Military Laws And Rules And Regulations For The Armies Of The United States.
Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office Washington, May 1st , 1813
Art. 6. Any officer or soldier who shall behave himself with contempt or disrespect towards his commanding officer, shall be punished according to the nature of his offence, by the judgment of a court martial.
Art. 7 Any officer or soldier who shall begin, excite, cause, or join in any mutiny or sedition in any troop or company in the service of the United States, or in any party, post, detachment, or guard, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as by a court martial shall be inflicted.
Art. 8. 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 sentence of a court martial with death or otherwise according to the nature of his offence.
Art. 9 Any officer or soldier 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 be inflected upon him by the sentence of a court martial.Art. 10 Every non-commissioned officer, or soldier, who shall enlist himself in the service of the United States, shall, at the time of his so enlisting, or within six days afterwards, have the articles for the government of the armies of the United States, read to him, and shall, by the officer who enlisted him, or by the commanding officer of the troop or company into which he was enlisted, 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 resource cannot be had to the civil magistrate, before the judge advocate, and in his presence, shall take the following oath or affirmation: I. A. B. do solemnly swear or affirm, (in the case may be that I will bear true allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies, or opponent, whatsoever, and observe and obey the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States.” Which justice, magistrate or judge advocate is to give the officer a certificate, signifying that the man enlisted, did take the said oath or affirmation.