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last died poor.

fits, we should not have, now, to bear the The following Resolutions were unanimously shame and the regret of having obtained an

agreed to. extension of the sphere of civilization, That this mceting have learned with the at the deplorable price of the extirpation most lively satisfaction, from the resolu. of the North American race; the mon tions of the Society for Promoting Chrisstrous system of negro slavery might have tian Knowledge, which have now been read, perished in its infancy, with the necessities that a monument is to be erected to the which gave it birth; Great Britain and memory of the late Lord Bishop of CalAmerica might still have been one people, cutta, in the cathedral church of St. Paul's. or, if we had parted, it would have been on That this meeting are grateful for the better terms; and the hatred of England, opportunity now offered them of adding which is entertained by the descendants of their names to those of the Society in EngEngland, would not have existed in that land, in record of their veneration for the intensity and singleness which threatens memory of their first Bishop, the founder future calamities. England, perhaps, has of diocesan and district committees in Innot yet paid the full penalty of having per dia, to whose valuable counsel, and gene. mitted the destruction of one of the tribes rous assistance this committee are indebted of man. But I had not intended to say for the most important effects of their inmore of the plans of Berkeley, than that stitution. I will not estimate at any lower rate the That, in conformity with the resolution similar motives of the first Bishop of Cal of the Society for Promoting Christian cutta: all circumstances considered, I Knowledge, which limits the contributions doubt whether the sacrifice contemplated towards the monument “to the amount of by the one was greater than that which cach member's annual subscription to the was made by the other ; who, at a greater Society," the contributions of the memdistance from his country, and in the bers of the Madras District Committee, be burning climate of Bengal, persevered so limited to the sum which, at the exchange long in the dedication of his fortune, his of the day, will give one guinea in Engtime, and his whole powers, to the un land, that sum being equivalent to the prograteful task which he had set before him; portion of the local subscription which is and, seeking no common reward, has at appropriated as a donation by the Society.

That subscriptions be received by the We are invited to assist in building up treasurer, Messrs. Arbuthnot and Co., and his monument, and we shall all, I believe, by the secretary; and that the amount, join cheerfully in this last office, not from when collected, be transmitted, with a copy any indistinct and foolish notion that the of these resolutions, to the Board in Lon. tomb is to be raised as a reward to him don. whose name will be written on it ; but re That these resolutions be communicated garding it as a natural result of his meri to the members of the committee resident torious life, and an obvious mode of giv- in the provinces, and to those at the Presiing expression to the feelings which have dency who have not attended this meeting. arisen at his death. If we must look for At the motion of the Hon. H.S. Græme, some utility in the measure, let it be found Agreed unanimously, that the thanks in its excitement of others; even of those of the meeting be given to Sir Charles who are engaged in the service of the Grey, for the excellent address delivered church. I indulge in the belief that, to the public expression of grief and admi. Agreed unanimously, that the thanks of ration wbich the death of the late Bishop the meeting be given to the Veuerable the called forth in England, it may in some Archdeacon for having convened the degree be owing, that we are to have a meeting, and for his obliging conduct in successor, who is not inferior to him in the chair. any great or good qualities. I must speak

EDWARD VAUGHAN, Chairman. cautiously of the feelings of one who is entering upon solemn and arduous duties :

IMPROVEMENTS AT MADRAS. but thus much I will venture to say of the (Extract of a Leiter addressed to the Editor of the excellent person to whom I allude, that,

Madras ('ourier.) whatever higher and more holy motives In taking a retrospective view of may have supervened, twenty years can

Madras for the last twenty years, it is very not have so deadened his warm feelings, gratifying to behold how greatly it is imand obliterated his early character, that be proved. Indeed, Sir, after an absence of will hear with insensibility of the honours ten years, I was much pleased with a view paid to his predecessor. I think, with of the country on re-landing at the beach; satisfaction, that a part of the support of the appearance so much improved. St. which he will feel the want, may be de- George's and St. Andrew'schurches, besides rived from the hope now held out to him, chapels), added to St. Mary's; the British that in after-times his name also may be fair increased in number; European articles tead upon the national sepulchres of his and foreign wines flowing in abundance country.

at Messrs. Grifliths', Laird's, Cox, and

by him.





Franks' in succession to Mr. Hope; wise for the Deputy Medical Storekeepers of the laws continuing to suppress vice; news Poona, Surat and Northern Divisions. papers in daily circulation; public as One head assistant, with the rank, pay well as private places established for cul. and privileges of an assistant apothetivating the minds of our offspring. But cary....

