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Perjury. wise provided) by any Justice of the Peace, or Magistrate acting

as such; and any Person taking a false Oath or Declaration in any Case wherein an Oath or Declaration is required to be taken by this Act shall be deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt Perjury, or of making a false Declaration, and being thereof duly convicted shall be liable to such Pains and Penalties as by any Laws in force any Persons convicted of wilful and corrupt Perjury

are subject and liable to. Offences

CIII. All Crimes and Offences which have been committed against former against any former Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and Articles of and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, or War.

against any of the Articles of War made and established by virtue of the same, may, during the Continuance of this Act, be tried and punished in like Manner as if they had been committed against this Act; and every Warrant for holding any Court-martial under any former Act shall remain in full Force, and all Proceedings of Courts-martial convened and held under any such Warrant shall be continued, notwithstanding the Expiration of such Act: Provided always, that no Person sha)! be liable to be tried or punished for any Offence against any of the said Acts or Articles of War which shall appear to have been committed more than Three Years before the Date of the Warrant for such Trial, unless the Person accused, by reason of his having absented himself, or of some other manifest Impediment, shall not have been amenable to Justice within that Period, in which Case such Person shall be liable to be tried at any Time not exceeding Two Years after the Impediment

shall have ceased. Duration of CIV. This Act shall be and continue in force within Great this Act.

Britain from the Twenty-fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four inclusive until the Twenty-fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five; and shall be and continue in force within Ireland, and in Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, and Isle of Man, and the Islands thereto belonging, from the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four inclusive until the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five; and shall be and continue in force within the Garrison of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean, and in Spain and Portugal, from the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four inclusive until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five; and shall be and continue in force in all other Parts of Europe where Her Majesty's Forces may be serving, and in the West Indies and America, from the First Day of September One thousand eight hundred and fifty-four inclusive to the First Day of September One thousand eight hundred and fiftyfive; and shall be and continue in force within the Cape of Good Hope, the Isle of France or Mauritius and its Dependencies, Saint Helena, and the Settlements on the Western Coast of Africa, from the First Day of January_One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five inclusive until the First Day of January

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One thousand cight hundred and fifty-six; and shall be and continue in force in all other Places from the l'irst Day of February One thousand eight hundred and fifty-six inclusive until the First Day of February One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven: Provided always, that this Act shall, from and after the Receipt and Promulgation thereof in General Orders in any Part of Her Majesty's Dominions or elsewhere beyond the Seas, become and be in full Force, anything herein stated to the contrary, notwithstanding.

SCHEDULES referred to by the foregoing Act. FORM OF Oaths to be taken by MEMBERS of COURTS

MARTIAL. You shall well and truly try and determine according to the Evidence in the Matter now before you.

So help you GOD. I

do swear, That I will duly administer Justice, according to the Rules and Articles for the better Government of Her Majesty's Forces, and according to an Act now in force for the Punishment of Mutiny and Desertion, and other Crimes therein mentioned, without Partiality, Favour, or Affection, and if any Doubt shall arise which is not explained by the said Articles or Act, according to my Conscience, the best of my Understanding, and the Custom of War in the like Cases: And I further swear, That I will not divulge the Sentence of the Court until it shall be duly approved; neither will I, upon any Account, at any Time whatsoever, disclose or discover the Vote or Opinion of any particular Member of the Court-martial, unless required to give Evidence thereof as a Witness by a Court of Justice or a Court-martial in due Course of Law.

So help ine GOD.

FORM OF Oath of a JUDGE ADVOCATE. I

do swear, That I will not, upon any account whatsoever, disclose or discover the Vote or Opinion of any particular Member of the Court-martial, unless required to give Evidence thereof as a Witness by a Court of Justice or a Court-martial in a due Course of Law; and that I will not, unless it be necessary for the due Discharge of my official Duties, disclose the Sentence of the Court until it shall be duly approved.

So help me GOD.

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NOTICE to be given to a RECRUIT, or left at his Place of Abode

or at the Place at which he stated that it was his Intention to sleep, agreeably to the Provisions of the Mutiny Act, within Forty-eight, but not sooner than Twenty-four, Hours after his Enlistment, the Hours of Sunday not being counted.

Date

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you enlisted with

at o'Clock*

on the Day of for the

-Regiment : . and if you do not come forward on or before o‘Clock* on the for the Purpose of being taken before a Magistrate, either to be attested or to release yourself from your Engagement by repaying the Enlisting Shilling and any Pay you have received as a Recruit, and by paying Twenty Shillings as Smart Money, you will be legally adjudged to be a Soldier without Attestation, and will be proceeded against as a Deserter.

