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Heera Singh, thinking Lahore no longer a desirable resi- military, are crying out for the intervention of the British, dence, loaded some elephants with treasure, and departed, and that the state of the Punjab requires the presence of with a few hundred followers, for the fortress of Jumboo, some 10,000 men more on our frontier than were necessary leaving his home garrisoned by a considerable force. Jow- two years ago, and we cannot surely be blamed for expresshair Singh was soon apprized, of this movement, and no ing a conviction that the British Government would in time was lost in commencing pursuit. The fugitive was every way be warranted in undertaking an armed interovertaken, as stated in our last, about ten koss (thirteen vention which should have for its object the pacification of miles) from Lahore, and here his disasters were crowned by the country, and its ultimate annexation to the British posthe discovery that the principal part of the small force'which sessions in India.” The Sikh empire is obviously falling accompanied him were faithless, having been corrupted by to pieces. Its neighbours are looking out for a share the opposing party. Heera Singh and the few that adhered in the spoil, and the notorious Mahomed Ukbar Khan to him took shelter in a building, from which they were is said to have his eye on Peshawur, if he have not compelled to emerge, by its being set on fire. But they actually entered it. In this state of things it would behove the fled from death in one shape, only to rush upon it in ano- British Government to be watchful; and the present Governorther, and Heera Singh was cut down almost as soon as he

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General is not a man to suffer himself to be found sleeping came out. The procession of the heads of the victims has at his post. The Lieutenant-Governor of the North-west been previously related, as has also the plunder of the house Provinces has proceeded to join the Commander-in-Chief at of Heera Singh, to the amount of five lacs of rupees in cash, Umballa, the motive to the junction being undoubtedly to


be looked for in the state of the Punjab.

to the State Treasury, or at least it was said that they were.abated. It is now stated not to have been plague, but choThus far the conspirators against Heera Singh had suc- lera. Kandahar appears to be disturbed, and its joint rulers, ceeded to their heart's desire; but the course of revolution, it is said, being unable to agree, proposed to divide the like that of true love, seldom runs smoothly.


country, but this was opposed by the chiefs. army would not have Jowhair Singh for minister, Nepaul is still in an unsettled state, but no precise or and messengers were despatched to invite Lehan Singh, trustworthy information is obtainable. who had fled into the British territories, to return and The Southern Mahratta country is much in the same accept the office. Peshora Singh (a son of old Runjeet state as at the date of our last intelligence, notwithstanding Singh) was also invited to take the command of the army, the presence of an army of great force. Colonel Outram, a post for which, if general report be correct, he is singu- with a light irregular detachment, is constantly engaged in larly fitted by his extreme cowardice. He obeyed the sum- scouring the country, and taking the forts which offered mons, but being without the means of paying the price of refuge to the marauders; but the work seems to belong to the good opinion of the soldiery, they turned cool upon the that class which is familiarly said to be “never done.” man of their choice, and acquiesced in his retiring to a jag. The loss of officers in this miserable warfare has been very hire with which it appears the Ranee and her advisers considerable. bought him off. Lehan Singh does not seem disposed to have any thing to do with the new government, but prefers Sickness still prevails, but not to the same extent. The playing the devotee at Benares.

Highlanders, whose numbers have been so fearfully thinned The troops are now supreme, and the prospects of the by disease, are yet suffering, but the diurnal amount of Punjab under their sway gloomy enough. Ever since the deaths has decreased about one-half. Sir Charles Napier occurrence of the change, negotiations have been going on for had departed with nearly 5,000 men on an expedition beyond satisfying claims set up by them to increased pay and gratui- the frontier, to chastise some robbers. Previously to his ties. The progress of these negotiations seems to have been departure he issued a manifesto, explaining and justifying exactly what might be expected “ where one party depends his object. for its security on the other, and that other has arms in its From the three Presidencies there is but little intelligence hands." The conduct of the troops is represented as pro- of any kind. The Governor-General remained at Calcutta, ceeding from bad to worse; they are in a most frightful calmly but assiduously pursuing the avocations of his office. state of insubordination, beating some of their officers, im- At Bombay the people were entertained by a comet, and prisoning others, and abusing all who are not exactly to their this source of excitement was aided by another of a different taste :" in fact the state of Lahore is that of complete anarchy. character-a project for constructing a railway between The relations of the deceased minister Heera Singh seem well Bombay and the Thul and Bhore Ghaut roads. The plan disposed to revenge his death, and, it is stated, are offering has been submitted for the approval of Government, and a 3 very tempting price for Sikh heads, which, in consequence, very elaborate report has been made, which we are comare brought in in very satisfactory quantities. The Delhi | pelled, by want of space, to exclude till our next publicaGazette thus winds up its record of the passing horrors, tion. In another column we have expressed our opinion on and declares its views as to the future:-—"As a last example such undertakings, and of their possible consequences, of the frightful result of the late revolution, it gives us the both in regard to India and our own country. most heartfelt pain to be the recorders of the dreadful fact The case of the Parsees convicted some time since of that no less than nineteen women have fallen sacrifices to murder continues to occupy attention. A petition to the the barbarous rite of suttee; two wives and ten slaves of Crown on the subject is in course of preparation. Heera Singh, one wife and five slaves of Meean Sohun The two ships (the Runnymede and the Briton), whose Sing, and the wife of Pundit Jella have been burnt, in ad- non-arrival had excited so much apprehension at Calcutta, dition to the sacrifice of the wife of the Dewan. Add to were wrecked close to each other on the Andaman Islands. this that the whole of the native population, not Sikhs or The crews and passengers were saved.

