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it was arranged that the discussion on it should be postponed gracious consideration ; and I have not been sparing in those ex. to the next quarterly general court.

pressions of admiration and praise of that conduct which appeared THE ROYAL FAMILY OF DELHI.

to her Majesty's government to be so justly due. My lords, those Mr. G. THOMPSON asked if the directors had any objection to sentiments have found an echo throughout the whole country. lay on the proprietors' table a copy of their dispatch of the 4th In every part of the kingdom, whether in England, in Scotland, of December last, relative to the royal family of Delhi ?

or in Ireland, the presence of Sir Henry Pottinger has been wel. The CHAIRMAN said that the whole question was under the comed with enthusiasm, and every effort made to do him honour, consideration of the Court of Directors. He declined stating My lords, it is clear that the vast majority of those places which anything further at present.

have so united, and expressed such opinions, could have had very REPORTING DEBATES. - INDIAN MAIL.

little means of duly estimating the real merits of Sir Henry PotMr.G. THOMPSON read an extract from the Asiatic Journal, stat

tinger. They looked to the boundless field which he had opened ing that the verbatim reports of the speeches at the Quarterly to British enterprise, and to that inexhaustible source of commer. General Courts had been discontinued, in consequence of the cial wealth and prosperity which by his means had been rendered Court declining to defray the expence; and urged the advantages accessible to our fellow-countrymen. But, my lords, I feel it my of such reports.

duty to say that the real merits of Sir Henry Pottinger would The Chairmax said the Asiatic Journal itself was now discon.

have deserved your lordships' approbation, and the approbation of tinued, but reports of the debates were taken, though not the Sovereign, as much, if they had not been attended with such printed. It had been thought that summaries were sufficient, magnificent results. For, throughout his whole conduct, in the and these now appeared in the Indian Mail. It was quite true

relation in which it was my good fortune to stand towards him, that the expense of printing the debates at length had led to the

there never wanted fresh occasion to do justice to the great qualities discontinuance of the practice.

of his mind, and the conduct he pursued towards China. Sir Henry Mr. MARRYAT said it was a most beneficial result, as the

Pottinger, in being selected for the service in China, was removed printing of the debates for some time past had done little more from service in a school to which I may be permitted to say, than give circulation to venomous personal attacks.

I think the state has often been greatly indebted. I know not The Court then adjourned at a few minutes before seven

how it is, but whether from long habit of self-reliance, or the o'clock.

necessity of early taking part in the conduct of great affairs, the

fact is that the service of the East India Company has produced SIR JEREMIAH BRYANT, C. B.

men who, by the energy of their character and the statesmanlike This officer, whose death was announced in our last obituary,

views which they have entertained, are peculiarly qualified to conhad been in the East-India Company's service upwards of forty

tend successfully with the greatest difficulties, and to confer the five years. The following statement of his career will be acceptable most signal advantages on their country. (Hear, hear.) My lords, to many. He was admitted to the Company's service on the

when Sir Henry Pottinger went to China, he found every thing he 7th January, 1800, and attained the rank of lieutenant on the 29th had to undertake strange and new-the business on which he was May in the same year. His earliest service was in Oude. He employed, and the people with whom he had to deal. It is rather afterwards served in the Mahratta war, in the force which, under astonishing, that after having, with the assistance and by the gal. Colonel Powell, entered and subdued Bundelkund. At the lantry of the naval and military forces employed in that war, been battle of Deeg. on the 13th November, 1894, he lost his right enabled in no long time to dictate peace at Nankin-I say it is arm.

In 1811 he became captain, and in March 1815, was ap- wonderful that he should have found the means of, by his characpointed acting town and fori major of Fort William. In the ter and conduct, conciliating the persons with whom he had to following year he was nominated second assistant secretary of deal, as to annihilate the pain of defeat, and convert suspicion and the Military Board, and first assistant in the department of hatred into confidence and friendship. Looking to the difficulties

In 1817, he was appointed judge-advocate general, with which he had to contend, he performed a service which cannot and he served in the Deccan war as major and juilge-advocate. but be considered most remarkable. In the commercial details general of the Grand Army. He was deputed to England in with which he had to occupy himself, as well as in the regulations the public service in 1822, and while at home (in July 1823), of administrative government, he shewed the same judgment, the succeeded to the rank of major. In November 1821, he was same energy, the same success; and I cannot help saying, that directed to return to his duty as judge-advocate-general. In although it was the object of her Majesty's government to en1926, be served at the siege and storm of Bhurtpore. In 1829, deavour as much as possible to relieve him from all responsibility he received the honour of knighthood, which honour was rather by furnishing him with every instruction calculated to meet every a disappointment to him than otherwise, as he had repeatedly difficulty that could arise, your lordships must be perfectly aware been recommended for the order of the Bath, to which he felt that in the situation in which he was placed, that was quite im. that his services entitled him. This desired and inerited dis- possible for us to do, and that much was necessarily left to his tinction be subsequently attained. On the 26th February, 1811, own discretion. Now, my lords, I believe I may say, that in the he was elected a director of the East India Company.

whole course of his service I do not recollect any act, certainly none of any importance, acting as he did on his own discretion,

which did not fully meet with the approbation of her Majesty's PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS.

Government.