Signature of the Officer or Non-Commis-)

sioned Officer commanding the Party. }
Name of the Recruit
Residing at

*A.M. or P.M., as the Case may be.

QUESTIONS to be put separately by the JUSTICE to a RECRUIT

ON ENLISTING. 1. What is your Name? 2. In what Parish, and in or near what Town, and in what

County, were you born ? 3. What is your Age? 4. What is your Trade or Calling? 5. Are you an Apprentice ? 6. Are you married ? 7. Are you ruptured or lame; have you ever been subject to

Fits; or have you any Disability or Disorder which impedes the free Use of your Limbs, or unfits you for

ordinary Labour ? 8. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the Regiment of

for the Term of (this Blank to be filled up by the Justices with Ten Years for Infantry and Twelve for Cavalry or Artillery or other Ordnance Corps, if the Person enlisted is of the Age of Eighteen Years or upwards ; but if under that Age, then the Difference between his Age and Eighteen is to be added to such Ten or Twelve Years (as the Case may be)], provided Her Majesty should so long require your Services, and also for such further Term, not exceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commanding Officer on any Foreign Station ?

9. At what Place, on what Day, at what Hour of the Day,

and by whom were you enlisted ? 10. For what Bounty did you enlist ? 11. Have you any Objection to make to the Manner of

your Enlistment? 12. Do you now belong to the Militia, or to the Naval Coast

Volunteers ? 13. Do you belong to any other Regiment, or to the Marines,

Ordnance, or Navy, or to the Forces of the East India

Company ? 14. Have you ever served in the Army, Marines, Ordnance,

or Navy, or in the Forces of the East India Company ? 15. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for Her Majesty's

Service, or for the Service of the East India Company,

upon any prior Enlistment? Note.-The Justice is directed in putting the Twelfth Question to the Recruit, and

before he receives his Answer, distinctly to apprize the Recruit that if he belongs to the Militia, and denies the Fact, he is liable to forfeit One Penny a Day of his Pay for Eighteen Months if attested, and to Fourteen Days' Imprisonment if he is not attested, and if he belong to the Naval Coast Volunteers he is liable under the Act 16 and 17 Victoria, c. 73. to Imprisonment for Six Months, and his Enlistment will be null and void.

Enlisting for Service in Her Majesty's Colonies.

Question 8. is to be put by the Justice as follows: 8. Are you willing to be attested to serve in Her Majesty's Colony of

for the Term of (this Blank to be filled up by the Justices with Ten Years for Infantry, and Twelve for Cavalry or Artillery or other Ordnance ('orps, if the Person enlisted is of the Age of Eighteen Years or upwards; but if under that Age, then the Difference between his Aye and Eighteen is to be added to such Ten or Twelve years (as the Case may be)], provided Her Majesty should so long require your Services, and also for such further Term, not exceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commanding Officer on any Foreign Station ?

Enlisting for either IIer Majesty's or the East India Company's

Service. Question 8. is to be put by the Justice as follows: 8. Are you willing to be attested to serve in Her Majesty's

Army or in the Forces of the East India Company, according as Her Majesty shall think fit to order, for the Term of (this Blank to be filled up by the Justices with Ten Years for Infantry, and Twelve for Cavalry or Artillery or other Ordnance Corps, if the Person enlisted is of the Age of Eighteen Years or upwaris; but if under E 2

that

that Age then the Difference between his Age and Eighteen is to be added to such Ten or Twelve Years (as the Case may be)], provided your Services should so long be required, and also for such further Term, not exceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commandiny Officer on any Foreign Station ?

Enlisting for the East India Company's Service.

Question 8. is to be put by the Justice as follows: 8. Are you willing to be attested to serve the East India Company*

for the Term of (this Blank to be filled up by the Justices with Ten Years for Infantry, and Twelve for Cavalry or Artillery or other Ordnance Corps, if the Person enlisted is of the Age of Eighteen Years or upwards ; but if under that Age, then the Difference between his Age and Eighteen is to be added to such Ten or Twelve years (as the Cuse may be)], provided the said Company should so long require your Services, and also for such further Term, not exceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commanding

Officer on any Foreign Station. * The Blank to be filled up with the Words Infantry or Artillery, as the Case

may be.

OATH to be taken by a RECRUIT on ATTESTATION. I

do make Oath, That the above Questions have been separately put to me; that the Answers thereto have been read over to me; and that they are the same that I gave, and are true.

I do also make Oath, That I will be faithful and bear truc Allegiance to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will, as in Duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown, and Dignity, against all Enemies, and will observe and obey all Orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me.

So help me GOD. Witness my Hand,

Signature of Recruit.

Witness present. Sworn before me at

this Day of

One thousand eight hundred and

o'Clock.

Signature of Justice

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