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Marines When at the Nuvy Yards.

1003.... Marine officers belonging to a navy yard desiring leave of absence will conform to the general rules of the Navy on that subject The customary liberty to non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates may be granted at the discretion of the commanding marine officer.

1004.... All official cominunications to and from officers and enlisted men of the marine corps serving at navy yards shall be forwarded through the Commanding Officer of the yard.

1005 .... Deficiencies in the complements of marines in vessels on the eve of sailing may, by order of the Commandant of the yard, be supplied by the Commanding marine officer, and the circumstances of the case reported, without delay, to the Commandant of the corps by the Commanding officer of the marines, and by the Commandant of the navy yard to the Navy Department.

1006....All offences or neglects which may be committed by marines as sentinels, or in violation of orders given by the Commandant of the yard, must be reported to him. Other offences which may be committed by marines, either in barrack enclosures or elsewhere, may be punished by the Commanding marine officer as by law allowed, or be reported to the Commandant of the marine corps.

1007.... Marines, when stationed at or employed within a navy yard, are to conform to all regulations which may be iesued by the Commandant thereof for its government and security.

1008.... The exercises and formation of marines at parades, reviews, inspections, escorts, guard mountings and funerals, challenges of persons, police and regulations for camp and garrison duties, and salutes, will be the same as those established, or which may be hereafter established, for the army.

1009 When marines are transferred from one station to another it shall be the duty of the officer transferring them to forward their returns forth with to the officer to whom they are transferred.

1010.... It is the duty of officers serving with detachments to assist their Commander in making out rolls, reports, and returns; keeping the books of the detachment, attending to issues, and to everything

Marines— When at the Navy Yards....

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connected with the welfare of the command. The Commander will see that their assistance is rendered.

1011.... The officer of the day will inspect the provisions daily issued to the troops, and if not of good quality, will report the same to the Commanding Officer. He will also inspect the different meals, to see that the rations are properly cooked and served.

1012....Officers and soldiers in garrison will wear the prescribed uniform of the corps.

1013.... When a deserter is apprehended, or surrenders himself, the officer in whose charge he is will immediately report the same to the headquarters of the corps, and to the Commanding Officer of the station or detachment from whence he deserted.

ARTICLE XXIII.

RECRUITING AND RECEIVING VESSELS.

SECTION 1.

Recruiling.

1014.... As the appointment of officers to attend to the recruiting service is intended not only to hasten the collection of recruits for the Navy, but to guard against the enlistment of improper, unsound, or incompetent persons, strict and constant attention to the duties of the rendezvous is to be given, the hours of which are to be from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m., and later when emergencies require it.

1015.... The junior officers who may be ordered upon this duty are intended as assistants to the Commanding Officer, and not to act as his substitutes, except in cases where he is unable to attend by reason of sickness, or when absent on leave with the sanction of the Department; under all other circumstances he will be expected to attend daily at the rendezvous, and to personally question the persons offering to enlist, examine into their qualifications, and determine whether they may enter or not, and in what capacity or rating.

Recruiting

| 1016.-..Boys shall not be enlisted under thirteen years of age, nor nnder four feet eight inches in height, unless as apprentices No person whatever shall be received under the age of eighteen without the consent of his parent or guardian, if any such can be found. If the evidence of the parent or guardian cannot be obtained, the doubt is to be noted on the descriptive lists, and no advance money will be paid ; the required clothing and bedding being supplied on board the receiving vessel. No person shall be entered as landsman over the age of thirty-three unless he possesses some mechanical trade, nor shall he. be entered after thirty-eight, even though possessing a trade, without special authority of the Department. No person shall be entered as ordinary seaman unless he shall have been two years at sea, nor as seaman unless he shall have been four years at sea and passed a satis-factory examination. The recruit may be required to declare on oath, in presence of the Commanding Officer of the rendezvous, that he makes a true statement of age, to the best of his knowledge and belief, unless he proves his age in some other manner.

1017.... Except by special authority from the Navy Department, no: person shall be enlisted for the naval service unless the Commanding: Officer of the rendezvous or vessel, and the Medical Officer required to. examine him physically, shall both pronounce favorably as to his. fitness.

