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EXHIBIT A. From Capt. W. R. HERRIES, A.D.C. to Capt. G. P. Thomas,

64th N.I.

Calcutta, Nov. 11, 1843. Dear Sir,-I have just heard, by a letter from Simlah, that Lieut. Duffin has posted in the public rooms at that place a letter from Mrs. Duffin to myself.

I will not enter into any remarks upon his object in so doing, or of the probable consequences, but I must take the earliest opportunity of declaring, in an equally public manner, that this act of Mr. Duffin's is, in the highest degree, dishonourable ; that he has broken his word of honour, and violated his pledge that the subject should never be renewed.

I am further compelled to call upon you to state, in writing, whether or not Mr. Duffin, in January 1813, at Ferozepore, had given his word that every one of Mrs. Duffin's letters to me had been destroyed by him ; you were guarantee for the destruction of the letters, and the re-appearance of one of them necessarily involves your name.

I am very far from thinking for a moment that you were aware of the existence of such a letter ; but Duffin has practised a deceit upon you, and you became the guarantee for the performance of his promise.

I was assured, in the most solemn way, that every letter was destroyed, and I had no right to doubt it, backed as it was by your pledge.

I now expect that you will not hesitate to furnish me with such proofs as you may be able to give to enable me to hand up to condign disgrace the character of this man.

I have an assurance in writing by Col. Stuart on the part of Lieut. Duffin, that the matter should never be revived, and yet it is now brought before the public in the most notorious manner ; how is this? he seems to deal as lightly with the honour of his friends as with his own.

It is time that he should learn that such acts must inevitably bring him to shame and contempt. I trust to receive an early reply from you, and remain,

Yours very faithfully, (Signed)

W. R. HERRIES. I have written to Capt. Crawley on the same points.

[The exhibit B. is not altogether adapted for publication.]

foremost students were read out by way of specimens. Dite of, the students also read an essay. The young men by their dir tion evinced a gratifying familiarity with the English language and idiom, and furnished at the same time sufficient proofr of possessing no small extent of acquaintance with general history and literature. The Governor-General then rose and addressed the assemblage to the following effect :

“ I am desirous before the prizes are distributed to say a few words on this interesting occasion, the first time I have ape peared in the Town Hall of Calcutta. We have had ample evidence in the examinations to which we have listened, and the essay that has been read—and I may say in the many ensayos that have been produced on former occasions that the native mind, under the influence of efficient instruction, is equal to very high intellectual exertion. Not very long since, when I had the pleasure of presenting a medal that was given by my honourable friend and colleague, Mr. Cameron, for Moral Philosoplıy, and another by Mr. Lyall, the advocate-general, for Law, I confess I was astonished at the extraordinary ability evinced by the successful candidates, and the more I become acquainted with the fruits of this noble institution, the more I am satisfied with the working of the system adopted in our central colleges.

The Government is deeply sensible of the inestimable value of education; and besides another college at Patna, since last autumn, arrangements have been made for the establishment in Bengal of one hundred schools for instruction in the vernacular. I desire to impress on those who hear me, that it is in education only, the rising generation can find their profit; by education only that they can become valuable members of society. And the immediate advantages are patent to them. Our Courts of law, our Government offices, all the advantages of commercial enterprise invite them, and I here express my determination to carry out fully, fairly, and impartially the resolution of the 10th of October last. I earnestly recommend to you the study of the English language, not abstractedly because it is our tongue, but because it opens up to you the whole field of our literature and science, and because through it you may become familiar with the greatest efforts of human genius, whether in invention, discovery, or the deductions of the sound. est philosophy. But I must also guard you against the possibility of being supposed to recommend you to neglect your own language. Learn it, study it, become so familiar with it that all you acquire in a foreign language you may be able to teach in your own, and thus you will divide with your countrymen the benefits you receive at our hands.

The rapid communication now enjoyed by means of steam with Europe, justifies me in hoping that ere long there will be many travellers from this country familiarising themselves with the institutions of England, her habits, manners, and morals ; and drawing yet closer the bonds between India and the British isles, by the respect and esteem their acquirements and amiable character cannot fail to inspire. I am not dealing in speculation, but building the future on the past. We have seen, within the last two or three years, a native gentleman, a merchant of this city, introducing himself at home, winning the admiration of all by his intelligence and suavity, and receiving even the most favourable countenance from our gracious Sovereign. It was a high mark of her Majesty's favour that her portrait and that of her illustrious Consort were given at the request of Dwarkanath Tagore - which I know from correspondence that passed through my hands--and I hope that when we next meet in the Townhall these portraits, which have arrived at Government House within the last few days, will grace its wall.

