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GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 58.

Washington, April 25, 1901. By direction of the Secretary of War, sections 1 and 5 of paragraph 1395}, added to the Regulations by paragraph I, General Orders, No. 52, April 17, 1901, from this office, are amended to read as follows:

(1) Candidates for appointment as dental surgeons must not be less than twenty-four nor more than forty years of age. They must be graduates of standard medical or dental colleges, trained in the several branches of dentistry, of good moral and professional character, and prior to appointment will be required to pass a satisfactory professional examination before a board of dental surgeons convened for that purpose by the Secretary of War.

(5) Each dental surgeon will ordinarily be allowed one enlisted man as an assistant, who will be detailed from the acting hospital stewards or privates of the Hospital Corps, and whose duty it will be to assist the dentist in his operations, in caring for the instruments and other public property, in keeping the records, and in the performance of such other official work pertaining to this position as he may be directed by the proper authority to do. A member of the Hospital Corps de tailed as dentist's assistant and stationed in a city or town will be allowed commutation of rations at the rate prescribed by the Regulations, and will be provided with suitable room as quarters by the Quartermaster's Department; but when stationed at a post, in camp, or in the field he will be attached to the Hospital Corps or other organization for rations and quarters. BY COMMAND OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL MILES:

H. C. CORBIN,

Adjutant General, Major General, U. S. Army.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,
No. 59.

Washington, April 26, 1901. By direction of the Secretary of War, General Orders, No. 31, July 31, 1896, from this office, relating to the payment of enlisted men, is amended to read as follows:

The paymaster will personally place in each envelope the exact amount of money due the soldier, seal the same, see that the name of the soldier and amount inclosed is marked on the envelope, and that the individual checks and the sealed envel. opes are inclosed in one sealed package, upon the outside of which will be indorsed:

1. Name of the organization.
2. Number of checks inclosed.
3. Number of sealed envelopes inclosed.

4. Total amount of pay due and remitted less deposits $ (a) By check----

$(b) By currency -5. Signature of the paymaster. All the packages containing checks and sealed envelopes for the several organizations, completed and indorsed as above, will be made up into one parcel and sealed by the paymaster. Upon the outside will be marked the name and address of the post or other command and the names of the subordinate organizations for which pay is therein remitted, and the pay. master will append thereto his signature.

The consolidated package thus marked and addressed to the commanding officer will be turned over to the quartermaster, who will forward the same by express to its destination.

The following are specimen indorsements:

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* C
+ D,

E,
F,
G,

H,
Troop A,

6th Cavalry.
B,
C,

D,
Hospital Corps Detachment.

Post N. C. Staff.
In making up the contents of this
package the provisions of G. O., 31,
A.G.O., July 31, 1896, have been com-
plied with

JOHN SMITH,
Major and Paymaster.

Pay for Troop F, 8th Cavalry, Sep.
tember, 1896

Contents.
43 sealed envelopes...... $1,000.00
17 checks....

563. 18

60 remittances...

1, 563.18 JOHN SMITA, Major and Paymaster.

Private Joseph Thompson, Co. A, 20th Infantry.

Contents. $14.75 in currency. At places beyond express delivery the post commander when notified by the paymaster that funds sent by express are to be expected will send an officer with a suitable escort to receipt for the express package and convey the funds to the post.

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