1018....Every one enlisting at a naval rendezvous is, before signing the shipping articles, to take the oath of allegiance prescribed by an act of Congress approved August 6, 1861, and to sign it.

1019....Every one en listing at a naval rendezvous who has already been in the service of the United States should produce his discharge therefroi, in order to guard against shipping a person who was discharged dishonorably. Should it have been lost, and time will permit, the Department can be applied to for information as to the nature of the discharge with which the party was furnished. In all cases of doubt or suspicion as to the kind of discharge given to the individual, the Department must be consulted, and the communication be addressed to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting.

1020....The shipping articles are to be read to every one about to enlist by a commissioned officer of the rendezvous, in order that such

Recruiting.

person may fully understand the nature and extent of the obligation he is about to assume.

1021.... No person in a state of intoxication shall be submitted to examination, nor shall any person known to have been convicted of an infamous crime be received into the naval service.

1022.... No person on enlisting is to be rated as a petty officer, or higher than a seaman, unless he be a fireman.

1023.... No firemen or coal-heavers shall be shipped as such until they have passed a satisfactory examination by one or more medical officers of the navy in respect to their health and vigor, nor shall firemen be go shipped until they have passed a satisfactory examination by one or more engineer officers of the navy upon their ability to manage fires properly with different kinds of fuel, and to use skilfully smith's tools in the repair and preservation of steam machinery and boilers.

1024.... If persons should be enlisted to perform particular duties with complaints or injuries which, in the opinion of the Medical Officer and the Commander of the station, will not interfere with the proper discharge of these duties, their condition must be fully described and carefully noted on all the descriptive lists containing their names, in order that no improper claims for pensions may be afterwards allowed.

1025.... The Commanding Officer of a rendezvous, on enlisting a person for the service, should request the surety for the recruit, or the recruit himself, if he has not received any money, to repair without delay on board the receiving ship, where good naval clothing, appropriate to the season, will be furnished him by the Paymaster, and deducted from his advance, or bounty money, to be then paid to the recruit. Clothing sufficient only for cleanliness and proper appearance should be furnished the recruit. Thus his whole advance will not be appropriated for clothing, and a quantity of unnecessary articles stowed in his bag, to be stolen or lost. When finally transferred to a sea-going ship, his wardrobe can be ansply supplied there, and his clothing properly and cheaply altered or made by shipmates, if unable to do so himself.

1026.... Each enlisted person delivered on board a receiving or

Recruiting.

other vessel intended to receive recruits must be accompanied by both a transcript list and a descriptive list, (Forms Nos. 11 and 12.)

1027... The transcript list must set forth in full the name of the recruit; the year, month, and day of his enlistment; the term or period for which he enlisted; whether he enlisted for general or special service or for coast survey ; the date of the honorable discharge under which he may have re-enlisted, together with the name of the vessel from which such discharge was received, and the rating he held on board of her when discharged; his rating under present enlistment; his wages per month under the same; the wages advanced or bounty paid to him, if any, at the rendezvous, and the name of his surety, if any was exacted or given.

1028 ....The descriptive list must set forth in full the name of the recruit, his previous naval service, and the capacity in which he last served; his place of birth, age, and trade or occupation; the color of his eyes, hair, and complexion ; his height, and the permanent marks or scars about his person.

1029 ....The transcript and descriptive lists are both to be prepared at the rendezvous, under the direction of its Commanding Officer, to be signed by him or by the officer serving in his stead, and to be addressed to the Commanding Officer of the vessel to which the recruit is sent; and a copy of each is to be duly and carefully recorded and retained at the rendezvous.

1030.... The Cominanding Officer will see that a note is made upon all accounts, transfers, and descriptive lists, and on all shipping articles and enlistment returns, against the name of every person who may come under the seventh section of the act approved February 24, 1864, for enrolling and calling out the national forces.

1031....Should a person holding an honorable discharge prove physically disqualified, it will be so written by the Recruiting Officer on the face of the discharge, and such discharge shall not entitle the holder to be received under it.

1032 ....The Recruiting Officer will write on the face of the honorable discharge, over his official signature, the date of re-enlistment. After the reception on board the receiving ship of the person re-enlisted, the Commanding Officer, also, will write on the face of the honorable

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