He quitted the militia and engaged in trade, having brothers already established in a good way in London, which afforded him a favourable opening.
He had received a good education, but, on succeeding early in life to a small independence, had become indisposed for any of the more homely pursuits in which his brothers were engaged, and had satisfied an active, cheerful mind and social temper by entering into the militia of his county, then embodied.
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their troops were untrained militia
Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia