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from a house of no character. There would be no end to work of this kind, if they were to be called upon to take up every lying paragraph in every lying newspaper. Let them consider the disgrace which such proceedings would bring upon themselves. (Hear ; Mr. Trant said that, having had the honour of some communication with the Hon. Proprietor (Mr. J. Smith), and having said something upon the condition of their India affairs, and also upon this very loan which had been mentioned, he would undertake positively to say, if he were one of the individuals alluded to as having been conversed with, that the Hon. Proprietor had not informed himself fully upon the subject. As he was up, he would crave their patience for a few moments while he said a word or two on the question in debate. He was in India long before the administration of the Marquess of Hastings. When he (Mr. Trant) first arrived there, an Hon. and Gallant Friend whom he was proud to see near him (Sir David Baird) was engaged in that gallant exploit, in which he had set so distinguished an example, the storming of Seringapatam. Long before the military campaigns of Lord Hastings, they had had the highest martial achievements in India. He hoped, then, that in agreeing to this proposition, he was not to be understood as subscribing to any notion, that all who had gone before the Marquess of Hastings in the administration of their Indian Government were unequal to him, or that all Europe were to look up to him as the greatest of their governors. With the most unfeigned admiration for the Noble Marquess's talents, he could not agree to any motion which did not comprehend the production of all the papers necessary for the elucidation of the general question before them. (Hear !) Of course, he could not say what papers were or were not necessary; but if no other person should do so, he would feel it his duty to move for the production of all the papers which could throw a light upon the subject. (Hear!) Mr. Poynder explained, that when he seconded the original amendment, it was for a general production of papers. The Hon. Mover had since altered the words of the amendment; perhaps some time and trouble would be saved, in coming to a general understanding upon the terms of the motion. The Chairman requested leave to suggest a form of motion which would probably reconcile the difference at present pervading the Court. Suppose the other motions were withdrawn, and one of this nature substituted by the Hon. Mover: “That there be laid before this Court, copies of all correspondence, and other documents, to be found upon the public
records of this house, which regard the administration of the Marquess of Hastings, as Governor-General of India, and which may enable that Court to judge of the propriety of entertaining the question of a farther pecuniary reward to the late Governor-General.”—(Hear, hear 1) The Hon. D. Kinnaird said, in reply, that he wished to be set right on any subject, which on explanation might appear to have been misunderstood. He had heard no valid objection, either on one side or the other, against the adoption of the original resolution which he had felt it to be his duty to submit to the Court, and which was nothing more nor less than to ask the Executive Body to do what he apprehended was their duty; nay, more, what for aught he knew they might have already done, namely, proposed a further grant to the Marquess of Hastings, to be hereafter submitted to the Court of Proprietors. Was it not new, after their last recorded vote of 1822, to see such an alternative proposed for such a motion as he had the honour of submitting ; and this, too, when no objection was stated, either within or without the bar 2 The whole case was this: does this Court not think the time has arrived, when the Marquess of Hastings ought to be rewarded in like manner with all former Governors General, or when the Court of Directors should say he ought not? (Hear /) They simply asked the Court of Directors, not for the production of voluminous and indefinite papers, but for a specific report upon the facts, from those who must have had them all before them; and if that report, when made, proved dissatisfactory, then they could call for further explanatory papers. That was his plain and intelligible proposition. It was said that the motion assumed that a decision had been made against Lord Hastings in the Court of Directors; he meant no such assumption. All he desired was, to know whether the Directors could recommend a further grant to the Noble Marquess; or to know, by a report from them, why they could not? It was a novel way of meeting such a proposition, to offer to cast before thein an enormous mass of papers, through which they could but im: perfectly examine. Why not the Court of Directors, who must have had, from time to time, the whole information before them, and have maturely weighed it, why should they shrink from their duty of making a specific report, on which the Court of Proprietors could act? He had not heard any grounds stated why his motion should not be adopted. Notwithstanding the secresy of the proceeding among the Directors, whispers always went forth; and upon the subject of Colonel Doyle's letter, it was said, they divided ten and ten. They might, or they
might not have negatived the further grant to Lord Hastings in a similar manner. He strongly urged the Court of Directorts to make a report in the first instance, in preference to laying before them a large mass of papers, which, when produced, they must have a committee to arrange and elucidate. He had no parental fondness for his motion; all he desired to study was, the convenience and justice of all parties; and he entreated them to consider whether the course he pointed out was not the more convenient one. Suppose the Court of Proprietors should ultimately differ from the Court of Directors, then it was not impossible that the Board of Controul might not object to a grant of money being applied, contrary to the opinion of the Executive Body. On the whole, he, upon the most mature reflection, conjured the Court of Directors to take the matter into their own hands, and make a report upon it. As they had both but the same subject in view, the full elucidation of the subject, he hoped they would meet it in the spirit best calculated to arrive at a mutual understanding; otherwise their proceeding would be an extraordinary one. The Chairman said, that he agreed in the opinion of this being an extraordinary proceeding. If the Hon. Proprietor wished for any information respecting any specific proceeding which he supposed to have taken place in the Executive Body, then he should shape his motion for the production of the same. But the Hon. Proprietor contends, that the Marquess of Hastings has a right to call upon the Court of Directors, to say why they have come to any specific resolution : that he could not admit for a moment; for if they were bound to meet the Noble Marquess's wishes, they would be equally bound to meet similar calls from others, who might suppose themselves affected by any statements out of doors. (Hear!) With respect to the Court's letter to Colonel Doyle, the Hon. Proprietor was misinformed, and appeared not to be aware that by Act of Parliament, when the numbers upon a division in the Court of
Directors are equal, the question under discussion is lost. (Hear !). The course pointed out by the Hon. Proprietor, in reference to the original motion, would lead to much practical inconvenience: He was satisfied that the best way would be to agree to the production and printing of all the papers, and then the Court of Proprietors, having the whole of the necessary information before them, would be able to take their own view of the question. (Hear !)
