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Page 9 - Any officer or soldier who shall strike his superior officer, or draw or 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...
Page 436 - Company, of the First Regiment of Foot, in the service of the United States, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John Keller, of the First Class of Bucks County Militia, of the State of Pennsylvania, (a.) Captain.
Page 15 - We call upon you, therefore, by the respect and obedience which are due to the authority of the United Colonies, to concur in this important measure. The present campaign will probably decide the fate of America. It is now in your power to immortalize your names by mingling your achievements with the events of the year 1776, a year which we hope will be famed in the annals of history to the end of time, for establishing on a lasting foundation the liberties of one quarter of the globe.
Page 456 - I, AB do swear that the within muster Roll is a true state of the Company without fraud to these United States, or to any individual, according to the best of my knowledge.
Page 12 - No commissioned, non-commissioned officer, or private shall withdraw himself from the company to which he belongs, without a discharge from the commanding officer of the battalion, nor shall such person be received into any other company without such discharge. In testimony of our approbation and consent to be governed by the above regulations, which have been deliberately read to, or carefully perused by us, we have hereunto set our hands.
Page 10 - All crimes not capital, and all disorders and neglects which officers and soldiers may be guilty of, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, though not mentioned in the foregoing articles of war, are to be taken cognizance of by a general or .regimental court martial, according to the nature and degree of the offence, and be punished at their discretion.
Page 11 - The Officers and soldiers of every Company of Artillery, or other Company Troop or Party, that is or shall be annexed to any Battalion, shall be subject to the command of the Colonel or Commanding Officer of said Battalion, and the Officers shall sit as Members of Courts Martial in the same manner as the officers of any other Company. 24th. " No Penalty shall be inflicted at the discretion of a Court Martial, other than degrading, cashiering, or fining, the...
Page 9 - ... appointed by the Commanding Officer, if not prevented by Sickness or some other evident necessity, or shall go from the place of parade without leave from the Commanding Officer before he shall be regularly dismissed, on penalty of being fined or censured according to the nature of the offence, by the sentence of a Regimental Court Martial. But no officer or soldier shall be obliged to attend to learn the Military Exercise more than once in a week.
Page 16 - But there are other motives before you ; your houses, your fields, the legacies of your ancestors, or the dear bought fruits of your own industry, and your liberty now urge you to the field. These cannot plead with you in vain, or we might point out to you further your wives, your children, your aged fathers and mothers, who now look up to you for...