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discharge, over his official signature, that the three months' pay has been credited or paid him, with the date of such credit or payment and the amount thereof.

1033....Should it become necessary or expedient to provide a Recruitiug Officer with money in order to secure men for the service, he is pot to hold in his possession, at any one time, more than one thousand dollars, and therefore, in making his requisitiops upon the pay agent, he is to govern himself accordingly, and the Commanding Officer of the station, before approving them, is to satisfy himself as to their propriety. A Recruiting Officer intrusted with public money is to report weekly to the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, and to the Commanding Officer of the station, whatever balance he may have on hand.

1034 .... Recruiting Officers shall make no advance of pay, nor give any bounty, except by express orders from the Secretary of the Navy, or of the officer under whose orders they may be placed; and in all cases of making advances, the amount advanced to petty officers, if any such enlistment should be authorized, shall not exceed the amount authorized for seamen, and good security is to be taken for all advances until the persons receiving it shall have been duly received and mustered on board the receiving vessel, or some otlier vessel of the United States.

1035.... Recruiting Officers shall not pay over any advance or bounty money except to the person duly entitled to receive it; and they must produce his receipt for the same, together with a certificate from the Commanding Officer of the receiving or other vessel to which the person may be sent, that he was actually received on board, before any credit can be allowed them for such advance or bounty money so paid.

1036.... Recruiting Officers, when authorized to make advances of any sort with their own hands, are to do all in their power to induce recruits to repair on board the vessels to which they are to be sent, and there receive the amounts in clothing and other necessaries.

1037 ....When recruits are willing to repair on board the receiving vessels, and there receive the requisite clothing and other necessaries,

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Recruiting. the recruiting officers are to notify the Commanding Officers of the vessels of the fact, and securities may be dispensed with.

1038....Every Commanding Officer of a rendezvous must report, every Saturday evening, to the Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, the number of recruits he has enlisted during the week ending at the close of the rendezvous on that day, specifying particularly their names ; the dates and periods of their enlistment; their ratings; whether they were enlisted for general service or coast survey; the dates of the honorable discharges under which they may have reenlisted, together with the names of the vessels from which said discharges were received, and the ratings they held on board of them when discharged; their previous naval services, and the capacities respectively in which they last served; their places of birth, ages, and trades or occupations; the color of their eyes, hair, and complexions ; their height, and the permanent marks or scars about their persons, according to Form No. 13; and every such Commanding Officer must also report on the same day of each week, and up to the same time, to the Commanding Officer of the station, the number of each rating of persons he has enlisted in the course of it, together with the number of colored ones among them, according to Form No. 21.

1039....Each vessel of the navy shall be furnished, by the Commanding Officer of the station from which she departs on a cruise, with one printed copy of the prescribed shipping articles, and with seventyfive printed forms of the descriptive list for every two hundred men composing her crew; and each Commanding Officer of a vessel on foreign service, or in the United States where there is no established naval rendezvous, may enlist seainen, firemen, coal-heavers, and persons of inferior rating to fill vacancies which may exist in her complement, provided the rules concerning enlistments at rendezvous be adhered to, so far as they can be made applicable, and that the advance money is not to exceed one month's pay. The term for persons so enlisted may be for a less period than three years, and so as to correspond with the time, as nearly as practicable, at which the rest of the crew generally will probably be discharged.

Receiving Vessels.


Receiving Vessels.

1040.... The Commander of a vessel receiving recruits shall take charge of, and receipt for daily, to the officer sending them, all such as may be duly forwarded; and if, after an examination severally by himself and his Medical Officer, they shall be found fit for the service, he shall cause them to be regularly entered upon her books, and paid, under the restrictions provided in paragraph 1025 of the preceding section, the advance money allowed. He is also to receipt to the recruiting officer for the descriptive lists directed to accompany the recruits, and to direct the Pay master of his vessel to receipt to that officer for the transcript lists he is ordered to furnish, and to certify to him that the amounts of money against the recruits, as exhibited by his accounts, have been duly charged to them respectively. The recruit will be carefully inspected to see that he conforms to the descriptive list accompanying him, in order that no person may be delivered on board the receiving vessel who had not previously passed examination at the rendezvous.

