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Report of the Board of General Officers

This presentation of the report (sometimes referred to as the Chelsea Board, or the "Whitewash" Board)is based on transcripts by Megan Stevens, and includes the page numbers of the original publication in order to maintain the validity of page references. It is arranged in the following sections:-

Title page
and
table of
contents
First
Report
(pp i-xxix)
Second
Report
(pp xxix-xxx)
Preliminary
Meeting
(p xxxi-xxxii)
Minutes
(parts
only)
Appendices
(parts
only)
p. xxix p. xxx

[Page xxix of the Report]

The terms of Your Majesty's Warrant did not appear to us to call for an expression of our opinion on any cases except those of the five officers whose complaints we have already considered.

But, in conformity with the directions conveyed to us in a letter addressed by Your Majesty's Secretary of State for War to the Judge Advocate-General, we received certain explanatory statements from Captain Leopold George Heath, C.B., R.N., which will be found in pp. 401 to 415 of the Proceedings, and in the Appendix.

Having been honoured with Your Majesty's commands, not only to report an opinion upon the matters referred to us as set forth in your Royal Warrant, ...

[Page xxx of the Report]

... but also to submit to Your Majesty what, in our judgment, may be done thereon -

We have, in obedience to Your Majesty's commands, stated, in this our Report, our unanimous opinion on the cases of the undermentioned officers:-

And, in conclusion,

We beg leave further humbly to submit to Your Majesty, that there does not appear to us to be any ground for further proceedings thereon.

All which is most dutifully submitted.

ALEXANDER WOODFORD, General, President.
BEAUCHAMP, General.
G.H.F. BERKELY, General.
JOHN BELL, Lieutenant-General.
WILLIAM ROWAN, Lieutenant-General.
W. KNOLLYS, Lieutenant-General.
J. PEEL, Major-General.

Chelsea, July 4, 1856.


p. xxix p. xxx
Title page
and
table of
contents
First
Report
(pp i-xxix)
Second
Report

(pp xxix-xxx)
Preliminary
Meeting
(p xxxi-xxxii)
Minutes
(parts
only)
Appendices
(parts
only)
Analysis
of Index
(not
available)

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