To The news from Scinde is not quite so bad as heretofore.

We understand that the 62nd foot arrived at Allahabad on the morning of the 1lth; and that in the evening the 65th N.I. entertained Col. Reed and the officers at dinner, where a select party was assembled to meet them. The corps marches again on Monday, and expects to reach (awnpore on the 23rd. The 10th foot left Allahabad on the morning of the 10th.

By news received from Australia, we learn that the colonies are again beginning to assume new features, the extreme point of colonial depression having been surmounted.

Adelaide papers mention a considerable rise in the value of land in that city; and as much as 4,0001. is stated to have been offered for a single acre of land in a good situation.

We understand that 100%. was transmitted by the steamer Hindoostan for the Scottish poet Thom, and the proceeds of the late Fancy Ball, amounting io Rs. 1,374, will also be duly remitted per this mail.



(From the Englishman.) Jan. 8th.— The review at Barrackpoor, for his Royal Highness, Prince Waldemar, took place last Monday. The elephant and bullock batteries naturally attracted the greatest share of his royal highness's attention. The brigade was commanded by Majorgeneral Cooper, and the whole line was under Major-general Cartwright.

It is reported that the 37th regt. N.I. have received orders to march from Allahabad to Mhow.

By a letier received from Benares, dated the 2nd ult., we learn that the 62nd foot had arrived at that place, but in consequence of H.M.'s 10th foot only marching out the same morning. was halted for the day.

We understand, by intelligence received from Lahore, that Europeans are again being entertained in the Sikh service, partly in consequence of the preparations for war which are being made by Golab Sing, and partly because the death of Jellah Pundit, who was opposed to the European interest, has reopened for them that path of service. The Lahore troops are described as being in a state of complete anarchy, and as having dismissed several of their generals.

Letters from camp Sirhind mention that the Commander-inchief, in conjunction with Major general Gilbert, intends to examine that station, its capabilities, &c., for the purpose of cantoning a cavalry regiment.

His highness the Nawab Nazim of Bengal has presented a plate, value Rs. 1,600, bandicap for all horses. R. C. heats. Entrance 25 G.M. To be run for on the 4th day of the Febru. ary meeting.

It is reported, that the Rajah Mohesnarain Sing, and fortythree others, are now lodged in Juanpore Jail, heavily manacled; on suspicion of being concerned in the late barbarous murder of Mr. Barwise.

We find that at the preliminary meeting which was held yesterday, for the object of forming a Gas Company, a Provisional Committee was only formed to receive plans and estimates, and to pre pare a report for the meeting wbich is to assemble next Wednesday. Several individuals have engaged to light up with gas, besides which, the municipal authorities have promised their support.

13th, The Enterprize steamer, which was sent in search of the missing vessels, Runnymede and Briton, has arrived; bringing tidings of the total wreck of those vessels in the Andaman Archipelago, on the 11th Nov. last-all hands saved.

It is reported that commotions are rife at Lahore, among all classes. The inundation is said to have carried away the bridge at Mozufferabad, and the troops destined for Cashmere are waiting at Mozufferabad for a passage.

Numerous demands are said to have been made by the Mahajuns, Shroffs (or bankers), against the late Jellah Pundit for moneys lent.

We understand that a private of the 2nd Grenadiers feeling himself annoyed at some interference on the part of a havildar, loading his musket, and going up to the havildar, deliberately shot him dead.

It is rumoured that cholera is raging to a fearful extent at Dacca.

14th. -We hear it reported, that the 17th N. I. from Midnapore, and the 46th N. from Berhampore, are ordered to move, and to be relieved each by a wing of the 71st N. I, from Barrackpore. If this be the case, the duties of the Barrackpore station will bave to be reduced; as there will then be, but three corps there, for the Fort duty and all.

The regiments which were on board the Briton, lately wrecked on the Andamans werethe 80th and 84th Queen's. The vessel has been sold for 1,700 Co.'s rs.

David Boyd, Esq. bas been appointed a lay trustee to the chaplaincy of Bangalore, vice Captain G. Haines resigned.

The detail of H. M. 80th and 48th regts. which were wrecked in the ship Briton on the Ardamans, have arrived per Ayrshire. The remainder of the detachinent of the 80th were to embark on board the Elizabeth Ainslie, and they aae hourly expected here.

The remnant of the troops wrecked in the Briton off the Ardamans arrived yesterday, per the Elizabeth dinslie.