His lordship then made some remarks on the advancing comFRIDAY, JUNE 13.-SIR HENRY POTTINGER.–The Earl of

merce with China, and referred to a statement on the subject by ABERDEEN informed the House that he had a message from her

Mr. Macgregor, British Consul there, and concluded by moving Majesty.

" that an humble address be presented to her Majesty, returning The LORD CHANCELLOR then read as follows from a paper

the thanks of this House for her Majesty's most gracious message, handed to him by the Earl of Aberdeen :

and to assure her Majesty that this House will cheerfully concur “VICTORIA Regina.—Her Majesty being desirous of conferring

in securing a pension to Sir Henry Pottinger of 1,5001. a year for

the term of bis natural life." a signal mark of her favour and approbation upon the Right Hon. Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart., G.C.B., in consideration of the eminent

The Marquis of LANSDOWNE, after some highly landatory reservices rendered by him, and particularly on account of the zeal,

marks on Sir H. Pottinger, said that with respect to the immediate ability, and judgment displayed by him as her Majesty's Plenipo

amount of the reward which had been proposed, he did not wish tentiary in negotiating a treaty of commerce with the Emperor of to urge any thing on her Majesty's Government in any hostile China, her Majesty recommends to the House of Lords to concur spirit beyond that which they had proposed. At the same time with her in securing a pension to Sir Henry Pottinger of 1,500l. he must be permitted to say, that although he felt the incona year for the term of his natural life." (Cheers.)

venience of urging any thing on Government beyond that which The Earl of ABERDEEN then gave notice that on Monday next he they might conceive to be the just measure of reward, yet, if they should move that her Majesty's most gracious message be taken had gone further, and extended the provision to the amount of the into consideration by their lordsbips.

largest which is made for ambassadors retiring from public serMONDAY, JUNE 16.-On the motion of the Earl of ABERDEEN, vice, he did not believe that a single dissentient voice would have the order of the day was read for taking into consideration her been heard in either house of Parliament. What negotiation, Majesty's message.

what treaty had resembled this ? What, in the result of the The Earl of Aberdeen said, I rise to move an address to her scheme itself, or of succeeding events, had been equal to it in Majesty, in answer to the message your lordships have just heard, extending the commerce of the country, and placing it on a and in doing so, it will be necessary for me to detain you but a footing which was immense in its immediate results, and still more very few minutes. I have already had opportunities in this house in the magnitude of the results which at a future day might be of bearing mony to the great merits of the distinguished per- expected ? In what he had said he did not impute to her Majesty's son who, on the present occasion, is the object of her Majesty's Government any backwardness, after the emphatic terms they bad

HOUSE OF LORDS.

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put into her Majesty's mouth acknowledging the services of Sir Henry Pottinger, but he did presume that it was from some par. ticular consideration not stated that their recommendation had stopped short where it did.

The Earl of ELLENBOROUGH said that the naval and military operations carried on in China had not been under the direction of Sir H. Pottinger, that they had led to the treaty, and that those who had conducted them should be rewarded.

The Earl of HADDINGTON made some remarks in reply to those of Lord Ellenborough, and, after a desultory conversation on the subject, the motion was carried.

The Marquis of LANSDOWNE inquired if the noble earl (Aberdeen) had any objection to produce the documents on which he grounded his statement as to the China trade ?

The Earl of ABERDEEN.-I shall have great pleasure in laying Mr. M.Gregor's despatch upon the table.

HOUSE OF COMMONS. THURSDAY, JUNE 5.-LIEUTENANT Hollis.—Mr. Escort said that since he had put a question to the hon. member for Be. verley respecting the dismissal of an officer named Hollis from the service of the East India Company, he had received information which went to prove the hardship of the case, and which amounted to this—that that officer had been illegally dismissed ; that the Court of Directors did not deny that he bad been illegally dismissed ; that, on the contrary, they admitted it, and gave him in consideration a small pension ; that that pension was insufficient for his support; and that, notwithstanding these facts, the Court of Directors refused to enter into his case, or restore him to the service from which they admitted him to have been unjustly dismissed. If he were a wealthy man, he should not ask that House to interfere ; but, being a poor man, who was dismissed without reason, it beloved that House or some competent authority to step in, and not suffer the rights and privileges of her Majesty's subjects to be trifled with by the Court of Directors of the East India Company. He had, therefore, to ask the noble lord the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners for the affairs of India, whether he would take care that some inquiry should be made by the board concerning these facts ?

Lord JOCELYN said that the board concurred in the sentence which had been passed by the court-martial, and had no power to interfere in the matter.

Mr. Hogg denied having made any such admission as was stated by the hon. member. He, on the contrary, stated distinctly that it was not within the province of the Court of Directors to pass any opinion on the proceedings of the court-martial. He said, and repeated, that he considered it for the good, and almost for the salvation of the army, that such matters should rest exclusively with the military authorities.

Mr. Escort then inquired if the Court of Directors had the power of restoring a dismissed servant, but received no answer.

PRIZE-MONEY TO THE TROOPS IN CHINA.- Capt. BERKELEY wished to ask the right hon. gentleman, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether, having rewarded our plenipotentiary, and many of the officers engaged in the Chinese war for the services which they had rendered there, it was the intention of the Government to withhold the prize-money from the common soldiers, sailors, and marines, contrary to the invariable custom on such occasions, and whether the same course was to be pursued with Sir C. Napier's army in Scinde.