1041....No person is to be considered as finally shipped in the naval service until he shall have passed medical inspection on board the receiving ship where he is to be delivered. If this examination should develop any cause why the recruit should not be accepted, the Commander of the receiving vessel will report the case to the Commandant of the station, who will forthwith order a survey by two or three medical officers, and, as far as practicable, senior to the Medical Officer of the rendezvous where the primary examination was held; and if the recruit is found unfit for service, the objections are to be fully stated by the board of survey, whereupon the recruit shall not be received. The order for survey and medical report shall in all cases be transmitted to the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting.

1042 ....The descriptive lists accompanying recruits are to be carefully verified, under the direction of the Commanding Officer of the

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vessel to which they are sent; and should discrepancies be detected, he is to notify the Commanding Officer of the rendezvous of all the facts attending them without delay.

1043.... The descriptive lists are to be kept by the Executive Officer, who is to have a copy of them recorded in a book for the purpose, to be retained on board for reference when necessary.

1044.... Descriptive and other lists must always accompany recruits whenever they are transferred from one vessel to another, and the name of the vessel to which they are transferred, preceded by the words, “transferred to," must be noted on the descriptive lists, as well as a statement of their probable qualifications; and all such transfers must be duly noted on the muster-book of the vessel making them.

1045.... The transcript lists are to be kept by the Paymaster, who is to have a copy of them recorded in a book for the purpose, to be retained on board for reference when necessary.

1046.... Accounts, specifying the sums paid and balance due, and transcript lists, both signed by the Commanding Officer and Paymaster, must always accompany recruits whenever they are transferred from one vessel to another.

1047.... The Commander will have the clothing and bedding of all recruits carefully examined and marked, and lists of the same taken when they are first received on board, and take all measures for their preservation and safe-keeping. No recruit will be allowed to bring on board any other outside clothing than that prescribed by the uniform regulations.

1048.... Neither clothing nor small stores are to be issued to recruits on board a receiving vessel, without the written order of the Commanding Officer; and this must be preserved by the Paymaster as a voucher, in case a person to whom an issue of them was made should die or desert while in debt to the United States.

1049.... The Commander of the receiving vessel is to adopt proper precautions to prevent desertions, and is not to allow any recruit to go on shore on liberty withont the consent of the Commanding Officer of the station.

1050.... Receiving vessels shall be sufficiently equipped to furnish the means for exercising the recruits who may be on board. The

Receiving Vessels.

Commanding Officer will, uoder the direction of the Commanding Officer of the station, have them exercised at the guns, small arms, &c., sails, pulling in boats, and exercise of the boats' howitzers; and he will report to the Department at the end of each month the exercises had during the month. Partioular attention will be paid to the instruction of landsmen and boys.

1051 ....The recruits on board a receiving vessel are not to be employed upon duties unconnected with that vessel, except by the order or sanction of the Commander of the station ; and when employed in aid of the force in pavy yards for rigging or equipping vessels, or for any other service, he will see that they are placed under the direction of proper navy officers. Unless for some special service, he will not authorize the employment of the recruits in a navy yard upon other duties than such as are immediately connected with the equipment of vessels, or the preparation of their outfits and stores.

1052....No recruit intended for general service is to be rated a petty officer whilst on board a receiving vessel, as that authority is to be exercised by the Commanding Officer of the sea-going vessel to which he may be transferred.

1053 .--. When the Commanding Officer of a receiving vessel is directed to transfer men to a sea-going vessel, if there be more than a sufficient number of any class on board to comply with the order, he is to make an impartial selection, preferring those who have been "longest shipped, and sending a fair proportion of such as may be supposed qualified for petty officers, of useful mechanics, and persons of foreign birth and colored persons.

1054.... When men are to be drafted from the receiving vessel to a sea-going vessel, the selection shall be made by the Commander of the receiving vessel ; and no officer, whatever may be his rank, shall be permitted to visit the receiving vessel and make selections for the ves sel which he is to command.

1055....In case of complaint or dissatisfaction as to the character or condition of the draft on the part of the Commander of the vessel to which men are transferred from a receiving vessel, it shall be the duty of the Commander of the station to order a survey, on which he will decide the case ; but no men are to be returned and exchanged

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