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THE FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS WERE COMPILED BY COL. TRUEMAN CROSS, U. S. ARMY,
THE SUPERVISION OF
CAPTAIN A. R. HETZEL, U. S. ARMY.
PUBLISHED BY GEORGE TEMPLEMAN
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, TO WIT:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 9th day of October, Anno Domini, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, George Templeman, of the said District, deposited in this office the title of a Book, the title of which is in the words following: "Military Laws of the United States, including those relating to the Marine Corps; to which is prefixed the Constitution of the United States compiled by Colonel Trueman Cross, U. S. Army,” the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in conformity with an Act of Congress, entitled "An act to amend the several acts respecting Copy Rights."
EDMUND I. LEE, Clerk of the District. IN TESTIMONY that the above is a true copy from the records of the District Court for the
District of Columbia, I, EDMOND I. LEE, the Clerk thereof, have herennto (L. 8.] set my hand and affixed the seal of my office, this 9th day of October, 1838.
EDMUND I. LEE, Clerk.
The following recommendations will enable the public to see the estimation in which this work is held by the chiefs of the different departments of the army, and the accounting officers who have charge of military accounts:
May 26, 1846. The compilation of the Military Laws of the United States, made by the late lamented Col. Cross, Assistant Quartermaster General, is a work which should be in the hands of every military man. As a book of reference, it is invaluable. It contains all the laws relating to the Army, Marine Corps, Volunteers and Militia, enacted from the foundation of the Government to the close of the 2d session of the 25th Congress. To make it complete, the military legislation of Congress since that time is necessary. This will be embraced in a third edition which is about to be published by George Templeman, of this city, under the supervision of Capt. A. R. Hetzel, Assistant Quartermaster, and brought up to the close of the 1st session of the 29th Congress. The work is cordially recommended to the favorable notice of all who desire to possess a complete work on the military legislation of the country.
I strongly recommend the republication of those laws, with the addition of the new acts and the correction of some errors in the last edition.
Commander-in-chief U. S. Army. I fully concur in the above opinion.
R. JONES, Adjutant General. And I.
J. G. TOTTEN, Col.of Eng's. The first edition of the military laws: was compiled by the late Col. Cross, at my suggestion. The second edition was called for by the business branches of the army, from the conviction of the absolute necessity of such a work. I strongly recommend a third edition, embracing the legislation to the close of the present session of Congress.
THOMAS S. JESUP,
Quartermaster Gen'l U. S. Army. I agree with the foregoing opinion.
Commissary General U. S. Army. I fully concur in recommending a third edition.
Paymaster General U. S. Army. And I.
JOHN J. ABERT,
Col. Topographical Engineers. And I likewise.
Lieutenant Colonel of Ordnance. We fully agree in the opinions above expressed.