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pointed Assist, to Agent for gun carriages, &c. &c. at Cossipore, Nov. 27. — The Governor General in Council is pleased, with reference to principle laid down in G.O. of 24th April 1822, to make the following promotions in the Commissariat Department, in succession to Capt. Lumsdaine, advanced to office of Deputy Commissary General; viz. Brev. Capt. D. Bruce, from 2d to 1st class of Assists.Com.Gen. Capt. C. W. Brooke, Sub-Assist., to be an Assist. Com.Gen. in 26 class. Brev. Capt. J. D. Parsons, Supernum., brought on effective strength of department as a Sub-Assist.Com.Gen. The Governor General in Council is also pleased to create the intermediate rank of Deputy Assist. Commissary General, and to promote to that rank the eight Senior Sub-Assistants, viz. To be Dep. Assistants Com. General, 1st Class : Capt. J. Taylor, 3d regt. N. I. ; Brev. Capt. A. Hervey, 33d ditto; Lieut. W. W. Rees, 25th ditto; Lieut. J. G. Burns, 6th ditto.—2d Class: Brev. Capt. E. C. Sneyd, 3d regt. N.I.; Capt. J. H. Littler, 10th ditto; Capt. W. A. Yates, 34th ditto; Brev. Capt. S. P. C. Humfrays, 18th ditto. The number of Sub-Assistants to remain at ten. The Rev. Walter Hovenden appointed Secretary of Military Orphan Institution, vice the Rev. J. Parson, who retires. Lieut. Col. Alex. Macleod, C.B., to be Commandant of Artil. from date of dispatch of ship on which Major Gen. Hardwicke may embark for Europe.—Separate command of Artillery in Field, with Brigade Majorship annexed thereto, abolished from same date. 21st Regt. N. I. Lieut. and Brew.Capt. G. Watson to be Capt. of a company, and Ens. W. Tritton to be Lieut., from 1st Nov. 1823, in succession to Casement, deceased. Mr. J. Colvin admitted Assist. Surg. Capt. W. Price, an Examiner, appointed to situation of Professor of Hindoostanee in College of Fort William, vice Lieut.Col. Taylor, who vacates appointment consequent on his promotion. Lieut. J. W. J. Ouseley, 14th regt. N.I., to be an Examiner in the College, vice Price.
Head-Quarters, Nov. 18. — Lieut. and Act. Adj. Croudace to officiate as Interp. and Quart. Mast. to 2d bat. 5th regt. on departure of Lieut. and Brev. Capt. J. Grant, removed to 33d regt.
Capt. I. Gordon's employment on recruiting service to be considered as having terminated on 4th inst., and will proceed to join his corps at Ludhiana.
Lieut. J. D. Douglas, 27th regt., apPointed Adj. to 3d regt. Local Horse,
Lancers, to be an extra Aide-de-Camp to his Exc. the Com.-in-Chief in India. Oct. 2. — Lieuts. R. Whittle and N. Chadwick, 59th Foot (Subalterns of 15 years' standing), to have rank of Capt. by Brevet in the East-Indies. Oct. 7.-Supernum. Assist. Surg. Campbell, attached to 59th regt., directed to proceed to Ghazeepore and do duty with 87th regt. Oct. 14.—Until his Majesty's pleasure shall be known: 41st Foot. Capt. J. L. Hill to be Major without purchase, vice MacCoy, deceased; Lieut. B. N. Bluett to be Capt. of a Company without purchase, vice Hill, promoted ; and Ens. J. G. Bedingfeld to be Lieut. without purchase, vice Bluett, promoted. 44th Foot. Lieut. J. Paton, from 57th regt., to be Lieut., without purchase, vice Nixon, deceased. 46th Foot. Ens. G. Varlo, from 59th regt., to be Ensign, vice Drew, promoted. 67th Foot. Ens. John C. Drew, from 46th regt., to be Lieut., without purchase, vice Paton, removed to 44th regt. Oct. 15.-The appointment of Lieut. E. Kenny, 89th Foot, to be Adj., to bear date 26th June 1823. Oct. 20.-Until his Majesty's pleasure shall be known : 41st Foot. Lieut. G. L. Boultbee, from 69th regt., to be Lieut., vice Sarjeant, who exchanges, 13th Sept. 1823. 69th Foot. Lieut. J. J. Sargeant, from 41st Foot, to be Lieut., vice Boultbee, who exchanges, 13th Sept. 1823. Lieut. C. Wetherall, 11th Light Dragoons, appointed Aide-de-Camp to Major General Sir T. Pritzler, K.C. B. Nov. 4. — Lieut. Crole, 11th Light Drags., to be an Aide-de-Camp on Staff of Governor General. Until his Majesty's pleasure is known: 38th Foot. Lieut. J. Mathews to be Capt. of a comp., without purchase, vice Read, deceased, 23d Oct. 1823, and Ensign Grimes to be Lieut., vice Mathews, promoted, ditto. 20th Foot. Capt. R. Swinton, from 17th Foot, to be Capt. of a comp., vice G. Rotton, who exchanges. Nov. 12.-The undermentioned officers (subalterns of 15 years' standing) to have rank of Capt. by Brevet in the EastIndies :Lieut. G. T. Finucane, 14th Foot, from 22d Sept. 1823. Lieut. E. L'Estrange, 14th Foot, from 10th Nov. 1823. Lieut. J. H. Light, 30th Foot, from 27th Oct. 1823.
