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Doubt shall arise which is not explained by the said Articles or Act, according to my Conscience, the best of my Understanding, and the Custom of War in the like Cases; and I further swear, That I will not divulge the Sentence of the Court until it shall be duly approved ; neither will I, upon any Account, at any Time whatsoever, 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 or a Court-martial in a due Course of Law.

So help me GOD.

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do swear, That I will not, upon any Account whatsoever, 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 or a Courtmartial in a due Course of Law; and that I will not, unless it be necessary for the due Discharge of my official Duties, disclose the Sentence of the Court until it shall be duly approved.

So help me GOD.

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QUESTIONS to be separately put by the JUSTICE to a

RECRUIT.

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1. What is your Name?
2. In what Parish, and in or near what Town, and in what

County, were you born ?
3. What is your Age?
4. What is your Trade or Calling ?
5. Are you an Apprentice ?
6. Are you married ?
7. Are you ruptured or lame; have you ever been subject to

Fits; or have you any Disability or Disorder which
impedes the free Use of your Limbs, or unfits you for

ordinary Labour ?
8. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the Royal
Marine Forces for the Term of

[this Blank to be filled up by the Justice with Twelve Years,” if the Person enlisted is of the Age of Eighteen Years or upwards, but if under that Age then the Difference between his Age and Eighteen is to be added to such Twelve Years), provided Her Majesty should so long require your Services, and also for such further Term, not exceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commanding Officer on any Foreign Station ?

9. At what Place, on what Day, at what Hour of the Day,

and where and by whom were you enlisted ? 10. For what Bounty did you enlist ? 11. Have you any Objection to make to the Manner of your

Enlistment? 12. Do you now belong to the Militia ? 13. Do you belong to any Regiment, or to the Marines,

Ordnance, or Navy, or to the Forces of the East India

Company ? 14. Have you ever served in the Army, Marines, Ordnance, or

Navy, or in the Forces of the East India Company? 15. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for Her Majesty's Ser

vice, or for the Service of the East India Company, upon

any prior Enlistment ? Note.-The Magistrate is directed in putting the Twelfth Question

to the Recruit, and before he receives his Answer, distinctly to apprize the Recruit that if he belongs to the Militia, and denies the Fact, he is liable to Six Months Imprisonment.

Oath to be taken by a RECRUIT on Attestation.

I

do make Oath, That the above Questions have been separately put to me, that the Answers thereto have been read over to me, and that they are the same that I gave, and are true.

I do also make Oath, That I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors; and that I will, as in Duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in Person, Crown, and Dignity, against all Enemies; and will observe and obey all Orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me. So help me GOD.

Witness my Hand,

Signature of the Recruit.

Witness present. Sworn before me at

this

One thousand eight hundred and

at o'Clock.

Signature of the Justice.

Day of

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CERTIFICATE to be given by the JUSTICE.

Description of
Age, apparently
Height,

Feet

Inches.
Complexion,
Eyes,
Hair,
Any distinctive Mark.

one of Her Majesty's Justices of the
to wit.
Peace at

do hereby certify, That the
above is the Description of the Recruit

; and in my Presence all the foregoing Questions were put to the said

that the Answers written opposite to them are those which he gave to me; and that the Thirtieth and Thirtysixth Articles of the Rules and Articles for the better Government of Her Majesty's Royal Marine Forces while on shore, against Mutiny and Desertion, were read over to him; that he took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity ; that he received the Sum of

on being attested this Day; that he was not attested until Twenty-four Hours had elapsed after he received Enlisting Money; that

[this Blank is to be supplied by the Words the Place where he swears that he enlisted is in the Vicinity of my Residence," or by the Words “ the Place where he swears that he enlisted is within the Division, District, or Place for which I act,” or by the Words “ I am acting within the Division, District, or Place where the Head Quarters of the Recruiting Party is stationed,” as the Case may be]; that I am not an Officer in the Marines, and that I have given him a Duplicate of this Certificate signed with my Name.

Signature of the Justice.

DECLARATION to be made by a MARINE renewing his Service.
I

do declare, That I am at present (or was, as the Case may be,] in the

Division of the Royal Marine Forces; that I enlisted on the

Day of for a Term of

Years; that I am of the Age of

Years; and that I will serve Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, as a Marine, for a further Term of

Years [to be filled up with Twelve Years, and in
the Case of a Marine about to embark for Foreign Service, with
such Number of years as shall be required to complete a total
Service of Twenty-four Years], provided my Services should
80 long be required, and also for such further Term, not ex-
ceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commanding
Officer on any Foreign Station.
Declared before me

Signature of Marine.
Signature of Witness.

FORM

Form of Oath to be taken by a MASTER whose Apprentice

has absconded. I of

do make Oath, That I am by Trade a and that

was bound to serve as an Apprentice to me in the said Trade, by Indenture dated the

Day of

for the Term of Years; and that the said

did on or about the

Day of

last abscond and quit my Service without my Čonsent, and that to the best of my Knowledge and Belief the said

is aged about Years. Witness Witness my Hand at

the

One thousand eight hundred and Sworn before me at

this Day of

One thousand eight hundred and

Day of

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FORM of JUSTICE'S CERTIFICATE to be given to the MASTER

of an Apprentice.

one of Her Majesty's Justices of to wit, the Peace of

certify, That of came before me at

the

Day of

One thousand eight hundred and and made Oath that he was by Trade a

and that

was bound to serve as an Apprentice to him in the said Trade, by Indenture dated the Day of for the Term of

Years; and that the said Apprentice did on or about the

abscond and quit the Service of the said without his Consent; and that to the best of his Knowledge and Belief the said Apprentice is aged about Years.

Day of

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DESCRIPTION RETURN of

committed to Confinement on the

Day of
Deserter from the Royal Marines.

at

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Name and Occupation and Ad

dress of the Person by whom
apprehended

Particulars of the Evidence on

which the Prisoner is com-
mitted

Whether the Prisoner was appre

hended or voluntarily surren-
dered himself as a Deserter

Whether the Prisoner confessed

before the Magistrate that he
is a Deserter

* It is important for the Public Service, and for the Interest of the Deserter, that this Part of the Return should be accurately filled up, and the Details should be inserted by the Magistrate, in his own Handwriting, or, under his Direction, by bis Clerk.

I do hereby certify that the Prisoner has been duly examined before me as to the Circumstance herein stated, and has declared in my Presence that het a Deserter from the above-mentioned Corps.

Signature and Address

of Magistrate. Signature of Prisoner.

Signature of Informant, Insert "is" or "is not," as the Case may be.

I certify that I have inspected the Prisoner, and consider him for Military Service.

Signature of Military Medical Officer, or of Private Medical Practitioner.

Insert “fit" or "unfit," as the Case may be ; and if unfit, state the cause of Unfitness.

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