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33,980 15,859 16,301 19,95 12,622 32,622 14,827 17,016 19,559 11,600 4,402 12,422 211,149 103,227 46,061 54,262 59,33: 58,585 99,624 43,789 53,974 53,846 55,89574,564

1,7001602,365

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8,236

44,37

5,121

5,012

2,2131

7,628

4,2771

5,5451

4,981

2,390 8,268 6,158 64,273

Maryland

35,852 17,392 21,23 1| 22,778 13,394 33,790 16,407 22,367 21,1701 11,906 19,587105,635541,548

l'irginia

92,198 40,500 48,703 50,262) 30,22 87,563 38,8351 50,750 47,310 27,453 20,124,545,790|880,200

Norih-Carolina

63,118 27,0731 31,560 31,905 18,68€) 59,074 25,874 32,989 30,665 17,514

7,043133,296478,103

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854

347

4661

645

262

791

280

424

893

115

163

135

999

356

4321

7801

9531

376

352

426

165

Indiana Territory

4,875
Missisippi Torrit.

290

182 3,489 8,850
TOTAL, 1762,898|342,97s|332,7561152,188|262,5311725,437/323,243:01,4311411,70412 47,99 11109,294893,603/5, 506,062

Add persons found at Machilamakanac, &c. (as returned by the Secretary of the Indiana territory) to the number of

706 57300,828 5 do.

41 do. 5. do.

Return of Drdnance, Arms, c.

The property of the United States, February 2, 1802.
Brass Cuinoli. Strapped Shut, fixed

Sheils. 2

2 pound |1985 for 3 pounders 13,170 9 & 10 inch. 47 3 do. 3653 4 do.

913

13 & 16 do. 26 4 do. 13386 6 do.

Pounds of Grape Shoi. 81

6 do. 280 9 do, 224,570 8 9 do. 233 12 do.

55,577 pounds of Musket. 11 12 do. 130

24 do.

Ball and Buck-shwi. 3 24 do. Case Shct, fixed

Flannel Cartridges. Brass Ilowitzers. 2527 for 2 & 3 do. 270 filled 18,547 empty 39 23 inch 3050

4 do. 129 paper filled 60

12365

6 do. 178,599 do. empty. 30 8 do. 613

9 do. 573,207 pounds of Cinna, Brass Mortars. 735 12 do. Musket & Rifle Pueder. 20

118 2-4 do. 125,307 pistol cartridge 18

256
4 inch

1,251,933 musket do. 2 8 do.

253

5. do. 22,108 blank do. 15

10 do. Grupe Shot, unfixed for 12,697 fusces primed 3

13 do. 3094 S p'rs. 9153 12 d. 22,288 not primed 1

16 do. 1469 4 do. 161 18 do.3,818 port fires 4 Brass Swivels. 2450 6 do. 7037 24do. 3} coils of slow match

Iron Cannon. 4789 9 do. 115 52do. 6,062 pounds of do. 6 I pound 240 12 do. Scrapped Shot, unfixed for 36,857 tubes. 9 21 & 3 d. 274 18do. 2197 3 do. 33 9 do. Cannon Cartridge Paper. 39 4 do. 284 24. do. 743 4 do. 1378 12 do. 8622 quires, 3,083 pnds. 66 6 do. 23 32 do.2299 6 do. 212 24 do. 3,643 quires of musket 115 9 do.

Case Shot, unfixed cartridge paper Iron Carronades of sizes. 99 I do. 163 18 do. 465 rampart arms 21

775 21 & 3 195 24 do. 53 blunderbusses 2 Iron Mortars, 13 inch 1886 4 do. 110 24 inc. 947 carbines

Iron Howitzers. |2040 6 do. 116 4 d. 1536 rifles 30

3, do. 116 9 do. 664 51 d. 5005 muskets 202 garrison carriages

898 12 do. 175 8°do. 82,711 musk. complete Stravelling carri- Cannon Balls. 1,205 pairs of pistols 207

