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The Jesuits in China had succeeded in collecting geographical materials by means of the Chinese trained by themselves, which have subsequently been proved to be good, and Captain Montgomerie did not see why the English should not get at least as good work out of some of the natives of Hindostan. Captain Montgomerie recommended the subject to the consideration of the Council of the Society, and he was prepared to draw up a project for employing natives in exploration if the Council thought it advisable.
Thanks were voted to Captain Montgomerie for his interesting communication.
The Librarian submitted the usual monthly report.
The following is a list of books &c. added to the Library since the
Meeting in March. '
Vividhartha Sang:-aha, No. 79.—BY THE Emron.
Calcutta Christian Intelligencer for 1861.—BY rnn RIGHT Rnv. THE BISHOP or CALCUTTA.
The Oriental Baptist for March.—BY THE EDITOR.
The Oriental Christian Spectator for J anuary.—~BY THE EDITOR.
Selections from the Records of the Government of the N. W. Provinces, No. 35.—BY THE GOVERNMENT N. W. Pnovnrons.
Photographs of the Elliott Marbles and other subjects in the Central Museum, Madras. By Capt. Tripe.—BY THE Mamus GOVERNMENT.
Photographic Views in Tanjore and Trivady.—BY THE SAME.
Ditto Ditto of Seringham, Trichinopoly, Poodoocottah, Ryakottah and other places in the Saleim Disti-ict.—BY THE sum.
Ditto Ditto in Madura District, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.—BY THE SAME.
Ditto Ditto of an Inscription around the basement of the Bimanum of
Account of a visit to Puppzi doung, an extinct volcano in Upper Burma.--By WILLIAM T. BLANFOBD, F. G. S.
rectly written Paopa doung) must have attracted the attention of every one who has passed along the Irawaddi valley between Yenankhyoung and Minkhyan. For some distance below and above Pagan, especially, it is a most conspicuous object, and there is certainly no hill seen from the Irawaddi between Rangoon and Ava, nor perhaps until the Shwé-mi-toung is seen from Malé, which forms an equally striking feature in the varying and picturesque landscape of the river valley. This is not because Puppa is much higher than other mountains seen from the river, many of the more lofty portions of the Arakan Yoma must nearly equal it in elevation, but they are far less prominent, because they only rise slightly above the remainder of the range, the general contour of which is rounded and uninteresting; while Puppzi stands completely alone, its steep sides and cragg
top, the latter frequently capped with clouds, towering majestically over the low ridges of sandstone sparsely scattered over the country in its neighbourhood. From the difficulty of access to the interior of upper Burma, except in the immediate neighbourhood of the river Irawaddi below the capital, Puppa has, so far as I am aware, never been reached by any European; and, therefore, although my visit
was most hasty, a short account of it may prove interesting, by