The CHANCELLOR of the ExchEQUER said, that those who had attended to the causes of the Chinese war, and to the manner in which it had been undertaken, would know that there was no declaration of war, and no Prize Act in the case, and that the property taken was consequently used as a fund for compensating British residents who had suffered losses in consequence of the war, and for compensating the Government for what they had done. Strictly speaking, there could be no prize-money. When Sir H. Pottinger proceeded to Canton he directed, not that “ prize agents” should be (which, under the circumstances, would have been impossible), but that public agents should be appointed to take charge of the property that fell into the hands of the British forces. The property so taken, when reduced to money, amounted to about 110,0001. The Government, on receiving the first instalment for the ransom of Canton, thought it just that remuneration should be made to the captors, and accordingly a grant of batta was made to them, under which the seamen and troops received among them 153,0001. At the termination of the war, the Government again thought it just and right to propose that they should participate in another grant, which amounted to 255,0001. It would, therefore, be seen that the liberality of the Crown had been exercised on two several occasions to the amount of 415,0001. With respect to Scinde, the question had only recently been rought to the consideration of the Treasury, which was in communication with the

Indian Board on the subject. He was not, therefore, yet prepared to answer the hon. gentleman's question as regarded Scinde.

Monday, JUNE 9.-Rajah Of Sattara.-Mr. HUME presented a petition from an agent, or vakeel, of the lately deposed Rajah of Sattara, complaining of a conspiracy by which he had lost his throne and his liberty, and praying an inquiry into his case. The petition which he would lay on the table was a correct translation from the original in the Mahratta language. The hon, member then moved that the petition be printed in the votes of to-morrow, when there stood a notice of motion of his on the subject.

Ordered.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13.—SIR H. Potringer.-Sir. R. Peel appeared at the bar, with a message from the Queen, similar to that delivered to the upper House by the Earl of Aberdeen The message was ordered to be taken into consideration on Monday.

MONDAY, JUNE 16.-On the motion of Sir R. PEEL, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole house. Mr. Greene in the chair.

The CHAIRMAN having read a resolution proposing to grant a pension of 1,5001. per annum to Sir H. Pottinger,

Sir R. Peel said he should only be weakening the effect of the unanimous feeling of public approbation of the character, conduct, and public services of Sir H. Pottinger, if he were now to repeat the general panegyric which was passed on a former evening on that distinguished officer, not only by every one who spoke, but which was assented to by every one present. There were some occasions when a repetition of a panegyric was likely to weaken its effect, and he would therefore abstain from saying any thing of merits which had been so generally approved. He would therefore restrain himself to moving a resolution that her Majesty be enabled to grant a sum of 1,5001. to Sir H. Pottinger for the purpose which he had named. (Hear.) He should propose that it should have a retrospective effect, comme

mencing with the day on which Sir H. Pottinger ceased to receive his full pay as her Majesty's plenipotentiary in China. (Hear.) He should propose also, that this pension be granted for life to Sir H. Pottinger, without qualification or restriction, in case he should afterwards be employed in the public service. (Hear.) He proposed it as a mark of public acknowledgment for what had passed, for services actually rendered. (Hear.)

After some observations from Mr. W. WILLIAMS, Sir GEORGE STAUNTON, Lord Palmerston, and Mr. Hume, who all eulogized Sir H. Pottinger, the resolution was agreed to.

IDOLATRY IN Ceylon.—Sir Robert IngLis wished to ask a question of the Under Secretary for the Colonies, with reference to a report which he had read as to certain proceedings on the part of the British authorities in Ceylon, which if true were a violation of the resolutions which had been come to on the part of her Majesty's Government and the East India Company for the suppression of idolatrous worship in India and Ceylon. It was reported that homage had been paid by the English authorities to some object of idolatrous worship in Ceylon. He wished to ask whether there was any truth in that report.

Mr. W. G. Hope said that the case referred to by his honourable friend was, that it was alleged that a Government agent in one of the provinces in Ceylon had been a party to paying homage at the exhibition of the tooth of Budh, a very celebrated relic in the Can. dian provinces. He believed there must be a mistake as to the information which his honourable friend had received.

in Hong Koxaich-Wir.. A Semi asked a question of the hon.

gentleman respecting the issuing of a certain ordinance by Mr. Davis, the governor of Hong Kong, against certain societies existing in that colony, called Triad, and other secret societies, the members composing which were the native Chinese. By the ordi. nance it was decreed that any person convicted of being a member of these societies should be deemed guilty of felony, and liable to be imprisoned for two years, and branded on the cheek in the manner of military deserters. We also understood the hon. gentleman to say that in one of the adjoining provinces in China there was an edict decreeing that if any of the vagabond members of those so. cieties created a disturbance, and were slain by the people, no inquiry would be made as to their deaths, should that take place. He wished to know whether the ordinances of Governor Davis had received the sanction of the Government.

