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tor Johnson Hamilton to Miss Margaret Bishop, eldest daughter of Mr. Conductor Bishop. 19. At Paulghautcherry, Lieut. Barnett, 2d bat. 7th N.I., to Miss Mary Frances Sayer. 23. At Trichinopoly, Mr. John Bigwood, to Mrs. Sally Turner. 25. At Yanam, G. A. Smith, Esq., Madras Civ. Service, to Eugenie, eldest daughter of John Bouchez, Esq. July 12. At St. George's Church, Jos. Cox, Esq., Surgeon to the Hon. Governor's Body Guard, to Catherine Grace, eldest daughter of Major Waugh, of the Madras army.
DeAths. April 25. At Cannanore, Daniel De Lisle, Esq., Assist. Surgeon. May 6. J. B. Hudleston, Esq., of the Civil Service of this Presidency. 16. At Chicacole, Anne Sophia, wife of Lieut. Goold, and sister of Capt. Dowden, 1st bat. 19th N.I. 18. Anne Maria Still, wife of Major R. West, commanding 1st bat. 13th N.I. at Gooty. 20. At Cannanore, Louisa, the lady of Capt. Wigan, 18th regt. N.I. — Mrs. Sarah Tayler, widow of the late Mr. Hen. Tayler, of the Madras hotel. 24. At Bellary, Mrs. Medigan, wife of Lieut. J. Medigan, of H. M. 46th regt. 31. At Seringapatam, Capt. J. Moorhouse, 1st bat. artillery, Public Agent for Ordnance Carriages. June 1. At Cocanada, aged 31, Hen. Sewell, Esq., H. C. C. S eldest son of the late Hen. Sewell, Esq. of Madras. 3. At Pondicherry, the infant son of Capt. Du Rhone de Beauvere. 4. In Armenian Street, Barnet Phillips, Esq., merchant. 5. At Pondicherry, Mr. J. Louis la Sauvagere. 7. At Gooty, Mr. Thos. Clarke, Dep. Assist. Commissary of Ordnance. 8. Aged 8 months, Emelie, youngest daughter of John Arathoon, Esq. 10. In camp, near Bellary, Lieut. C. B. Wilkinson, 1st bat. artillery. 16. At Cuddalore, E. W. Stevenson, Esq., Master Attendant. 18. Francis Rawden Hastings Birmingham, aged 3 months, second son of W. P. Birmingham, Esq., Assist. Surgeon H.M. 69th foot. 20. At Wepery, Donald, the infant son of Mr. Donald Calder, Market Serjeant, aged 1 year. 22. At Pondicherry, Madame Burel De Meder, aged 78, relict of the late Mr. Francis De Meder, Chevalier of St. Louis. 23. At Trichinopoly, Fitzroy Lambton, Youngest son of Capt. Chas. Aug. Elder
Birth. May 17. Mrs. Wyatt, wife of Capt. W. M. Wyatt, of the country service, of a daughter.
nraths. April 16. Mr. John Rickwood, son of Dr. Wm. Rickwood, senior, of Horshan, in Sussex, and late chief officer of the ship John Munro, after a lingering illness, aged 34. May 21. Joseph Minas, Esq., late of Malacca, aged 53 years.
Jan. 9. At Batavia, in the 22d year of his age, Capt. Andrew Affleck, of the East-India Ship Vrow Helen, a native of Dumfries.
March 26. At Fort-Marlborough, Bencoolen, the lady of Lieut. Col. M'Innes, of the Hon. E. I. C.'s Service.
April 17. At Buitensorg, in Java, where
he had gone for the recovery of his health,
George Anderson, Esq., of the Civil Service, Bencoolen, eldest son of Alexander Anderson, Esq., of London.
The length of the debate at the EastIndia House, and the mass of late intelligence received from India by H.M.S. Jupiter, has obliged us to enlarge our present number. But it would be neces. sary to increase it to double its ordinary size, were we to give insertion to the variety of interesting matter that is now before us. We must content ourselves therefore with a brief notice of such intelligence as is most important, proposing to furnish in our number for February a more full and interesting report.
