Note: Reports of Courts-Martial
“Courts-martial are open courts, although no one is permitted to print the evidence.” wrote Capt. Marryat in about 1830. Olaf Hartelie asked when the prohibition was withdrawn in his article in MM Volume 1, Issue 2. Callender asserts that Marryat was incorrect in his original statement, as it was quite common for the details of courts-martial to be published in pamphlet form in the Eighteenth Century. Also during the wars with France the details of courts-martial were recorded in the Naval Chronicle.