“ To return from this slight digression.

“In addition to the schools of which I have spoken, the Government has decided on establishing two new professorships in the Hindoo College, one of natural philosophy, the other of civil engineering, and they will be filled up as soon as competent persons can be found. I think it right to mention that, by the libe. rality of the council who conduct this institution, these classes will be open to persons of every religious persuasion. The valuable apparatus indispensable to the former chair, has recently arrived; it was sent out under the zealous care and superintendence of Sir Edward Ryan, a gentleman with whom I am personally acquainted, but whose high character as the late learned Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the enlightened friend of every measure promising increased happiness and prosperity to the people of this country, must make his name for ever respected by you. I feel myself bound to acknowledge the hos nourable services of the members of the Council of Education, and I cannot over-estimate the zeal and philanthopy which have in particular distinguished my honourable friend and colleague on my right. Nor can I be silent on the services rendered to the Hindoo College by the Advocate generel, Mr. Lyall, who volunteered a course of Law Lectures, the value of


Ехивт С. From Capt. W. R. HERRIES, A. D. C. to Capt. Thomas,

64th N.I.

Govr. Genl.'s Camp, 20th Nov. Dear Sir,-I have this morning received your letter of the 25th November.

I regret extremely that you should have taken so erroneous a view of the arrangements which were effected in January last by yourself and Capt. Crawley.

As Mr. Duffin is about to refer the whole subject to the decision of a court-martial, it is quite unnecessary for me to enter into any controversy with you now. I remain, dear Sir,

Yours faithfully,

W. R. HERRIES. Th next trial in the case, Duffin v. Lushington, will take place in March.

MISCELLANEOUS. Hindoo College.—The following report of the proceedings at the annual meeting for the award of scholarships, and the distribution of prizes, is compiled from those contained in the Bengal Hurkaru and the Calcutta Star :- There was a large assemblage of ladies who graced with their presence the occasion, which was presided over by the Right Honourable the GovernorGeneral, his Honour being supported by the Honourable Mr. Cameron, while there were likewise present Sir George Pollock, the Honourable Mr. Millett, J. Pattle, F. J. Halliday, and C. Beadon, Esquires, Drs. Strong, Jackson, Goodeve and Mouat, and a great many other gentlemen, both European and Native, among the latter of whom were Rajahs Radhacant Deb, and Kalikishen Bahadoors, Baboos Russomoy Dutt, Prosonocoomar Tagore, Ram Gopal Ghose, &c. &c. The middle hall on the upper floor of the Town Hall was full of boys, and there being also a very large concourse of spectators, the noise was excessive, and the heat intolerable, especially in the absence of punkahs. The secretary, Baboo Russomoy Dutt, on the arrival of Sir Henry Hardinge and suite, proceeded to read the reports of the respective institutions for the past year.

Then followed the reading of some questions in general history and English literature, to which the answers of two or three of the

which I have the authority of Sir Henry Seton and the Hon. Mr. Cameron for saying, was sufficiently marked by the acquirements of several of those who enjoyed the benefit of them. When you remember the many other calls all these gentlemen have on their time, you will feel the debt of gratitude due to them. To all the Masters of the College, also, acknowledge. ments are due for the efficiency with which they discharge their various duties; more especially to Mr. Kerr, the principal, whose untiring and virtuous efforts to do justice to the responsible posi. tion in which he is placed are as honourable to himself as they are valuable to the great cause we all have at heart. If this general good feeling, and these individual efforts, are continued, we shall year by year have more abundant evidence of the blessings that follow in the train of intellectual culture, in the improved social and moral condition of the people of this vast empire."

The above is little more than an outline of Sir Henry Hardinge's speech ; but as an outline, we believe, it is not an unfaithful one. We never more regretted that we had not a shorthand writer among us than on this occasion, when we would have had reported every syllable that was uttered by the ruler of India.

Sir Henry staid until the prizes had all been presented, and then left the hall.