We have received Mauritius papers to the 29th Nov. They announce two reforms as having taken place, viz. in the Postoffice, and the Police office. The same paper contains an ordi. nance relative to imprisonment for debt. The longest term of imprisonment for commercial debts is fixed at five years, but there is an exemption for persons in their seventeenth year, as well as for women, girls, and minors, not legally reputed traders.


Military Movements. — We believe Sir Hugh Gouzh has recommended that the 31st Queen's regiment, which is very effective, all its men being in India, though not all at head-quarters, should remain another year at Umballah. It is very wise, at the present juncture, to concentrate our forces on the North-Western frontier, or as near it as practicable. Why is there not an European regiment sent to Ferozepore ? If one station more than another requires additional strength, Ferozepore is that station. It might have been better policy to have ordered the Queen's 39th Foot to Ferozepore, instead of sending it to Dinapore, where they are not particularly required. This gallant regiment, which has earned for itself a name in Iudia that will never die, laurels that will never fade, should have passed the short time it has to remain in the country, employed at its old work, thrashing the enemies of Britain, a work it well knows, from experience how to accomplish.-Agra Ukhbar, Jan. U.

UMBALLAH, 30th Dec. —“His excellency the Commander-inchief arrived here on the 26th, having passed on the banks of the Guggur, just beyond the city of Umballah. All ceremony was dispensed with by him; a salute from the artillery merely announced his having arrived. On the following morning, the troops of the station were brigaded by Major Fast for his inspection, and I have heard that his Excellency expressed himself highly gratified with their appearance, and the

performed. - In the evening H. M. 31st regiment entertained Sir Hugh and Lady Gough at dinner; some eighty persons (a considerable number of whom were ladies) sat down to the table, and all the station, about 150 more, were invited to a ball in the evening. The (wbich was afterwards the ball-room) is one of the finest I have seen in India, and this evening was opened to the station for the second time since it has been finished, the regiment having given a ball to the station on the 2nd inst. when for the first time they occupied their new house; several rooms are still in an unfinished state, but, judging from the finished portion which I have seen, I consider it one of the finest mess-houses in India. The

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ornamented with stars formed of bayonets, having the armorial bearings of his Excellency on shields in their centres, and with various other military devices and trophies. Unlike most large public dinners I have heretofore attended, we were permitted to enjoy the good things before us, and drink our bock, hurgundy and champaign quietly, without being compelled to quaff innumerable bumpers incessantly, to the honour of certain individuals, who mostly, apparently, suffer under our infliction, if we may judge from the hesitating manner they reluctantly murmur out their coy thanksgiving. Three toasts alone were given, and I need not say how received, when I name them. First then, as by love and duty bound, came the health of our gracious Queen - God bless her! Then " the Navy and Army," and thirdly we drank to the health of the fine old chief, the hero of a hundred fights, who honoured the party wi h bis presence, and God bless him too, say I; may he live long to enjoy what he has so well, so nobly won, and may we soon see him again leading the armies of India to victory. Long and loud were the cheers that followed this toast, renewed

once more and again" as we heard the strains of that inspiring air, Garry Owen, so identified with the gallant chief's birthplace, and indeed with his great renown. Strains that, on the 1st of January, 1812, poured over the breach at Tariffa, inspiring its brave defenders with fresh vigour, and sounding the knell of destruction to the advancing columns. His Excellency returned thanks in a most feeling and excellent speech, but so continued was the cheering, that I could catch but unconnected sentences, highly complimentary to the Army of India. The dinner party left the table immediately after, and adjourned to the reception.




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room ; the tables were cleared as if by magic, the orchestra the old police force. The achievement above recorded is highly formed, and the room prepared for dancing, which was kept up creditable to the Meerut police battalion and to Capt. Chiene, with spirit till past two o'clock. The regiment have, what is so and will go far to remove the objections, which we know to rarely met with in India, a strong band for quadrilles, which I think exist, against the force generally. We find that our native cois a sine quâ non to dancers. This morning his Excellency re- temporaries have both very good accounts of the affair, barring viewed H. M.'s 31st reg. and, I hear, complimented them highly exaggeration as to the number of dakoits, which is stated to have on their appearance: in the evening he looked at some artillery been fifty. --Delhi Gazette, Jan. 4. practice. On Wednesday, the 41st N.I. are inspected; the 63rd UNION BANK.-The report is the most satisfactory document N. I., H. M.'s 3rd light drgs. and 4th light cav, will be seen on we have seen for a long time. It informs us that “the great the three next successive days; so we may calculate upon the bulk of our capital, employed in discounts and loans on security, chief remaining at Umballa for some days to come.

has been turned round in these channels nearly three times H.M. 39th foot reached Dinapoor on the 13th instant, and within the half-year, without suffering in their course the loss of were welcomed on their arrival by Col. Reed and the officers of a single rupee !" The other parts of the report are also of a H.M.'s 62nd, at dinner, and a few days after by Major Moule, satisfactory character, and the document ends by stating that the and the officers of the 23rd Bengal Native Infantry. We are half-year's profits amount to 8 rupees, 14 annas, 11 pie, and somewhat surprised to hear that they ware kept on the qui vive, recommending a dividend at the rate of 7 per cent., leaving a not knowing whether they were to remain at Dinapoor or to pro- sum of Rs. 96,626-2 11 to be added to the reserve fund, which ceed on to Fort William, and that the decision of the Governor- will then amount to Rs. 4,96,671-15 4, and reduce the old bad general on this point had not been received, the movements of debt account from Rs. 6,12,808 to Rs. 5,16,182.- Bengal H.M.'s 40th being still uncertain.

