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1st - Each Officer belonging to the Society, as his appointment, to be furnished with a Book of Regulations, and all Assistants, and Servants, to have a printed Copy of the particular Duty required of them
2nd - The Military Officers of the Institution shall always appear in Uniform, when they attend the Board or Committee of Fifteen.
3rd - No Officer, Assistant, or Servant resident in the House, to be absent without obtaining the leave of the Commandant.
4th - From the first of October to the first of May, the Tattoo is to beat at half after Eight o'Clock; after that period, at Nine; after which none of the Assistants or Servants are to be absent from the Institution.
5th - None of the Children to pass out of the Gate, without a written or verbal Permission from the Commandant.
6th - No Child that is once discharged for irregularity, or clandestinely taken away by their Parents, is on any account whatsoever to be re-admitted into the School.
7th - No Roman-Catholic Servants to be employed in the House.
8th - And no Servant dismissed for improper Conduct, to be employed by any of the resident Officers.
9th - No Person to be admitted within the Gate, whose Child, or Relation is in the Infirmary, with the Permission of the Surgeon.
10th - No Poultry, or Pigs, to be suffered to roam through the Grounds or buildings.
11th - The Resident Officers will each be allowed a Boy, and a Girl, to officiate as Servants, should they required it; but it is expected that upon availing themselves of this indulgence, they will provide them with suitable Dresses, at their own expence, in order to save their School Clothing. They will also be held accountable for their Moral Conduct, and that a due portion of their time be devoted to their Education. Such Children are to be obtained, only, on application to the Commandant, nor are they to be exchanged for others, but by the same authority.
12th - All Articles of Clothing, &c. &c. of which Samples can be obtained, to be kept sealed, in the Possession of the Commandant, until the Articles of which they are Samples, are worn out or consumed.
13th - It is to be strictly understood that no Officer, or other Person, connected with the Institution, shall under any pretence whatsoever, execute or cause to be executed any Alteration, Repairs, Amendments or other Works affecting the appearance of construction of the Buildings, Grounds, or Gardens, or any part thereof without the Consent of the Governors.
14th - No Officer, Assistant, or Servant belonging to the Institution, shall directly or indirectly, demand or receive any perquisite, or any emolument whatever, beyond the Pay and Allowances annexed to his respective Employments; and any such Officer, Assistant, or Servant, so offending, shall be deemed to have forfeited his situation.
15th - In Conclusion - The Governors expect from the Officers of this most excellent and important Establishment, whose Duties have now been defined, and to whose Honor and Fidelity they commit their execution, a cordial, unbiased Co-operation of Heart and Sentiment, as an only means to carry it to that Perfection so ardently wished, and which, with mutual Endeavours on the part of the Officers, must ultimately reflect Lustre on the National Character, and diffuse in its happy Consequences, solid Advantages to the Empire at large.
© A. W. Cockerill 2005
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