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SCHEDULE referred to by this 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
So help you GOD.
do swear, That I will truly administer Justice, according to the Rules and Articles for the better Government of Her Majesty's Royal Marine Forces, and according to an Act now in force for the Regulation of the said Forces while on shore, 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 a due Course of Law.
So help me GOD.
FORM of OATH of JUDGE ADVOCATE.
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 Courtmartial 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.
QUESTIONS to be separately put by the JUSTICE to a
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 Royal Marine Forces until you shall be legally discharged?
9. On what Day, at what Hour of the Day, and where 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?
13. Do you belong to any Regiment, or to the Marines, Ordnance, or Navy, or to the Forces of the East India Company?
14. Have you served in the Army, Marines, Ordnance, or Navy, or in the Forces of the East India Company ? * 15. Have your 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 first to ascertain that Twenty-four Hours have elapsed since the Enlistment took place, and 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 Six Months Imprisonment.
*If so, the Recruit is to state the Particulars of his former Service, and the Cause of his Discharge, and is to produce the Certificate of his Discharge, if he has it with him.
OATH to be taken by a RECRUIT on Attestation.
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 true 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.
one of Her Majesty's Justices of the do hereby certify, That the ; and in my Presence all the foregoing Questions were put to the said that the Answers written opposite to them are those which he gave to me; and that the Thirtieth and Thirty-sixth Articles of the Rules and Articles for the better Government of Her Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on shore, against Mutiny and Desertion, were read over to him; that he took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity; that he received the Sum of on being attested this Day; that he was not attested until Twenty-four Hours had elapsed after he received Enlisting Money; that [this Blank is to be supplied by the Words "the Place where he swears that he is enlisted is in the Vicinity of my Residence," or by the Words "the Place where he swears that he enlisted is within the Division, District, or Place for which I act," or by the Words "I am acting within the Division, District, or Place where the Head Quarters of the Recruiting Party is stationed," as the Case may be]; that I am not an Officer in the Marines, and that I have given him a Duplicate of this Certificate signed with my Name.
above is the Description of the Recruit
Signature of the Justice.
FORM of OATH to be taken by a MASTER whose Apprentice
was bound to serve as an Apprentice to me in the said Trade, by Indenture dated the
on or about the
Years: and that the said
last abscond and
quit my Service without my Consent; and that to the best of
my Knowledge and Belief the said
is aged about One thousand eight
FORM OF JUSTICE'S CERTIFICATE to be given to the MASTER
of an Apprentice.
One thousand eight hundred and
and made Oath that he was by Trade a
was bound to serve as an Apprentice to him
in the said Trade, by Indenture dated the
said Apprentice did on or about the
abscond and quit the Service of the said
Years; and that the
his Consent; and that to the best of his Knowledge and Belief
the said Apprentice is aged about
It is important for the Public Service, and for the Interest of the Deserter, that this Part of the Return should be accurately filled up, and the Details should be inserted by the Magistrate, in his own Handwriting, or, under his Direction, by bis Clerk.
I do hereby certify that the Prisoner has been duly examined before me as to the Circumstance herein stated, and has declared in my Presence that he † a Deserter from the above-mentioned Corps.
Signature and Address
of Magistrate. Signature of Prisoner. ·Signature of Informant.
† Insert "is" or "is not," as the Case may be.
I certify that I have inspected the Prisoner, and consider him t for Military Service.
Signature of Mi
litary Medical Officer, or of Private Medical Practitioner.
Insert "fit" or "unfit," as the Case may be; and if unfit, state the Cause of Unfitness.