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U. S. NAVY-YARD,

18– To Surgeon

Surgeon

Surgeon
GENTLEMEN: You will hold survey as recommended above, in accordance with the reg-
ulations 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.

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FORM No. 38.

Letter of application for an examination.

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18–.
TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY:
I respectfully make application for an examination as to my qualifications for appointment

in the United States Navy. I was years of age on the day of
18— I was born in

and State of

and I reside in
county of
and State of

I forward herewith testimonials of moral and
physical qualifications.

Very respectfully,

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184,
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 berewith the oath of allegiance, duly signed and certified.

Very respectfully,

T. s. Nary.

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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, 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.'

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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.

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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.

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.

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

Respectfully,

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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 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.

Respectfully,

Commanding

To

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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

Respectfully,

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

U. S. S.

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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
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 particu-
lars 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 per-
son to Jeave 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.

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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. $.
To

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 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 :

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Abroad, sea-pay of officers ordered home from

important correspondence from, duplicates to be sent by different conveyances
Absence of more than one-half of officers and crew prohibited

without leave, officers of the Navy must endeaver to check
without leave, when to be regarded as desertion
pay of officer on leave of, from vessel on account of ill-health
temporary leave of, does not atfect pay
leave of, Commanding Officer not to grant more than one month in each year
leave of, for one week, can be granted by Commandant of station..
leave of, not to be granted to persons belonging to vessels under sailing or.

ders
of Chief of Burean, who sigus communications in case of.

temporary, of Comipanding Officer of na vy-yard .
Absentees at general musters, Master-at-Arms to account for.

from fire exercise in navy-yard to be reported to Comunandant
Accident to machinery, survey in case of

to be investigated by court of inquiry
Accommodation ladder, use of..
Accounts, expense of transportation of, to Fourth Auditor's Office to be prepaid by

disbursing officer
in rendering, Pay Officers to forward original books to Fourth Auditor
of men transferred, directions regarding :
of marines who may die or desert, to be furnished by Pay-Officer
officers when transferred to be furnished with..
enlisted men when transferred to be accompanied by..
when men are transferred without ..
with United States, to be kept separate under every bond by disbursing

officers ..
when Pay Officer is authorized to render, for settlement quarterly instead of

monthly
list of, to be transmitted to Fourth Auditor by Pay-Officer of sea-going ves-

sels
transfer of officers
commencement of time allowed Pay-Officer for settlement
Pay-Officer failing to render
Pay-Officers allowed other duty pay while settling..
of recruits transferred, io accompany them.

of deceased persons to be transferred to Fourth Auditor's Office.
Acknowledgment of receipt of orders by officers..

communications
Acting appointments
Action, report of, to be made by Commanding Officer.

duties of Commanding Officer in.

of Navy Department, appeal from, to be addressed to President.
Additional pay on re-enlistment, allowance of...
Address of officers not on duty, Department to be kept informed of

of Commanders-in-Chief on foreign stations..
Admiral, if a passenger, to hoist flag, &c.

ceremonies on hoisting flag of
relinquishing command, salute for
ceremonies for reception at navy-yard of .

commanding shore-station to hoist flag.
Admirals, command of..

flag of, not to be hoisted unless specially ordered
Hag of, to be carried at the main.
of game grade, meeting

visits of inspection, salute for
Advance money, Pay-Officer not to

of pay, allowed to Masters-at-Arms, Yeomen, and Apothecaries.

directions regarding allotment in case of
made to recruits, instructions to recruiting officer regarding.

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