History of the Island of St. Helena, from Its Discovery by the Portuguese to 1823

History of the Island of St. Helena, from Its Discovery by the Portuguese to 1823

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...in time of peace, was doubted; and an Act of Parliament was passed, in the twenty-seventh of George the Second, for punishing mutiny, desertion, and other military crimes, in a manner similar to that practised in his Majesty's armies. By this act the Court of Directors, through the medium of the Crown, is empowered to authorize the Governor and Council to appoint courts martial, and also to extend the same authority to the commanding officer of any detached party. Chap. Besides the penalties to which officers on the VII.--'. St. Helena establishment are liable by the deciTUss.1 sion of a military court, they are subject to dismission by the Governor and Council, without a court martial; and, by the Act of Parliament of the thirteenth of George the Third, for regulat Extract from the Court of Directors' letter, dated the 19th of January, 1769: --"That they (the officers) are not only to obey their su"perior officers, according to the rules and discipline of "war, but are to be entirely subject to the orders of the "Governor and Council, who are the Company's legal re"presentatives; as likewise to such orders they may re"ceive from any of the Company's civil servants to whom "the Governor and Council shall think fit to delegate such "authority. "That as they are entirely subject to the authority of "the Company's civil representatives, so the Governor and "Council, upon the misbehaviour of any officer, may, when"ever they think fit, take away such officers' commissions, "without bringing him before a court martial, according to "the general practice of the service. "The intent of sending you the foregoing is not merely "with respect to the officers now appointed, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899482
  • 9781236899484