Defence of the Honourable Andrew Cochrane Johnstone, Including a View of the Evidence Produced on His Trial: With the Sentence ...

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J. Ballantyne, 1806 - 179 pages
 

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Page clxix - ... immediately to vacate their seats, and their full salaries are absolutely secured to them during the continuance of their commissions ; his majesty having been pleased to declare, that " he looked upon the independence and uprightness of the judges, as essential to the impartial administration of justice ; as one of the best securities of the rights and liberties of his subjects; and as most conducive to the honour of the crown.
Page 76 - War which shall appear to have been committed more than three years before the date of the commission or warrant for such trial, unless the person accused, by reason of his having absented himself, or of some other manifest impediment, shall not have been amenable to justice within that period...
Page clxviii - So that the liberties of England cannot but subsist so long as this palladium remains sacred and inviolate, not only from all open attacks (which none will be so hardy as to make) but also from all secret machinations which may sap and undermine it...
Page clxxi - Crimes therein mentioned, without Partiality, Favour, or Affection; and if any doubt shall arise, which is not explained by the said Articles or Act of Parliament, according to my Conscience, the best of my Understanding, and the Custom of War in the like Cases.
Page 97 - ART. 23. Any officer or soldier who, being present at any mutiny or sedition, does not use his utmost endeavor to suppress the same, or having knowledge of any intended mutiny or sedition, does not, without delay, give information thereof to his commanding officer, shall suffer death, or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.
Page clxxvi - ... of opinion that the charge is malicious and ill-founded ; it having appeared that the said admiral, so far from having, by misconduct and neglect of duty, on the days therein alluded to, lost an opportunity of rendering essential service to the state, and thereby tarnished the honour of the British navy, behaved as became a judicious, brave, and experienced officer...
Page clxxi - ... disclose or discover the vote or opinion of any particular member of the court-martial, unless required to give evidence thereof, as a witness, by a court of justice, in due course of law. So help you God.
Page clxxvii - Admiral Keppel, — It is no small pleasure to me to receive the commands of the court I have the honour to preside at, that in delivering to you your sword, I am to congratulate you on its being restored to you with so much honour, hoping ere long you will be called forth by your sovereign to show it once more in the defence of your country.
Page 97 - Any officer, non-commissioned officer, or soldier, who, being present at any mutiny or sedition, does not use his utmost...
Page clxv - With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and...

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