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The following memorial on the subject of furlough regulation is in circulation : “ To the Honourable the Court of Directors of the East-India

Company, “ The memorial of

in behalf of himself and other officers of the Bengal army,

Humbly sheweth, “ Your memorialist's anxiety that your Hon. Court would be pleased to remodel the furlough regulations now existing in the Hon. Company's military service, and enable the officers of your army to derive the following benefits from the increased facility of communication with England which has been effected of late years. All furlough, whether on private affairs or medical certificate, to be included in the period of service entitling to pension. 2ndly. Furlough on private affairs to be available in periods of one year at a time. In support of which prayers your memorialist humbly and earnestly entreats your Hon. Court's attention to the following considerations :

). That the furlough regulations of your Hon. Company's military service, by which the time spent in Europe on leave of absence is excluded from the period of service entitling to pension, are such as prevail in no other army in the world. In the Royal Army, leave of absence is granted to officers to revisit England from the East and West Indies, America, the Mediterranean, or any other part of the world, without limit and without detriment to their period of service, whereas, the officers of your army are precluded from visiting their homes under ten years, and then only at a sacrifice of time and service, which the shortness of life in India makes them ill able to afford.

“2. That the Native officers and all other ranks of the Native Army have the indulgence of visiting their homes yearly, for seven or eight months at a time, and not unfrequently the same Native officer (from others declining to take their turn) obtains such leave for three years consecutively, thus doing little more than twelve months'duty out of three years; yet he never thereby forfeits one day of his period of service; while the European officer of the same army is debarred from taking a short furJongh of three years out of a service of from 20 to 30 years, without losing so much time entitling to pension! and even this furlough he is obliged to take at once, without the option of revisiting his home oftener for shorter periods at a time.

"3. That many of your Honourable Company's most distinguished Governors-General, who had made the constitution and welfare of your army their deepest study, were favourable to the objects of this petition; convinced that any indulgences which tended to restore the health of your servants, and counteract the evil effects of an Indian climate, must necessarily promote not only the happiness and comfort of individuals, but the efficiency of the army at large.

“4. That the effect of the present furlough regulations is, on the contrary, to prevent the majority of your military servants from visiting their native country at all, till compelled by sickness and shattered constitutions; to send mumbers who have injured their health in your service, year after year. to the Hills, Cape, or New South Wales; and, finally, to oblige many to invalid whom one trip to Europe would have restored to their regiments.

"5. That the consequent number of furloughs on sick certifi. cate is not only injurious to thie etiiciency of your army, but is a

heavy burden on its best institutions; as is evinced in the present deplorable state of the Military Fund, supported by contributions from the army (and lately declared by an actuary of reputed experience at home to be in considerable danger from the increasing demands on its income), each officer going home on sick certificate furlough being entitled to nearly four thousand rupees from the sund for passage money, home and out again, equipment for the voyage, and yearly assistance to his income while absent from India.

“6. That your Hon. Company have no need to fear, from granting the prayer of this memorial, that too many officers would be absent from duty at the same time; the probability is, that the number would not exceed (even should it equal) those at present in Europe on sick certificate, and whom the present furlough regulations have, for the most part, induced to remain in India, till forced to leave it from ill health. The probability, however, of any increase of furloughs to Europe, in a proportion likely to prove inconvenient to the public service, might be avoided by their number being limited yearly, as in the civil service, and even without any restriction, with the increased facilities of communication by steam between the two countries. In the case of any emergency, those officers at home on furlough on private affairs could easily be remanded to India immediately, and rejoin their regiments in the remotest parts of Upper India within three months, at any season of the year; which could not be done by officers absent at the Cape or N.S. Wales.

7. That the increased facility of communication above mentioned, having now brought the officer on medical certificate in England not only as near us, but much nearer to India, than the officer on medical certificate at the Cape or N. S. Wales, the reason for the distinction at present drawn between their cases by your Hon. Court (viz. allowing the surlough of the latter only to count as service) has been entirely removed.

"8. That it is not to be apprehended that the Hon. Company would be sufferers in a financial point of view by any great increase in the number of retirements, in consequence of granting the prayer of the petition, against which, however, the general poverty of the army is a sufficient guarantee. But even should such occur, it is


evident that the Hon. Company woull not be losers in a pecuniary point; as the large amount yearly saved to Government by the greatly diminished disbursements to officers still on furlough* would much more than suffice to meet any small increase in the number of pensions, occasioned by granting the prayer of the petition.