Mr. G. W. HOPE said that the ordinance to which the honourable gentleman had referred had been passed by the governor in council in Hong-Kong, for the purpose of putting down the Triad societies existing there. It appeared that these societies were a combination of men belonging to China, acting under the direct dictation of one individual, whom they were bound by oaths implicitly to obey; and they were known and dreaded as a body

of assassins, robbers, and murderers. They were, as set forth in the edică, the very terror of the people of China; so much so, that they even levied a species of black mail from members of the government itself. An edict had, therefore, been issued by the Emperor for the suppression of these Triad and other secret so. cieties. With regard to the form of the ordinance put forth by the Governor of Hong-Kong, it was in some respects objectionable ; at the same time, it was deemed necessary to suppress these societies ; therefore further instructions would be sent to the governor, with the view to the issuing of another ordinance. The bonourable gentleman was not strictly correct in saying that it was the practice to mark these persons on the cheek as were deserters in the army. They were marked, but not so as to be visible. He might state that in consequence of there being no power in Hong-Kong to punish the Chinese, who were subjects of the Emperor, this Triad Society were regarded as superior to all law, and it was felt that there was no security against the conduct of persons acting under their authority.

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MISCELLANEOUS. Sır H. POTTINGER AT MERCHANT TAILORI. HALL. This gentleman was, on Friday, June 13th, admitted to the freedom of the Merchant Tailors' Company. In returning thanks for the honour, he said he could not but feel proud of the many testimonies of approbation from all classes of his fellow-country. men, by which his humble services had been overpaid ; and he acknowledged, with pleasure and gratitude, that in the offer to bim of such testimonies, the Merchant Tailors' Company had taken the lead. He afterwards dined with the master and wardens, and a numerous company of guests, in Merchant Tailors' Hall. On his health being drank, he said that the treaty which he had been instrumental in negotiating with China was likely to be carried out in a most satisfactory manner. He had many friends in China, both official and other. wise, from whom, he rejoiced to say, he had received assurances that every thing was going on as well as could possibly be ex. pected. The trade was flourishing, and the emperor himself had admitted the free circulation of books on Christianity. They taught the people virtue, and therefore the emperor said they should not be prohibited as heretofore. This was a very important fact. There was another circumstance which, although of a more private character, he could not but mention. The high commissioner, Key-Ing, with whom he had negotiated the commercial treaty, had sent him his portrait within the last six weeks. It had arrived in this country, having been sent through her Majesty's Consul at Canton; and the fact was not only curious, but most important as an historical fact. Five years ago, if any one had anticipated such a thing, he would have been thought fitter for Bethlehem than any other place. He referred to this circumstance, not only as one of personal gratification, but, as he had said, as a most satisfactory indication of the state of feeling in China towards this country. He had also lately received a very extraordinary paper,-an edict, signed by the governor of Shenghai, calling on the people to cultivate the mulberry-tree, and pointing out the advantages of free-trade. He congratulated his countrymen not only on the possession of peace, but also on the prospect which was opened to them of making fortunes in a trade which would probably be almost unlimited. Several toasts having been drunk, among them “The Chairman and Deputy-Chairman of the East-India Company," acknowledged by the Chairman, the company separated.

The FRENCH IN China.-Extract from a letter dated HongKong, March 6: “M. de Legrenée is now at Manilla, waiting for the return of the ratified treaty from Paris, by the hands of the Compte de Ferrieze. I forget if I told you that during his stay at Hong-Kong he received all military honours, as well as all kinds of personal attentions. The French Admiral Cécille returned all these civilities when the governor dined on board the Cleopatra; and it is said that Legrenée has written home in the strongest terms of the public and private attentions he has received here. The French certainly made their first appearance here in rather a questionable shape, with two 50 gun ships, three sloops, and a steamer ; but the result shews that nothing more than the forms of a separate treaty was in view, and all our communications with them have been most friendly. An important negotiation has been on foot with Keying as to the residences of our consuls within (instead of without) the cities of Foochoofoo and Amoy, and the point has at length been gained, and the matter set finally at rest. The Chinese tried to quote the precedent of Canton, but this would not be listened to, and they gave in. Our Government and Keying are excellent friends, and I see no chance of future disagreement. The fifth instalment of the indemnity has been quietly paid, and

measures are concerting for the evacuation of Koolongsoo. That of Chusan must follow when the period arrives, but it will be with the greatest regret."- Times.

The“ Wou Wou," or LONG-ARMED Gibbon.—The Hindostan, from China, just arrived in the London Docks, has brought home a pair of these interesting but ungainly creatures. This is believed to be the first instance of a pair having reached this country alive. They bear a strong affinity to the ourang-outang, but the form is more slender. The total absence of tail and extreme length of arms gives them a most grotesque appearance. The name of “Wou-Wou" is descriptive of their peculiar cry, which is remarkable not only for its extraordinary power and volume, but for a succession of graduated tones. It may be heard at great distances, resounding through vast forests, and admirably serving its purpose of a call to the mate. In intelli, gence they fall but little short of the Chimpanzee. As a proof of this, while on board-ship, they would disengage the twist of a rope or chain that by being entangled would have impeded their progress.

The reach of the extended arms of a full grown specimen exceeds six feet. They were fed during the voyage on bread, fruits of various kinds, and eggs.

