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OF COURTS MARTIAL, OTHER THAN GRNERAL...
District or Garrison Court Martial
Courts for the Trial of Warrant Officers
Regimental Courts Martial
Appeal from Regimental Court Martial
Detachment Courts Martial
No. I. Form of Warrant under the Sign Manual, for convening
Courts Martial abroad
II, Form of Warrant under the Sign Manual, for holding
General Courts Martial at home ..
XII. Copy of Statute passed in Ireland, anno 1798, for the
enactment of Martial Law....
ON THE CONSTITUTION
PRACTICE OF COURTS MARTIAL,
Constitution of Courts Martial. Courts Martial formerly derived their authority His Majesty exclusively from the crown; and in the earlier blished General mutiny acts' this prerogative, so far as its influ- by prerogative, ence beyond the seas might prevail, was recognised by a special clause inserted for that purpose.
In the present day, her majesty is empowered is now em. by the mutiny act’ to grant a commission under so by statute. the royal sign manual, for the holding general courts martial within the united kingdom of Great-Britain and Ireland ; or her majesty may grant her royal commission or warrant, empowering any governor, commander of the forces, or the
person or persons commanding in chief, or commanding for the time being any body of her majesty's forces, either abroad or at home, to convene courts martial ; or her majesty may extend her royal warrant, enabling such officers to empower any other officer under their respective commands, not below the degree of field officer, to convene courts martial.