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APPENDIX.

No. I.

Form of Warrant under the Sign Manual, empowering General

Officers in command abroad, to assemble General Courts
Martial, fc.

SIGN MANUAL.]

In pursuance of the Provisions of the Mutiny Act, and of Our Articles of War hereunto annexed, We do hereby Authorize and

Empower you, from time to time, as occasion may require, to (SEAL)

convene, or cause to be assembled, General Courts Martial, for the Trial of any Officer or Soldier of Our Forces under

your Command, who is or shall be charged with any Offences against the Rules of Military Discipline, whether the same shall have been committed before or after you shall have taken upon yourself such Command ; and We do bereby further Empower you to direct your warrant to any Officer (not under the degree of a Field Officer) having the Command of a body of Our said Forces, Authorizing him to convene Courts Martial for the Trial of offences committed by any Officer or Soldier under his Command; every of which Courts Martial shall be constituted, and shall proceed in the Trial of such Charges, and in giving Sentence and awarding Punishment, according to the Rules prescribed by the said Act of Parliament and Articles of War; and We do hereby further Authorize and Empower you, when and as often as any Sentence is given and passed by a General Court Martial legally constituted as aforesaid, to cause such Sentence to be put in Execution, or to Suspend, Mitigate, or Remit the same as you shall judge best, and most conducive to the good of Our Service, without waiting for Our further Orders, except in the case of Commissioned Officers adjudged to suffer Death, or to be Cashiered; in which case, as in other instances wherein you shall think it proper to suspend the Execution of any Sentence, the proceedings of the Court Martial upon such Trial are to be transmitted to Our Judge Advocate General, in order that he may lay the same before Us, and afterwards send them to our General Commanding in Chief, or in his Absence, to the Adjutant General of Our Forces, for Our decision thereupon. And, that there may not in any case be a failure of Justice from the want of a proper Person authorized to act as Judge Advocate, We do hereby further empower you, in default of a Person appointed by Us, or deputed by the Judge Advocate General of Our Forces, or during the Illness, or occasional Absence of the Person so appointed or deputed, to nominate and appoint a fit Person, from time to time, for executing the Office of Judge Advocate at any Court Martial, for the more orderly Proceedings of the same. And for enforcing the Adjudication or Sentence of every such Court Martial; We do also give you Authority to appoint a Provost Marshal, to use and exercise that Office, as it is usually practised in the Law Martial; and for executing the several Powers, Matters, and things herein expressed, these shall be, as well to you, as to the said General Courts Martial, and all others whom it may concern, a sufficient Warrant and Authority. Given at Our Court at

this

day of 184 in the Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command, To

(Secretary of State's Signature.) The General or Officer

Commanding the Forces

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No. II. Form of Warrant under the Sign Manual, enabling Officers in

command at home, to assemble General Courts Martial, fc. &c. fc.

SIGN MANUAL.]

In pursuance of the Provisions of the Mutiny Act, and of Our Articles of War hereunto annexed, we do hereby Authorize and

Empower you, from time to time as occasion may require, to (SEAL)

convene, or cause to be assembled General Courts Martial, for the Trial of any Officer or Soldier of Our Forces under your Command, who is, or shall be charged with any offences against the Rules of Military Discipline, whether the same shall have been committed before or after you shall have taken upon yourself such Command; every of which Courts Martial shall be constituted,

and shall proceed in the Trial of such Charges, and in giving
Sentence, and awarding Punishment, according to the Rules
prescribed by the said Act of Parliament and Articles of War.
We are further pleased to order that the Proceedings of such
Courts Martial shall be transmitted to Our Judge Advocate
General, in order that he may lay the same before Us for Our
consideration, and afterwards send them to Our General Com-
manding in Chief, or in his Absence to the Adjutant General of
Our Forces, for Our decision thereupon: and for so doing, this
shall be, as well to you as to all others whom it may concern, a
sufficient Warrant and Authority,
Given at Our Court at

this

of March, 184 in the Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command,
Το

(Secretary of Stale's Signature.) The General Officer

Commanding Our Forces

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No. III.
Form of Warrant under the Sign Manual, enabling Officers in

command to assemble District or Garrison Courts Martial,

fc. &c. &c. SIGN MANUAL.]

In pursuance of the Provisions of the Mutiny Act, and of Our

Articles of War hereunto annexed, We hereby Authorize and (SEAL);

'Empower you, from time to time as occasion may require, to convene, or cause to be assembled, District or Garrison Courts Martial, for the Trial and Punishment of any Soldier belonging to Our Forces under your Command, who is, or shall be charged with Mutiny or Desertion, or with any other the Offences mentioned in the said Act of Parliament and Articles of War, as liable to be tried by such Courts, or with any other Misdemeanor or Misbehaviour, contrary to the rules of military discipline; And We do hereby further Empower you to direct your Warrant to any Officer, not under the degree of a Field Officer, having the command of a body of Our Forces (not less than Four Troops or Companies) Authorizing him to convene from time to time, and without special reference to you, such Courts Martial as occasion may require, for the Trial and Punishment of any Soldier under his Command, which said District or Garrison Courts Martial, are to consist of such number of Officers

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by the said Act of Parliament and Articles of War directed, and as can be conveniently summoned to attend the same.

And We do hereby direct that the President of such Courts Martial shall not be under the degree of a Field Officer, (unless where a Field Officer cannot be had,) nor shall the President, in any case whatever be the Officer Commanding the District, or Governor of the Garrison, where the Offender shall be tried, nor the Commanding Officer of the Regiment to which the Offender belongs, nor under the degree of a Captain.

And We do hereby Authorize and Empower such Courts Martial, to hear and examine into all such Matters and Informations as shall be brought before them, touching any offence committed by any Soldier as aforesaid, and to proceed in the Trial of the Offenders, and in giving Sentence, and awarding Punishment (not extending to Death or Transportation) according to the Powers and Directions contained in the said Act of Parliament and Articles of War.

And We do hereby Authorize you, or the Officer on whom your Command may devolve during your Absence, to receive the Proceedings and Sentences of such Courts Martial, to cause the same to be put in execution, or to suspend, mitigate, or remit the same, as shall be best for the good of Our Service.

And We do further Authorize you, according to the Discretion vested in you, to delegate your Authority for confirming, suspending, mitigating, or remitting the Sentences of Courts Martial to any Officer under your Command not under the Rank of Lieutenant Colonel,' at those Stations only at which Inconvenience to Our Service might arise, if the execution of the Sentence were delayed until reference could be had to you. ?

And for so doing, this shall be as well to you, as to the said District or Garrison Courts Martial, and all others whom it may concern, a sufficient Warrant and Authority. Given at Our Court at

this

of 184 in the Year of Our Reign.

By Her Majesty's Command, Το

(Secretary of State's Signature.) The General, or Officer

Commanding Our Forces. (1) Major is substituted in the warrants to the officers commanding in Jamaica and its dependencies, the Windward and Leeward Islands, the Ionian Island, the West Coast of Africa, and New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land.

(2) The paragraph in italics is omitted in the Warrants directed to General Officers Commanding Districts at home, and in the Channel Islands,

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