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22. At Vellore, Lieut.Col. Alex. Mackintosh. – At Royapettah, Mrs. Anne Hudson. — Anna, the wife of Mr. George Winter, tailor. 27. At Sadras, the Hon. F. C. Regel, Esq., Chief of the Netherlands possessions on the coast of Coromandel and Madura, aged 47 years. — At Colar, on his way to Madras, with the view of embarking for Europe for the recovery of his health, Capt. B. W. Macdonald, 1st bat. 1st regt. N.I. 29. On his march from Ryepoor to Nagpoor, Lieut. Wm. Ord, 19th regt. Madras N.I., Adj. to 2d bat. Nagpoor Brigade. 30. At Trichinopoly, Mrs. Elizabeth Butler. Dec. 1. At St. Thomé, Maria Webb, daughter of Capt. Webb, 69th regt., aged 13 months. 5. At Pondicherry, the lady of Capt. A. Turner, commanding Europ. Regt. Dépôt at Cuddalore, aged 35 years. 9. At Ellore, Ensign G. A. Barnard, 2d bat. 19th regt. N.I., of a bilious fever. 12. At Dindigul, Sophia, only daughter of Capt. J. Smith, in her 8th month. 13. At Nellore, Cornwall, the infant son of Edw. Smailey, Esq. 14. In Black Town, Mr. Etienne Renaux, aged 47 years. 17. At Royapettah, Mr. John Harkness, schoolmaster.

BOMBAY.

CIVIL APPOINTMENTS. Territorial Department.

Nov. 6. Mr. Alexander Bell, Assist. to Sub-Collector of Sholapore. Mr. Henry Young, 3d Assist. to Collector of Poona. Mr. Walter Fullarton, Assist. to Principal Collector at Dharwar. Mr. Henry Bebb Morris, Assist. to Collector in Candeish. Mr. R. G. Chambers, 3d Assist to Collector of Surat. Mr. Charles Prescott, 3d Assist. to Collector of Kaira. Mr. P. Ricketts, 3d Assist. to Collector in Northern Concan.

Commercial Department. Nov. 6. Mr. J. H. Farquharson, Acting Deputy Warehousekeeper.

Judicial Department. Nov. 6. Mr. P. W. LeGeyt, 2d Register at Poona. Mr. Gregor Grant, Acting 2d Register to Court of Adawlut at Surat. Mr. N. Kirkland, Assist. Register to Court of Adawlut at Broach. Mr. Charles Sims, Assist. Register to

Sudder Adawlut and Sudder Foujdary Adawlut. Mr. W. J. Hunter, Assist. Register to Court of Adawlut at Ahmedabad. Political Department. Nov. 6. Lieut. Colonel E. G. Stannus, Resident in Persian Gulph. R. C. Money, Esq., Assist. to ditto. MILITARY APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, &c. Bombay Castle, Oct. 31, 1823.-Messrs. H. A. Lawrence, R. Fullerton, and G. C. Stockley admitted Cadets of Inf, and promoted Ensigns. Capt. W. Ogilvie, 12th N.I., and Capt. E. Hamilton, 11th ditto, appointed Deputy Judge Advocates General to army of Presideney; one to be stationed in Surat, and other in Poona Division. Nov. 3.-Assist. Apoth. J. Huntley, od bat. Art., to be Sub-Assist. Surg-, and ap pointed to H.C. Cruizer Vestal. Nov. 4.—Capt. Browne to have cornmand during Lieut.Col. Edwards' absence from district of Candeish. Lieut. Nixon, Adj. 1st bat. 10th regt. to perform duties of Major of Brigade in Candeish. Capt. H. Newton, Major of Brigade, to superintend erection and repairs of public buildings at Malligaum. Nov. 5.—Sub-Assist. Surg. Dickson to perform Medical duties of Hon. Company's Cruizer Aurora. Assist. Surg. Forbes appointed to Medical duties of H. C.’s Cruizer Mercury. Nov. 10.--Lieut.Colonel E.G. Stannus to be Resident in Persian Gulph, vice Lieut. Macleod, deceased. Assist. Surg. Riach to be Surg. to Residency of Bushire, in succession to Mr. Milward, deceased. Lieut. N. Lechmere, of Art., to act as Fort Adj. at Surat until arrival of officer appointed to situation. 9th Regt. N. I. Ens. T. B. Forster to be Lieut., vice Kinsey, deceased; and Ens. K. H. H. Fawceit to be Lieut., vice Harvey, deceased; date of rank 6 Nov. 1825. Nov. 14.— Maj. Edw. Ballasis to be Private Secretary to Hon. the Governor, in succession to Lieut. Col. Stannus, appointed Resident at Bushire. Capt. R. E. Burrowes, H.M.'s 20th regt., to be Military Secretary and extra Aide-de-Camp, ditto ditto. Lieut. R. R. Gillespie, H.M.'s 4th Drags., to be Aide-de-Camp, ditto ditto. 6th Regt. N.I. Lieut. W. H. Jackson to be Adjutant to 1st bat., vice Johnson proceeding to Europe; date of appointment 13 Nov. 1823. Nov. 18.-Lieut. W. J. Browne, Interp. to 1st bat. 4th N.I., to perform duties of Interp. to 1st bat. 10th regt. during absence of Lieut. Hancock.

