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16. Intoxicated men When persons who have entered at a rendezvous are brought on board a not to be received. receiving-vessel, care will be taken that they are in a proper condition ; and

if one should be so much intoxicated as to require restraint, he is not to be received until sober.

17. Injury received If between the time of a person being entered at the rendezvous and his after passing the appearance on board ship he should receive an injury which, in the opinion rendezvous.

of the Inspecting and Medical Officer of the receiving-ship, unfits him for the service, he shall not be received.

18. Regulationsgov. The Commanding and other officers attached to the vessel to receive reerning other ves-cruits are to conform to the regulations for other vessels in commission, as sels in force in re- far as applicable, and are to live and mess on board, unless especially ex

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empted by the Secretary of the Navy.

19. Weekly return. A return for each week, ending on Saturday, signed by the Commanding

Officer and the Pay Officer, showing all the changes with regard to recruits that have taken place, whether resulting from deaths, desertions, discharges, apprehensions, surrenders, or transfers, is to be made to the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, in accordance with the prescribed form.

CHAPTER XXVII.

BOARDS-SHIP'S LIBRARY.

SECTION 1.--Boards.

Positions on boards.

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1, Officers on boards are to take their seats in the order of rank or seniority:

2. presiding The presiding member is to preserve order, to decide upon the routine of

business, or, upon a recess, to adjourn the board from day to day, and to such hours as, in his judgment, will be most convenient for the transaction of business. Should an objection be made by a member to an adjournment announced, a vote shall be taken, and the decision of the majority is to govern.

3. Transact No board is to transact other business than an adjournment unless at business unless, least two-thirds of the members be present.

4. No member, unless prevented by illness or some insuperable difficulty, fail in attendance ordered away by competent authority, or excused by the officer ordering the unless

board, is to fail in his attendance at the appointed time ; in case of such failure, the senior officer present is to inform the officer ordering the board of the fact, and of the reasons of the failure, if known, in order that the vacancy may be supplied, if necessary.

5. A member absent during the investigation of any matter or case shall during an investi. not vote upon a decision with regard to it; but, if necessary to arrive at a gation cannot conclusion, a re-investigation, with that member present, may take place.

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The junior member is to be the recorder, but the senior member is to
draw the reports, based upou the opinions of a majority, and these reports recorder ;

draws up reports.
shall be signed by all the concurring members, and to have appended, over
their signatures, the reasons of dissenting members.

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Members are not to leave the vicinity of the place at which they are

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assembled unless authorized by the officer ordering the board, or by his
superior.

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The receipt for the books allowed a vessel is to be given by ber Navigat. Receipt for
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On board flag.vessels they are to be kept in the apartment occupied by Books
the Flag Officer, under the immediate charge of bis secretary, who shalí kept, &e.
receipt for them to the Navigating Officer. Ou board other vessels they are
to be kept in the apartment occupied by the Commanding Officer, under the
immediate charge of his clerk, who shall receipt for them to the Navigating
Officer. On board all vessels the Navigating Officer is to ascertain quarterly
if any are missing, and to report such as may be to the officer in whose
apartment they are kept. This will relieve him from the responsibility, and
place it upon the secretary or clerk. At the end of the cruise the Naviga-
ting Officer will see that the books are properly returned into store.

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CHAPTER XXVIII.

United States Naval Asylum.

1.
The Naval Asylum is under the supervision and direction of the Bureau Regulations gov;
of Yards and Docks, subject to the immediate control of the Secretary of the erning the Naval

Asylum.
Navy. The following regulations have been adopted for its government:

I. The object of the Asylum is to provide a comfortable home for disabled Object of Asylum.
and decrepit naval officers, seamen, and marines, who shall be entitled to
the benefits of the institution.

II. The officers will consist of a Governor, not below the grade of a Cap. Officers to be at.
tain in the Navy; an Executive Officer, a Surgeon, and a Chaplain, together tached to.
with a Secretary, a Master-at Arms, a Matron, and such officers and laborers,
embracing watchmen, cooks, laundresses, and attendants, as the Navy
Department may authorize.

III. Applicants for admission into the Asylum will be required to produce Requirements for
evidence of having served twenty years in the Navy. They must state their admission.
age, birth-place, and physical condition, the vessels in which they have
served, the names of the Commanding Officers, and the dates of such serv-
ice. They must also produce a certificate from a Surgeon of the Navy,
stating that they are not able to support themselves by manual labor. În
cases where pensioned applicants desire to commute their pension for places
in the Asyluin, similar ceriificates will be required. These regulations will
not be deviated from except by the written permission of the Secretary of
the Navy.
IV. Beneficiaries will be required, at the discretion of the Governor or

Duties required,
Commanding Officer, to perform such duties for their benefit, and that of the
institution, as their age, physical abilities, and condition will admit.