“9. In addition to this, your memorialist would humbly sug. gest that should an increased number of retirements occur, the greatest benefit would accrue to your army, as it would tend somewhat to relieve an increasing grievance, the great slowness of promotion, a grievance for which (save at an immense ex. pense to the Government) there appears no other remedy, and which is yearly becoming more apparent; it is most clearly evidenced by the great number of brevet captain's commissions held by unfortunate regimental subalterns of from fifteen to twenty-two years' service, and who, at this moment, exceed the almost incredible nnmber of three hundred, and are daily increasing.

“Lastly. - Your memorialist entreats that if the prayer of this petition seem good to your Hon. Court, and furlough Le permit. ted to count as service, your older servants who have already taken their furlough be not excluded from the benefit you will thus confer on their younger brother officers.

“In the confident hope that the Hon. Court'will take into their favourable consideration the earnest prayer of this petition, and grant a boon to the service, which, while involving very little (if any) extra expense to the Company, would prove of such inestimable benefit to their army serving in Bengal,

“Your memorialist, as in duty bound, will ever pray."

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The 66th NATIVE INFANTRY.-The Amherst, in tow of the Tenasserim, started this morning for Kyouk Phyoo. These vessels carry down the remainder of the 66th N.I., which completes the relief of the 65th, which was at that place, and was brought away from thence by these vessels at once. It was not intended to bring so many at once; but as all were anxious to come, they submitted to a little crowding; and were, on the whole, perfectly satisfied. - Ibid. Jan. 25.

The 46th Native INFANTRY.—The 46th N.I. which marched a few weeks ago, under orders from Government, for Benares from Berhampore, has had its destination changed, and is ordered to proceed to Lucknow. By the same orders, the 17th, which was ordered to Allahabad, is now ordered to Cawnpore. A wing from the 49th, at Jumalpore, is to take the duties at Berhampore. Midnapore is to be left to the charge of Burkundauzes.— Ibid. Feb. 5.

ARTILLERY MOVEMENTS.- We understand that one of the field batteries at Dum Dum and two companies of the 3rd battalion have been ordered to hold themselves in readiness to march. They move, we believe, to Benares. Dum Dum will be left nearly as destitute of troops as Midnapore. There is a quiet, gradual moving of troops 'northward, which we think, under present circumstances, is not unwise as a precautionary measure. Ibid.

The death of Bulwunt Singli, Rajah of Teejarah, a chief within the jurisdiction of the Delhi Agency, occurred during the present week.

He was about 35 years of age, and, having left no heirs, we believe bis_property will lapse to the Rajah of Ulwur. - Delhi Gazette, Jan. 25.

Major-General Sir John Grey, K.C.B., has quitted Delhi on bis return to Meerut.-Ibid.

We have to record the death of Rajah Gopaul Singh, of Sekunderabad, a state pensioner of 500 rupees a month. He has left very large property to a surviving son.-Ibid.

Lieutenant Taylor, 48th Bengal Native infantry, has met with a very serious accident in the Mofussil, his left hand having either been blown off, or so much injured, as to render amputation necessary. The particulars were not known at Calcutta.

TNE MURDERER OF CAPTAIN Alcock.-We learn with great regret that the murderer of Khansah has actually succeeded, notwithstanding the strenuous efforts of the local police, aided by a detachment of the 4th Irregular Horse, in evading his pursuers, and making his way across the Jumna and Chumbal, where the spies do not consider it safe to follow him. It is, however, satisfactory to know that the magistrates of Furruckabad, Meinpooree and Budaon, have succeeded in seizing Khansah's “nae,” who has confessed fully, also two Brahmins and one Rajpoot, who were concerned in the murder of Capt. Alcock according to their own confession, One of the Brahmins was captured by the magistrate of Bulaon, crossing the Ganges with Khansah's carbine, in which were found nine bullets.-Delhi Gazette, Jan. 22.

It is understood that the friends of the late unfortunate Capt. Alcock have determined to mark their esteem for him, and sorrow at his untimely end, by the erection of a monument. The diabolical Ghunseyu is still at large.

Details of H. E. C. S's. 25th N. I., commanded by Capt. Clarke and Lieut. Munro, have sailed for Arracan per the Com. pany's ship Amherst.