.Rs. 44 my hopes centered in the welfare of two One second ditto as writer, with the daughters. I had cause for grief when I rank, pay and privileges of a 2d perceived they had been deprived of (I native assistant...

20 may add) all education ; for the demand of Two packers and store servants, at thirty pags. a month at Mrs. Balfour's six rupees each..........................

19 school, being much beyond the power of a One peon, at ditto. poor old subaltern to pay, a negligent Stationery, petty stores, sicklagur, &c. 16 education at the Female Asylum was all they had for nearly eight years. I do not

Total mention this as a disparagement to that laudable institution, where upwards of 300 children are supported on charity : but I would propose an amendment, that a regular master or teacher (a married man),

Bombay Castle, May 20, 1823. - In

order to perpetuate the remembrance of one known at the settlement, be engaged

the acknowledged bravery and discipline for that institution, on any small salary, that the children may bave the advantage the enemy in the field, the Hon. the

of the Bombay, army, when engaged with of the early education intended them, and thereby make it convenient to those poor

Governor in Council is pleased to direct, oflicers of the army, who prefer placing shall bear on their colours and appoint

that the following regiments and battalions their children there, rather than at a boarding-school. I found Madras pos.

ments the badges of honorary distinction sessed with masters also for all accom

hereafter specified, in addition to any boplishments; and with the assistance of

norary badges already bestowed on thein. Messrs. Zscharpel for music, Harvey for

Regiment of Artillery.—The two com. schooling, Raynaud for dancing, and panies which were commanded by Captains Ignatio for drawing, my daughters are

Bailie and Torriano at the siege and capnow able to make a pretty good figure in

ture of Seringapatam, in 1799, to bear on company and conversations, and much to their appointments the word “ Seringapatheir credit did these persons acquit this

tam," The two companies which were charge. I shall not encroach longer on

commanded in Egypt in 1802 by Captains your time, but merely add, the country pointments the emblem of the sphynx,

Powell and Smith, to bear on their apbears an improved appearance.

and the word “Egypt.” The third com

pany, a detachment of which was engaged BOMBAY

in the battle of Assye, on the 2nd Septem

ber 1803, the word “ Assye” on their GOVERNMENT GENERAL appointments; and Captain Hardy's comORDERS

pany, a detachment of which was engaged MEDICAL STORE DEPARTMENT.

in the battle of Kirkee on the 5th November Bombay Castle, May 1, 1829.— The fol

1817, the word “ Kirkee" on its appointlowing revised scale of public establish

ments; in testimony of their services on ments proposed for the Medical Store

those inemorable occasions. Department is dire ed to be adopted.

The Bombay European Regiment, which For the Medical Storekeeper at the Presidency. served at the siege and capture of Serings. One head assistant and general superin. patam, and were engaged in the battle of

tendent, with the rank, pay and privi- Kirkee, to bear the words “ Seringapatam leges of an apothecary .........Rs. 100

and Kirkee " upon its regimental colours Two assistants and writers, with the

and appointments. rank, pay and privileges of an as.

The 1st battalian Ist or Grenadier Resistant apothecary, 48 rupees each. giment Native Infantry, to bear the word Two inferior assistants and writers, Mangalore" upon its regimental colours

with the rank, pay and privileges of and appointments, in consideration of its

2d-native assistants, 20 rupees each. distinguished valour and discipline at the Two compounders, at 15 rupees each, siege of that place in 1782.

with the pay and privileges of head The 1st bat. 2d regt. N.I. compounders.....


2d do. 2d do. Seven packers or store servants, six

1st do. 3d do.

2d do. 3d do. Two peons, six rupees each............

Ist do. 4th One hallalcore and sweeper

Ist do. 5th do.

having served at the siege and captore of Total 922 Seringapatam, to bear the word '" Serin




rupees each



...... Rs. 300


gapatam upon their respective regimen Colonels of regiments ial colours and appointments.


................ 250 The 1st bat. 2d regt. N.l.


200 Ist do. 3d do.


150 Ist do. 4th do.

The rule is considered only to apply to bear on their regimental colours and where the responsible officer deems such a appointments the further honorary distinc mode of proceeding expedient for the tion of “ Sedaseer,” in commemoration of recovery of money for which he is rendered their brilliant success when opposed by the answerable by the articles of war and largest body of Tippoo Sultan's principal rules of the service, and not to be resorted troops, commanded by himself in person, to upon every occasion of the sale of such on the 6th March 1799, and sustaining for property when the purchasers continue the greater part of the day the repeated upon the spot. warm attacks of the enemy's army, after they had surrounded them on all sides.

