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    1817.                                 LAWS OF MARYLAND.

and under the like penalties, as are herein before provided; and when
any field officer, who hath given bond as aforesaid, shall resign, or
otherwise quit his command, he shall be released from such bond,
upon a new one being given and approved as aforesaid by his successor,
and other field officers of the regiment or extra battalion
as the case may be, which new bond they are hereby required to
give within one month after such successor's acceptance of his commission;
provided it shall appear by returns from the quarter master,
or commanding officers of companies, (which either of the said
officers who are to give bond are authorised to require, and
shall under paid of being cashiered be forthwith made,) that such
arms and accoutrements are then in the regiment or extra battalion
as the case may be; and thereupon the officer failing to give such new
bond shall be liable to be cashiered, by such court martial as the case
may require; and when any company officer who hath given bond
as herein before provided, to the commanding officer of the regiment
or extra battalion, by his successor, with the other commissioned
officers of the company, which bond shall be given within ten days
after such successor's acceptance of his commission; provided it
shall appear by the receipts taken as aforesaid, that such arms and
accoutrements are then held by such company; and thereupon the
officer failing to give such new bond, shall be liable to be cashiered
by such court martial as the case may require; and such new bonds
shall, under the like penalties, be given by the officers aforesaid, if
it shall afterwards appear, as before provided, that such arms and
accoutrements are in the regiment or extra battalion, or are held by
the company, as the case may be, or for such part thereof as may
appear to be in the regiment, or extra battalion or company, for
which part a release shall be given by endorsement on the bond previously
given for the same; and the non-commissioned officers and
privates of each company, in whose hands such arms or accoutrements
shall be left as aforesaid, shall for suffering the same, or any
part thereof, to be out of order, be liable to be fined not exceeding
ten dollars, in the discretion of such court martial as the case may
require; and the commanding officer of such company shall, under
the like penalty, to be imposed in the discretion of such court martial
as the case may require, at every parade, examine the condition
of such arms and accoutrements, and report all violations of this
provision to such court martial as he shall appoint for the purpose.

Deposit for arms to
be established.
    64.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That the commanding officers of regiments
and extra battalions are hereby authorised to provide and establish
some secure and convenient place of deposite for the public
arms and accoutrements belonging to their respective regiments or
extra battalion, and they are empowered, if they shall deem it necessary
and proper, to order the public arms in their several regiments,
or extra battalion, to be returned to such place of deposite
after each and every parade, and to order their respective quarter
masters to take the charge of such places of deposite, and the arms
and accoutrements therein, whose duty it shall be to attend to the
receipt and delivery of such arms and accoutrements, when required
to be used under the provisions of this act, and to keep the same
in good order; the expenses whereof, to be approved by the said


 
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