Editor's Note: Carabineers were calvarymen armed with carbines. Speculating, it could be that this type of regiment was a reward, or else only Jewish Cantonists who had converted could be trusted with arms. Levanda excerpted the original decree.
On recruits who are sons of soldiers, waived to instructional carabineer regiments.
The Emperor was pleased to imperially order: 1) ....... 2) To assign to these military battalion and semi-battalion regiments of Cantonists, only the Jewish Cantonists who have converted to the Orthodox faith. 3) ...... (V.P.S.Z. Vol. XVIII, No. 16,634)