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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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156 TIIE PUBLIC LAW OF FINLAND.

the depot, who have been re-called to their
colours by reason of the outbreak of war.

Exemption from or postponement of military
service is granted on grounds of infirmity or
sickness, as well as for family reasons
determined by law (only son, &c.) Postponement of
service may be accorded for pecuniary reasons
and for the completion of studies.

The length of active service is shortened by
a year for those who have passed through one
of the higher public schools, by a year and a
half for those who have finished the course of a
lyceum, or higher commercial or agricultural
school, &c., and by two years for students of the
university.

Clergymen are exempt from military service ;
doctors, schoolmasters, sailors of the merchant
marine and pilots, in the exercise of their
duties, are only obliged to serve in time of war.

A limited number of one-year volunteers are
received among the active troops, on condition
that they have reached seventeen years of age,
and have passed through a lyceum or other
higher school. This year of voluntary service

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