The arrival of Lord Amherst has been noticed in a former page. It is unnecessary to dilate upon the customary formalities observed on such occasions. But we must not omit to notice the eclat with which his immediate predecessor in office retires from his temporary government. A meeting, consisting of upwards of 300 of the most respectable Europeans in Calcutta, was held at the Town Hall on the 9th August, at which Mr. Fergusson, of the Supreme Court, presided. The most honourable testimony was borne to the public and private character of Mr. Adam, by all who addressed the meeting; and it was unanimously resolved, that a subscription should be opened for a fulllength portrait of this distinguished individual, to be placed in onc of the public buildings of Calcutta. We are sorry to observe that Mr. Adam is under the neressity of taking a voyage to Bombay for the benefit of his health.
We noticed in our last number that there had been dreadful hurricanes and inundations in Bengal, at the mouth of the Hooghly. The accounts which are furnished by the late arrivals, present a picture which far surpasses our most gloomy anticipations. The injury sustained by the shipping is incalculable. The Oracabessa, the Liverpool, the Cuttack, and the Helen, were mentioned in our last number as having been lost. The Fiora, pilot vessel, returned to the river a complete wreck, with seven feet water in her hold. The Planet also returned with damage. The Cecilia is reported to have likewise suffered much, but to have remained on the station. The Guide, on entering the river, reported that she had seen the wreck of a ship on her broadside in Balasore roads. The inundations have likewise been most disastrous. The sea, during its most vio. lent agitation, broke through the Sand Hills which run along the coast of the northern part of the district of Cuttack, carrying ruin and devastation to the unfortunate inhabitants of the sea coast. Many villages have been swept away; the inhabitants of which, of course, have been involved in the same fate. The sea pene. trated in some places as far as eight miles from the coast; and a tract of country, from eighty to one hundred miles in extent, was converted into one wide plain of water. From the Soobarecka towards the south, numerous villages have been also carried away, and an immense quantity of cattle destroyed. All the tanks and wells were rendered useless. Some of the public buildings of Balasore have sustained considerable damage. Neither the tremendous gale, nor the consequent inundation is unprecedented. The latter end of April 1782, is remarkable for one of the most severe gales of this description. At Surat, and in the Gulf of Cambay, the sca broke in most furiously, carrying every thing before it. In May 1787, a similar gale occurred on the coast of Coromandel, and occasioned an inundation at Coringa which destroyed many of the inhabitants.
The law and police intelligence is very interesting. A scheme has been detec of extensive forgery on the Bank of Cal: cutta, which, but for its early discovery. might have been productive of seriou" consequences. It was contrived by natives. But we must postpone all mention of the particulars to our next number.
Mr. Sandys, the present editor of the Calcutta Journal, and two of the proprietors of that work, have been prosecuted by the Rev. Dr. Bryce for libel. We have seen, in the Calcutta Government Gazette, a very long report of the trial. At present, however, we must content ourselves with stating, that on the 22d July Sir Anthony Buller, who has returned to the Presidency, gave judgment against the defendants.-Damages 2,000 rupees with costs.
A Court-martial has been held on Lieut. J. D. Carroll, H. M. 86th regt., who was arraigned on charges of a very serious nature as regards his character for honesty. We are grieved to say, that he was found guilty on all the charges, and dismissed the service.
The religious intelligence is also very interesting. A sermon was preached on the 4th May in St. James's church, Cal. cutta, explanatory of the nature and objects of the Society for the Promotion of
Christian Knowledge, and a collection
was afterwards made.
The Native Female School Society, which has been lately established, meets with the most encouraging success. The schools have increased to fourteen, and promise to be permanent and effective. The number of names on the list is 260, but nearly 80 are absent daily. The Committee are taking the most active measures to promote regularity of attendance on the part both of visitors and pupils.