H. M.'s 40th reg., under the command of Maj. Stopford, arrived at the Presidency yesterday morning.

Review at BARRACKPORE. — The 13th N. I., commanded by Maj. Thornton, was reviewed at Barrackpore on Wednesday morning last, by Maj. gen. Cartwright, commanding the Presidency division, when the usual maneuvres were performed in a manner highly creditable to the corps. Maj. gen. Cartwright was pleased to express to Maj. Thornton his entire approbation of and satisfaction with the steadiness of the regiment, with bis best thanks for the efficient manner in which the maneuvres, marchings, and firings, were executed. The morning was particularly clear and fine, and quite an agreeable change after the nasty foggy mornings lately experienced in this horrible “ Bengallee' climate. The corps paraded again in the evening in heavy marching order for the inspection of the MajorGeneral, and again the following morning at the butts, for “ target-practice,” which we understand was exceedingly good also. In the evening Major-Generals Cartwright and Cooper, with their staff and the commanding officers of regiments, honoured the mess with their company at the review dinner, which we hear went off remarkably well, and did not break up until a late hour. This regiment has formed a very excellent band since they have arrived at Barrackpore, in the short space of eight months, and their performance at the review was remarked as being particularly correct. The 22nd is to be reviewed in a day or two, but we believe the 21st and 71st, now on garrison duty, will not be inspected until February.- Bengal Hurkaru, Jan. 27.

DINNER TO Sir Robert Sale.-- The hero of Jellalabad, Sic Robert Sale, met bis entertainers on Saturday evening last in the town hall; he was supported on his right by General Ventura, and on the left by the worthy chairman, Sir L. Peel. The chairman rose to propose the first toast, the “ Queen,” which was drunk with three times three: Air, “ National Anthem." The next toast was Sir Henry Hardinge, drunk with enthusiasm : Air, Ellenborouglı's March," Sir Robert Sale's health was next proposed by the chairman, which toast was received with the most enthusiastic cheers, and which lasted for some minutes. Air, " See the conquering hero comes.”

BALL AND SUPPER TO GENERAL AND LADY SALE.- The ball and supper given on Monday evening to General and Lady Sale by the military at Barrackpore came off with great éclat. The gallant general, with the heroic partner of his laurels (for such we may style her ladyship) arrived at the ball-room a little after half-past nine o'clock, and was received with military honours from the grenadier company of the 71st N.I. and light company of the 13th. Almost immediately after, the ball was opened by Lady Sale and Major General Cartwright. There

about two hundred and fifty ladies and gentlemen present.

The 54th regiment Bengal Infantry is under orders to march from Delhi to Ferozepore, and will be relieved by a wing of the 51st Regiment from Meerut. The 54th will start about the 8th prox.- Delhi Gazette, Jan. 29.

The 3d troop 3d brigade Horse Artillery at Meerut, com. manded by Major G. Campbell, received orders on Thursday last to proceed to Ferozepore, on the 10th proximo.- 1bid.

The 5th company 4th battalion Foot Artillery, under Lieut. Remington, has received similar orders ; as well as No. 19 (the newly formed) Light Field Battery, under command of Captain Trower; both to start on the same day as the troop.— Ibid.

Captain Brind's troop, though first ordered from Cawnpore to Meerut, will, it is said, proceed on to Ferozepore; and Major Grant's to remain at Meerut till further orders. The head. quarters of the 3d Brigade will also move up from Cawnpore. It id. H.M.'s 29th Foot has been ordered to be in readiness for a

The river detachment only reached yesterday from Ghurmuckreser Ghat. - Ibid.

A troop of the Governor-general's body guard was expected at Allahabad on the 26th or 27th, under command of Lieut. Bouverie.--Ibid.

The destination of the 35th Lt. Inf. has been changed from Allahabad to Jubbulpore; and it is said that the 49th, from Dakka, will replace the 37th at the first-named station.- Ibid.

The 3rd Lt. Cav. are to march from Ferozepore in progress to Loodheeanah, and eventually Cawnpore, this day. They expect to reach Loodeeanah on the 5th February, Umballah on the 11th, and Kurnaul on the 7th idem.

The two horse artillery troops at Cawnpore have been ordered one to the frontier, and the other to Meerut.- Ibid.