Lieut. E. M. Ennis, 2d bat. 11th regt., to superintend erection of public buildings at Broach during ensuing season. Nov. 25.-Lieut. Molesworth, Assist. Com. Gen., to conduct Commissariat Duties at Presidency during Commissary General's absence, on annual tour of inspection. Lieut. C. J. Westley, 10th N.I., to be Interp. in Hindoostanee, and Quart. Mast. to 1st bat. of regt., vice Hancock proceeding to Europe. Dec. 2.-11th Itegt. N.I. Ens. Alex. Barnes to be Lieut., vice Attenburrow, deceased; date of rank 22 Nov. 1823. Dec. 3.--Lieut. G. Duvernet, Act. Adj. of 1st bat. 5th N.I., appointed Adj. to that bat. from 1st inst. 4th Regt. N.I. Ens. A. H. Bond to be Lieut., vice Graham, deceased; date of rank 27 Nov. 1823. Lieut. D. Forbes, 2d bat. 1st regt. N.I., to act as Executive Engineer at Baroda, during absence of Lieut. Wadington.

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SHIPPING.
Arrivals.

Nov. 6. Dorothy, Garnock, from Liverpool.—11. Columbia, Chapman, from Liverpool; Countess of Louden, from Batavia; and Milford, Horwood, from China. —12. Investigator, Ross, from Calcutta, with the Hon Mr. Adam on board.—29. King George the Fourth, Beyts, from Calcutta.-Dec. 3. Anna Robertson, Clerk, from Bengal.—8. Itoberts, Allport, from Calcutta.-Glenelg, Weddall, from Calcutta.

- Departures.

Nov. 9. Royal Charlotte, Graham, for London. —Cruizer Aurora, Herne, for the Persian Gulf, having on board Lieut. Col. Stannus, the new Resident, R. C. Money, Esq., Assist. Resident, and Assist. Surg. J. P. Riach.-30. Lord Castlereagh, Durant, for London.—Dec. 3. Dorothy, Garnock, for Liverpool, and Catherine Stewart Forbes, Chapman, for London.

H.M. ship Leven is expected to sail from hence to Muscat early in the next week. After leaving Muscat, we hear that the Leven will proceed to survey the

Southern Coast of Arabia on this side the Red Sea; and that it is intended that she should join the Barracouta and Albatross at Mozambique. We learn that the expedition will commence the survey of the Coast of Madagascar with the next monsoon.—[Bom. Gaz. Dec. 3.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. Birtths. Oct. 28. At Colabah, the lady of the Rev. James Mitchell, of a son. Nov. 1. At Poonah, the lady of Capt. M. L. Gallway, of a daughter. 6. The lady of James Henry Crawford, Esq., of a daughter. -- The lady of the Rev. G. Hall, of a son. 15. At Ellichpoor, the lady of Capt. Browne, H.M. 24th regt., of a daughter. 21. Mrs. Bennett, of a daughter. 23. At Surat, the lady of Capt. H. A. Hervey, 2d bat. 7th regt., of a daughter. 28. At Sans Souci, the lady of J. H. Farquharson, Esq., Civil Service, of a son.

