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DUTY OF VOLUNTEERS IN TIMES OF RIOT. The following memorandum, "in regard to the employ- ment of volunteers in aid of the civil power," has just been issued from the War Office:- MEMORANDUM. I- Questions having arisen as to the power o the civil authority to call upon the volunteer force to act 111 aid of the civil power in suppression of riot or public commotion, and doubts having been expressed as to the duty of the members of the volunteer force, if so called lPon. the following circular is issued for the general information of the volunteer force, in accordance with the opinion of the law officers of the Crown. Her Majesty's subjects are bound, in case of the existence of riots, to use all reasonable endeavours, according to the necessity of the occasion, to suppress and quell such riots and members of the volunteer °rce are not exempted from this general obligation. 3. Tha civil authority is not in any case entitled to call upon or order volunteers to act as a military Dody, with or without arms, in the preservation of the Peace. 4. Members of the volunteer force may, in common with all her Majesty's subjects, be called ttPon and required by the civil authority to act as special constables for the purpose of suppressing and fuelling riots. 5. In cases of riots and disturbances not amounting to insurrection, and not having for their object the of felonious acts or the subversion of the rvil Government, special constables, whether volun- eers or others, should not be armed with or use weapon other than the ordinary constable's taff; and in such cases no volunteer should, when ctmg as a special constable, appear in his military wress. 6. In cases of serious and dangerous riots and dis- turbances—for instance, in case of insurrection, or of riots having for their object the commission of felonious acts or the subversion of the civil Government—the civil authority may call upon and require her Majesty's Subjects generally, including volunteers, to arm, them- selves with and use' such other weapons of defence or attack as may be in their power and may be suitable Or the occasion, and such other weapons may be used accordingly, by her Majesty's subjects, including Volunteers, according to the necessity of the occasion. U7. Firearms should be the last weapons so to be ailed into action, and should be resorted to only in ases when, without their use, it would be practically ^Upossible to quell the disturbance. 8. All her Majesty's subjects, including volunteers, acting either as special constables or otherwise, for Suppressing and quelling riots, are entitled to use and Put in action such knowledge and practice of military discipline and organisation as they may possess, for the purpose of making their combined strength and the use of such weapons as the occasion may justify Qiore effectual. 9. Her Majesty's subjects, including volunteers, in cases in which it is proper for them to act for the sup- pression of riots, should act, if it be practicable, under the direction of the civil authority but they will not be released from the obligation to use their reasonable endeavours for the suppression of riots and disturb- ances according to the necessities of the occasion, if ^Magistrates should not be present or not within reach ot.immediate communication when anv such occasion arises. 10. In the event of an attack upon their storehouses or armouries, members of the volunteer force may -Combine and avail themselves of their military disci- Phne to repel such attack, and to defend such store- houses and armouries, and for such .purposes may, if the necessity of the occasion require it, use arms.

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