The following is from a Cawnpore letter of the 23rd inst. :

H.M.'s 62nd regt. marched in this morning, and encamped in rear of the Lancers' Hospital. The detachment of 1,200 recruits, under command of Major Spence, and H.M.'s 10th regt, are also leaving. The latter does not leave until Monday, the 27th. The 62nd dine this evening with the 9th Lancers, and continue their march to-morrow morning. An express arrived this morning for two troops of horse artillery, to proceed without delay to Meerut.”- Calcutta Star, Jan. 31.

FEROZEPORE.—The engineer officer at this station has received orders to roof in the walls which were built for European barracks, some time ago, and it is understood that H. M.'s 62nd regiment would occupy them when made serviceable. - English



By letters from Jubblepore, we learn that that station is to be still farther reduced by the withdrawal of the wing of the 2nd Irregular Horse. The 68th regiment, now at Mirzapore, are under orders for Meerut, and the 60th or 62nd, together with Captain Pew's two companies of artillery and the head quarters of the 5th Battalion, are ordered north-west. The 32nd N.I.'s destination has been altered ; they are now under orders for Neemuch, and the 87th to Nusseerabad.

By letters from Nusseerabad we learn that Major-general Sir J. Littler was about to leave that station for Meerut, having received orders to hasten off as soon as practicable. He had inspected the troops previous to his departure. A report was rife that Brigadier Webber was to succeed to the command of the Rajpootanah Field Force.

The dancing continued until about twelve o'clock, when the





pany proceeded to the tents, where a

handsome sup- with existing regulations, accompanied by a return of the detachper was laid out. Nothing could be better than the supper ment for which the appointments are made. arrangements; in about the centre was a table extending across Wben additional appointments become necessary, consequent the tent, leaving, at each end, just space enough for the company to any increase being made to the strength of the detachment to pass it: at this, Major-General Cartwright, Lady and General while in progress to its destination, application is to be made by Sale, Mrs. Sturt and their friends were seated ; and on this side the officer commanding the detachment to the officer ordering and beyond it were small tables, ranged in couples, each with the men to join, and the latter will submit his orders, as herein. about ten plates, at which the rest of the party were seated. before directed, for the confirmation of the Commander-in-Chief. After a brief repast, the Queen was drunk with treble honours, Officers commanding divisions will be held strictly responsible and then the gallant Sale, and after that his lady: for the last for the correctness of the orders they may issue on these occatoast, General Sale returned thanks, and gave the ladies. There sions; and no orders on this subject issued by officers com. was no attempt at speechifying, but there was better--a cordial, manding detachments will henceforward be confirmed by the hearty, thoroughly English meeting. The dancing was excellent Commander-in-Chief. -of course the Polka was not omitted, but, from the number of couples, only two, it appeared that it has not become a favourite.

Fort William, Financial Department, 22nd January.— Notice is Bengal Civil Fund. At a half-yearly general meeting of hereby given, that until further orders, the Governments of subscribers to the Bengal Civil Fund, held at the Town-hall, on Bengal, Madras, and Bombay, will be prepared to make adThursday, the 30th of January, 1845, an election of managers vances of cash to merchants on bills of exchange, secured by the took place, and the following gentlemen were declared elected hypothecation of goods, to be drawn in favour of the Honourable for the year 1815; viz.,--J. F. M. Reid, Esq. ; J. Lowis, Esq. ;

the Court of Directors of the East-India Company, at the rate J. A. Dorin, Esq. ; J. J. Harvey, Esq.; and P. Melvill, Esq.

of ls. 10d. per Company's rupee. In all other respects the The ex-officio managers are C. Morley, Esq.; W. H. Belli, Esq.;

existing terms and conditions of these advances will remain in G. A. Bushby, Esq. ; and G. Udny, Esq.

force, and be the same as advertised in the Calcutta Gazette BENGAL MILITARY FUND. — Pursuant to advertisement, a

under dates of the 1st of April, 1842, and 23rd of August, 1814. meeting of the subscribers to the Bengal Military Fund was

STAFF OF FIELD DETACHMENTS. held, on the 31st of January, at the Town-hall, for the purpose of inspecting accounts, &c. of the past year, and of electing Fort William, 24th January, 1815.-- With the view of more directors for the ensuing. The election of directors was next effectually providing for the duties of the staff of field detachconsidered, and the following gentlemen were balloted into the ments, and to the adoption in regard thereto, of one rule applioffice :- Rev. Dr. Charles, Rev. H. S. Fisher, Dr. Forsyth, cable to the three presidencies, the Governor-General in council Capts. Greene, Wroughton, Rutherford, Broome, Lumley, is pleased, in modification of government general orders of the 16th Boscawen, Ramsay, Marshall, Dyson, and Wintle.

