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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, Sept 26, 1849 NAVAL COURT MARTIAL AT PLYMOUTH The inquiry into the conduct of Commander Pitman, of her
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, Sept 26, 1849

      NAVAL COURT MARTIAL AT PLYMOUTH
      The inquiry into the conduct of Commander Pitman, of her Majesty's ship
      Childers, terminated on Wednesday last, after continuing 12 days. The following
      is the result:-
      The Judge Advocate read the decision of the court on the following charges:
      "General cruelty from the 4th September, 1848, until the 20th May, 1849;
      and for false statements in the log of her Majesty's ship Childers on the 9th
      day of October, 1848. General cruelty and oppression during the period
      commencing the 4th September, 1846, and ending the 20th May, 1849. False
      expenditure of stores, viz., a hammock cloth represented to have been washed
      away on the 14th October, 1836; and a main-top sail to have been lost on the 9th
      October, 1848. False statements in the log book of her Majesty's ship Childers,
      from Sept., 1846 to 28th May, 1840."
      "The Court having heard the evidence in support of the charges, as well as
      what the prisoner has offered in his behalf, and very maturely and deliberately
      weighted and considered the same, is opinion that the charges of general cruelty
      and oppression has been in part proved against the prisoner, Commander J.C.
      Pitman; and the court is further of opinion that the charge of false
      expenditures in stores and the charge of false statements in the log book of her
      Majesty's ship Childers, have been proved against the prisoner Commander J.C.
      Pitman to be dismissed from her Majesty's service."
      The court then broke up.


      The non-commissioned officers of the 3d Buffs entertained to a farewell
      dinner the non-commissioned officers of the King's Dragoon Guards, stationed in
      this garrison who left on Thursday, for head quarters at Caher.--Limerick
      Chronicle.

      Intelligence has been received from the service companies of the 59th
      Regt., which were embarked at Cork for Hong Kong, that cholera had broken out in
      the ships conveying them to their destination; a number of the men had died.
      Quartermaster M'Donald fell a victim to the malady. When the disease first
      appeared they were about fourteen bays sail from Rio Janeiro into which they
      intended to put.

      An English contractor of large capital has undertaken to complete the whole
      line of Railway from Tipperary to Waterford, for the Waterford and Tipperary
      Company.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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