Herharu. A rumour prevailed at Dinapoor, that the 8th Bengal Infantry Gas Lights. — The display of gas lights in Dhurumtollaliwould be ordered to that station, from Barrackpoor.--Delhi street, on Friday night last, was very successful, and attracted a Gaz., Jan. 1.

large number of persons, who flocked to the spot to witness the DakoiteE COMMITTED NEAR SIRDHUNAH.—The following we novelty. It appears also that a tender has been made to the believe to be a correct account of the offence :-On the night of magistrates by the projectors; but the details of it, or the magis. the 26th ultimo, intimation was received by the civil authorities terial decision on the subject, are not known, though the justices at Meerut, that a large gang of dakoits had entered the house of held a special meeting on Saturday—but with closed doors, the late Jemada Khoosheeal Singh (whose son is constantly figur- | Bengal Hurkaru, Dec, 23. ing away in the report of our Laliore newswriter) at Eekree, a LADY Gough.-Our latest intelligence, dated 6th Jan., of the small village near Sirdhunal, and that they had been surprised, health of Lady Gough, we regret to say, is not so favourable as in the act of plundering. by the large gateway of the house have we would wish. She has been very unwell, but is a little better. ing been closed upon them. On these circumstances being com- We trust soon to hear that her ladyship is perfectly restored to municated to the magistrate, it was determined that a detachment health. It is uncertain when the may leave of the Murat police battalion should be sent to the spot with all de. Umballa.–Agra Ukhbar, Jan, 11. spatch, with the view of securing the Dakoits. Some delay seems to have occurred in conveying the necessary order to the com

GOVERNMENT GENERAL ORDERS. mandant of the battalion; this was, however, no sooner received FURLOUGHS, Dec. 28.-Two furloughs having become availthan he forthwith marched off a party of between twenty or thirty able by the death of Messrs. C. G. Udny and G. T. Shakespear, men under a native officer, and then prepared a larger column, in addition to those notified on the 27th ult., the following disconsisting of about 100 men. of these he proceeded in charge position list of furloughs is published for the information of rehimself, and with such a quarry before him, lost no time in taking gistered applicants :them on to the scene of action. About day-break, he hastened

Furlough. on to join the advanced detachment, and did so as they were approaching the village of Eekree. The place was regularly recon.

By Death. noitered, and preparations made to attack the plunderers, as Capt.

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Chiene was, we are told, assured that they had expressed a full

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determination of fighting their way out of the house as soon as the
gate might be opened. Seeing several of them on the top of the
house, with matchlocks in their hands, some of the police were
ordered to load in their presence, and pretend to fire, when the

Furloughs that will be available by return or expiry to the

31st March, 1845.—1 W. Luke, 10th Jan. 1815; 2 M. P. besieged all disappeared and were not again seen. The magistrate joined the party about this time, and proceeded to summon the men

Edgworth, 31st ditto ditto ; 3 W. T. Trotter, 19th February to surrender, with a threat, that if they did not do so, the gate would

ditto; 4 C. Tottenham, 27th ditto ditto, and 5 G. Alexander,

ditto ditto. be opened, and the party be directed to fire on them, for which purpose it was previously drawn up. After half an hour's hesitation,

Furloughs to be allotted to registered applicants.—1 Honourone of the men inside called out that if they were permitted

able Edmund Drummond; 2 E. Thomas; 3 J. J. Ward; 4 C. to go away unharmed, they would come out. They were told

Chester, and 5 E. Latour. in reply, that being prisoners, they must not dictate terms, and that if they did not immediately give themselves up, the police

