A Letter to the Queen on a Late Court Martial

Paperback | October 12, 2012

bySamuel Warren

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... employed abroad or at home: aud he desired that thenceforth the sentences of such courts should not be carried into execution on Sundays, except in cases of evident necessity."--On the ensuing Monday morning, Captain Douglas and-his family quitted Alderney. It being known that be had been put in arrest by the Town-Major, on the preceding Sunday, but not for what reason,--of which Captain Douglas himself was wholly ignorant,--the departure from the island, of the late commanding officer of the detachment, was made under circumstances of publicity exquisitely painful to persons of any degree of sensibility. The circumstances which led to that arrest, and the ensuing trial by Court Martial, I shall now detail to your Majesty: endeavouring, while doing so, to suppress the feelings of painful astonishment, with which, bearing in mind the facts already laid before your Majesty, I cannot but regard the whole course of proceedure by which it was sought to construct a charge against an officer, of Scandalous And Infamous Conduct! The narrative which follows, is founded on the evidence taken before the Court Martial, as appearing in the official record of the Deputy Judge-Advocate; as well as on other facts, the authenticity of which can be placed beyond doubt, many of which were ready to be laid before the Court, had they allowed Captain Douglas to do so. To the minute and apparently trivial details which immediately follow, given with all possible fidelity, and which have acquired a painful significance and interest, I supplicate your Majesty's attention; as it is out of an erroneous representation of them to the military authorities, and a consequent grievous misconception of them by those authorities, and the Court Martial, that the ruin of...

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... employed abroad or at home: aud he desired that thenceforth the sentences of such courts should not be carried...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217307671

ISBN - 13:9780217307673

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