Tue Mails.-SOUTHAMPTON, June 8. – The Oriental Com. pany's steam-ship Duke of Cornwall arrived this day at the Motherbank, and landed the East-India and China mails, which will be forwarded to London by the 2 A.M. train to morrow. The Duke of Cornwall has a full cargo, and eighty passengers, principally from Bombay. The same Company's steam-packet the Queen, Capt. Russell, left the docks yesterday, for Gibraltar, taking out the Peninsular and Mediterranean mails, also thirty passengers, and a good cargo.

A superb banquet was given on Saturday, June 7, by the Hon. East-India Company, at the London Tavern, at which were present the Earls of Ripon, Clare, and Dalhousie; Lords Canning, Goderich, and Jocelyn; Sir H. Pottinger, Mohun Lal, the Hon. W. B. Baring, the Hon. E. Drummond, the Right Hon. E. Tennant, General Sir R. Arbuthnot, General Sir G. Rose, Sir W. Cotton, Sir R. Campbell, Bart., Sir J. Dennis, the Right Hon. S. Lushington, Mr. F. Kelly, and many other gentlemen of distinction.

Health or LorD METCALFE.- A private letter received from Canada by the last mail gives some interesting details respecting the health of the Governor-General. The following is an extract :-“ Lord Metcalfe's health is very good, but he suffers dreadfully and lives in constant dread of losing the other eye, one being completely gone. I dined with him when in Montreal. He is determined to die at his post. His resolution is quite miraculous, and he is quite sanguine of success (if his life is spared) in putting down the radicals and democrats. I had a long conversation with him before dinner, and he entertained that day a company of twenty-seven, many of them ladies, and he never winced, although evidently suffering from the glare of light frightfully. He is a wonderful man.”—The above shews the extreme improbability of a rumour lately put forward with some confidence, that Government had it in contemplation to send out Sir Henry Pottinger to supersede Lord Metcalfe in the government of the Canadas.-Britannia.

MAILS FROM CEYLON.- The East-India and China Associa. tion have received a communication from the Government, stating that the Governor of Ceylon has been instructed, if he sees no objection to the measure, to direct the postmaster at Colombo to make up mails by way of Marseilles, for transmis. sion by the direct Calcutta line of packets.

Indian PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. — The following papers have been ordered to be laid before the House of Commons:-Copies of all correspondence between J. Warden, Esq., agent for Sirdars in the Deccan, and Lieut. col. C. Ovans, late resident at Sattara, and the government of Bombay, relating to certain charges preferred against Ballajee Narrain Nathoo, of Sattara, by Krushnajee Sadasew Bhidey, formerly of Sattara, and now of Bombay.-Of all petitions and correspondence addressed to the government of Bombay, by Krushnajee Sadasew Bhidey, with the minutes of the government thereupon, and the answers returned to the same.-Of all correspondence between the Bombay government and the Court of Directors of the East-India Company, on the subject to which the above papers relate.of a letter from his highness the deposed Rajah of Sattara, to the Right Hon. Sir Henry Hardinge, governor-general of India, dated Benares, December 12th, 1844, together with all minutes and correspondence connected therewith. The House has also ordered a copy of the rules and regulations of the Calcutta mint, and an abstract of the operations of the mint in each year since its reform, stating the expense under each head, and the amount of coin, and the number of each kind coined in each year.

HONORARY REWARD TO A NATIVE OF India.- A gold medal which, at the last annual examination of the Medical College,

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Calcutta, was awarded to Gopalchunder Seal, one of the students who have lately arrived in this country under the care of Dr. Goodeve, has been forwarded to that gentleman for delivery to his pupil.

RailwAYS IN INDIA.-There are now the best prospects of these great public works being carried into etfect under the auspices of the Government. The Court of Directors of the East. India Company have, it is understood, engaged Mr. F. W. Simms, a Civil Engineer of high character, to proceed to India, and remain there three years for the purpose of superintending surveys of the country, with an especial view to the selection of eligible lines for railway communication. Mr. Simms' qualifications for this important duty are attested by Mr. Cubitt, Mr. Donkin, and Gen. Pasley; and at the expiration of three years, if the local Government should deem it expedient to retain his services for a longer period they are to be at liberty to ilo so. Mr. Sinms is to receive a salary equal to 4 000l. per year, in addition to which he is to be entitled t) reasonable travelling expenses. For outfit and passage he is to have 5001, and the like sum on bis return. He is to take with him a qualified assistant, who is to receive a salary of 9001, per year, and 2001. for outfit. It is expected that Mr. Simms and his assistant will depart in July.

MediteRRANEAN STEAMERS. -The Court of Directors of the East-India Company have submitted to the Admiralty a representation on the smallness and inefficiency of the steain-vessels employed to carry the inails between Southampton and Alexan. dria, and urged the necessity of taking means for remedying the evil.

Bi-Monthly CoMMUNICATION with Bomeay.- Arrangements have been made for the conveyance from Aden of the Bombay mails, to be dispatched from London on the 20th and 27th of the present and next succeedin; months; and the Court of Di. rectors of the East. In lia Company liave requested that the allthorities of the Post Office will cause packets to be made up separately for Boinbıy on those dates, to be delivered to the Company's officers at Allen.

MARINERS' CHERCH. — The East India Company have subscribed £100 in aid of the fund for building and endowing a church for the seamen of the port of London,

Bombay Estab.Mr. Frederick St. L. Pratt, midshipman, I. N.