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Discipline. V. For misconduct, of which drunkenness, fighting, abusive and pro

fane language may be enumerated as foremost, or for any conduct subversive of good order and discipline, beneficiaries will be subjected to punishment by stoppage of their pocket-money and tobacco, restriction of liberty, confinement in the cells, and curtailment of the ration, at the discre. tion of the Governor or Commanding Officer, and to dismissal from the

Asylum with the sanction of the Secretary of the Navy. Duties of VI. The Governor will administer the affairs of the institution, receive the Governor. daily reports of the subordinate officers, make the required returns to the

Bureau of Yards and Docks, submit annual estimates for the probable wants of the institution, and transmit the same so as to reach the Bureau on or before the 1st of October in each year. He will cause a diary to be kept and forwarded annually, which will coutain a list of absentees, punishments, and

misdemeanors of every kind. Allowance VII. The allowance to each beneficiary for clothing is not to exceed the beneficiary for amount authorized by the Bureau. clothing. Money allow

VIII. In consideration of good conduct and the faithful performance of such duties in and about the Asylum as be directed by the Governor or Commanding Officer, each beneficiary shall receive one dollar per month. For any violation of the regulations this gratuity may be stopped for such period as the Governor may deem expedient.

IX. As a reward for meritorious conduct, the Governor or Commanding, good conduct; Officer will form a corps of Petty Officers and watchmen, not to exceed corps of Petty Of ficere.

eight in each class, of the best behaved and most efficient of the pensioners, who will wear a suitable badge of office. It shall be the duty of the Petty, Officers to set and relieve the watchmen on their respective beats, to attend to the hoisting and hauling down the colors, to reporting delinquents, and to the performance of such general duties as the Governor or Commanding Officer may direct. They will hold their office for the term of three months, may be re-appointed at the discretion of the Governor, and will be allowed two dollars per month, including the monthly allo ance of one dollar for

pocket-money. The products of X. The products of the grounds shall be expended for the benefit of the the grounds. institution, at the discretion of the Governor or Commanding Officer.

No liquor per XI. No liquors of any kind will be allowed the inmates of the institution, mitted.

nor will such be permitted within its inclosures. A violation of this regula

tion will be deemed a sufficient cause for dismissal. Colors.

XII. The colors will be hoisted and hauled down daily at the hours ob

served in the Navy. Fires, lights, &c.

XIII. During the summer months the fires will be extinguished as early after meals as practicable. The lights will be extinguished at 10 p. m.,

In winter the fires and lights, with the exception of the furnaces and such as the Commanding Officer may deem necessary, will be extinguished at 11 p.

The gates and doors shall be closed and locked at 10.30 p. m. in winter and 1ľ p. m. in summer, and not be opened until daylight without per

mission from the Commanding Officer. Beneficiaries not

XIV. Beneficiaries will not be allowed to leave withont the permission of to leave without the Executive Officer, and no leave for a longer period than a week shall be permission.

granted without the sauction of the Bureau ; if, when on leave, they break their liberty without a satisfactory explanation to the Governor, they will

not be permitted to return except by an oriler from the Bureau. Should clothing XV. Any beneficiary who shall sell or otherwise dispose of his clothing be sold.

shall have the value thereof deducted from his allowance of pocket-money and tobacco, and shall be restricted to the limits of the Asylum for a period not

less than three months. All complaints XVI. All complaints shall be referred to the Governor or Commanding

Officer in the same manner as the usage of the service requires on shipboard.
No other method will be tolerated except it be a respectful appeal to the
Secretary of the Navy, through the Bureau of Yards and Docks, and the
Governor of the Asylum.

XVII. Divine service will be performed on Sunday, at 10 a. m., at which hour the beneficiaries are recommended to attend.

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ADDENDA.

The following modifications are hereby made to the Regulations, published for the government of all persons attached to the United States naval service, under date of August 7, 1876, and will be obeyed accordingly:

Paragraph 31, of chapter 5, is so far modified as to constitute the Paymaster the Purchasing Officer of a ship on a foreigu station where there is no resident Naval Storekeeper or Fleet Paymaster present; and he will be responsible for the prices paid and for the correctness of the bills, subject to the approval of the Commanding Officer. The officer in charge of the department in which the articles are required will be responsible for quantity and quality, subject to like approval.

GEO. M. ROBESON,

Secretary of the Navy. Navy DEPARTMENT, February 12, 1877.

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