General Sir Alex. Campbell, commanding the forces at Madras, has been dangerously ill, but was declared out of danger on the 25th July.
The Jupiter, which brought the above accounts, left the Mauritius on the 16th Oct. She brings intelligence of the death of George Smith, Esq., Chief Judge of the island; and of the arrival of Col. Guy Le Strange and family from England. On the 26th of the same month she arrived at the Cape. Capt. Owen had not been heard of since he left Simon's Bay on the surveying expedition along the eastern coast. Lieut. Col. Fraser was dangerously ill at Graham Town. The crew of the vessel had been severely attacked with cholera morbus, but they all happily recovered except four seamen. Great credit is due to the surgeon. The Jupiter has had a stormy passage of exactly four months.
We understand, by letters received in town from Batavia to the middle of September, that a rumour was current there of another fire having occurred at Canton carly in August, but not so destructive as the last, the factories having escaped. We also learn, that difficulties in the trade have again arisen, the viceroy having expected that the murderers (in the Chinese phrase) in the affray with the Topaze would have arrived in the first ship of the season.
We conclude this brief summary with promising very copious and interesting intelligence in our next number, and with assuring our readers that we have made every possible exertion to insert in our present one all accounts of Civil and Military Appointments, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Arrivals and Departures of Ships, &c. which could be obtained. They may rely both upon the lateness and accuracy of our report.
NEw ohc Axization or THE INDIAN ARMY. By the present organization of the Inian army, every two regiments of native cavalry have but one Colonel, and each regiment of native infantry is composed of two battalions, commanded by one Colonel. By the new organization, each regiment of cavalry will have its own Colonel; and each regiment of infantry will be divided into two regiments, with a Colonel to tech. By this arrangement, forty Lieut.
Colonels of cavalry and infantry on the Bengal establishment will obtain regiments; viz. four additional ones to the cavalry; thirty-two to the infantry; and four to the four irregular regiments of infantry, which are to be officered on the regular establishment. We understand that orders have been sent out to the Governor General to the following effect:-The Company's army on the Bengal establishment is to consist of eight regiments of light native cavalry, three brigades of horse artillery, five battalions of artillery, one corps of artillery golandanze, one corps of engineers, two regiments of European infantry, and sixty-four regiments of native infantry, including four new regiments; each regiment of infantry is to be officered by one Colonel, one Lieut. Colonel, one Major, five Captains, ten Lieutenants, and five Ensigns. Each brigade of horse artillery, each battalion of foot artillery, the corps of golandauze, and each regiment of cavalry, is to have the same number and rank of European officers as a regiment of infantry. The engineer corps to have two Colonels, two Lieut. Colonels, two Majors, ten Captains, twenty Lieutenants, and ten Ensigns. Those Colonels who are on the senior list, and those who now hold regiments, are to continue in the enjoyment of the full off-reckonings of two corps as at present; the new Colonels and Lieut.-Colonels com. mandments of regiments, are to succeed to off-reckonings as vacancies occur among the present Colonels of regiments; every such vacancy will occasion the succession of the two senior new Colonels to a half or one share each. The Lieut.-Colonels who now stand first for promotion, and those who may succeed to halfshares, within two years from the date of this arrangement, are to receive from the Company an equivalent to the difference between full and half shares from the period when, under other circumstances, they would have been entitled to full shares. Casualties occurring among the General Officers on the retired offreckoning fund list, and among those who are now on the senior list, are not to cause promotion after the new arrangement has been carried into execution; those two lists will become extinct on the demise of all the General Officers enrolled thereon. All Colonels of regiments, and Lieut.Colonels commandant, not entitled to offreckonings, will be permitted to come to Europe, and to remain there on the full pay of Colonel, succeeding to off-reckonings in their turn ; and those who chuse to remain in India will be allowed Colonel's pay, batta, and other fixed allowances, until they succeed to off-reckonings. Every officer in the actual command of a regiment, doing duty with it, whatever rank he holds, is to receive 400 rupees per month in addition to his other allowances during the period of his command. The arrangement is to take place from the date of its promulgation in general orders in India, and the Madras and Bombay armies are to be reformed on the same principle as the above. Each battalion to constitute a regiment. As connected with these arrangements, we have also to refer our readers to a general order at the commencement of our Calcutta Intelligence, by which it appears
that it has been deemed necessary, by the Governor-General in Council, to create four new regiments. Wide page 88.
