first general order
take charge of this post and all government properties in view
second general order
walk my post in a military mannor, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place withen sight or hearing
third general order
To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
fourth general order
To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the Guardhouse or the quater deck than my own.
fifth general order
To quit my post only when properly relieved.
sixth general order
To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and petty Officers of the Watch only.
seventh general order
To talk to no one except in the line of duty
eigth general order
give the alarm in case of fire or disorder
nineth general order
call the corpal of the guard or officer of the deck in any case not covered by instructions
tenth general order
To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
eleventh general order
To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.