COURTS MARTIAL. would forthwith proceed to attack them. This had the desired effect, and they agreed to surrender. The magistrate and Capt. Head Quarters, Camp, Umballah, 30th Dec., 1841.--At a geneChiene immediately went up to the gate, the former intimating ral court-martial, assembled at Sangor, on Wednesday, 20th Noto the dakoits, that they would only be allowed to come out one vember, 1844, Capt. John Turton, 3rd N.I., was arraigned on the by one, and were moreover to leave their arms inside. Motee following charges : Ram, the leader of the gang, came first, and after him the re- Charges.- 1st. For conduct unbecoming an officer and a genmainder one by one, who were all secured by the small advance tleman, in having, at Barrackpore, on or about the 8th of Marclt, party, the main body having lost their way and not coming 1842, drawn a bill in favour of Capt. B. Studdy, 8th cavalry, on up till the tamasha was over. A large amount of plunder John Jenkins, Esq., No. 14, Red Lion-square, London, for the was found on the persons of the dakoits, all of which sum of sixty pounds sterling, and by an assertion that he, Captain was, of course, recovered. Twenty matchlocks and tul- Turton, had authority to draw the same, induced Capt. Studdy svars were deposited in the portico of the house, and a to receive it, in payment of the sum of six hundred company's small quantity of ammunition. The number of prisoners rupees due to him from Captain Turton, but which said bill was amounted to twenty, and they were forthwith marched to dishonoured, on presentation, for want of authority in the drawer, cantonments, and safely lodged in the jail, protesting, as and still remains unpaid. they went, that if they had the old police force to contend 2d. For highly unbecoming conduct, in cruelly beating his serwith, they would not have allowed themselves to be taken so vants, in the following instances: easily. We are told the civil authorities have expressed them. Ist. In having, at or near Hussingabad, on or about 6th of selves well satisfied with the manner in which this neat bit of June, 1814, severely bruised on the left arm and back, by blows duty was performed, as indeed they ought to be, and we take with a stick, “ Peerbuksh,” a bheestie in his service. the opportunity of congratulating the commandant of the batta. 2nd. In having, at Hussingabad, on or about 25th June, 1844, lion on his success. He was, we are told, quite surprised at severely cut on the left eyebrow, and bruised on the right the coolness and steadiness of his men, most of whom were shoulder, by blows with a stick, “Hussainbuksh,” a cook or recruits of some four or five months' standing, and with very mussalchee in his service. good reason. The dakoits were doubtless sincere in their 3rd. For unbecoming conduct, in having, at Hussingabad, on remark, that they would have been less ready to surrender to the 28th of June, 1814, broken a pledge he had that day given

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in an apology, that he would in future endeavour to meet the approbation of his commanding officer, if his past acts of misconduct and disrespect were overlooked, by offensively intimating that he had withdrawn his name as a subscriber to the regimental dress fund.

4ch. For having, at the time and place last stated, when placed in arrest by the adjutant of the regiment, made use of highly unbecoming language, and expressed his regret that he had made the apology, and given the pledge specified in the third charge.

Additional charge.—In having, at Hussingabad, addressed an

colours, and preventing the advance for an hour or more, urging as a condition that they required 12 rupees a month whilst serying in Scinde.

Opinion. — The court, having maturely weighed and considered the evidence in support of the prosecution, together with what the prisoner has brought forward in his defence, is of opinion, that he, the prisoner Brev. capt. J. Flyter, 64th N. I. is guilty of the charge preferred against him.

Sentence. — The court does therefore sentence liim, the prisoner Brev. capt. J. Flyter, 64th N.I., to be dismissed the honourable the East-India Company's service.

Signed, &c.

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duty of sentencing the prisoner to dismissal, beg most respectfully to recommend his case to the merciful consideration of his exc. the Commander-in-Chief.

The court are induced to make this recommendation, being impressed with the belief, that the prisoner's conduct (although necessarily entailing the punishment awarded) was actuated by mistaken motives of zeal, and an unfortunate error in judgment.

Remarks by the Commander in-Chief.Under all the circumstances of the case, the Commander-in-Chief is willing to give Brev. capt. Flyter the full benefit of the recommendation of the court, and consequently he remits the sentence; but his exc. cannot admit the validity of the grounds on which the prisoner has rested his defence. No motive can justify misrepresentation, or a disingenuous attempt to mislead; and the interest and honour of the service to which Brev. capt. Flyter belongs, de. mand that the Commander-in-Chief should, on this occasion, convey to that officer the expression of his marked displeasure at the very reprehensible conduct of which he has been justly found guilty.

Brev. capt. Flyter is to be released from arrest, and to return to his duty.

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Jieut. Caulfeild, of the same regiment.

Finding.– The Court, upon the evidence before them, find that the prisoner, captain John Turton, 3rd N. I., is

On the first charge, “guilty.”.

The Court is further of opinion, that the conduct of which it has found the prisoner guilty was unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman.

On the 1st instance of the 2nd charge, he is not guilty.”

On the 2nd instance of the 2nd charge, he is “ not guilty,” of which the Court acquit him.

On the 3rd charge, not guilty," of which the Court acquit him.

On the 4th charge, that he is “guilty.”.

On the additional charge, that he is guilty” of having written the note in question, but, under the circumstances of the case detailed in evidence, do not attach any criminality to his having done so.

Sentence. — The Court, having found the prisoner Capt. J. Turton, 3rd N. I., "guilty," as above stated, do sentence him, the said Capt. J. Turton, 3rd N.I., to be cashiered.

Signed, &c. REMARKS BY His ExcellENCY THE COMMANDER-IN-Chier. -The addition to the finding on the first charge, declaring that the conduct alleged was unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, was unnecessary; that imputation having been included in the previous general conviction.

The Commander-in-Chief calls the attention of Courtsmartial to the general order of the 16th October, 1843, in which the inconsistency of finding a prisoner guilty, and de. claring the act alleged to be void of criminality, is pointed out.

