Definition of EXEMPTS


EXEMPTS

Persons who are not bound by law, but excused from the
performance of duties imposed upon others.

2. By the Act of Congress of May 8, 1792, 1 Story, L. U. S. 252, it is
provided, 2. That the vice-president of the United States the officers,
judicial and executive, of the government of the United States, the members
of both houses of congress, and their respective officers, all custom-house
officers, with their clerks, all post officers, and stage drivers, who are
employed in the care and conveyance of the mail of the post office of the
United States, all ferrymen employed at any ferry on the post road, all
inspectors of exports, all pilots, all mariners, actually employed in the
sea service of any citizen or merchant within the United States, and all
persons who now are, or may hereafter be, exempted by the laws of the
respective states, Shall be, and are hereby, exempted from militia duty,
notwithstanding their being above the age of eighteen, and under the age of
forty-five years.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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