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manding officer an exact statement of each man's account, as respects subsistence, clothing, bounty and pay, which will be entered in the books of the company.

Recruits are to be free from sore legs, scurvy, scalled head, ruptures, and other infirmities. The age is to be conformable to law ; but healthy, active boys, between fourteen and eighteen years of age, may be enlisted for musicians. In all cases where minors or apprentices are enlisted, the consent in writing, of the parent, master, or guardian, if any such there be, is to be obtained, and accompany the enlistment.

No objection is to be made to a recruit for want of size, provided he is strong, active, well made, and healthy.

As soon as convenient, and within six days at farthest, from the time of enlistment, every recruit shall be brought before a magistrate, and take and subscribe the oath required by law, according to the form prescribed.

All recruits are to be mustered by the officer commanding the regiment. When a recruit is rejected, his clothing, if delivered, and the bounty, advanced to him, are to be returned; for which the recruiting officer will be held accountable.

If any recruit who has received the bounty, or a part of it shall abscond, he is to be pursued and punished as a deserter.

Each officer who is engaged in the recruiting service, will procure the necessary transportation, forage, fuel, straw and stationary ; taking care to have his accounts therefor supported by proper vouchers.

Recruiting officers who have no enlisted musicians, are authorized to engage a drummer and fifer, at a sum not exceeding fifteen dollars per month, and one ration per day each.

No recruit can be discharged, except by an order from the secretary of war.

By Order of the Secretary of War,

Adjutant General's Office,
Washington City, 31st July, 1812.

T. H. CUSHING, Adjutant General,

Adjutant General's Office,

Washington City, 5th Sept. 1812. The proceedings of general courts martial, which in time of peace are to be submitted to the President of the United States, before the same can be carried into execution, will during the continuance of the war, be laid before the general officer having the command of the department, within which such general courts martial may be held, for his confirmation or disappro. val, and orders in the case, agreeably to the provisions of the 65th article of the act entitled " An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States.”

By Order of the Secretary of War,

T. H. CUSHING, Adjutant General.

Enlistment.

STATE OF I born in aged years,

feet inches high, of complexion, eyes,

hair, and by profession a do hereby acknowledge to have this day voluntarily enlisted as a soldier in the army of the United States of America, for the period of five years, [or eighteen months, as the case may be] unless sooner discharged by proper authority : do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations and clothing, as is or may be established by law. And I

do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against their enemies or opposers whomsoever ; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war. Sworn and subscribed to, at this

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Receipt. Received of

of the United States army, this

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dollars, in part of my bounty for enlisting into the army of the United States for

Signed duplicate receipts.
Dollars.

Witness.

day of

Form of Enlistment for Volunteers.

We the subscribers do hereby volunteer and offer our services to the United States, under and pursu. ant to the act of congress, entitled “ An act to authorize a detachment from the militia of the United States," passed the 10th day of April, 1812, and as a part of the detachment of thirteen thousand five hundred men, required by general orders of the commander in chief, bearing date the twenty-first day of April, 1812. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names, the

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