At a European General Court Martial assembled at Secrole, Benares, on Monday the 29th of September, 1823, of which Major General Thomas Brown, Commandant of Buxar, is President, Major (now Lieut.-Colonel) J. S. Harriot, 32d Regiment Native Infantry was arraigned upon the undermentioned charges, viz. 1st. “For oppression and cruelty to the invalids placed under his command, par. ticularly in the following instances, viz. in having on or about the month of December, 1822, used cruel and illegal methods of punishment to European and native soldiers, by chaining them to a log, or holding out threats to do so; in having, on or about the month of April, 1823, persisted in compelling Gunga Deen Dhobie, sepoy 1st company 2d battalion native invalids (though incapacitated by the loss of the use of his right hand), to perform military duty in the full dress of a regular soldier, and having by a harassing and vexatious system, driven the said Gunga Deen Dhobie, after a service of eighteen years, to take his discharge from the Invalid Establishment; also, in having on or about the same period, harassed and annoyed some of the pioneer corps and old men from the gun lascars, by compelling them to attend drill with musquets, arms which they never had been accustomed to. 2d. “ For disobedience of orders, in having on or about the month of April 1823, interfered with the half mounting of the invalids, and endeavoured to effect a change, by directing that various articles of dress should be made up according to particular patterns shown on parade. 3d. “For having on or about the middle of December last, compelled helpless and maimed European invalids to do duty, although they presented certificates, signed by the Garrison Surgeon, of their incapacity and inability to do so; also, for forcing the individuals of the Pension Company to do military duty, although labouring under paralytic affections, blindmess and other causes rendering them physically unfit for such employment. 4th. “ For encouraging inebriation among the men, by granting them, on or about the months of December and January last, orders on the commissariat sircar for large quantities of liquor, without discrimination, and by giving them passes to cross the Jergoo, to procure deleterious spirits in unlimited quantities. 5th. “For, on or about the months of December 1822, and January 1823, punishing men for intoxication after having given them encouragement and opportunity to get drunk; also for punishing men illegally, and refusing to allow their conduct to be investigated by a court martial. 6th. “ For scandalous and infamous conduct, unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, in having repeated ly, between the 2d of November 1822, and 1st May 1823, used opprobrious and abusive language to the European soldiers under his command, comparing them to pariah dogs, styling them skulkers, shammers, who ought to be doing duty in the field, malingerers, and not worthy of the name of soldiers; also occasionally shaking a stick in their faces, and violently threatening them, thereby exciting a degree of irritation in their minds, highly prejudicial to the service; all of which charges or any part of them being in breach of the articles of war.” “(Signed) Thos, Robertson, Lieut. Colonel, Commanding.” Chunar, 28th August, 1823. “Additional Charges. “For gross contempt of my station as commanding officer of the garrison of Chunar, and for conduct unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman in the following instances: 1st. “For falsely asserting, in a letter dated 15th September 1823, and addressed to Captain Baldock, M.B., Benares, that I had encouraged men under his command, “not only to make every possible unfounded complaint, and to state every imaginary grievance without the power of a reply on his part, but to dispute his authority afterwards as their commanding officer.’ 2d. “For accusing me in the abovementioned letter, of abuse of authority, and imputing dishonourable motives to me, his superior officer, by stating as follows:-" where an officer in command of this garrison and station thus uses the temporary power committed to his charge. the ends of substantial justice can never be answered, and in thus sending for men by scores at a time, in order, by private examination at his own house, to encourage these men to come forward, not on their own account, certainly, but
