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PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, UNDER THE AUTHORITY or

AN Act of CONGRESS OF THE 20 OF MARCH, 1829.

BOSTON:

HILLIARD, GRAY AND COMPANY.

1843.

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EXTRACT FROM AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRINTING AND BIND.

ING SIXTY THOUSAND COPIES OF THE ABSTRACT OF INFANTRY Tactics, INCLUDING MANŒUVRES OF LIGHT-INFANTRY AND RIFLEMEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniied States o, America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War De, and he is hereby, authorized and directed, to contract with HILLIARD, GRAY AND Co. of Boston, or some other person or persons, for printing, binding and delivering, sixty thousand copies of the Abstract of Infantry Tactics, including Exercises and Manauvres of Light-Infantry and Riflemen, for the use of the Militia of the United States ; also, five thousand copies of a System of Exercise and Instruction of Field-Artillery, including Ma neuvres for Light or Horse-Artillery, as reported by the Secretary of War, on the eighth of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, agreeably to the proposals of said HILLIARD, GRAY AND Co., made to the Secretary of War, dated on the twenty-seventh of October, eighteen hundred and twentyseven, in their specime: marked B: and when so printed, bound and delivered, the Secretary of War is hereby directed to apportion the same among the several States and Territories, and in the District of Columbia, for the use of the Milia, thereof, according to the number of the Militía in each State and Territory and the District of Columbia; and to forward to such State and Territory as 'aforesaid, to be by said Chief Magistrate distributed among the officers of the Militia of such State or Territory, for their use, and the use of their successors in office, under such rules and regulations as they may direct. And the Secretary of War will cause the number of copies apportioned to the District of Columbia to be distributed among the officers of the Militia in the District, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the President of the United States.

Approved 2d of March, 1829.

NOTICE.

HILLIARD, GRAY AND CO., Boston, will supply States, Booksellers, and others, with this Work, and also the Abstract of Infantry Tactics, -in any quantity, on the most liberal terms.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1826.

SIR,

The Board of Officers assembled at this place, under your orders of October 5, 1826, for, among other purposes, reporting “ A System of Exercise and Instruction of Field-Artillery, including Mancuvres for Light or HorseArtillery," have now the honour to submit, through its Recorder, (Lieutenant Eakin,) the annexed sheets.

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WINFIELD SCOTT,1,

Maj. Gen. and President of the Board
T. CADWALADER,

Maj. Genen. Militia.
WM. H. SUMNER,

Adj. Gen of Massachusetts.
B. DANIEL,

Adj. Gen. Militia, North Carolina.
ABRM. EUSTIS,

Lieut. Col. 4th Artillery.
2. TAYLOR,

Lieut. Col. 1st Regt. U. S. Infantry
G. CUTLER,

Lieut. Col. 3d Infantry.
CHARLES J. NOURSE,

V. S. A.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The non-oommissioned officers and matrosses of the artillery, before they commence the service of their peculiar arm, are supposed to be sufficiently instructed in the School of the Soldier, and School of the Company, as detailed in the Infantry Tactics.

Those who are designed for the service of horse-artillery, should also be instructed in the School of the Trooper, as in the Cavalry Tactics.

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