ADJUTANT APPOINTMENTS. The 2d bat. Ist (or Gr. Regt.) N.I. Bombay Castle, Aug. 4, 1823. - The 2d do. 6th regt.

do. Hon. the Governor in Council having Ist do. 7th


been led to a consideration of the allowwhich fought at Kirkee 5th November

ances to officers of his Majesty's and 1817, to bear the word “ Kirkee” upon the Honourable Company's service below their regimental colours and appointments. the rank of Lieutenant, holding the ap

It being the intention of Government to pointment of Adjutant of a regiment or confer medals or other appropriate distinc. battalion, is pleased to permit second-lieutions on small detachments, and on indi. tenants, cornets, or ensigns, when thus viduals who may signalize themselves in

situated, to draw the batta and gratuity of action, the Governor in Council directs

a lieutenant in lieu of their regimental that conimanding otficers will be careful to rank. To have effect from the 4th Jan. point out all such instances to his notice,

1823. in reporting any services on which they may be engaged.


PROMOTIONS, &c. Bombay Castle, July 19, 1823.--The

Bombay Castle, Jun: 27, 1823. Governor in Council, considering the trou

Messrs. Wm. Dougall Cruikshanks and ble and inconvenience to which the com

John Corrie Bowater admitted Cadets of manding officers of European and native Infantry, and promoted to the rank of corps are occasionally subject, in collecting

Ensign. the full amount for which the effects of a 9th Regt. N.I. Lieut. J. Sinclair Jamedeceased ofiicer may have been sold, when son to act as Adjutant to 2d bat. during taken charge of by them according to the

absence of Lieut. H. N. Corsellis, on furarticles of war, is pleased to declare that lough to Broach.- Ens. James Harvy to be all officers who have or may hereafter pur

Lieut. vice Hughes, deceased; date of chase the effects of deceased office:s, at

rank, June 19, 1823. public sales in camp, or at military stations, Lieut. Stephen Clements, 1st bat. 11th and are or may be prevented from paying N.I., at his own request, placed on Invalid for the same according to the terms of Pension List. sale, by unforeseen circumstances, shall be

Lieut. Othniel Gidly, 11th regt., ten. liable to be called upon for such debts by dered his resignation of Hon. Company's

service. the divisional paymaster within whose range they may happen to be serving, or

July 11, 1823. by the regimental paymaster, according Lieut. Thomas Henry Ottley, 2d regt. to the following scale :

N.I., to be brought upon effective strength, For Debts under 1,000 Rupees. vice Lieut. John G. Birds, deceased on 2d Colonels of regts., per month... Rs. 250 inst. Lieutenant 200

July 14, 1829. Majors 153 Ordnance Department. Sub-Conduct. Captains 75 John Kilkenny to be Conductor, vice Subalterns 45 Hannah, deceased. --Serj. Maj. John Por. Conductors

20 ter to be a Conductor, in room of Wilson, Serjeants

5 pensioned. Corporals or Drummers do........... 3 7th Regt. N.I. Ensign Alfred Bradford Privates to be Lieut., vice Thackthwaite, deceased. Natives : One-fourth of the pay of the Ilth Regt. N.I. Supernum. Lieut. John respective ranks per month.

Attencurrow to be brought upon effective The stoppages from field officers and strength, vice Othniel Gidley, resigned.captains, where the purchases may ex Ens. W. Paul Phipps to be Lieut., vice ceed one thousand rupees each, to be at S. H. Clements, placed on Invalid Penthe following rate per month :

sion List.


July 19, 1823.

Aug. 8, 1823. Messrs. J. Brownrigg Belassis, George Assist. Surg. Pringle to assume charge Wilson, John Jackson, Thos. Gamble of medical duties of Garrison of Broach, Fraser, George Johnson, and Edward on departure of Assist. Surg. Fraser to Samuel Thompson, admitted Cadets of Presidency, on sick certificate. Infantry, and promoted to rank of Ensign. Lieut. Froward, 7th N. I. to act as

Messrs. Samuel Love and David Adjut. to 1st bat, Forbes admitted on the establishment as

Aug. 12, 1823. Assist. Surgeons.

Assist. Surg. Anderson, H. C.'s ship July 21, 1823.