The Commander-in-Chief conceives that, in granting the bill alluded to in the first charge, Capt. Turton may have acted under the impression that the letters from his parents authorized him to draw, in 1842, upon the family agent in London for a portion of the annual allowance made to him, and that the bill would be duly honoured; but his excellency is of opinion, that Capt. Turton behaved with great impropriety, in not ascertaining, before granting the note of hand in question, that sufficient funds had been actually placed at his disposal, to provide for the payment of it.

The misconduct of Capt. T'urton as alleged in the fourth charge, of which he has been found guilty, appears to be in some degree extenuated by the circumstance of his having been un. necessarily placed in arrest upon a charge on which he has been subsequently acquitted.

Upon the grounds above stated, the Commander-in-Chief is pleased to reinit the sentence of the Court.

Capt. Turton is to be released from arrest, and directed to return to his duty.

Head Quarters, Camp, Umballah, 7th January, 1845. — At a general court-martial, bolden at Colaba, near Bombay, on Tuesday, December 10th, 1811, Lieut. G. D. Prettejohn, of H.M. 78th (Highland) regt., was arraigned on the following charges.

Charges. First Charge. — For highly disgraceful conduct, unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, and to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in having, on the 13th November, 1844, on board the ship Earl Grey, in Bombay harbour, used most abusive and opprobrious language to me, his immediate commanding officer, on board the said ship, by calling, me a damned coward for not meeting him on a former matter, in respect to which I had occasion to remonstrate with him on his conduct.

Second Charge.— For outrageous and irregular conduct, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, in the following instances.

Ist. In having, at the time and place above specified, refused to go to his cabin, in arrest, for the language set forth in the preceding charge.

2nd. In having, at the same time and place, used defying language towards two file of the guard directed to take him to his cabin, in consequence of his having refused to go there.

3rd. In having, on the evening of the day above specified, en. tered the cuddy of the ship, and there behaved in an improper manner, by using contemptuous contortions of his face towards me, his immediate commanding officer.

4th. In having, at the time and place last specified, disobeyed my orders, by refusing to go to his cabin, when directed by me to do so.

5th. In having, at the same time and place, violently resisted the guard ordered to take him to his cabin, in consequence of his disobedience of the order specified in the preceding instance, and in breaking out of his cabin, after he had been placed there.

Third Charge. For highly disgraceful conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, and most subversive of good order and military discipline, in the following instances :

Ist. In having, at the time and place above specified, used grossly abusive language in respect to me, bis immediate commanding officer, in the hearing of the soldiers of the detachment on board the ship, addressing them in the following words : "he (meaning me) is a coward : I pity you, men.”

2nd. --In having, at the same time and place, used threats of personal violence to Capt. A.S. Mollison, commander of the ship Earl Grey.

(Signed) A. MILLER, Lieut. 22nd regt. Late Com. Detach. of Troops on board the Earl Grey.


Heal. Quarters, Camp, Umballah, Jan. 4, 1845.–At a General Court-martial assembled at Sukkur, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1814, Brev. capt. J. Flyter, of the 64th N. I., was arraigned on the following charge:

Charge. - For conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, in having, in a letter, addressed to Maj. gen. Fast, commanding the Sirhind division of the army, dated Suk. kur, 9th April, 1844, falsely represented that the 64th N. I, had accomplished the march from Kurnaul towards Sukkur, in good order, actuated by feelings of cheerfulness and subordination ; he, Brev. capt. Flyter, well knowing such to be contrary to the truth, and being in direct contradiction to a subsequent written report made by bim, dated 29th June, 1844, wherein it appears he was actively engaged in protecting one of the colours of his regiment, during a mutiny at Moodkee, on or about the 14th March, 1844, while on the said line of march from Kurnaul towards Sukkur, and during which mutiny, according to this latter statement, about 200 of the men refused or failed to fall into the ranks, when the order for the march was given, and at the same time delayed the progress of the regiment, by crowding round the

Finding. - The Court, on the evidence before it, is of opinion, that the prisoner, Lieut. G. D. Prettejohn, of H.M.'s 78th regt. of foot, is

Guilty of the charges preferred against him.

Sentence. — The Court, having found the prisoner guilty, as alove specified, in breach of the articles of war, does adjudge him. Lieut. G. D. Prettejohn, to be dismissed her Majesty's service.

(Signed) &c. Remarks by the Commander-in-Chief. It appears that there were six subaltern officers on this Court-martial, which is at variance with her Majesty's regulationsma similar irregularity Was pointed out in general orders to her Majesty's forces, 17th June 1813.

His Exc. Lieut. gen. Sir Thomas McMahon, Bart., K.C B., is requested to communicate to the adjutant general and the mili. tary secretary, the day on which the sentence may be published at the head quarters of the Bombay army, and also afford the same information to the officer commanding the troops in Scinde.