Mr. inceding suggested whether it would not save time and trouble, to limit the motion to the production of such papers as came to hand after their grant of £60,000 to the Noble Marquess. He was far from wishing to narrow the grounds of their consideration : he only wished to prevent their being encumbered with voluminous papers, on which no difference of opinion prevailed.
The Chairman said, that the Hon. Proprietor's restriction would limit the scope which the friends of the Noble Marquess were desirous of taking, for they meant, he considered, to bring into view his political services from the commencement. He thought it better that the motion should be a general one, both as to time and matter. The Noble Marquess had friends behind, as well as before the bar, and every one would be anxious that such a selection should be made as would do justice to the subject. (Hear, hear !)
It being now near six o'clock, Mr. Pattison moved an adjournment of the debate, until Friday, the 5th of March. The motion was agreed to, and the Court adjourned.
The ertraordinary length of the foregoing debates obliges us, however unwillingly, to postpone our report of the proceedings in the General Courts of the 5th and 24th March to our nert number, that we may avoid
the necessity of abridging them.
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cIv IL APPOINTMENTS. Territorial Department. July 17. Mr. T. Richardson, Assist. to |alt Agent, 24 Pergunnahs. Commercial Department. Aug. 28. Sir H.V. Darell, Bart., Com. esident, Etawa and Calpce. Asiatic Journ.—No. 100.
Mr. Edw. Barnett, Sub-Export Warehouse-keeper.
Mr. C. Cary, Com. Resident, Hurripaul.
Mr. G. Richardson, Com. Resident, Rungpore.
Oct. 9. Mr. G. Chester, Com. Resident, Jungypore.
Aug. 28. Mr. G. C. Cheap, Register of City Court, Moorshedabad.
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Mr. J. Shaw, Register of Zillah Court, Nuddea. Political Department. Sept. 19. Mr. T. H. Maddock, Political Agent at Bhopaul. General Department. Sept. 11. Mr. E. Hale, Priv. Sec. to Governor-Gen.
MILITARY APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONs, &c. Fort William, Aug. 22, 1823.—Artillery. 1st-Lieut. G. Blake, to be Capt., and 2dLieut. C. Dallas to be 1st-Lieut, from 16 July 1823, in succession to Jenkins, dec. 6th Lt. Cav. Lieut. R. L. Anstruther to be Capt., and Cornet R. Aitken to be Lieut., from 15 Aug. 1823, in succession to Cock, tranferred to Inv. Estab. Head-Quarters, on the river, July 25.The undermentioned Ensigns (lately admitted) are to do duty with Lieut.-Col. Boyd's division of Europ. regt. at Dinapore:–G. Halhed, G. Baseley, W. L. Hall, G. Salter, J. G. Sharpe, A. Barclay, C. Jorden, J. S. Gifford, A. Tweedale, J. M. Farnworth, G. Urquhart, E. C. Macpherson, C. Graham, and G. B. Mitchell. July 26.-Lieut. Croudace to act as Adjut. to 2d bat. 5th N. I., during absence of Lieut. Smith, on med. certificate. July 28.—Assist. Surg. Paxton to have med. charge of the H. C.'s Europ. regt. at Dinapore. . Aug. 11.-Cornet W. Alexander to be Adj. to 5th L. C., vice Hawkes, resigned. Fort William, Aug. 29.—Capt. the Hon. J. Amherst, Aid-de-Camp to the Governor-Gen., to be Mil. Sec. to his Lordship, vice Major Streatfield, proceeded to Europe. Capt. W. Wilson, 29th N. I., to have temporary command of the Benares Provincial Bat., from date of Lieut.-Col. Reble's dec. Messrs. J. W. V. Stephen, W. B. Gould, J. H. Wakefield, J. C. C. Grey, and G. E. Westmacott admitted Cadets of Inf., and promoted to Ensign. Lieut. E. Watt, 16th N. I., transferred to the Cavalry. Head-Quarters, on the River, Aug. 15. —Officers appointed to raise recruits (500 each) for general service, to complete the 33d and 34th, and to fill up vacancies in regts. of the line: — Capt. Gordon, 17th N.I., at Buxar;"Capt. Webber, Patna Prov. bat. at Bankipore; Capt. Axford, 13th N. I. (now at Benares) at Sultanpore Oude; Capt. W. Wilson, 29th N. I., at Benares; Capt. T. Watson (Levy) at Cawnpore; Capt. P. C. Gilman (Levy) when relieved from present charge, at Futteh-Gurh.-The following allowances to be drawn monthly by the above officers; Personal allowance, St. Rs. 60. For wri
