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U. S. NAVY-YARD,
18– To Surgeon
FORM No. 38.
Letter of application for an examination.
in the United States Navy. I was years of age on the day of
and State of
and I reside in
I forward herewith testimonials of moral and
-, county of
T. s. Nary.
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, Carpenter, Gunner, Boatswain, Third Assistant Engineer, Assistant Civil Engineer, Assistant Naval Con. structor, 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, their application will be the same as the above, striking out the words, "examination as to my qualifications 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 rendered 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 obedient to such laws, regulations, and discipline of the Navy as are or that may be established by Congress or other competent authority.
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.
18SIR : I respectfully request that a survey may be ordered upon the below-mentioned articles in my department, which I believe to be
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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 judg. ment, they are unfit for use, you will state the particulars in which they are so, and the probable 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.
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-, 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
Letter to be given to Prize-Master by a Commanding Officer making a seizure or capture.
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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 squadrou to which you are attached.
On your arrival at - you will immediately report in person to the Commanding or
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. $.
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 goverument 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 rust 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 :
Abroad, sea-pay of officers ordered home from
important correspondence from, duplicates to be sent by different conveyances
without leave, officers of the Navy must endeaver to check
temporary, of Comipanding Officer of na vy-yard .
from fire exercise in navy-yard to be reported to Comunandant
to be investigated by court of inquiry
of deceased persons to be transferred to Fourth Auditor's Office.
duties of Commanding Officer in.
of Navy Department, appeal from, to be addressed to President.
of Commanders-in-Chief on foreign stations..
ceremonies on hoisting flag of
commanding shore-station to hoist flag.
flag of, not to be hoisted unless specially ordered
visits of inspection, salute for
of pay, allowed to Masters-at-Arms, Yeomen, and Apothecaries.
directions regarding allotment in case of