APPOINTMENTS, &c. BAYLEY, H. V. to be superint. of settlements, Midnapore, Jan. 8. CARDEW, C. resigned service, Jan. 20. COCKBURN, G. F. to be mag. Howrah, Jan. 8. DALRYMPLE, J. W. to be mem, of loc. com. of pub. inst. Dacca,

Jan. 15. Dirom, W. M. to be mag. of Beerbhoom, continuing to offic. as

coll. Rajshye, until rel. Jan. 8. DONNELLY, A. F. to be mem. of loc. com. of pub. inst. Dacca,

Jan. 15. GROTE, A. to be mag. E. Burdwan, Jan. 8. INGLIS, J. F. D. to be mem. of loc. coin. of pub. inst. Bareilly,

D c. 2. Lowth, F. to be a mem. of loc. com. of pub. inst. Jessore, Dec.31. LUSHINGTON, F. A. to be mag. Chittagong, Dec. 31. METCALF, H. C. to be a mem. of loc. com. pub. inst. Comillah,

Dec. 31. OWEN, H. T. resigned service, Jan. 2. PIDCOCK, H. to be mem. of loc. com, of pub, inst. Bareilly, Dec. 9. REID, J. to be a coll. of Beerbhoom, Jan. 8. Ross, A. returned to duty, Dec. 26. Ross, W. H. C. to be a mem. of loc. com. of pub. inst. Jessore,

Dec. 31. SAMUELS, E. A. to be mem. of loc. com. of pub. inst. Mozuffer

pore, Jan. 15. SEALY, C. T. to be g. Chittagong. THORNTON, Jonn, to be sub. asst. to comm. Assam, Jan. 8. WOODCOCK, W. H. to be insp. of prisons, N.W.P. Dec. 31. Wright, W. B. resigned his employt. under dep. coll. Dec. 21. WYLLY, E. M. to be mem. of loc. com. of pub. inst. Bareilly,

Dec. 9.

Eld, Capt. L. P. D. to be prin. asst. of 2nd Class to Com. of Assam

in Nowgong, Jun. 15. FAGAN, Lieut. R.C.H. B. fr. 4th Comp. 7th to 1st Comp. 6tb batt..

art. Jan. 3. FISAER, Lieut. W. 10th L. C. to office as. adjt, of the body guard,

Jan. 17. FULTON, Lieut. G. W. W. to be an asst. under Capt. P. W. Willis,

supernt. Benares Ro id, Jan. 13. GILBERT, Maj.-Gen. W. R. to the staff div. of the army, Jan. 10. GLASFORD, Capt. J. Eng. to be mem. of loc. com. pub. int. Ba

nilly, Dec. 9. GORDON, Capt. J. T. to be prin, asst. to com. of Assam, in Durung,

Jan. 15. Hay, Capt. W. E. 1st Eur. L.T. ret. on pension of rank fr. Nov. I. HOLLAND, 2nd Lieut. G. from 6th comp. 6th to 3rd comp. 7th batt.

art. Jan 3. HUTCHINSON, Brev. capt. A. C. fr. 1st to 6th comp. 6th bat, and

to coin. No. 16 light firkil battery at Nowgong, Jan. 3. HUTCHINSON, Lieut. C. W. to be an asst. under Capt. P. W. Willis,

superint. Benares road, Jan. 13. LAW, Lieut C. P. 11th N.I. to be adjt. of cav, in the Bundlecund

legion, Dec. 19. LITTLER, Maj. gen. sir J. H., K.C.B. to com, the stations on the

line of the Sutiege. LLOYD, Ens. B. P. 11th N.I. to temp. ch. of clothing agency. MARSDEN, Brev. capt. F. C. 29th N.I. to be capt. fr. Dec. 2. McCarty, Ens. J. 53rd N.I. to be int. and qu. mr. Dec. 30. Mills, Lieut, H. 2nd N.I. to be int. and qu. mr. Dec. 30. MOORHouse, Capt. T. M. E. 35th L.C. to be pay-mr. N. pen. at

Allahabad, Jan. 15. OLDFIELD, Capt. T. W. 74th N.I. to rank fr. Dec. 22. PLAYFAIR, Ens. H. A. 52nd N.I. returned to duly Dec. 30. Pond, Brev. capt. J. R. to be capt. fr. Nov. 1. Price, Lieut. R. 67th N.I. to be brev. capt. from Dec. 22. RABAN, Ens. H. 36th N.I. to be lieut. fr. Dec. 27. REEVES, Capt. F. C. 9th N.I. to ret, on pension of rank fr. Jan. 1. REYNOLDS, Lieut. C. S. 49th N.I. to offic, as jun. assist. to comr.

of Assam, Jan. 17. Simpson, Capt. D. 29th N.I. to be major from Dec. 23. SPENS. Lieut. col. A. to rank fr. Dec. 22. STAPLES, Ens. T. Ist. Eur. L.I. to be Lieut. fr. Nov. 1. STEWART, Lieut. H. J. 29th N 1. to be brev. capt. fr. Jan. 3. TOULMAN, Brev. capt. S. 63rd N.I. to have ch. of invalids proc. to

Europe, per Bolton, D-c. 20. TURNBULL, Ens. A. to do duty with 37th N.I. at Allahabad. WRIGHT, Ens. T. 46th N.I. to be lieut fr. Dec. 22. WYMER, Lieut. col. G. P. C.B. 30th N.I. to offic. commt, of the

Gwalior contingent.