ters, stationery and all charges incidental to the command, St. Rs. 150. Two pay Sircars, at 15 Rs. each, St. Rs. 30. Total St. Rs. 240. Fort William, Sept. 5.-Mr. W. D. Kennedy admitted a Cadet, and promoted to Ensign. Mr. C. Abel, M.D., admitted Assist. Surg. Head-Quarters, on the River, Aug. 19.Superintend. Surg. J. M'Dowell removed from Berhampore to Kurnaul. Brev. Capt. A. Stewart, 14th N.I., to be Interp. and Quart.-mast. to 2d bat, vice Anderson, appointed Fort Adj. of Delhi. Aug. 21.-Ens. M. West, 1st bat. 4th N. I., to do duty with 2d bat. 10th regt., at Berhampore until 15th Sept. Brev. Capt. Bryant, to officiate as Interp. and Quart.-mast. to 2d bat. 28th N. I., during absence of Brev. Capt. Pemberton. Fort-William, Sept. 11.-The Rt. Hon. the Governor General in Council, in pursuance of the orders of Government under date 11th July, directing four regiments of Native Infantry to be added to the establishment, is pleased to make the following promotions, transfers, and postings of European officers. The officers now promoted are to rank from 11th July 1823. Infantry. Sen. Lieut. Cols. G. Carpenter, J. Burnet, c.B., J. L. Richardson, and H. Imlach, to be Lieut.-Cols. Commandant of Regiments for the augmentation. Majors H. Bowen, J. W. Taylor, C. Poole, J. Vaughan, C. W. R. Povoleri, J. W. Fast, W. P. Price, W. Collyer, J. L. Stuart, J. Durant, R. Hampton, L. Wiggins, to be Lieut. Cols. Europ. Regt. Capt. J. Bryant to be Major, vice Stuart, promoted; and Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. W. Burroughs and M. S. Hogg to be Capts. of companies, vice Bryant, promoted, and Walker, removed to 33d regt. 1st Regt. N. I. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. S. Speck to be Capt. of a Comp. vice Gabb, removed to 34th regt. 2d Regt. Capt. F. A. Weston to be Major, vice Harriott, removed to 31st regt.; and Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. T. Robinson and T. J. Baldwin to be Capts. of Comp., vice Weston, promoted, and Harris, removed to 32d regt.—Brev. Capt. and Lieut. J. Donaldson to be Capt. of a comp., vice Robinson, removed to 32d regt. ; and Brev. Capt. and Lieut. T. Reynolds to be Capt. of a comp., and removed to 32dregt. 3d Regt. Brev. Capts, and Lieuts. W. P. Cooke and John Taylor to be Capts. of Comps., vice Wymer and Gregory, removed to 31st regt. 5th Regt. Brev. Maj. and Capt. W. G. Patrickson to be Major, vice Price,
promoted; and Capt. G. Cooper to be Major, vice Huthwaite, removed to 34th regt.—Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. D. G. Scott and W. Price to be Capts. of comps., vice Patrickson and Cooper, promoted. 6th Regt. N. I. Capts. C. Martin and S. P. Bishop to be Majors, vice Poole, promoted, and for the augmentation.— Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. R. Blissett and F. M. Chambers to be Capts. of comps., vice Martin, promoted and removed to 31st regt., and Bishop, promoted. 7th Regt. Capts. P. T. Comyn and J. Delamain to be Majors, vice Sargent, removed to 32d regt., and for the augmentation.—Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. Edw. Gwatkin and A. Macdonald to be Capts. of comps., vice Comyn, promoted, and Delamain, removed to 33d 9th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. W. Guise to be Capt. of a comp., vice Maling, removed to 32d regt. 10th Regt. Capt. T. Newton to be Major, vice Bowen, promoted; and Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. P. Dudgeon, H. E. Peach, and E. Fell to be Capts. of comps., vice Newton, promoted, and Hodgson and Barron, removed to 31st and 34th regts. 13th Regt. Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. R. Seymour and C. Savage to be Capts. of comps, vice Young and James, removed to 34th and 33d regts. 