{ages for cannon 8032 i do. 17,840 12 7,755 swords Stravelling carria- 16,052 21&3 28,743 18 15,966 screw-drivers ges

for howitzers 34,242 4. do. 11,451 24 1,585,860 musket flints 29 mortar beds 18,463 6 do. 6,739 32 22,991 pistol do. 5 travelling forges 15,223 9 do. 1,145 42 454 cutlasses 2 ammunit. waggons

Bar Shot,

20,011 gun worms 6 tumbril carts. ! 3 pound 990 18 do. 1,327,254 pounds lead

Sbacks for iravel- 18 6 do. 144 24. do. 224,217 pounds sulphur 14

2 ling forges. 392 9 do. 210 32 do. 13,623 brushes & wires Grape Shot, fixed 1680 12 do.

1,438,855 wt. salt-petre 342 for 3 pounders

Shells.

44,769 cartouch toxes 202

4
do.

3,964 91 inch 3,666 powder horns 591 6 do. 6,175.

4! do.

816 horseman's pikes. 126 9 do. 14,019

do. u. DEARBOTN, s.c'ry 102 12 do.

14,361 7 & 8 do.
The arms in possessian of the a my are re: iron and cons on ih: furegning ren.

32 fusils Rules and Articles, For the better government of the troops, raised, or to be raised, and kept in pay, by, and at the expense of the United States of America.

IN CONGRESS, September 20, 1776. RESOLVED, That from and after the publication of the following articles, in the respective armies of the United States,the rules and articles by which the said armies have heretofore been governed, shall be, and they are hereby repealed.

By order of congress,

JOHN HANCOCK, president.

SECTION I.

That every officer who shall be retained in the army

ARTICLE 1.

HAT every of the united states, shall, at the time of his acceptance of his commission, subscribe these rules and regulations.

Art. 2. It is earnestly recommended to all officers and soldiers, diligently to attend divine service. And all officers who shall behiave indecently or irreverently, at any place of divine worship, shall, if commissioned officers, be brought before a general court-martial, there to be publicly and severely reprimanded by the president; if non-commissioned oflicers or soldiers, every person so ofiending, shall, for his first offence, forfeit one-sixth of a dollar, to be deducted out of his next pay; for the second offence, he shall not only forfeit a like sum, but be confined for twenty-four hours; and for every like offence, shall sufier and pay in like manner; which money, so forfeited, shall be applied to the use of the sick soldiers of the troop or company to which the offender belongs.

ART. 3. Whatsoever non-commissioned officer or soldicr, shall use any profane oath or execration, shail incur the penalties expressed in the foregoing article; and if a commissioned oiticer be thus guilty of profane cursing or swearing, he shall forfeit and pay for cach and every such offence two thirds of a dollar.

Art. 4. Every chaplain, who is commissioned to a regiment, com. pany, troop or garrison, and shall absent himself from the said regiment, company, troop, or garrison (excepting in case of sickness, or leave of absence) shall be brought to a court-martial,and be fined, not exceeding one month's pay, besides the loss of his pay during his absence, or bo discharged, as the said court-martial shall judge most proper.

SECTION II.

MUTINY.

ART. 1. Whatsoever officer or soldier shall presume to use traiterous or disrespectful words against the authority of the Uniied States in congress assembleci, or the legislature of any of the United Staies, in which he may be quartered ; if a commissioned officer he shall be

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cashiered; if a non-commissioned officer or soldier, he shall suffer such punishment as shall be inflicted upon him by the sentence of a courtmartial.

Art. 2. Any officer or soldier, who shall behave himself with contempt or disrespect towards the general or other commander in chief of the forces of the United States, or shall speak words tending to his hurtor dishonor, shall be punished according to the nature of his offence, by the judgment of a court-martial.

ART. 3. Any officer or soldier, who shall begin, excite, cause or join in any mutiny or sedition in the troop, company, or regiment to which he belongs, or in any other troopor company in the service of the Uni. ted States, or in any party, post, detachment, or guard, on any pretence whatsoever, shall suffer deaths or such other punishment as by a courtmartial shall be inflictecla

ART. 4. Any officer, non-commissioned officer, or soldier, who being present at any mutiny or sedition, does not use his utmost endeavor to suppress the same ; or coming to the knowledge of any intended mutiny, does not, without delay, give information thereof to his commanding officer, shall be punished by a court-martial with death, or otherwise, according to the nature of the offence.

