A Collection of State Papers; Relative to the War Against France Now Carrying on by Great-Britain and the Several Other European Powers Volume 3, PT. 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ... when any landmm are commanded on board any ships of her Majesty and the States, in any expedition, or if in their passage to the West Indies, ' or in the West Indies from one place to another, that transports shall be engaged, and a prize taken, the landmen, as well officers as common soldiers, on board the ships of war or transport ihips, shall be considered as seainen; and that when seamen shall be joined with landmen in land service, they likewise, both officers and men, slia.ll be considered as landmen in the dividends of the booty. That of all booty and prizes to be taken in any service at land, in which the commanders in chief of the squadron for the time being shall assist, with seamen belonging to the ships of that squadron (which men shall not be distributed into companies of a lesser number than what the land forces do consist os) the commander in chief shall have the same share as is allowed to a colonel, and the officers which shall be appointed by him to command these men shall in like manner be considered as land officers. That where her Majesty's ships and those of the States shall concur in the siege or attack of a place, the officers and seamen of those ships (hall share in the distribution of the booty as landmen. That if any fleet of the enemy shall come to relieve any place jo attacked or besieged, and that the fleet of her Majesty and the States General, or any squadron of it, lhall attack such fleet, then the officers and seamen of such fleet or squadron, so engaged, ihall share as landmen in the distribution of the booty of such place, if taken. That in all other cafes which cannot be foreseen, the admiral of the fleets of her Majesty and the States General in the West Indies, and the general of the land forces there, shall...
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