MARRIAGEs. Nov. 24. Mr. Joao Joze Fernandez to Miss Rita de Lima e Souza. 25. Mr. Braz Baretto to Miss Anna Maria Fernandes.

DEAths. Oct. 21. At Poonah, Adeline, the daughter of Lieut. and Adj. M'Carthy, H. M. 47th regt., aged 11 months. 31. At Tannah, James, eldest son of Major James Morse, 1st bat. 7th regt., aged two years. Nov. 5. Lieut. James Harvey, 1st bat. 9th N. I. — At the Presidcncy, of a Jungle fever, Lieut. T. B. Kinsey, 1st bat. 9th N.I., son of Lieut. General Kinsey, of the Madras establishment. 7. At Camp, on the Bunass, near Deesa, of fever, Ens. Philip Parkhouse, 2d bat. 2d regt. N.I. 13. Master Joseph Antonio Pereira, son of Mr. J. A. Pereira, aged 14 years. 15. At Poonah, the lady of Capt. M. L. Gallway, 5th N.I., aged 21. 18. At Poonah, after a few days illness, R. Ouseley, Esq., an Assist.Surg. on this establishment. — At Poonah, Lucy Letitia, the infant daughter of Capt. M.L. Gallway, 5th N.I. 20. At Pholadpoor, at the age of 32, the Rev. Donald Mitchell, one of the Missionaries of the Scottish Missionary Society. 21. Lieut. J. Attenburrow, 2d bat. 11th regt., second son of J. Attenburrow, Esq., of Nothingham. 23. At Surat, Carolina Augusta, the infant daughter of Capt. H. A. Hervey, 2d bat. 7th regt. N.I.

26. At Malligaum, of fever, Lieut. Fred. Graham, 1st bat. 4th regt. N.I. Dec. 5.-Mrs. D. Mason, aged about 80 years. Lately. At Chowputee, in her 19th year, the wife of Mr. J. B. Egan, of the Auditor General's Office. – At Camp Kalowta, near Choke, on his way from Jaulna to Bombay, Lieut. Wynne F. Lewis, Madras Artillery.

CE. YLON. MARRIAGE. Sept. 3. At Point de Galle, R. Brooke, Esq., to Miss Anna Cecilia Rabinel, youngest daughter of the late John David Rabinel, Esq., Judge in the H.C.'s Service, at Malacca.

PENANG.

Death. Oct. 5. At his house in Leith Street, Francis Light, Esq., son of the late Francis Light, Esq., the first Superintendent of this island.

MALACCA.

to eath. Oct. 12. H. Van. Braght, Esq., many years a Resident Merchant at this settlement.

SUMATRA.

Bikth. Lately, At Bencoolen, the lady of the Hon. Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Lieut. Governor of Fort Marlborough, of a daughter.

MA. URITIUS. Ior. At H. Aug. 13. At Port Louis, the Hon. George Smith, Chief Judge of the Mauritius.

SUPPLEMENT TO CALCUTTA INTELLIGENCE.

CIVII, APPOINTMENTS. Territorial Department. Oct. 31. Mr. H. J. Middleton, Collector of Etawah. Mr. H. Swetenham, ditto of Sarwan. Mr. R. H. Boddam, ditto of Saidabad. Mr. R. Lowther, ditto of Bolundshahur. Mr. J. French, ditto of Backergunge. Mr. W. H. Vaply, Secretary to Board of Revenue in Western Provinces. Mr. T. B. Biscoe, Sub-Collector and Joint Magistrate of Phillebheet. . Mr. H.T. Owen, ditto ditto of Etawah. Mr. W. Dundas, ditto ditto of Mozuffer Nuggur.

