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GENTLEMEN: You will hold survey as recommended above, in accordance with the regulations under the head of Pensions, and report in triplicate. ... You will particularly state all facts you may be able to elicit, in regard to origin of disability, even when you do not find it to be in line of duty. Very respectfully,

* Commanding Navy-Yard.

FORM No. 38.
Letter of application for an examination.

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TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY : -
I respectfully make application for an examination as to my qualifications for appointment

as * in the United States Navy. I was - years of age on the – day of 5 18–. I was born in , county of , and State of , and I reside in * county of , and State of I forward here with testimonials of moral and

physical qualifications.
Very respectfully,

FORM No. 39.
Letter of acceptance.

— —, 18–. TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY : * I hereby acknowledge the receipt of an appointment (or warrant or commission) as in the Navy of the United States, dated , 18–, and inform the Department of my acceptance of the same. I inclose herewith the oath of allegiance, duly signed and certified. Very respectfully,

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter every person elected or appointed to any office of honor or profit under the Government of the United States, either in the civil, military, or naval departments of the public service, excepting the President of the United States, shall, before entering upon the duties of such office, and before being entitled to any of the salary or other emoluments thereof, take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation:

“I, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have never voluntarily borne arms against the United States since I have been a citizen thereof; that I have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel, or encouragement to persons engaged in armed hostility thereto; that I have neither sought, nor accepted, nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States; that

* This blank to be filled up with the position the applicant desires to obtain, as Mate, Sailmaker, Car. penter, Gunner, Boatswain, Third Assistant Engineer, Assistant Civil Engineer, Assistant Naval Constructor, Assistant Paymaster, or Assistant Surgeon. No professional examination being required of candidates for the office of Chaplain or Professor of Mathematics, except at the Naval Academy, o oion will be the same as the above, striking out the words, “examination as to my quali.

Cations for.”

I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government, authority, power, or constitution within the United States, hostile or inimical thereto. And I do further swear (or affirm) that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same ; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.” Which said oath, so taken and signed, shall be preserved among the files of the court, house of Congress, or Department to which the said office may appertain. And any person who shall falsely take the said oath shall be guilty of perjury, and on conviction, in addition to the penalties now prescribed for the offense, shall be deprived of his office and remdered incapable forever after of holding any office or place under the United States.

FORM No. 40.

Articles of agreement for

I do hereby agree to enter the Navy of the United States as , and to repair on board such vessel and at such time as may be ordered, and to remain in said capacity till the expiration of the service of the vessel, unless sooner discharged by the proper authority, or under the provisions of paragraph 11, page 95, of the Regulations of the Navy.

I do oblige and subject myself during my service as to comply with and be obedi. ent to such laws, regulations, and discipline of the Navy as are or that may be established by Congress or other competent authority.

Witness:

NoTE.—The Medical Officers will testify (on the reverse) to the physical fitness of the person selected; or, if he exhibit defects, they are to be noted.

FORM No. 41.
Surveys.

U. S. S. —, , 18—. SIR : I respectfully request that a survey may be ordered upon the below-mentioned articles in my department, which I believe to be Respectfully,

TO 3.
Commanding.

|U. S. S. —, , 18––. GENTLEMEN : You will hold a strict and careful survey on the articles above mentioned, in the department, and report to me, in triplicate, their condition. If, in your judgment, they are unfit for use, you will state the particulars in which they are so, and the prob: able cause which has made them so; and you will include in your statement the names of the contractor and inspector, if they can be obtained, by marks or otherwise, and the invoice prices of the articles, together with your recommendation as to their disposition. Respectfully,

5 Commanding.

U. S. S. —,

3. 18—, SIR : In obedience to your order of the , we have held a strict and careful survey

on the articles in the department therein mentioned, and report that in our opinion

Respectfully,

To 5
Commanding.

Approved.

* Commanding.

I certify that the foregoing articles recommended to be were so disposed of in my

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Letter to be given to Prize-Master by a Commanding Officer making a seizure or capture.

IJ. S. S. ——, OFF —— ——, SIR: You will take charge of the –—, captured on the – day of —, 18 —, by , and proceed with the said prize to the port of ——, and there deliver her, with the

accompanying papers, (which were all that were found on board,) and the persons sent as witnesses, to the Judge of the United States District Court or to the United States Prize Commissioners at that place, taking his or thier receipt for the same. You will not deliver either the vessel, the papers, or the witnesses to the order of any other person or parties, unless directed to act otherwise by the Navy Department or Flag-Officer commanding the squadron to which you are attached. On your arrival at you will immediately report in person to the Commanding or Senior Navy Officer of the navy-yard or station thereat, and show him these instructions; and you will report also, by letter, to the Secretary of the Navy, stating in full the particulars of your passage home, and transmit to him, through the Commandant or Senior Officer, the names of the officers and men composing your prize-crew, and any communications for the Department with which you may be charged. "You will, on your arrival, allow no person to leave the vessel without permission from the Commandant of the station, nor go on shore yourself except on your necessary duty. You will not sleep out of the vessel while in charge, nor allow any but official boats to approach, and only official persons on duty to Come on board. You will, without delay, after reporting, call upon the United States district attorney at ——, show him these instructions, which are issued by order of the Secretary of the Navy, and give him all the information in your power respecting the circumstances connected with the capture of the You will then report, and show these instructions, to the Naval Prize Commissioner of the district, who is hereby directed to ascertain and notify you of the earliest date at which your attendance shall no longer be required by the court, and to indorse the notification on this paper. You will, on being discharged from attendance, if not in the mean time instructed, and whenever you need instructions respecting yourself, officers, or prize-crew, immediately report to the Commandant of the nearest yard or station or Senior Officer for such instructions. You will particularly bear in mind and strictly observe the injunctions of the law and of the Department respecting captured property or persons under your charge, and recollect that you will be held rigorously responsible for any mismanagement of the trust confided to you. You, your officers and prize-crew, are hereby detached from the , and you will be careful to apply for and take with you their pay-accounts and your own, to be presented to the Paymaster of the yard or station at or nearest to the port to which you are ordered.

