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Take charge of this post and all government property in view.

1st Order to the Sentry

Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

2nd Order to the Sentry

Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

3rd Order to the Sentry

Repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse or the quarter-deck than my own.

4th Order to the Sentry

Quit my post only when properly relieved.

5th Order to the Sentry

Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relives me, all orders from the commanding officer, command duty officer, officer of the day, officer of the deck, and all officers and petty officers of the watch only.

6th Order to the Sentry

Talk to no one except in the line of duty.

7th Order to the Sentry

Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

8th Order to the Sentry

Call the corporal of the guard or officer of the deck in any case not covered by instructions.

9th Order to the Sentry

Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

10th Order to the Sentry

Be especially watchful at night and during the time of challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post and allow no one to pass without proper authority.

11th Order to the Sentry

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