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Ilth to 18th June, 1815. ARRIVALS REPORTED IN ENGLAND.

CIVIL.

Madras Estab.Mr. Francis Copleston.

MILITARY
Bengal Estab. - Lieut. col. Thomas M. Taylor, 5th It. cav.

Vet. surg. Charles Turner, 9th lt. cav.
Brev, maj. Humphrey Hry, Ilih It. car.
Maj. Henry Doveton, 4th'N I.
Lieut. Joseph H. Firth, 5th N. I.
Brev. capr. John Coke, 10th N. I.
Lieut. Joseph Chambers, 21st N.I.
Lieut. Robert A. Trotter, 43rd N.I.
Capt. George Tylee, 53rd N.I.
Capt. David Nisbett, 53rd N.I.
Copt. Edward S. Capel, 53rd N.I.
Lieut. Albert L. Nicholson, 641h N.I.
Maj. gen. Edmund F. Waters, C.B., 68th N.I..
Capt. Julius B. Backhouse, artillery.
Lieut. Alexunder Robertson, artillery.
Lieut. Henry Hamınond, artillery.
Lieut. Stephien Pott, engineers.
Capt. Thomas H. G. Besant, invalid estab.
Surg. Benjamin Wilson, retired.

Assist. surg. William S. Comberbach. Madras Estab. Lieut. Hon. Henry Arbuthnott, 3rd It. cax.

Maj. Nicholas Geoghegan, 25th N.I.
Lieut. William B. Jackson, 31 st N.I.

Lieut. Arnold C. Pears, artillery.
Bombay Estab.--Lieut. Henry E. G. Close, 2nd Eur. regt. L I.

Lieut. Frederick Forbes, 3rd N.l.
Lieut. Charles R. Baugh, 9th N.I.
Lieut. Andrew N. Aitchison, 13th N.I.
Maj. George P. Le Messurier, 14th N.I.
Lieut. Osmyn Bourdillon, 25th N.I.

Agreeably to the recommendation of Major-gen. Pasley, c.B, the undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets, who passed at the public examination, which took place on Friday, the 13th inst., are appointed to the several services, as follow, viz.

For the Engineers.
Mr. Alexander Cowper.
Mr. Alexander Cadell.
Mr. Charles Daubuz Innes,
Mr. James Tertius Donovan.
Mr. John William Playfair.
Mr. Arthur Scott Moberly.

For the Artillery.
Mr. Henry Parlett Bishop.
Mr. Frederick Day Urquhart.
Mr. James George Huthorn,
Mr. Frederick Royle De Budé.
Mr. Edward Humfrey Hildebrand.
Mr. Charles Smitli Lemarchand.
Mr. Arthur Riddell Mark.
Mr. John Clements Hailes.
Mr. John Ramsay James Robertson.
Mr. Richard George Frederick Henegan.
Mr Philip Dassie Horne.
Mr. John Richard Magrath.
Mr. John M.Kenzie Macintyre.
Mr. George Gunning John Campbell.
Mr. William James Bradford.

For the Infantry.
Mr. Walter Rice Herbert Ilted Hoirell.
Mr. John Weston Delamain.
Mr. Christopher James Godby.
Mr. Arthur John Anderson,
Mr. Jolin Ruggles.
Mr. Charles Edward Boodle.
Mr. Henry Dyneley Angus Douglas Willan.
Mr. James Spence Ogilvie.
Mr. Robert John Fayrer Hickey.
Mr. George Harcourt Stiles.

Mr. John Matthew Bayley. The underinentioned Gentlemen Cadets, who failed to pass, have been allowed a further term of six months, to qualify for a private examination, viz.

Mr. Frank Von Andlau.
Mr. Montgomery Hunter.
Mr. John Mitchell Evans.
Mr. Langbourne.

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SHIPPING.

MARINE

ARRIVALS.

Bombay Estab.–Capt. Jolin Pepper, Indian navy.

PERMITTED TO RETURN TO THEIR DUTY.

JUNE 6. Regalia, EMeck, Cape.-7. Queen, M'Leod, and Panor, Gimblett, Bengal; Carnatic, Hyne, Bombay ; Euphrates, Wilsos, China; London, Gunton, Mauritius; Malacca, Shettler, Chioa.10. Eleanor, M'Farlane, New South Wales; Flora, De Patroa, St. Helena.-14. Prince of Wales. Hopkins, Bengal.-16. George llenry Harrison, Scott, Port Beaufort, C.G.H.; ilarriet, Duthie Algoa Bay; Elphinstuire, Freiniin, Calcutta.-18. Irankce, Sinson

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and Chatham, Gifford, Bengal; Robert Pulsford, Robertson, China; Catherine Jamieson, Hutchinson, Cape.-19. Larne, Wilson ; Jeremiah Garnett, Davies ; Elrira, Gething; and Surge, Burnett, China : Lord William Bentinck, Sainthill, Java; Sir Robert Peel, Champion, Sydney; Agoslina, Voluns, and Gratitude, Brown, Launceston ; Gardner, Cole; Marion, Crawford ; Matilda, Roskell; and Cressida, M.Fee, Bengal ; Malcolm, Simon, Singapore ; Ursula, Mundle, Bombay.- 19. Pestonjee Bomanjee, Hill, Sydney ; Gardner, Cole, Bengal,

Sea Park, London to China, May 27, lat. 47 deg. N., long. 9 deg. W. Hindoo, Sproule, Liverpool to Calcutta, June 2, lat. 51 deg. N.,

long. 9 deg. W. Etheldred, London to Aden, June 1, lat. 49 deg. N., long. 7 deg. W. Royal Sovereign, London to Bombay, May 3, lat. 5-40 deg. N., long.

