Orders to the Sentry

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1st
Take charge of this post and all government property in view.
2nd
Walk my post in a military manner, keep always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing
3rd
Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
4th
Repeat all calls from any post more distant from the guardhouse or quarterdeck than my own.
5th
Quit my post only when properly relieved
6th
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.
7th
Talk to no one except in the line of duty
8th
Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder
9th
Call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
10th
Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
11th
Be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and allow no one to pass without proper authority.
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