of December, 1816, to direct that when a detachment consisting INDIA GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION. — The India General of the actual strength of two, and less than three regiments, shall Steam Navigation Company are now going regularly to work, to be formed for service, the officer commanding the detachment prepare for the reception and setting up of their vessels, on

will nominate an officer not being on the regimental staff, to perarrival. A piece of ground, admirably suited for the purposes

form the staff duties to the detachment, subject to the confirmaof the company, on the banks of the river, adjoining the Go- tion of the Commander-in-Chief. vernment steam-yard, is about to be taken on a long lease, The officer while so employed as detachment staff, and tem. whereon to erect the necessary workshops, and a jetty, to land

porarily removed from his troop or company, will draw a consoli. the materials for the future river steamers from ships on their dated staff allowance of rupees (110) one hundred and ten per arrival from England. It is a remarkable circumstance worthy of notice, that, out of the twelve first-rate engineer firms applied

The same rule will be observed in cases where detachments to for estimates, four declined sending in any estimate, on account may be formed consisting of the strength of one, and less than of the excessive quantity of work already in hand, which pre- two regiments; but on occasions where there may be no regi. cluded their undertaking any extensive work on condition of its mental staff present with such detachment, the officer appointed being executed within the reasonable time required by the as detachment staff, will in lieu of rupees (110) one hundred and London Committee. This looks well for business in this line at ten, draw the full staff allowance of an adjutant of a corps of the home.

line, in consideration of his increased labours. Strike of PALKEE BEARERS.-The Ooriya bearers of Cal. cutta, finding themselves aggrieved by the exactions of a native police official intrusted with the duty of registering them,

With reference to the third paragraph of the general order No.

136, of the 12th August 1839, and with the view of enabling the struck work on Tuesday last, and assembled in council on the Maidan. The result of their deliberations was a petition to the

institution to meet the demands of the service, the Right Honour. Governor-General, which was presented to his excellency in

able the Governor-General in council is pleased to sanction an inperson as he left Government House for his evening drive.

crease to the class of stipendiary students, at the secondary

school attached to the Medical College of Calcutta, which will At his request the superintendent of police was for a couple of

henceforward consist of one hundred pupils. days busily employed in taking depositions of the bearers. These were afterwards submitted to Sir Henry Hardinge, and the up

PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES. shot of the whole has been that the native inspector of the bearers, whose extortionate practices had given rise to the dis- The Right Hon. the Governor-general of India in Council, content, has been dismissed from office. The bearers have has the satisfaction to announce, under instructions from the thereupon returned to their labours.

Hon. the Court of Directors, that the following regulations, NUWAB OF MoorshedABAD. – We have great pleasure in

relative to pensions and allowances, shall, from the 1st of stating that his highness the Nuwab of Moorshedabad has mu

January, 1813, be applicable to the cases of the widows and

families of the Europem officers of the Hon. Company's sernificently undertaken half the expense of another medical stu

vice, killed in action with the enemy. dent to accompany Professor Goodeve to England, and has transmitted the sum of 4,000 rupees for that purpose. -En

1. The widow of an officer killed in action, or who dies

from wounds received in action within six months after being glishman, Feb. 5.

wounded, may, provided she is not left in wealthy circumstances,

be allowed the pension fixed in the annexed scale. GOVERNMENT GENERAL ORDERS.

2. If an officer shall leave a legitimate child or children, each may receive an allowance according to the rates affixed to the

annexed scale. The sons, until they attain the age of 18 years, Jan. 11.-The Commander-in-Chief directs, that all appoint. or are otherwise provided for; the daughters, until they marry, ments connected with the command, or the nomination of com- or attain the age of 21 years, whichever may happen first, and missioned, or non-commissioned staff to European detachments no longer ; except in any special cases, in which it shall be of recruits, drafts, invalids, sick men, or men ordered to any shown. under medical certificates, that such sons or daughters duty whatsoever, whether marching or proceeding by water, are afflicted with any mental or bodily infirmity, rendering them shall be made by the officer commanding the division or station totally incapable of making any exertion for their own support, from which the detachment may move; whose duty it shall like- and that they are still in distressed circumstances. wise be to transmit to the adjutant.general of the army, for his 3. If an officer be killed in an action or dies of his wounds Excellency's confirmation, copies of the division or station orders within six months after the wounds shall have been received, he may issue on the occasion, prepared with strict conformity and shall leave a widow or chrildren, or both, a gratuity of



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one year's pay of the regimental commission held by bim may be given to his widow, and one-third of the amount thereof to each of his legitimate children under age and unmarried.

