[These materials on the case of Lt. Kennedy were adapted by GPL, with permission of the author, from the latter's course website, which is no longer available online.]

T. Stock, Acting Adjudant General of the Army, to C. R. Kennedy, Late Lieutenant 2nd. Light Cavalry, Poona.


Adjudant General's Office,
Head Quarters, Poona,
9th November, 1860.


1. In reply to your letter to the adress of the Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, I am to inform you that His Excellency sees no necessity for your seeking an interview with him, for the purpose of being allowed a Court Martial to investigate your case.

2. Under the orders of the Secretary of State for India, your name has been removed from the rolls of this Army and it would therefore be impossible to bring you before a Court Martial seeing that you no longer belong to the service and are beyond the control of the Commander-in-Chief and Articles of War.

3. A copy of a letter sent to your adress is herewith forwarded.--

I have the honor to be , Sir, your most obedient servant,

T. STOCK, Major
Acting Adjudant General of the Army.

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