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To inform the Publick
He is likewise to correspond with the several PubOffices of all lick Offices, about such Matters as relate to them
; Matters re- and to send an Account to them, as well as to the lating to
Admiralty, of all Directions given by him, which concern the faid Offices.
Not to order tbe bearing
He is never to give Orders to any Captain to bear Supernume. Supernumeraries, unless there be just Cause for it, raries with which is to be expressed in the Body of the Order ; out Gaule.
and he is to inform the Secretary of the Admiralty when he gives such Orders, and of his Reasons for lo doing.
When he is at Sea, he is frequently to exercise the his Squadron frequently. Ships under his Command, and draw them into Lines
of Battle, when the Weather is fair, and the same can be done, without Interruption to the Voyage.
To visit the Ships under his Command,
He is to visit the Ships of his Squadron or Division, and view the Men on Board, and see them mustered, as often as he shall think neceffary.
VI. To direit the Naval Ofi- When he is in Foreign Parts, where Naval or ather cers abroad, according to Officers, are established, he is to conform himself, as the Rules of
much the Navy.
much as possible, to the Standing Rules of the Navy, in such Directions as he shall have Occasion to give them; and never to put them upon any extraordinary Expences, unless the Service shall absolutely require the same.
He is never to interest himself in the Purchase of Not to inteany Stores or Provisions in Foreign Parts, where there is himlen
in purchasing are proper Officers appointed for that Service, except Provisions there shall be an absolute Necessity to make Use of abroad. his Credit or Authority to procure such Provisions or Stores as are wanted; but, in that Case, he shall not be so concerned, as to have any private Interest in the fame.
At the End of the Voyage, he is to attend the Lord To deliver a High Admiral, or Lords Commissioners of the Ad-the
Admiral miralty, to give an Account of the Expedition, and office at shall leave a Copy of his Journal with the Secretary of the Voyage. the Admiralty.
LL Courts Martial are to be held, Offences Art of the trycd, Sentence pronounced, and Execution,
to be observed
13th Car. 2.
of fuch Sentence to be done, according to the
Courts Martial, are to be understood to be in Force,
1:7 Courts Martial shall always be held in the Forerial some bald noon, and in the most publick Place of the ship,
where 'all, who will, may be present ;' and the Captains of all His Majesty's Ships in Company, which take Post, have a Right to assist thereat.
Alt Complaints at Sea, or in Foreign Parts, upon to be made in which the summoning a Court Martial is to be grounWriting.
ded, shall be made in Writing to the Commander in Chief, (unless where the said Commander in Chief shall fee Cause of himself sto i galla the same,) in which are to be set forth the particular Facts, with the Place, Time, and in what Männer
they were committed
. And if any Captain, who is entitled by his 'Rank to
fit in the Court, be personally concerned in the Matter to be tryed, he shall not be admitted to sit at the faid Tryal.
The Judge Advocate is to examine the Witnesses Judge Advoupon Oath, take down their Depositions in Writing, mine Wiand fhéw.the fame to the Commander in Chief, who nesses upon is to order him to send timely, before the Tryal, an attested Copy of the Charge or Accusation, to the Party accused, in order to his being the better prepared for his Defence.
When the Court is fitting, the Judge Advocate is To take Mito take Minutes of their Proceedings, and to advise Procedings them of the proper Forms, when there shall be Occa-of the Court. fion ; and to deliver his Opinion in any Doubts or Difficulties in their Methods, that may arise in the Course of the Tryal.
VII. -;: 00 11 oC is c: When the Court shall have gone through the Exa-Matters to : minations, and heard ull Parties, the Perfón áccufed befettled by shall be removed, and the Standers by ordered to of Veices. withdraw ; after which, the Matters being fully considered and debated by the Court, the President is to state and put the several Questions agreed by them ; in which the youngest Officer shall vote first, proceeding in Order up to the President, who, having delivered his own Opinion, is to collect the Nunibers,
and settle the Determination of the Couit, according to the Majority of Voices,
VIII. Fudge Ad
The Judge Advocate is to draw up in Writing the draw up, and Sentence of the Court, which being approved and Pronounce the signed by them, all Persons shall be admitted ; and
the Party accused being present, the Judge Advocate, by Direction of the President, is to pronounce the fame.
Executions to be publick.
When Sentence of Death is to be executed upon any Criminal, Notice is to be first given from the Ship by a Signal, and firing a Gun ; upon which, the Captains of all the Ships present shall summon their Companies upon Deck, to be Spectators thereof, and fhall make known to them the Crime, for which the Punishment is inflicted.
The Judge Advocate is always to send the Orivocate to fend ginal Sentence and Affidavits, as also the Minutes ings of the which he has taken of the Proceedings of the Court;
to the Secretary of the Admiralty.
Court to the