21 deg. W. Louisa Campbell, London to New Zealand, April 25, lat. 20 deg. No,

long. 23-40 deg. W. City of Poonah, London to Madras, May 5, lat 5.11 deg. N., long.

19-18 deg. W. Panthea, Glen, Liverpool to Bombay, April 12, lat. 24 deg. S., long.

33 deg. W. of Paris. Gemini, Liverpool to Calcutta, April 25, lat. 8 deg. N., long. 26

deg. W. Bellairs, Webb, Liverpool to Calcutta, May 24, lat. 47-30 deg. N.,

long. 13.40 deg. W. The Tory, Johnstone, which was ashore at the entrance of the

Woosung, had been got off, and arrived at Shanghae. MAULMAIN, April 2.-Sophia, Johns; Colonel Burney, Crisp ; and

Sarah Crisp, Crisp, took the ground in proceeding down the river, but came off, and sailed for their respective destinations. The Psyche, Stevenson, for London, put back to Calcutta in April,

leaky. The Duke of Wellington, Duncan, for London, put back to Calcutta. The Palatine, McLean, for Liverpool, put back to Calcutta, having

been ashore in the Hooghly.

The Raymond, M‘Kay, for Sydney, in working out of the harbour at Port Nicholson, Jan. 27, got on shore on a sand spit off Bellsize Point, but came off the following day without apparent damage, and proceeded.

The Horwood, Gales, for London, was wrecked at Algoa Bay, C.G.H. March 27; crew saved.

The Cottager, of Newcastle, was wrecked at Saldanha Bay, C.G.H. April 8.; two of the crew drowned.

DEPARTURES. From The Downs.-JUNE 7. Lady M'Naghlen, Hibbert; Asia. tic, Barlow, Bengal; Hebrides, Melville, Bombay ; John Brewer, Brown, Aden; Mary Imrie, Dawson, Mauritius ; John Panler, Humphreys, Cape ; William Metcalfe, Philipson, Sydney ; Florist, Huggup, Ceylon.-9. Juslina, Leshaw, Madras; Thetis, Cass, Cal. cutta ; Gilbrrt Henderson, Tweedie, Cape; Cleopatra, Early, Mauritius i Jane Goudie, Goudie, Sydney.-10. Sappho, Dunlop, China.

11. Bilton, Major (from Shields), Calcutta ; Reaper, Thompson, Mauritius and Point de Galle; Abbotsford, Buckland, Bombay.14. Marion, Kettlewell, Hobart Town; Westminster, Michie, Cork and Calcutta; Lysander, Sangster, Calcutta; Neptune, Ferris, Cork and Bombay; Achilles, Gibson, Mauritius; Mary Ann, Snelling, Cape; Janet, Muir, Heron, Newport, and Aden.-15. Judith Allan, Murray, Calcutta; H.M.S, Spy, Ascension.-17. Duke of Bedford, Thornbill, Cork and Calcutta.-18. Conservatire, Cape.

From LIVERPOOL.-JUNE 2. Woodstock, Nicholson. Mauritius. -7. Dumfries, Thompson, Hong Kong ; Crishna, Bateson, Ba. tavia ; Ocean, Butchard, Singapore; Barbara, Purss, Calcutta; Protector, Duve, Ceylon ; Orira, Christian, Bombay.-9. Hercu. lean, Gibson, Bombay: John Bull, Crawford, Calcutta.-12. John O'Gaunt, M.Donald, China.-13. Hannah Salkeld, Robertson, Cal. cutta.-14. Canada, Williams, Batavia; Currency, Wainwright, Calcutta ; Ann Bates, Weighill, Manila.-16. Beethoren, Taylor, Calcutta.-17. Rockshire, Evans, Calcutta.

From NEWPORT.- JUNE 10. Britannia, M'Gregor, Singapore.12. Java, Pickering, Calcutta.

From the CLYDE.-JUNE 5. Tecumseh, Shaw, Voulmein.-7. Quentin Leilch, Potter, Bombay; Fleetwood, Richardson, Mauri. tius.-Tumerlane, Birnie, Calcutta. From SHIELDS.-June 7. Billon,

and Cassiopea, Hodgson, Calcutta.-6. Ann, Rowe, Cape.

From GOOLE.-JUXE 7. Albinia, Smith, Capc.

From FALMOUTH.-JUNE 8. Bengal, Torington, Cape.-7. Matthew, Plummer Bruce, Bombay.--10. Sumatra, Duncan, Ceylon.

From PORTSMOUTH.-JUNE 11. Marquis of Bute, Bannatyne, China.-16. Wellesley, Toller, Madras and Calcutta.

From HULL.-June 11. Charlotte, Broderick, Bombay.

From BORDEAUX.-JUNE 13. Roding, Hutchens, Calcutta ; Spectator, Robinson, Mauritius.