Discovery, relieved from marine duty; Lieut. Wilson, Quart. Mast. and Interp.,

and Mr. Mackell, now in the Psyche, 2d Light Cav., to superintend repairs au

transferred to the Discovery. thorized to be made in public buildings at

Sub. Assist. Surg. Vaughan, at present Deesa.

in medical charge of the Aurora, will Lieut. Thomas Leighton, 7th N. I., a join the Psyche in room of Mr. Mackell. Cadet of season 1807, to have brevet

Aug. 21, 1825. rank of Capt. from 4th June last.

1st Bat. 5th Regt. N. I. Lieut. TeasMedical Estab. --Surg. James Dow to dale, lst bat. Ist or Grenad. Regt. N. I. to take rank vice G. Colquhoun, retired; officiate as Interp. during suspension of date of rank Oct. 1, 1821.-Surg. Edm. Lieut. Meldrum; date of appoint. April C. Harrison to take rank vice Baird, de. 26, 1823.—Lieut. Cathcart, to perform ceased; ditto Nov. 6, 1821.- Surg. Chas. duties of Quart. Mast.; ditto. Daw, deceased, to take rank vice Jukes, 2d Bat. 8th Regt. N. I. Lieut. Bernard deceased ; ditto Nov. 11, 1821.-Surg. McMahon to act as Adjut. during absence Rich. Sharpe to take rank vice Taylor, of Lieut. and Adjut. Collis, on sick certideceased; ditto Dec. 7, 1821.-Surg. ficate ; date of appoint. Aug. 5, 1823. Thos. P. Weeks to take rank vice Mitchell,

Aug. 23, 1828. retired; ditto Jan. 3, 1822.-Surg. Andrew Lieut. Col. Mackonochie confirmed in Gibson, M.D., to take rank vice W.

command of Troops in Cutch from date of Aitkin, deceased; ditto April 16, 1822. his assuming charge. Surg. James McAdam to take rank vice W. Hall, deceased; ditto Aug. 16, 1822.

Aug. 25, 1823. -Surg. Rich. Hartley Kennedy, M.D., cholas Hughes to be Conductor vice

Ordnance Depart. Sub-Conduct. Nito take rank, vice C. Dawe, deceased ;

Wilkinson dismissed from situation by ditto Dec. 12, 1822.-Surg. John Warner to take rank vice Panton, deceased; ditto appoint. Aug. 6, 1823.

sentence of Gen. Court-martial; date of Dec. 22, 1822.-Surg. George A. Stuart to take rank vice Maxwell, promoted;

MARINE APPOINTMENTS. ditto Feb. 13, 1823.-Sen. Assist. Surg. Howell Powell to be Surg. vice Strachan,

Bombay Castle, June 26, 1828. promoted to Superint. Surgeon; ditto

E. W. Harris to be Ist Lieut, rice May 11, 1823.

Grubb, deceased ; date of rank, May 9,

1823. July 26, 1823.

Aug. I, 1823. Ens. A. Burns to perform duties of

2d Lieut. Robert Cogan to be ist Quart. Mast. and Interp. to 2d bat. 1lth

Lieut., vice Barnes, deceased; date of N.I.

rank, May 9, 1823. Lieut. Bartlett, 1st bat, 9th N.1., to act

2d Lieut. John Sawyer to be Ist Lieut. as Adjutant to Field Detachment of

ditto ditto. Guicawar Subsidiary Force under Capt.

2d Lieut. Wm. Rose to be Ist Lieut. Garraway, from 11th June.

vice Watson, deceased; date of rank, July June 31, 1823.

10, 1823. Assist. Surg. J. A. Sinclair to act, dur

Sen. Midshipman C. Barnard, to be 24 ing absence to Presidency of Mr. Dal Lieut., vice Cogan, promoted; date of gairns, as Civil Surgeon in Candeish.

rank, May 4, 1823. Aug. 4, 1823.

Sen. Midshipman Robert Lowe to be Invalid Bat.- Lieut. W. Pouget, 2d 2d Lieut. vice Harris, promoted ; date of bat. 5th N.I., to be Adjutant vice Rob rank, May 9, 1823. son, promoted; date of rank, Aug. 1, 1823. Sen. Midshipman Oliph Spencer to be 2d

5th Regt. Lieut. J. Farquharson to be Lieut. vice Sawyer, promoted; ditto ditto. Adjutant to 2d bat. vice Pouget, appoint Sen. Midshipman Charles Wells to be ed to Invalid Bat. ; Aug. 1, 1823.

