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UNITED STATES & THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA,
NOW OF FORCE, RELATING TO THE
M ILI T I A;
The Laws for the Government
OF SLAVES AND FREE PERSONS OF COLOUR ;
OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT AND COURT OF APPEALS OF
SOUTH-CAROLINA THEREON ;
ABSTRACT FROM THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
OF THE UNITED STATES' ARMY,
BY THOMAS D. CONDY,
No. 4, Broad-street.
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District of South-Carolina, to wit: 40000 BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-sixth day of
Nov. Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and twentynine, and in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the
United States of America, Thomas D. Condy and Archibald 0000 E. Miller, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
“A Digest of the Laws of the United States and the State of South-Carolina, now of force relating to the Militia; with an Appendix, containing the Patrol Laws, the Laws for the Governinent of Slaves and Free Persons of Colour ; 'the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and Court of Appeals, of South-Carolina thereon, and an Abstract from the Rules and Regulations of the United States Army, &c. By Thomas D. Condy, Lieutenant Colonel of the 17th Regiment, South-Carolina Militia,."
In conformity with the act of Congress of the United States, entitled
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
II. Acts of the General Assembly of the State of South-Carolina, relat.
ing to the Militia, - - - - - - - - -
V. President Jackson's Order, relating to Courts Martial, . . .
the Slave Laws, . . . . . . . . . . .
Index, . . . . . . . . . . . .
"' 61, in No 199, for 114, read 113.
SWORD MANUAL OF THE OFFICERS.
From the Infantry Tactics of the United States’ Army, 1825.
Mode of Carrying the Sword in the Ranks.
The gripe of the Sword in the right hand, which onght to be placed as high as, and against the right haunch, the blade against the shoulder. When the ranks order arms, the officers will drop the blade of the sword by the right side, the point a little advanced, and about two inches from the ground.
Position of the Sword out of the Ranks. The gripe in the right hand which shall be placed in front of the right haunch, the blade in the left hand, the point a little above the hand, the thumb extended on the blade, the left elbow bent, the fore arm a little in front of the left hand opposite to, and four inches lower than the left shoulder. Sword Salute, whether in or out of the Ranks, Halting or Marching.
FIRST MOTION. Raise the Sword perpendicularly, the point uppermost, the flat of the blade opposite the right eye, the guard as high as the right breast, the elbow against the body. If the Sword be in the poise, described for carrying the Sword, when out of the ranks, let fall smartly the left hand by the left side.
SECOND MOTION. Bring down the blade smartly by extending the arm in such a manner, that the right hand may be placed at the side of the right thigh, and rest in that position until the person saluted shall have passed, or been passed two paces.
THIRD MOTION. Raise the Sword again smartly, holding it as described at the first motion.
FOURTH MOTION. Carry the Sword to the right shoulder, if in the ranks, or sink the blade into the left hand, if out of the ranks.
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES,
RELATING TO THE MILITIA.
ACT of May 8th, 1792. 2 Bioren, 293. 1. Sec. vi. There shall be an Adjutant General appointed in Adjutant each state, whose duty it shall be to distribute all orders from the general eo be commander in chief of the state to the several corps; to attend his duties. all public reviews, when the commander in chief of the state shall review the militia, or any part thereof; to obey all orders from him, relative to carrying into execution and perfecting the system* of military discipline established by this act; to furnish + This sys. blank forms of different returns, that may be required, and to ex tem altered,
see No. 33 plain the principles on which they should be made ; to receive from the several officers of the different corps, throughout the state, returns of the militia under their command, reporting the actual situation of their arms, accoutrements, and ammunition, their delinquencies, and every other thing which relates to the general advancement of good order and discipline : All which, the several officers of the divisions, brigades, regiments, and battalions, are hereby required to make, in the usual manner, so that the said Adjutant General may be duly furnished therewith: From all which returns, he shall make proper abstracts, and lay the same annually before the commander in chief of the state.
ACT of March 2, 1803. 3 Bioren, 531. 2. Sec. I. It shall be the duty of the adjutant general of the militia, in each state, to make returns of the militia of the state Returns to
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be made by to which he belongs, with their arms, accoutrements, and ammu- him to presi nition, agreeably to the directions of the act* to which this is an den addition, to the president of the United States, annually, on or
14 * May 8,1792 before the first Monday in January, in each year: and it shall see No. 1." be the duty of the secretary of war, from time to time, to give such directions to the adjutant generals of the militia, as shall, in his opinion, be necessary to produce an uniformity in the said returns, and he shall lay an abstract of the same before congress, on or before the first Monday of February, annually.