Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01. Page: 36
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:nai that I will serve her honestly and faithfully against all hei
enemics, or opposers whatsoever, and observe and obey the orders
qf the president of the republic, and the officers appointed over
me, according to the rules and articles for the government of
+he armies of the republic:" Which justice, magistrate, or judge
Advocate, is to give the officer a certificate, stating that the man,
enlisted did take the oath or affirmation.
ART. 7. After a non-commissioned officer or soldier shall
have been duly enlisted and sworn, he shall not be dismissed the
rervicc without a discharge in writing; and no discharge granted
o himn shall be sufficient which is not signed by the field officer
of the regiment to which he belongs; or commanding officer, when
Tno field officer of the regiment is present; and no discharge shall
be given to a non-commissioned officer, or soldier, before his term
of service shall have expired, but by order of the president, the
secretary of war, the commanding officer of a department, or
the sentence of a general court martial; nor shall a commissioned
officer be discharged but by order of the president of the
republic, or by order of a general court martial.
ART. 8. Every colonel or officer commanding. a regiment,
troop, or company, and actually quartered with it, may give
furloughs to non-commissioned officers and soldiers in such numbers,
and for such a length of time, as he shall judge to be most
consistent with the good of the service; and a captain or other
inferior officer, commanding a troop or company, or in any garriion,
fort, or barrack of the republic, (his field officer being absent,)
may give furloughs to non-commissioned q.ers or soldiers,
for a term not exceeding twenty days in six months; but not to
more than two persons to be absent at the same time, excepting
some extraordinary occasion should require it.
ART. 9. At every muster the commanding. oficer of each
regiment, troop, or company, there present, shall give to the
inspector general, or other officer, who musters said regiment,
troop, or company, certificates, signed by himself, signifying how
long such officers as shall not appear at said muster havebeel
absent, and the reason of their absence. In like manner every
commanding officer of every troop or company, shall give certifcates,
signifying the reasons of the absence of the non-commissioned
officers, and private soldiers, which reasons and time of
absence shall be inserted in the muster rolls, opposite the respective
names of the absent officers and soldiers. The certificates
shall, together with the muster rolls,be transmitted by'the inspec
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Texas (Republic). Secretary of State. Laws of the Republic of Texas, in two volumes. Volume 01., book, 1838; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45356/m1/36/: accessed March 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .