SIXTH CONGRESS. T. Ch. 33. 1800. 49 or representatives. Ile shall cause frequent inspections to be made into Inspection or the condition of the provisions, and use every precaution for its preser- P’°"l°l°¤’- vation. He shall, whenever he orders officers and men to take charge Officers and of a prize, and proceed to the United States, and whenever officers or ;.“"’“ ‘}f“"°i‘°d men are sent from his ship from whatever cause, take care that each man i;;m;,i,:,::giw be furnished with a complete statement of his account, specifying the with certain date of his enlistment, and the period and terms of his service; which “'”*°“‘°“*·'· account shall be signed by the commanding officer and purscr. He shall cause the rules for the government of the navy to be hung up in Rules to be some public part of the ship, and read once a month to his ship’s com- h““§ “P '*“d pany. He shall cause a convenient place to be set apart for sick or dis- rei;-jcgtment orabled men, to which he shall have them removed, with their hammocks the sick. and bedding, when the surgeon shall so advise, and shall direct that some of the crew attend them and keep the place clean; and if necessary, shall direct that cradles, and buckets with covers, be made for their use: And when his crew is finally paid off, he shall attend in person, Paying om or appoint a proper officer, to see that justice be done to the men, and to the United States, in the settlement of" the accounts. Any commanding officer, offending herein, shall be punished at the discretion of a court martial. Art. XXX. No commanding officer shall, of his own authority, dis- Treatment or charge a commissioned or warrant officer, nor strike, nor punish him i¤f¤ri¤¤‘ ¤f5¤¤f• otherwise than by suspension or confinement, nor shall he, of his own ml “‘°“‘ authority, infiict a punishment on any private beyond twelve lashes with a cat-ofnine—tails, nor shall he suffer any wired, or other than a plain cat-ofinine-tails, to be used on board his ship; nor shall any officer who may command by accident, or in the absence of the commanding officer (except such commander be absent for a time by leave) order or inflict any other punishment than confinement, for which he shall account on the return of such absent commanding officer: Nor shall any commanding officer receive on board any petty officcrs‘or men turned over from any other vessel to him, unless each of such officers and men produce to him an account signed by the captain and purser of the vessel from which they came, specifying the date of such officer’s or man’s entry, the period and terms of service, the sums paid and the balance due him, and the quality in which he was rated on board such ship. Nor shall any commanding officer, having received any petty officer or man as aforesaid, rate him in a lower or worse station than that in which he formerly served. Any commanding officer offending herein, shall be punished at the discretion of a court martial. Art. XXXI. Any master at arms, or other person of whom the duty Master ntamu. of master at arms is required, who shall refuse to receive such prisoners as shall be committed to his charge, or having received them, shall suffer them to escape, or dismiss them without orders from proper authority, shall suffer in such prisoners’ stead, or be punished otherwise at the discretion of a court martial. Art. XXXII. All crimes committed by persons belonging to the navy, Qrimea not which are not specified in the foregoing articles, shall be punished ac- ’P°°‘5°d· cording to the laws and customs in such cases at sea. Art. XXXIII. All ofncers, not holding commissions or warrants, or who U., pst. who are not entitled to them, except such as are temporarily appointed ty <>¤i¤¤r•- to the duties of a commissioned or warrant officer, are deemed petty officers. Art. XXXIV. Any person entitled to wages or prize money, may Aggigpmgnt have the same paid to his assignee, provided the assignment be attested ¤f_ w¤s¤• wd by the captain and purser; and in case of the assignment of wages, the P"" “‘°°°y‘ power shall specify the precise time they commence. But the commander of every vessel is required to discourage his crew from selling any part of their wages or prize money, and never to attest any power Vox., II.—-7 E
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