MAJolt-Grenza Al MACQUARIE.
We consider it an act of justice to give publicity to the following letter from the colonists of New South Wales to their late Governor, eighteen months after he resigned that Government. It is, at this distance of time, a gratifying proof of the high estimation in which General Macquarie was held by those who had the best opportunities of appreciating his public and private character.
Sidney, New South Wales, 21st April 1823 Dear Sir:-It having been unanimously agreed on and determined, at a Public Meeting of the Colonists of New South Wales, that “a Gold Cup of the value of 500l., with an appropriate inscription, should be presented to your Excellency, on your retirement from the situation of Governor in Chief of this territory, in order to mark the high esteem and veneration in which your character was held by the inhabitants of the Colony:” I have now the pleasure to transmit to you the first of bills of exchange, to the amount of 500l. sterling (particulars of which are inserted at the foot of this letter), and to convey to you the wishes of the colonists, that you will be pleased to have a cup, or vase, made of the most modern taste, and in workmanship corresponding with the value of the article, with this inscription: The Colonists of New South Wales present this Vase to their late venerated Governor, Major General Lachlan Macquarie. in testino y of respect, gratitude; and affection, for the wisdom, the equi y, and humanity, which distinguished his Government of that Colony and its Dependencies, during an active and prosperous administration of twelve years. 1822. I have to request that you will accept my assurances of continued esteem and regard for yourself and family, to whom I beg you will most kindly remember me; and believe me to be, &c. &c. (Signed) D. WENTworth. Major-General Macquarie, &c. &c.
Major-Gen. Sir John Cameron, K.C.B., to be Lieutenant-Governor of Plymouth, vice Sir Demis Pack, deceased.
Captain Charles Bullen, C.B. (who commanded the Britannia, in the battle of Trafalgar), to be Commodore and Commander-in-chief on the coast of Africa, in the room of the late lamented Sir Robert Mends.
John Hugh Donnell Ogilvie, Esq., to be Provisional Member of Council at Madrat. TRoofs oftDERED To rMBARx for in DIA. Detachments, consisting of 24 officers and 400 men, belonging to the 11th regt. of light dragoons and the 16th lancers, and to the 13th, 14th, 38th, 44th, 58th, and 87th regiments of infantry, are ordered to prepare for embarkation on board the Berwickshire and Duchess of Athol, EastIndiamen, for Bengal. Detachments, consisting of 10 officers and 390 men, belonging to the 4th regiment of light dragoons, and the 20th and 47th regiments of foot, have received orders to prepare for embarkation on board the Duke of York and Castle Huntley, East-Indiamen, for Bombay. The above detachments are ordered to be embarked on board the aforesaid Indiamen by the 31st of December.
Dec. 4. Liverpool. Clydesdale, M'Kellar, from Bengal and Madras.-Passengers: Sir William Rumbold, Bart., family, and suite.
7. Gravesend. Marquess Hastings, Barclay, from Bengal 28th May, and Madras 18th July.—Passengers: Major-General Rumley, H.C.'s service; Mrs. Col. Freeze, Miss L. Freeze, two Masters Freeze; Capt. Walpole, 20th N.I.; Cornet Boddam, 2d N.C.; Mrs. Boddam; Mr. J. B. Glass, Madras Civil Service; Ensign Berry, 17th N.I.; Major Patterson, his Majesty's 13th Dragoons ; Lieut. Morison, Dr. Bush, Mr. Barfoot, Quarter-master his Majesty's 46th regt. ; Mrs. Barfoot, Master Barfoot; J. Paterson, Miss M. Paterson, children of MajorPaterson; Mr. ... five European servants, and one native ditto.