The sea-pay of yourself and officers will continue while in charge of the prize or under the orders of a Flag-Officer or Senior Navy Officer afloat; but your name will not be borne on the books of the vessel from which you are detached, and you will not be entitled to share in prizes made by such vessel after your detachment.

Commanding the U. S. —. TO 2

CIRCULAR.

The attention of Commanding Officers in the Navy is called to the following extract, in relation to their duties, from the twenty-fifth article, section sixteen, of the act of July 16, 1862, for the better government of the Navy:

“He shall, whenever he orders officers and men to take charge of a prize and proceed to the United States, and whenever officers and men are sent from his ship, for whatever cause, take care that each man be furnished with a complete statement of his account, specifying the date of his enlistment and the period and the terms of his service, which account shall be signed by the Commanding Officer and Purser.”

These requirements must be strictly complied with, and, in addition, duplicate statements must be forwarded to the Paymaster of the vessel or station to which the men are sent, together with a descriptive list of the men sent, according to the form here annexed:

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Abroad, sea-pay of officers ordered home from .-------------------------------------. 123 21
important correspondence from, duplicates to be sent by different conveyances 128 6
Absence of more than one-half of officers and crew prohibited .--------------...------. 42 68
without leave, officers of the Navy must endeaver to check. 101 1
without leave, when to be regarded as desertion ------------- 101 5
pay of officer on leave of, from vessel on account of ill-health. - 123 23
temporary leave of, does not affect pay ... ----------------------------------. 123 29
leave of, Commanding Officer not to grant more than one month in each year 126 2
leave of, for one week, can be granted by Commandant of station... 126 2
leave of, not to be granted to persons belonging to vessels under sa
ders ----------------------------------------------------------------------. 126 2
of Chief of Bureau, who signs communications in case of.- 130 23
temporary, of Commanding Officer of navy-yard .......-- 14| 2
Absentees at general musters, Master-at-Arms to account for....---------- 88 8
from fire exercise in navy-yard to be reported to Commandant . 141 9
Accident to machinery, survey in case of .--------...----------- - - - a • - - - - - - - 118 14
to be investigated by court of inquiry 32 64
Accommodation ladder, use of...---- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 36
Accounts, expense of transportation of, to Fourth Auditor's Office to be prepaid by
isbursing officer ---- 114 7
in rendering, Pay-Officers to forward original books to Fourth Auditor . 113 6
of men transferred, directions regarding ------ ------------... • - - - - - - - - - - - - 76 15
of marines who may die or desert, to be furnished by Pay-Officer . 77 27
officers when transferred to be furnished with. ---...----...--...-- 98 2
enlisted men when transferred to be accompanied by. 98 3
when men are transferred without ------------------------------ - - - - - - - - 98 4
with United States, to be kept separate under every bond by disbursing *.
officers ... ---------------------------------------------------------------. 112 1.
when Pay Officer is authorized to render, for settlement quarterly instead of
monthly 112 2
list o to be transmitted to Fourth Auditor by Pay-Officer of sea-going ves-
sels ---------------------- -- 113 3
transfer of officers 115 17
commencement of time allowed Pay-Officer for settlement 116 23
Pay-Officer failing to render .-----...---.; ------------------ 116. 24
Pay-Officers allowed other duty pay while settling. 124 31
of recruits transferred, to accompany them 166 6
of deceased persons to be transferred to Fourth Auditor's Office 114 8
Acknowledgment of receipt of orders by officers... 83 22
- communications .. 130 20
Acting appointments ...------...------------------- 1:23 25
Action, report of, to be made by Commanding Officer 47 110
- duties of Commanding Officer in......... -- 49 | 125–131
... of Navy Department, appeal from, to be ad 129 14
Additional pay on re-enlistment, allowance of.............. --...----...- 121 11
Address of officers not on duty, Department to be kept informed of . 83 20
. . of Commanders-in-Chief on foreign stations................. 128 7
Admiral, if a passenger, to hoist flag, &c.......... - 7 9
ceremonies on hoisting flag of...... 11 1
relinquishing command, salute for . -- - 11 3
ceremonies for reception at navy-yard of - 12 13
commanding shore-station to hoist flag. - 22 8
Admirals, command of.-----.............................. - 1 1.
flag of, not to be hoisted unless specially ordered 12 9
flag of, to be carried at the main. 22 5
of same grade, meeting ... --- 22 6
visits of inspection, salute for . 11 2
Advance money, Pay-Officer not to ...................................... 115 21
of pay, allowed to Masters-at-Arms, Yeomen, and Apothecaries 123 27
of pay, directions regarding allotment in case of .............. 125 5
made to recruits, instructions to recruiting officer regarding................. 165 21–23

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