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Caucutta.-This city has been agitated or amused, for about six weeks, with a succession of exaggerated rumours respecting an attack upon the British frontier by “ his Majesty of the Golden Feet,” alias the King of Ava. At length, however, it was ascertained that the war supposed to be raging between the two empires, was nothing more than an insolent attack on the part of the Burmahs upon the island of Shapuree, situated in one of the mouths of the Burampooter, and which indisputably belonged to the British Government. The following, we believe to be the most correct report of what has actually occurred.

“From the first of our sending the guard, &c. to Shapuree, the Birmese authorities talked loudly and insolently of expelling it unless withdrawn. Some letters to this effect were exchanged between the Raja of Arracan and our Government. I fancy verbal threats and messages passed from the Uchurrung to the Daroga, and so to the magistrate; but as our Government was clear as to the right of the question, the answer invariably was to the same effect. At length, in September, a firman, or royal order (real or pretended), from the King of Ava, was read publicly at Arracan, in the presence of the Rajas of that place, of Chyorda, of Maoon or Chedub, and of Rynbin or Ramree, commanding them to detach a force sufficient for the capture of Shapuree from the English; which service was entrusted to the latter, it is said, through the Uchurrung (Nye), and Nakoonda, his deputy, with some other inferior chief, actually commanded the troops thus employed from Momgdoo. They suddenly landed about two A.M. the 24th September, with six hundred men, surrounded the stockade in the dark, and under cover commenced a heavy fire on all sides. The two sentries outside the gate, or kirkus, fell immediately. The guard having been previously warned by the Birmese for some days, are said to have been on the alert, and at their arms in a moment. The work was a small square wooden stockade nine feet high, a double row of timbers and loop-holed. The firing con. tinued two hours, when the Birmese, never visible, brought forward some jinjals, or small guns, and loading them with sunn, or hemp, it is supposed to the muzzle, soon set fire to the straw barrack inside, which occupying nearly all the area of the work, the Jemadar saw the whole would soon be in flames, and bethought him of a timely retreat. The fire of the assailants increased, while his own ammunition was nearly expended. He consequently marched off to the creek, both sides firing, but never closing; arrived there, he found that two out of three fishing boats usually kept at that place, had disappeared, with the Manjee and two out of three Dandies belonging to them; the remaining six baled the water out of the third boat which was sunk, and stopt up a hole in her bottom with a cloth, and thus the garrison got off, the Birmahs ceasing the fire and pursuit when they were across the creek : three were killed on the spot, and four wounded, of whom two are since dead. One fell wounded into their hands, and they would not give him up for some time without orders from Ava; but he has just escaped from his guards, it is supposed, with the connivance of the Birman Chief at Mungdoo. How many of the Birmans fell in the affair is not of course known, but two were seen dead in one spot some time after the close by two of our Sepoys; and thus they have limited their conquest to

Shapuree, not even .."; there by night, for fear of a rejoinder, conclude, but coming to hunt and shoot there in the day time with much parade and ostentation.

“It is only a year since the King of Ava released nine out of ten poor Kedda people (elephant hunters of ours), whom they had seized on our territory while thus employed, pretending they had as good a right to levy taxes for catching elephants in the forest, as we have to levy them on their exports and imports from Chittagong, &c. They were kept in durance a year (with the death of one), and then released by accident. It was only January last they shot one of our Mugh subjects on board his own boat, for refusing to pay them dustooree on entering the wharf, the common boundary of equal property of both states. The invariable insolence of their address to our Government, or its officers, their overweaning confidence and arrogance, their encroachments on all the petty states on our borders, till all are now swallowed up in that empire, ending with the Rajah of Assam, whose government they usurped, and rendered him a fugitive two years, all tend to prove the farce is acted systematically, and with malice prepense in this outrage. Whether this systematic arrogance and encroachment is to be quieted by diplomacy, or by stronger arguments, is for the Government to decide. We can only rely on their wisdom for the efficacy of their decisions, whatever they be.

“When Symes was at Ava, we believe, the King wondered our Government did not apply to him for assistance against Buonaparte. ‘He would find 40,000 Birmen who would sweep the French nation off the face of the earth, or something to this effect equally feasible and enlightened.’”