11. Deal. Melpomene, Mowbray, from Bombay 12th July.—Passengers. Lieut. M'Pherson, and Lieut. C. Landworthy. (Lieut. James M'Pherson died at sea on 7th Aug.)
20. Portsmouth, H. M. S. Jupiter, Westphal, from Bengal 19th Aug., Madras 1st Sept., Mauritius, Cape, &c.— Passengers: Major Stratford, Military Secretary at Madras; and Col. Hutchinson, from the Cape.
25. Off Dover. Timandra, Wray, from Bengal, &c.
Departures. Nov. 26. Gravesend. Belle Alliance, Rolfe, for Madras and Bengal. 29. Ditto. Actaeon, Briggs, for Bom
y. Dec. 8. Deal. Nassau, Carss, for Singapore. – Portsmouth. Clyde, Driver, for Madras and Bengal. 14. Deal. Hannah, Shepherd, and Mary Ann, Craigie, for Bombay; York, Talbot, for Madras and Bengal; and
Guardian, Sutherland, for Batavia and Singapore.
22. Deal. Cambridge, Barber, for Cape and Bombay.
Vessels spoken with.
Charlotte, Stephenson, Portsmouth to Bombay, 24th Oct., lat. 10. lon. 23.− Bengal, Pearce, Liverpool to Bengal, 28th Oct., lat. 12. lon. 23.—Waterloo, Studd, London to Bombay, 26th Oct, lat. 8. N. lon. 6.—Lord Suffield, Brown, London to Bengal, 26th May, lat. 55. lon. 28.— Lady Kennaway, London to Bengal, 10th Oct., lat. 7. N. lon. 27.-Vansittart, Dalrymple, London to China, 9th June, lat.1. N. lon. 20. W.-Assistance, TLondon to Bombay, 28th Aug.—Fame, Young, London to Bengal, 3d Aug., lat. 10. S., lon. 85. E. — Buckinghamshire, Glasspoole, London to China, 9th Sept., lat. 17. S., lon. 27. W.-Hope, Flint, London to Madras, 21st Oct.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND
Nov. 30. At South Vale, Blackheath, the lady of Major J. Hickes, of the Bombay Establishment, of a daughter.
Dec. 4. In Middlesex-place, New Road, the lady of Lieut. Col. D'Aguilar, of a daughter.
— At Hinckroll, Dorset, the lady of Sir M. H. Nepean, Bart., of twin daughters; one still-born, the other surviving only five days.
Lately. At Dieppe, in Normandy, the lady of Capt. Langslow, late of the Hon. Company's 22d regt. N.I., of a son.
Nov. 15. At Ahern Church, Tallow, by the Rev. Geo. Mason, John Corbin, Esq., to Sophia, seventh surviving daughter of the late Geo. Bowles, Esq., of Mount Prospect, County of Cork.
29. At Chichester, by the Rev. Dr. Challen, Capt. Gillum, of the East-India Company's service, to Augusta, youngest daughter of the late John Challen, Esq., of Shermanbury-place, Sussex.
Dec. 9. At Walcot Church, Bath, Capt. Colin Campbell, R.N., to Elmira, widow of the late Lieut. Gen. Richard Gore.
15. At Bury, Wm. Thomson, Esq., of Batavia, to Miss Grace Grant, niece of Wm. Grant, Esq., of Springside, Lancashire.
Spt. 4. At Cape Coast, on board His Majesty's ship Owen Glendower, Commodore Sir Robert Mends, Knt. Commander-in-Chief on the Western Coast of Africa.
29. In the island of Barbadoes, the