From PLYMOUTH.-JUNE 14. Fairlie, Davis, Ascension.-17. Moffatt, Vanderwood, Aden.

From PENTLAND Firth.-JUNE 7. Medusa, Benson (from Ham. burgh), Calcutta.

From off TORBAY.—June 13. --, Paradies (from Hamburgh), China.

From GUERNSEY.-June 10. Victoria Regina, Lelievre, Algoa Bay.

From ALLOA.- JUNE 10. Sarah, M'Lagan, Cape.

DOMESTIC.

BIRTHS.

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June 5. Mrs. William Boyd, son, at Arncliffe vicarage.
6. The wife of Thos. Macaulay, Esq. daughter, at Leicester.

7. The wife of Charles Dearie, Esq. late of Calcutta, daughter, at Highgate Rise.

12. The lady of W. Thacker, Esq. daughter, at 25, Euston. square. 14. The lady of R. Macdonald Stevenson, Esq. daughter.

The lady of Joseph Goodeve, Esq. of Lincoln's-inn, barrister, daughter, in Kensington-square.

The lady of Henry Harvey, Esq. of Calcutta, daughter, at Bulidge-house, Wilts.

15. Mrs. P. Cruikshank, son, in Hyde-park.gardens. 16. Mrs. Marmaduke Hornidge, daughter, at Barnes.

MARRIAGES.

PASSENGERS DEPARTED. Per Wellesley, to Madras and Bengal.-Mrs. C. F. Holmes, Ens. Croly, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Daniell, Ens. Hazard, Mr. Dick, Dr. Mackintosh, Mr. and Mrs. Stubbins, Miss Collin, Mr. Hudleston, Mr. Maddocks, Mr. Singly, Mr. Babbington, Mr. F. G. Eden, Capt. and Mrs. Mathews, Hop. W. Arbuthnot, Miss Hill, Mr. Lawford, Mr. Appett.

June 5. James Shaw, Esq. 10th Bengal It. cav. to Selina Jane, daughter of the late Chas. Rattray, M.D. at Daventry.

6. George Clerk, second son of George Cheape, Esq. to Harriette Peach, daughter of the late John Lumsden, Esq. of Cushney, Aberdeenshire.

10. Capt. Frederick Ditmas, Madras engineers, to Isabella Laura, daughter of Edward Boghurst, Esq. at Shorwell, Isle of Wight.

The Hon. Edmund Monckton, late captain in the Rifle Bri. gade, to Arabella Martba, daughter of the Rev. J. Robinson, at Widmerpool.

12. Rer. Augustus K. B. Granville, M.A. to Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Read, Esq. formerly of the Madras civil service, at Trinity Church, St. Marylebone.

14. Capt. Atchison (late Ceylon Rifles) to Louisa Sophia, daughter of Francis Richardson, Esq. of Upper Portland-place, at Trinity Church, St. Marylebone.

17. Lieut. C. D. Campbell, Indian Navy, to Bower Caroline, daughter of W. C. Mylne, Esq. at St. Mark's, Pentonville.

PASSENGERS TO DEPART. Per steamer Orlental, from Southampton this day (June 20th) and to proceed from Suez, per steamer Benlinck :

For Malta : Mrs. Queenland and four children ; Mrs. Smith, and Mr. Sloane.

For Alexandria : Mrs. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Crooke, child, and servant; Messrs. Daniel, Deruset, McMillen, Penlington, Ross, Griffiths, F. McGregor, Brand, Wenham, G. Forbes, A. Cohn, W. Martin, A. V. Jobos, Jas. Stewart, Rev. J. Fletcher, and Cun. liffe, to embark at Malta.

DEATHS.

June 2. Capt. Meyrick Jones, late of H.M.'s 3rd It. dragoons, at sea, on board the Queen East-Indiaman, on bis return home from Indin, aged 36.

Major-General James Ogilvie, c.B. at Banuff, North Britain.

Mr. Thos. Crosse, at Herne-hill, Dulwich, aged 67. 4. Major-General Adam Hogg, of the East-India Company's service, at Wimbledon, Surrey, aged 64.

Richard Freeman, Esq., at Brompton, aged 69. 6. Henry Brett, Esq., of Cadogan-place, aged 63. 7. Richard Cowlishas Sale, at 21, Surrey-street, Strand, aged 64.

8. Col. Evan Lloyd, late of Bombay and Liverpool, at 22, Westbourne-place, Eaton.square, Pimlico, aged 59.

10. Major-General Sir Jeremiah' Bryant, c.B. of the Bengal army, at Grove-lodge, Richmond.

VESSELS SPOKEY WITH. Theresa, Lonilon to Van Diemen's Land, April 23, lat. 4-30 deg. N.,

long. 21 deg. W. Candahar, Ridley, London to Calcutta, April 23, off Palma. Mary Nixon, Newport to Aden, May 7, lat. 6-19 deg. N., long.

21.14 deg. W. Nymph, Horsburgh, London to China, June 2, lat. 43 deg. N., long.

10, deg. W. Persian, London to Sydney, April 15, lat. 4 deg. N., long. 23 deg. W. Albert Edward, Liverpool to China, June 1, lat. 48 deg. N., long.

12 deg. W.

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