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ON

MILITARY L A W;

PROCEEDINGS

OF

COURTS MARTIAL;

&c. &c. &c.

Diis proximus ille est
Quem ratio, non ira, movet; quia facta rependens
Consilio punire potest.

Claudian.

BY

THE AUTHOR

OF

THE ARTILLERIST'S MANUAL, AND BRITISH SOLDIER'S

COMPENDIUM.

WOOLWICH.
PUBLISHED, AND SOLD BY E, JONES.

LONDON.
SOLD BY MESSRS. SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO., STATIONERS' HALL COURT;

F. PINKNEY, WHITEHALL; AND W. H. ALLEN, LEADENHALL STREET,

1841.

293.

WOOLWICH:

PRINTED BY E. JONES,

THOMAS STREET.

2009 MINA NUSITIO LLUME

TO

LIEUTENANT GENERAL, THE RIGHT HONORABLE

Sir George Murray.

G. C. B. & G.C. H.

MASTER GENERAL OF THE ORDNANCE,

&c. &c. &e.

THE FOLLOWING BRIEF

Notes on Military Law,

&c. &c. &c.

are most respectfully dedicated,

by

His very obedient, and grateful Servant,

Frederick A. Griffiths.

INTRODUCTION.

By the Regulations and Orders for the Army, all Officers are directed “to apply themselves diligently to the acquirement of a competent knowledge of Military Law, and of the Orders, and Regulations founded thereon, and also of the practice of Military Courts,” &c.

As Officers may not always have the means of procuring, or may not even be aware of the various Works that have been published on Military Jurisprudence, which, in compliance with the above Extract, it is incumbent on them to study, I have been induced to publish the following “ Notes on Military Law, Proceedings of Courts Martial, Courts of Enquiry, &c;" having myself frequently found them of service, and several of my friends having, perhaps too partially, been pleased to consider them a useful Manual of Military Law.

Taking it for granted that every Officer will be able, at all times, readily to refer to the Mutiny Act, and Articles of War, and will also have in his own possession the General Regulations and Orders for the Army, I have endeavoured to avoid inserting in these Notes any matter contained in those Publications; confining myself chiefly to the following Military Works : viz.

“ A Treatise on Courts Martial,” by Adye.

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