However petty this affair may appear, as contrasted with the rumours that were afloat respecting it, it was impossible that the Indian Government should pass it over in silence. Consequently, such an expedition has been despatched to that quarter, as will command respect, while a proper spirit is shewn by our diplomatists.

There are also military movements on our western frontier, but equally trifling. The Government of Oudipore appears to be in a somewhat distracted state, arising, as we should imagine, from the feudal arrogance of the principal chiefs. Our readers are aware that the British Government engaged, at the close of the late Mahratta war, to maintain the internal peace of this principality. Consequently our services are now put into requisition, to reduce the fortified town of Humeergur. The Rajpoot nobles are a haughty race, and will doubtless give us trouble even where they have little prospect of success: but the truly valuable publication of Sir John Malcolm gives us reason to hope, that we already command both the respect and confidence of the bulk of the population. The expedition is formed from the Nusserabad and Neemuch detachments, and is under the command of Colonel Lumley.

The following official letter has been sent to the conductors of the Calcutta Journal, which publication has consequently ceased to exist.

To Messrs. J. F. Sandys, J. Palmer, G. Ballard, and P. S. De Rozario. (General Department.) Gentlemen : You were apprized by my official letters of the 18th of July and 3d of September last, of the sentiments entertained by the Governor General in Council, in regard to the repeated violation on the part of the conductors of the Calcutta Journal of the rules established by Government for the regulation of the periodical press. The Editor of the Calcutta Journal, notwithstanding those communications, has since, by the republication in successive numbers of that newspaper, of numerous extracts from a pamphlet, published in England, revived the discussion of topics which had before been officially prohibited, and has maintained and enforced opinions and principles which, as applicable to the state of this country, the Governor General in Council had repeatedly discouraged and reprobated; the extracts themselves, so published, containing numerous passages which are in a direct violation of the rules prescribed by Government, under date the 5th of April last. The Right Honourable the Governor General in Council has in consequence this day been pleased to resolve, that the license granted by Government on the 18th of April 1823, authorizing and empowering John Francis Sandys, and Peter Stone De Rozario, to print and publish in Calcutta a newspaper called “The Calcutta Journal, of Politics and General Literature,” and supplement thereto is. sued on Sundays, entitled and called “New Weekly Register and General Advertiser for the stations of the interior, with heads of the latest intelligence published as a supplement to the country edition of the Calcutta Journal,” shall be revoked and recalled, and you are hereby apprized, and respectively required to take

notice, that the said license is resumed' revoked, and recalled accordingly. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient humble servant, - W. B. BAvLEY, Chief Sec. to Govt.

Council Chamber, 6th Nov. 1823.

A Society has been formed at Calcutta for the establishment of a regular steam navigation between India and England. The Hon. J. Harington presided at the meeting convened on the occasion, and the plan proposed to be adopted was laid before the meeting by a Lieut. Johnston, the projector. The outlines of this plan have already appeared in the daily London prints, in such a form as to preclude the necessity of our dwelling upon them. We have only to state, therefore, that the measure has been patronized in our eastern capital in a manner fully equal to the encouragement that is given in the mother country to any speculative scheme of similar cr higher character. The journey across the isthmus of Suez is of course regarded as a trifle.

A well-attended meeting of the friends of the Parental-Academic-Institution was held at their house, in Wellington Square, early in November, for the purpose of forming some rules for the future management of its concerns. Several regulations were entered into, the principal of which provided for the admission of members, and for the education of the children of such members as may die without leaving a sufficient sum to pay for it. Persons subscribing monthly or yearly, or making a donation to a certain amount, are to be members, and by them the committee and the executive officers of the society are to be appointed. The rule relative to the children of indigent members is simply that they shall be educated gratuitously at the charge of the society as far as its funds will admit. Several other rules were entered into, in the forming of which the greatest care was taken to prevent any future misunderstanding. A book was handed round for subscribers, and they then proceeded to the election of a com: mittee, consisting of twelve members and a secretary, after which the meeting broke up.

A general meeting of the Calcutta Diocesan Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge has been held at the house of the Lord Bishop in Fort William, which was numerously attended, previous to his taking the chair as

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