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FORM NO. 1.

NOTICE TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF CANDIDATES

FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE NAVY.

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Parents and guardians of candidates residing at a distance from New London should have their sons or wards who wish to enter the U. S. Training Ship examined by a competent physician. Any of the following conditions will be sufficient to cause the rejection of an applicant:

Greatly retarded development; feeble constitution, inherited or acquired; permanently impaired general health ; decided cachexia, diathesis, or predisposition; chronic disease, or results of injuries sufficient to permanently impair efficiency, such as,-

Weak or disordered intellect; epilepsy, or other convulsions, within five years; impaired vision, or chronic disease of the organs of vision; great dulness of hearing, or chronic disease of the ears; chronic nasal catarrh, ozena, polypi, or great enlargement of the tonsils; marked impediment of speech ; decided indications of liability to pulmonary disease; chronic cardiac affections ; hernia, or retention of testes in inguinal cavity ; cirsocele, hydrocele, stricture, fistula, or hemorrhoids; large varicose veios of lower limbs, scrotum, or cord; chronic ulcers; cutaneous and communicable diseases; unnatural curvature of the spine, torticollis, or other deformity; permanent disability of either of the extremities or articulations from any cause. Defective teeth, the loss or extensive caries of four molar teeth will cause the rejection of a candidate.

The following table will show the minimum standard of measurements required for boys at different periods from 15 to 18 years

of age:

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The candidate must be able to read distinctly, with each eye singly, Snellen's twenty feet test type at a distance of fifteen feet.

Attention will also be paid to the stature of the candidate; and no boy manifestly under size for his age will be received on board the ship. In case of doubt about the physical condition of the candidate, any marked deviation from the usual standard of height will add materially to the consideration for rejection.

BET N. B.—No expense whatever will be allowed by the Government, whether a candidate is accepted or not. The

STEPHEN B. LUCE,

Captain U. S. Navy, Commanding.

FORM NO. 2.

BOY'S OUTFIT.

I hereby acknowledge to have received from Paymaster, U. S. Navy, the following articles of clothing, etc., the cost of which to be charged to my account:

One Pea Jacket,
$10.50 One Bar Soap,

$0.24 Two Woolen Undershirts, 3.60 One Jack Knife,

.69 Two Pairs Woolen Drawers, 3.30 One Scrubbing Brush,

.44 Two Pairs Woolen Socks, .60 One Shoe Brush,

.50 One Pair Shoes, 2.50 One Comb,

.37 One Mattress, 5.75 One Box Blacking,

.07 One Pair Blankets,

6.24 One Pot, Pan, Spoon and Fork, .48 One Black Silk Handkerchief, 1.00 D. E. Buttons, Silk, Needles, Cloth, 13 yards,

4.88 Making up Duck and Cloth, 2.20 Two Flannel Overshirts, 6.00 One Pair Gloves,

.35 One Pair Satinet Trousers, 3.11 One Tooth Brush, Cotton Ravens, 2.40

$55.69 Signed (by boy).Issued and acknowledged in presence of

Master at Arms.

.25 FORM NO. 3.

U. 8. T. S. MINNESOTA, RULES TO BE OBSERVED.

I. Obey orders promptly.

II. Salute Officers, in uniform or citizens' clothes, whether on board ship or on shore, by standing erect and touching the cap.

III. An order from a boy petty-officer must be obeyed as promptly as one from a rated petty-officer. After the order has been complied with, if injustice has been done, the case should be reported to the Executive officer,

IV. Punctual return from leave is one of the first requirements of discipline.

V. Trafficking in clothing is prohibited. Any article of clothing found about the ship must immediately be turned over to the Masterat-arms. A boy found in possession of an article not belonging to him will expose himself to grave suspicion.

VI. Communications with the navy department must pass through the hands of the commanding officer.

VII. Improper language will not be tolerated.

VIII. Advancement and special privileges on board this ship will depend on good conduct and proficiency. IX. The use of tobacco is strictly probibited.

CAPTAIN S. B. LUCE, U. S. Navy. NEW LONDON, CONN., Jan., 1880.

FORM NO. 4.

TO PASS FROM THIRD CLASS TO SECOND CLASS BOYS.

Outfit of clothing and bedding must be complete, marked and in good order; must have passed through the "setting up” exercises, facings, and movements by fours : Must know: 1. How and when to wash person. 2.

to lash and stow a hammock. 3.

at fire alarm. 4.. " scrub and stop on hammock.

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5. How to scrub and stop on clothing. 6.

" make clothes-stops. 7.

" lay out bag, (see diagram). 8. Watch and ship's number. 9. Parts of ship and watches. 10. To distinguish petty officers.

11. Where watches and parts of watch work in cleaning ships in port.

At sea. 12. PARTS OF SHIP. Starboard, port, forward, aft, athwart ships, fore and aft, bow, stern, waist, on the bow, abeam, on the quarter, bulwarks, water ways, hammock nettings, keel, cut-water, stern-post, bilges.

13. SHIP's FITTINGS. Hawse-holes, chain-pipes, bitts, compressors, capstans, hatchways, gratings, scuppers, pin-rails, fife-rails, chains, hammock-cloths, ladders.

14. MASTS AND SPARS. Lower-masts, top-masts, top-gallant and royal masts, try-sail masts, booms, gaffs, yards.

15. Shrouds, backstays, stays, pennants.
16. Square sails, fore and aft sails, head sails.
17. Bower anchors, sheet anchors, chains.
18. Boats and where they hoist.

19. Must know how to make square knot, bow-line, clove and two half hitches.

20. Regulations concerning use of tobacco. 21.

swearing 22.

buying, selling clothing. 23.

finding articles not belonging to them. 24.

obedience, cheerfully to all orders of superiors, either officers, or petty-officers. 25. Where is galley ? Orlops? Yeoman's store room? holds ? sail rooms ? bag rooms.

26. Where and to whom to go when you have a complaint or report to make.

27. How hours are sounded on board ship.
28. Who and where is officer of deck.
29. How to address officers.
30. What is the signal of fire and what to do.
31. The parts of a gun and carriage.
32. Implements of gun.
33. Bugle aud drum calls.

FORM NO. 5.

EXAMINATION OF APPLICANTS FOR ENLISTMENT.

I. MISCELLANEOUS.

Name?

Age? Parents, or Step-parents ?

Freely? Born where?

Living where ? Previous occupation ?

Trade preference? [The examiner will here explain, clearly, to the applicant that he can never be an officer; that he cannot leave if dissatisfied, or if tempted by an outside occupation; that he must stay till he is twenty-one.]

II. MORALS. Arrested ever ?

Reformatory school ? Intoxicating Liquors ?

Profanity? Tobacco ?

Will he disuse tobacco ? Church attendance? Membership?

Sunday school.

III. APTITUDE.
Swim ?
Row a boat?

Sail a boat?
Ever at sea ?

Motive for enlisting?

IV. EDUCATION. How long in school?

When did you leave ? What studies pursued ?

How far in Arithmetic?
Sing ?

Play an Instrument ?
Reading?
Writing?

Arithmetic?

SUMMARY
General Intelligence.
Aptitude.
Morals.
Education.
Face, Bearing, Etc.,
Result of Examination.

Recommendation ?

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