Proceedings of the Naval Court Martial in the Case of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, a Commander in the Navy of the United States, &c: Including the Charges and Specifications of Charges, Preferred Against Him by the Secretary of the Navy

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H. G. Langley, 1844 - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 344 pages
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Page 249 - Malice in common acceptation means ill will against a person, but in its legal sense it means a wrongful act, done intentionally, without just cause or excuse.
Page 227 - ... or connive at any mutinous or seditious practices, or shall treat with contempt his superior, being in the execution of his office; or being witness to any mutiny or sedition...
Page 2 - An act for the better government of the navy of the United States," passed the twenty-third day of April, one thousand eight hundred.
Page 253 - The party assaulted must therefore flee as far as he conveniently can, either by reason of some wall, ditch, or other impediment ; or as far as the fierceness of the assault will permit him : for it may be so fierce as not to allow him to yield a step, without manifest danger of his life, or enormous bodily harm ; and then in his defence he may kill his assailant instantly. And this is the doctrine of universal justice, as well as of the municipal law.
Page 344 - EDWARDS LESTER'S NEW WORK. In two vola. I2mo. beautifully printed and embellished by finelyengraved plates from designs of Chapman. THE CONDITION AND FATE OF ENGLAND. BY THE AUTHOR OF " THE GLORY AND SHAME OF ENGLAND.
Page 243 - If any person in the navy shall sleep upon his watch, or negligently perform the duty assigned him, or leave his station before regularly relieved...
Page 243 - No officer or private in the navy shall disobey the lawful orders of his superior officer, or strike him, or draw, or offer to draw, or raise any_ weapon against him, while in the execution of the duties of his office, on pain of death, or such other punishment as a court martial shall inflict.
Page 343 - Confederation — constituting a. 'part of our national archives at one of its most eventful crises — possesses, not only great historical value, but acquires an increasing interest as the great epoch to which they relate becomes more and more remote The Debates and the Correspondence refer with brevity to a variety of subjects in the order of their occurrence, and also to the remarks, conduct, and opinions of many distinguished persons in public life. Besides much of the proceedings of Congress,...
Page 243 - If any officer or other person in the navy shall, through inattention, negligence, or any other fault, suffer any vessel of the navy to be stranded, or run upon rocks or shoals, or hazarded, he shall suffer such punishment as a court martial shall adjudge.

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