received.£rom England. that it is the design of the Present )''linisters to enforce the great unjust and cruel acts of Parliament complained of in the :Most Loyal and Dutiful manner by the Congress, And Whereas an AdditiQnal Number of Troops with a fleet have been ordered for America to assist the Troops now in Boston, in the Execution of the said acts, We the subscribers agree that we will associate for the Purpose of Learning the Military Exercise, and for Defending our Property, Liberty and Lives against all attempts to deprive us of them. Captain, Jacob Schoupe; first lieutenant. Nicholas Custort; second lieutenant, Solomon Litcheay; ensign, Averpack (Overbeck) : sergeants, Deanis Prusle, Jacob Burstrusser (Burgstresser), George Adams, \VilIiam Custort; corporals, Jacob Rufe, Ralph Sevele. Richard Trouer, Godfrey :MilIen. Privates-Jacob Bidleman, Jacob ~lyer, John Hoocos, George Overbeck, Jr., Grafe lIIathimas l\Iarman, Andrew Emig, John Broogh, Nicholas McCarty, Henry Franganfeld, Felix Deel, Stofel Preel, Lawrence Messer, Michael Sheck, Jacob Leaghtle, John Raisner, Conard IfIulman, Jacob Kole, Anthony Gresler, Peter Leagtle, Stofel Longley, Joseph IKole, George Kole, Jacob Zimpston, Jonathan Gregary, Jacob Roof (Rufe), Solomon Wolfanger, John Roof, Michael Good, Philip Grobern, John Klinger, Christian Trauger, Henry Roof, Adam Blak, John Ulmer, William Gregary, Paul Rimer, John Tenbrook, Frederick Fook, Andrew Hamertson, John Eyleif, Andrew Dretenback, Jacob );eemand, Peter Stem, Adam Stem, John Kalf, Peter Zikenfoos, David Gordon, Henry Adams, Jacob Rickey, Jacob Young, John Hegar, James Gordon, Philip Idam, John Younkin, John Sheek, John Hufman, Henry Shoup, Jacob Lightcap, Melgar vVydenmyer, Morris Morris, Lawrence Pirson, Uria Dipy. John Jacob Zinkenfoos. John Deemer, Christian Trauger, Henry Reegle, John Reegle, Daniel Reegle, Michael Cole, David Starn, John Dreetenback, Philip Pirson, Andrew Preel. Jacob Ashborn, John Nolden, Daniel Snider, Michael Krause, John Michaels. Nockamixon Associators under age.- Thomas Stewart, Alexander McElroy, George McElroy, John McComan, Pqilip Gresler, Kilian Gresler, Jacob Harman, Samuel :\Iorrison, Thomas Liade. John Jamison. David Jamison, Hugh Jamison, Peter Loutonston, John Loughry, Amos Loughry.
The earliest qualification for electors in Pennsylvania, was fixed at a meeting of deputies held at Carpenters' Hall, Philadelphia, June i8, I776, which decided upon calling a provisional convention for the purpose of forming a new government for the Province. At this election all were allowed to vote who were "Associators, 21 years of age, and had paid a tax or been assessed." The election was held July I5, I776. In the Constitution formed that year, and the first in the State, the right of suffrage was conferred on "every freeman of the full age of 21 years, having resided in the State for the space of one whole year, next before the day of election for representatives, and paid taxes during that time." In the Constitution of 1790, the qualification for electors was practically the same as at present; the voter must be a citizen, of the age of 21, must have resided in the State two years, and paid a State or county tax. This Constitution with an occasional amendment, remained in force until succeeded by that of 1838, in which a radical change was made in the qualification of an elector. What this was, and how it came about I purpose to state in this paper.
|(For full and complete list of associators and non-associators see PennsylvaniaArchives, Second Series, Vol XIV, pages 143, 227.)Military|
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