Considerations on the Principles of Naval Discipline, and Naval Courts-Martial

Considerations on the Principles of Naval Discipline, and Naval Courts-Martial

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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...that had called them from their duty, to attend to its black and malignant suggestions. They found, that several of those questions were lo contradictory to each other, that the affirmative of one must have necessarily proved the negative of others, whilst all were put to the witnesses with an equal appearance of conviction and truth from the Prosecutor;--that all were answered to his own disgrace; and that they fastened upon himself the very crimes he had undertaken to six on his Commander in Chief. They found by them, that a glorious opportunity had been indeed lost of doing a most essential service to the State;--but they were not appointed to try Sir H. Palliser, or to pass judgment upon his crimes. He was self-produced at their bar, and not irom any legal authority; and they were, as it became them, most scrupulously pulously careful not to transgress the strictest rules of their duty. They were empowered by the Admiralty, as I have already proved, to try the charge he exhibited against Admiral Keppel. They compared it with the Evidence he produced in support of his allegation; and, after the fullest deliberation, they declared that the charge was malicious and ill founded, it having appeared that the said Admiral, so jar from having by misconduSi and?iegle6l of duty, on the days alluded to in the charge, loft opportunity of rendering essential service to the Sit ate, and thereby tarnished the honour of the British Flag, behaved as became a judicious, brave, and experienced ofsicer; they therefore honourably and unanimously acquit the said Admiral Augujlus Keppel of the several articles contained in the charge against him. Thus have I laid before my readers a full and authentic account, from indisputable record, of the Proceedings of the...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236682068
  • 9781236682062