4. If such officer leave no widow, nor legitimate child, an annual allowance equal to the rates in the annexed scale, and according to the regimental rank of the officer, may be granted to his mother, provided she be a widow, and in distressed circumstances, and was mainly dependent upon the officer for support; but if the mother shall be herself in the receipt of a pension, or shall have any other provision of any kind, derived from the East-India Company, no allowance under this regulation shall be made to her on account of her son, unless she relinquish such pension or provision.

5. In the event of her re-marrying, any allowance that may have been granted to her shall cease, and not be renewed, unless she shall a second time become a widow, and be left in distressed circumstances.

6. If the officer shall have left no widow, legitimate child, nor mother, but shall have left a sister, or sisters, being orphans, having no parent nor surviving brother, and having been mainly dependent for support upon the officer, an allowance according to the annexed scale, and the regimental rank of the officer, may be granted to such a sister, or divided amongst such sisters collec. tively under extraordinary and special circumstances arising out of the meritorious military services of the deceased officer, to be judged of by the Court of Directors, and confirmed by the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, but the allowance in such case shall cease when the person receiving it shall marry, or shall be in any other manner sufficiently provided for.

7. It is clearly to be understood that the pensions authorized by this regulation cannot be claimed as a right; they are granted as rewards for meritorious military services of the deceased officer, and are only to be conferred on proper and deserving individuals.

8. The aggregate amouut of the foregoing allowances granted to the family of any officer killed in action shall not exceed the rates specified in the schedule annexed hereunto, exclusive of the pension received from the Military Fund, to which officers are themselves subscribers.


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Aggregate amount of Allowances to the Family of any one Officer, exclusive of Allowances they may receive from Funds to which such Officers may have subscribed.

Form No. 1.
Required for placing a General Officer's Widow on the

Pension List

came this day before me and made oath, that she was lawfully married* at,

on the

day of to

general in the Honourable East-India Company's service, whot

, that ever since his decease she has continued a widow, and is so at this present time, and that she has no pension, allowance, or provision from Government. Signature of the

Her place of

Sworn before me, at

day of

Signature of the

magistrate Station.

I do hereby certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that the particulars stated in the above affidavit are true, and I do therefore humbly recommend Mrs.

as a deserving object of the Hon. Company's bounty. Given under my hand, this day of


Form No. 2.
Required for placing on the Pension List the Widow of an

Officer under the rank of Major-General.

came this day before me and made oath, that she was lawfully married att

on the

day of to late a

in the regiment of, who died at

day of

aged years; that ever since his decease she has continued a widow, and is so at this present time, and that she has no pension, allowance, or provision from Government. Signature of the

Her place of

Sworn before me, at

this day of 18.
Signature of the

magistrate Station

We do hereby certify, to the best of our knowledge and belief, that was the lawful wife of

whot ; and we do bumbly recommend her as a deserving object of the Hon. East India Company's bounty. Given under our hands, this

day of 1

the colonel to sign here.

Form No. 3. Particulars required to be stated by Persons claiming Allowances

from the Compassionate Fund. Name and rank of the officer dedeceased.

Regiment to which he belonged at the time of his death.

When and where he married, and whether he left a widow.

Names and dates of birth of children.

N.B. - Certificates of their baptism must be annexed, and if their mother be not living, a certificate of their parents' marriage must also be annexed.

Situation in which they are left, and their means of support.

Recommendation of an officer of rank or person of respectability, who is well acquainted with the family, and can certify that they are in such pecuniary distress as to require assistance, and that they are proper and deserving objects for relief from a fund established for compassionate purposes.

Annex the certificate of marriage, or copy thereof, certified by the minister of the parish or station in which the ceremony was performed.

+ Insert when and where the officer died, or was killed, and his age ; and if not killed, the cause of his death,

# When the colonel's signature cannot be produced, that of the commanding officer is required. Widows of staff officers are to be recommended by the officers under whose command their late husbands were serving at the time of their death,

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