Proceedings of a General Court Martial for the Trial of Major General Arnold

Priv. Print., 1865 - 182 páginas

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Página 164 - All crimes not capital, and all disorders and neglects, which officers and soldiers may be guilty of, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, though not mentioned in the foregoing articles of war, are to be taken cognizance of by a general, or a regimental, garrison, or field officers' court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and punished at the discretion of such court.
Página 123 - ... to Congress, and would disable the Congress of the United States from giving satisfaction to foreign nations complaining of a violation of neutralities, of treaties or other breaches of the law of nations...
Página xxxi - Proceedings of a General Court Martial of the Line, held at Raritan, in the State of New Jersey, by order of His Excellency George Washington, Esq., General and Commander in Chief; of the Army of the United States of America, for the Trial of Major General Arnold, June 1, 1779, Major General Howe, president.
Página 103 - If General Arnold has settled his affairs, and can be spared from Philadelphia, I would recommend him for this business, and that he should immediately set out for the northern department ; he is active, judicious, and brave, and an officer in whom the militia will repose great confidence.
Página 126 - Pennsylvania be requested to appoint a committee to confer with a committee of congress, on the subject of the proceedings relative to the sloop Active, and the objections made to the execution of the decree of the committee on appeals, to the end that proper measures may be adopted for removing the said obstacles and that a committee of three be appointed to hold the said conference with the committee of the general assembly of Pennsylvania. The members chosen, Mr. Paca, Mr. Burke, and Mr. RH Lee.*...
Página 10 - In view of the dangers which threatened to overwhelm my district, I decided that all cotton in Arkansas and north Louisiana was in imminent danger of falling into the hands of the enemy.
Página 123 - ... that congress is by these United States invested with the supreme sovereign power of war and peace : that the power of executing the law of nations is essential to the sovereign supreme power of war and peace : that the legality of all captures on the high seas must be determined by the law of nations...
Página 103 - ... or be more -usefully employed at this time, than in this way. I am persuaded his presence and activity will animate the militia greatly, and spur them on to a becoming conduct. I could wish him to be engaged in a more agreeable service, to be with better troops, but circumstances call for his exertions in this way, and I have no doubt of his adding much to the honors he has already acquired.
Página 8 - Pennsylvania, be, with the evidence which have been collected and reported by the Committee on those letters transmitted to the Commander in Chief, and that he be directed to appoint a Court Martial on the first, second, third and fifth articles contained in the said resolves of the said Executive Council — the said articles only being cognizable by a Court Martial, and that the reference be notified to the Supreme Executive Council, and they be requested to furnish the evidence to the Court Martial...
Página 123 - That the said control must extend as well over the decisions of juries as judges in courts for determining the legality of captures on the sea ; otherwise the juries would be possessed of the ultimate supreme power of executing the law of nations in all cases of captures, and might at any time exercise the same in such manner as to prevent a possibility of being...

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