2d Lieut. vice Rose, promoted; date of Aug. 7, 1823.

rank, July 10, 1823. Lieut. A. F. Johnson, 1st bat. 9th regt., to act as Assist. to Capt. Cruickshank,

FURLOUGHS. Superintending Revenue and Topographi

To Europe. cal Surveys in Guzerat, during absence of July 11. P. Y. Waugh, 1st Bengal Lieut. Dumaresq, on sick certificate. Nat. Cavalry, for his health.




Aug. 2. Lieut. D. Liddell, 5th N. I.

25. Assist. Surg. John Granville Grif. fith, for one year, on his private affairs. We understand that the Government, T'o Cape of Good Hope.

with that peculiar attention which ever June 23. Capt. Joseph Walker, of Ar marks its regard for the comfort of the natillery, for ten months, on sick certificate. tive inhabitants, has sanctioned the opening, Cancelled.

at a considerable expense, of a new sallyJune 21. Major Litchfield, 2d L.C., port, and a bridge across the ditch, to faci. to Europe.

litate the communication with the wells on

the Esplanade : it being understood that MISCELLANEOUS.

the late garrison regulations about the church gate, which prohibit persons from

passing with water after nine o'clock in SHIP SWALLOW,

the morning, bear hard on the lower order Lost in the river Hooghly, 16th June, 1823.*

of natives within the town, particularly The Swallow was built in Bombay during the hot weather.—[Bom. Gaz. dock-yard, by Manackjee Lowjee, the July 9. head builder, uncle to the late Jamsetjee

In consequence of the late alarming and Bomanjee. She was laid down in 1777, destructive fire, which broke out among the and launched on 2d April 1778. She was

cotton bales on the Green, our readers will first employed as a Company's packet, and

learn, with pleasure, that a committee, made several trips to England; she was then taken into the Bombay marine, and composed of public officers of Govern

ment and gentlemen belonging to the after a short time-returned to the packet leading mercantile houses at the Presidency, service, in which she continued for many

has been appointed to consider the best years.

means of obviating a similar danger to the She was commanded by the following

town from placing cotton on the Green, persons, viz. Captains Bendy, Hall,

and to report on the possibility of removing Penny (while in the Marine), Anderson, the cotton to some safer place, without Curtis, Clifton, and Suard; and, during occasioning an unnecessary loss to indi. the period she was employed as a packet, viduals. the following public characters were pas

The plan suggested by the committee, sengers on board her: Lord Macartney, which we are happy to understand has met returning to England from his government with the concurrence of Government, is to of Madras; Lord Cornwallis, on his ap

appropriate a part of the Esplanade, near pointment to India as Governor General.

the Apollo pier, now occupied by timber, She conveyed the same nobleman back to

for the reception of cotton; to widen the England from Calcutta; Sir John Shore,

pier, so as to admit of the erection of confrom his supreme government; Mr. Petrie,

veniences for landing the cotton on it; from the council at Madras; and various

and the stones used in the work to be other functionaries of rank.

taken from the beach adjoining the pier, in About the year 1800, the Swallow not

order to make a smooth channel for boats being required as a packet, was sold to the

to take the ground at low water. Danes; fitted in London, and went to

The great danger from fire, whether Copenhagen ; whence she is supposed to

from accident or design, to the whole prohave proceeded to the West-Indies : but

perty within the fort, cannot fail to cause while there, was seized by a British man

this arrangement to be viewed with the of war for a breach of treaty, and con

greatest satisfaction by all classes of the demned as a prize. She was cut out from

society. her anchorage by a sloop of war, after a

Although but a secondary consideration, severe action, in which the British lost a

there is also some room for congratulation number of her crew.

on the score of appearance. The huge She was then purchased into the King's piles of cotton which have hitherto covered service, became the Silly sloop of war, and the Green, are no doubt indicative of the was latterly commanded by Capt. Sheriff';

commercial importance of Bombay, but after serving some time in the West-Indies,

can scarcely be considered as ornamental she was, on her passage home, dismasted, appendages to the great square of the fort; and received other damage, in a violent

a space of ground which we hope, on gale of wind.

some future day, to see surrounded with On her return to England, she was sold buildings worthy of the good taste and out of the King's service, and bought by

public irit of the people. At the same some merchants in London; made three time, this extensive area will be always voyages to this her parent port as a free

available for the exercise of the troops in trader, and was losi in Bengal, on her garrison, the purpose for which it was orifourth voyage

outward.-(Bom. Ga.., July 30.

ginally intended. - Ibid.

A great many improvements have been * Vide our Namber for January last, p. 96.

lately made, within the last few months, in

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