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33,980 15,859 16,301 19,956 12,623 32,622| 14,827| 17,018| 19,533 11,6001 4,402 103,22 46,061 54,262 59,333 38,585 99,624 43,789 53,974 53,846 33,395 14,564

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8,268 6,158 64,273

19,587 105,633 341,548
20,124345,796 880,200

8,250 44,37 5,121 5,012 2,213 7,628 4,277 5,543 4,981 2,390
35,852 17,392 21,231 22,778| 13,394| 33,796 16,407| 22,367 21,170 11,906
92,198 40,500 48,703 50,262| 30,221| 87,563 38,835 50,750 47,810 27,453
North-Carolina 63,118 27,073 31,560 31,209 18,688 59,074 25,874 32,989 30,665 17,514 7,043 133,296478,103
37,411 16,156 17.761 19,344 10,244 34,664 15,857 18,145 17,236)
19,841 8,469 9,787 10,914
37,274 14,045 15,705 17,099
19,227 7,194 8,282 8,352
1,178 1,332


4,957 18,407 7,914 9,243 8,835 3,894

3,185 146,151 345,591

1,919 59,699 163,879


9,235 34,949 13,483 15,524 14,934


741 40,343 220,955


Distr. of Columbia


4,125 18,450| 7,042 8,554 6,992 539 1,577


309 13,584 105,602

663 1,027 1,028



3,244 14,093

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TOTAL, 762,898 342,979|392,756432,188 262,531|725,437323,243 101,43111,704247,991|109,294893,605 5,306,062

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

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Return of Drdnance, Arms, &c.

The property of the United States, February 2, 1802.

Strapped Shot, fixed


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1985 for 3 pounders

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913 13 & 16 do. Pounds of Grape Shot.


55,577 pounds of Musket Ball and Buck-shot. Flannel Cartridges.

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Iron Cannon.

6 1 pound 240 12 do. 921 & 3 d. 274 18do. 4 do. 284 24 do. 23 32 do.



6 do. 9 do. Iron Carronades of sizes.


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5 do.

573,207 pounds of Cannon, Musket & Rifle Powder. 125,307 pistol cartridge |1,251,933 musket do. 22,108 blank do. 12,697 fusces primed 22,288 not primed 3,818 port fires 7037 24do. 3 coils of slow match 115 32do. 6,062 pounds of do. unfixed for 36,857 tubes.

Grape Shot, unfixed for
3094 3 p'rs. 9153 12 d.
1469 4 do. 161 18 do.

33 9 do.

Cannon Cartridge Paper.

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Strapped Shot,
2197 3 do.
743 4 do.
2299 6 do. 212 24 do.
Case Shot, unfixed
29 1 do. 163 18 do. 465 rampart arms
775 21 & 3195 24 do. 53 blunderbusses
1886 4 do. 110 23 inc.947 carbines
2040 6 do. 116 4 d. 1536 rifles
116 9 do. 664 5 d. 5005 muskets
898 12 do. 175 8 do. 82,711 musk. complete
1,205 pairs of pistols
7,755 swords
15,966 screw-drivers
1,585,860 musket flints
22,991 pistol

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Sbacks for travel


6 do.

144 24 do.

2ling forges.


9 do.

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Grape Shot, fixed

for 3 pounders


21 inch

5 do.

7 & 8 do


1,527,254 pounds lead
224,217 pounds sulphur
13,623 brushes & wires
1,438,855 wt. salt-petre
44,769 cartouch boxes
3,666 powder horns
816 horseman's pikes.

The arms in possession of the a my are not included in the foregoing return.

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.


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.


HAT every officer who shall be retained in the army 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 behave 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 officers or soldiers, every person so offending, 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 suffer 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 soldier, shall use any profane oath or execration, shall incur the penalties expressed in the foregoing article; and if a commissioned officer be thus guilty of profane cursing or swearing, he shall forfeit and pay for each and every such offence two thirds of a dollar.

ART. 4. Every chaplain, who is commissioned to a regiment, company, 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 be discharged, as the said court-martial shall judge most proper.

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


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 hurt or 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 troop or company in the service of the United States, or in any party, post, detachment, or guard, on any pretence whatsoever, shall suffer death or such other punishment as by a courtmartial shall be inflicted.

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 officer, 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.


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 inlisting, 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 officer who inlisted him, or by the commanding officer of the troop or 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 magistrate, before the judge advocate, and in his presence shall take the following oath, or affirmation, if 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 them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whatsoever, and to observe and obey the orders of the continental congress, and the orders of the generals and officers set over me by


Which justice or magistrate is to give the officer a certificate, signifying that the man 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, where no field officer of the regiment is in the same state.


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 absence. 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 commissary 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, direct or 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.

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