An Act to explain so much of an Act of the present Session of Parliament, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, as relates to the Transportation of Offenders. (Cap. LXIII). PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN.

An Act to explain so much of an Act of the present Session of Parliament…
An Act to explain so much of an Act of the present Session of Parliament, for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, as relates to the Transportation of Offenders. (Cap. LXIII).

London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1827.

Folio, pp. [621]-627, last blank, armorial letterhead, fine.

An Act extending the use of transportation as a form of punishment in the army during periods of grievous unrest and mutiny.

An Act extending the use of transportation as a form of punishment in the army during periods of grievous unrest and mutiny.

With regards to the transportation of felons, this Act gives the Secretary at War or his deputy the same powers as the Commander in Chief of the Kings armies in Great Britain and Ireland. The Act was generated to avoid confusion of jurisdiction in the event of there being no acting Commander in Chief.

By assuming the powers in this Act, the Secretary at War can notify the king of sentences of transportation passed, and reciprocally, he is empowered to inform mutineers charged with death of the Royal pardon. This implies that execution was demoted to transportation, as was often the case.

Ferguson, 1124.

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