14th Regt. Capt. J. Simpson to be Major, vice Taylor, promoted; and Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. R. Hornby, A. Stewart, and J. Watkins to be Capts. of comps., vice Simpson, promoted, and Lockett and Wollocombe, removed to 32d and 33d regts—Brev. Capt. and Lieut. D. D. Anderson to be Capt. of a comp., vice Watkins, removed to 31st regt. 16th Regt. Capt. P. Starling to be Major, vice Durant, promoted; and Brev. Capt. and Lieut. J. H. Lester, to be Capt. of a comp., vice Starling. 17th Regt. Capt. E. F. Waters to be Major, vice Fast, promoted; and Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. S. Mercer and W. Mathew, to be Capts. of comps., vice Waters, promoted, and Dick, removed to 31st regt. 18th Regt. Capt. P. Lefevre to be Major, vice Collyer, promoted; and Brev. Capts. and Lieuts. J. Pearson, H. L. White, and J. Herring, to be Capts, of comps., vice Lefevre, promoted, and Shaw and Yates, removed to 31st and 34th regts. —Brev. Capt. and Lieut. C. Godby to be Capt. of a comp., vice Pearson, removed to 33d regt. 20th Regt. Capt. T. Murray to be Major, vice Hampton, promoted; and Brevet Capt. and Lieut. H. Burney to be Capt. of a comp., vice Murray. 21st Regt. Capt. C. Peach to be Major, vice Vaughan, promoted; and Brev. Capts, and Lieuts. D. Williamson and R. B. Wilkins to be Capts. of comps., vice
Peach, promoted, and Cave, removed to 34th regt. 23d Regt. Capt. G. Birch to be Major, vice Povoleri, promoted; and Brev. Capts, and Lieuts. W. Stirling and A. Horsburgh to be Capts. of comps., vice Birch, promoted, and Roope, removed to 31st regt. h 24th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. F. W. Frith to be Capt. of a comp., vice Brewer, removed to 32d regt.—Brev. Capt. and Lieut. Geo. Young to be Capt. of a comp. for the augmentation, and removed to 34th regt. 25th Regt. Brev. Capts, and Lieuts, J. R. Knight and R. Blackall to be Capts. of comps, vice Higgins and Smith, removed to 31st and 34th regts. 26th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. T. Frobisher to be Capt. of a comp., vice Shadwell, removed to 33d regt. 27th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. H. A. Montgomerie to be Capt of a comp, vice Anderson, removed to 32d regt. 28th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. G. Young to be Capt. of a comp., vice Hay, removed to 33d regt. ; and Brev. Capt. and Lieut. G. W. A. Lloyd to be Capt. of a comp., and removed to 33d regt. 29th Regt. Capt. J. Swinton to be Major, vice Garnham, removed to 33d regt.; and A. Stoneham to be Major, for the augmentation, and removed to 34th regt. —Brev. Capts, and Lieuts. J. Wyse, J. Frushard, and W. Martin, to be Capts. of comp., vice Swinton and Stoneham, promoted, and Skene, removed to 33d regt. 30th Regt. Capts. John Pester to be Major, vice Wiggens, promoted, and S. H. Tod to be Major, for the augmentation, and removed to 32d regt.—Brev. Capts. and Licuts. E. Fitzgerald, G. B. Bell, and H. Norton, to be Capts. of comps., vice Pester and Todd, promoted, and Bucke, removed to 32d regt.—Brev. Capt. and Lieut. G. Moore to be Capt. of a comp., vice Bell, removed to 84th regt. Med. Depart. Assist. Surgs. D. Lewis, J. Grierson, R. Heaslop, and A. Cocke, to be Surgs. for the augmentation. Removal of Lieuts. The promotions and transfers to the new regiments leaving the Lieutenants wery unequally distributed in the old corps, the following removals are made in consequence, to equalize the regiments in that rank: viz. A. B. Armstrong from 27th to 10th N.I., next below C. Douglas. W. Whittaker from 27th to 30th N.I., next below G. Kinloch. M. Dormer from 11th to 10th N.I., next below A. B. Armstrong. R. W. Beatson from 11th to 7th N.I., next below W. M. N. Sturt. C. Farmer from 22d to 9th N.I., next below G. Gordon. W. Hickey from 16th to 1st N.I., next below H. Doveton. Hon. W. Stapleton from 8th to 28th N. I., next below J.