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LEAVE OF ABSENCE. ALEXANDER, W. S. for 2 years, to Cape, on M. C., Jan. 13. ANSON, G. H. for 1 year, to Europe, fr. date of quitting station,

Dec. ll. Bowring, L. B. to remain at coll. of Ft. William till March 1, to

study Bengalee. Forbes, S. for 2 mo, in ext. to Calcutta, Dec. 18.


APPOINTMENT, &c. ROBINSON, Rev. J. pl. at disp. of Lieut. gov. N. W. P. Jan. 4.

BLUNT, Ens. C. W. 45th N.I. fr. Dec. 4 to Feb. 10, to remain at

Benares. BODDAM, 2nd Lieut. H. M. art. to Europe, on M. C., Jan. 17. CHAMBERLAIN, Lirut. N. B. 16th N.I. fr. Jan. 12 to March 1 to

Pres. to apply for leave to Europe, on M. C. COKE, Brev. capt. J. 10th N.I. to Europe, Jan, 10. CUMBERLEGE, Maj. N. 47th N.1, for 2 years to Cape, on M. C. EARLE, Eos. J. M. 24th N.I. fr. Jan. 12 to March 19, to enable

him to join bis reg. at Nusseerobad. ELKINS, Brev. maj. C. 7th L.C. for 2 years, to Cape, on M. C. Fast, Maj. gen. J. W. fr. Jan. 1 to May 1, to hills N. of Deyrab. FORSTER, Lieut. & Adj. H. P. 8 mo. fr. Jan. 15, to Pres. on M. C. FRITH, Ens. J. H. 5th N.I. to Europe, on M. C., Jan. 17. HAMMOND, 1st Lieut. H. h. art. 3 years to Europe. Jamieson, Capt. J. W. H. 52nd N.I. 1 year, fr. Nov. 20 in ext. to

remain at Simla, on M.C. LANG, Capt. J. 36th N.I. 1 year, fr. Jan. 9, to Darjeling, on M. C. MOCKLER, Capt. R. H. invalids, 6 mo. fr. Dec. 25, to Pres. Nisbett, Capt. D. 53rul N.I. to Europe, on M. C., Jan, 17. Port, Brev. capt. G. 3rd N.I. for 1 year, in ext. to reside at Lan.

dom, on M.C. Reid, Capt. G. fr. Jan. 15 to April 1, in ext. to enable him to join. SIMMONDS, Maj. J. H. 55th N.I. for 3 mo. STUBBS, Brig. O. 8 mo, fr. Feb. 1, to Simla, on M. C. TAYLOR, Lieut. col. T. M. 5th L.C. to Europe, on M. C. Jan. 17. TURNER, Lieut. Arracom loc. batt. 3 mo, fr. Nov. 18, to Pres. on

M. C. TWEEDALE, Brev. capt. W. H. 8th L.C. fr. Nov. 30 to Jan. 15, in

ext. WATERS, Maj. gen. E. F. to Europe, Jan. 10.

Jones, Rev. J. T. embarked for England per steamer Hindoslan,

Jan. 10.
MEIKLEJOHN, Rev. W. H. to Europe.
RUDD, Rev. J. H. A. to Europe, Jan. 13.


APPOINTMENTS, &c. BAKER, Rrev. capt. W. 9th L.C. returned to duty, Jan 10. BANKS, Capt. J. S. 33rd N.I. to be mem. of loc. com. pub. inst.

Bareilly, Dec. 9. BRIGGS, Lieut. D. 17th N.I. assist. superint. Raepore Road, to join

his appt, under Lieut Haines. BROWN, Brev. maj. P. to be lieut. col. from Dec. 23. CAMPBELL, Ens. A. H. 9th N.I. to be lieut. fr. Jan. 1. CAVENAGH, Lieut. O. 32nd N.I. to offi. as paymaster of N.

pensioners at Meerut and Haupper. CHASE, Ens. D. A. 64th N.I. to be int. and qu. mr. CHAUNCY, Ens. R. to do duty with 71st N.I. at Benares, Dec. 17. CORSAR, Lieut. C. 64th N.I. to be adjt. CUMBERLEGE, Major, N.J. 74th N.I. to rank fr. Dec. 22. DAVIDSON, Ens. H.M. 29th N.I. to be lieut. fr. Dec. 23.


APPOINTMENTS, &c. BERWICK, Assist. surg. G. J. to be surg. fr. Dec. 15. BIRD, Assist. surg. R. H. L. pl. at disp. of C. in C. Dec. 20, to

proceed to Saugor and do duty under sup. surg. Jan. 2. BOWLING, Assist. surg. H. H. to offic. as registrar of deeds, Tir.

hoot, Jan. 15. BRANDER, Surg. J. M., M.D. fr. 68th to 21st N.I. at Barrackpore,

Jan, 2. BRYDON, Assist. surg. W. assumed med. ch. of Bhopaul contin.

gent and political agency, Dec. 7.

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