ART. 5. Any officer or soldier who shall strike his superior officers or draw or shall lift up any weapon, or offer any violence against him, being in the execution of his office, on any pretence whatsoever, or shall disobey any lawful command of his superior officer, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as shall, according to the nature of his offence, be inflicted upon him by the sentence of a court-martial.

SECTION III.

Of inlisting soldiers. Art. 1. Every non-commissioned officer and soldier, who shall inlist himself in the service of the United States, shall at the time of his so inlisiing, or within six days afterwards, have the articles for the government of the forces of the United States read to him, and shall, by the oficer,who inlisted him, or by the commanding officer of the troop of company into which he was inlisted, be taken before the next justice of the peace, or chief magistrate of any city or town corporate, not being an officer of the army, or where recourse cannot be had to the civil magistrale, before the judge advocate, and in his presence shall take the following oath, or affirmation, is conscientiously scrupulous about taking an oath :

I swear, or affirm (as the case may be] to be true to the United States of America, and to serve the honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whatsoever, and to ovserve and obey the orders of the continental congress, and the orders of the generals and officers set oder me ty them.

Which justice or magistrate is to give the officer a certificate, signifying that the inan inlisted did take the said oath or affirmation.

Art. 2. After a non-commissioned officer or soldier shall have been duly inlisted and sworn, he shall not be dismissed the service without

a discharge in writing; and no discharge granted to him shall be allowed of as sufficient, which is not signed by a field officer of the regiment into which he was inlisted, or commanding officer, whøre no field officer of the regiment is in the same state.

SECTION IV.

Musters and Furloughs. Art. 1. Every officer commanding a regiment, troop or company, shall, upon the notice given to him by the commissary of musters, or from one of his deputies, assemble the regiment, troop or company, under his command, in the next convenient place for their being mustered.

Art. 2. Every colonel, or other field officer commanding the regiment, troop or company, and actually residing with it, may give furloughs to non-commissioned officers and soldiers, in such numbers, and for so long a time as he shall judge to be most consistent with the good of the service; but no non-commissioned officer or soldier shall by leave of his captain, or inferior officer commanding the troop or company (his field officer not being present) be absent above twenty days in six months, nor shall more than two private men be absent at the same time, from their troop or company, excepting some extraordinary occasion shall require it, of which occasion the field officer present with, and commanding the regiment, is to be the judge.

Art. 3. At every muster the commanding officer of each regiment, troop or company, there present, shall give to the commissary certifi cates, signed by himself, signifying how long such officers, who shall not appear at the said muster, have been absent, and the reason of their ab

In like manner, the commanding officer of every troop or company, shall give certificates, signifying the reasons of the absence of the non-commissioned officers and private soldiers ; which reasons, and time of absence, shall be inserted in the muster-rolls, opposite to the names of the respective absent officers and soldiers. The said certificates shall, together with the muster-rolls, be remitted by the commis. sary to the congress, as speedily as the distance of place will admit.

Art. 4. Every officer who shall be convicted, before a general courtmartial, of having signed a false certificate, relating to the absence of either officer or private soldier, shall be cashiered.

Art. 5. Every officer who shall knowingly make a false muster of man or horse, and every officer or commissary, who shall willingly sign, director allow the signing of the muster-rolls, wherein such false muster is contained, shall, upon proof made thereof by two witnesses, before a general court-martial, be cashiered, and shall be thereby utterly disabled to have or hold any office or employment in the service of the United States.

Art. 6. Any commissary who shall be convicted of having taken money, or any other thing by way of graitfication on the mustering any regiment, troop or company, or on the signing the muster-rolls, shall be displaced from his office, and shall be thereby utterly disabled to have or hold any office or employment under the United States.

sence.

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