merely to establish, if possible, something like a case, to support those groundless allegations with which he has voluntarily come forward without the slightest consideration.” 3d. “ For having, in the same letter, falsely and maliciously insinuated and stated as follows:-" for Lieut.-Colonel Robertson has no right to adopt such arbitrary and, in military annals, unheard-of measures, as that of privately inviting every possible complaint against me, on the part of acknowledged malingerers, drunkards, and idlers, whom it is his duty, as much as my own, to restrain, using his present temporary and personal authority to the former purpose alone, while he has issued an order to Captains Weston and Jeffreys (if I understand them right) not to allow me to make a reference to any one official document or book contained in my late office.”—All and every part of which conduct being disgraceful to the character of an officer and a gentleman, and in breach of the articles of war. (Signed) “Thos. Robertson, “Lieut.-Colonel commanding.” Chunar, the 17th Sept. 1823. Upon which charges, the Court came to the following decision: Finding and Sentence.—“ The Court having maturely weighed the whole of the evidence before it, together with what the prisoner has urged in his defence, is of opinion. “That he is not guilty of the 1st charge. “That he is not guilty of the 2d charge. “That he is guilty, in a lesser degree, of the 3d charge, inasmuch as Gunner Gall was compelled by him to do duty, which he, from his infirmities, was unequal to. “That he is not guilty of the 4th charge. “That he is not guilty of the 5th charge. “That he is not guilty of the 6th charge. “With respect to the Additional Charge: “That he is guilty of the 1st charge. “That he is guilty of the 2d charge. “That he is guilty of the 3d charge. “The Court having found the prisoner guilty in part of the 3d original charge, and of the three (3) additional charges, but not to the extent contemplated by the 20th article of the 12th Section, or the Company's articles of War, does sentence him (the late Major, now) Lieut.-Colonel John Staples Harriot, 32d regiment Native Infantry, to be suspended from rank and pay for six (6) calendar months, and to be reprimanded in such manner by the Commander-in-Chief, as his Excellency shall deem proper.” - Confirmed, (Signed) Edw. PAGłr, General, Commander-in-Chief in India. In confirming the foregoing sentence, the Commander-in-Chief finds it necessary to make the following remarks.
The XXth article of the XIIth section of the act of the 21st of George the second for the punishment of mutiny and desertion, &c. enacts, that whatsoever “ commissioned officer shall be convicted before a General Court Martial, of behaving in a scandalous infamous manner, such as is unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, shall be discharged from the service.” By the finding and sentence of the Court upon the additional charges the Commander-in-Chief is led to infer, that although Lieut.-Colonel Harriot is adjudged Guilty of a high breach of subordination, he nevertheless is not considered to have behaved in a scandalous infamous manner, such as is unbecoming the character of an officer and a gentleman, and consequently, that the falsehood and malice imputed in these charges (which are the most unofficerlike and most ungentlemanlike of crimes), fall to the ground. With this understanding of the Court's intention, in introducing the words “but not to the extent contemplated by the 20th Article,” the Commander-in-Chief has not hesitated to confirm the sentence. He would be very glad to stop here; but the circumstances of this case render it necessary to state, that the loose and disorderly habits of the invalids, and especially the European, stationed at Chunar, were so shamefully notorious, as to induce the late Commander-in-chief to select Lieut.-Colonel Harriot as a fit officer to correct and reform these abuses. A more difficult and irksome duty could not have been imposed upon an officer, and it is with pain that the Commander-inChief is compelled to add, that if Lieut. Colonel Harriot had received from the Commandant of the garrison, that countenance and support in his labours which he had a right to expect at his hands, he has little doubt that success would have crowned his efforts. Of the six original charges preferred by Lieut. Colonel Robertson against Lieut. Colonel Harriot, the prisoner is most properly acquitted of five, and with respect to the remaining charge, the Court has found, “that he is guilty in a lesser degree of the charge, inasmuch as gunner Gall was compelled by him to do duty, which he from his infirmities was unequal to.” For this, and for the offences contained in the additional 3d charge, Lieut. Colonel Harriot is sentenced to six months' suspension, and to be reprimanded in such manner as the Commander-in-Chief shall deem proper. The Commander-in-Chief is satisfied that if Lieut. Colonel Harriot knowingly and wilfully compelled a man to perform a duty, which he from infirmities was unequal to, the recollection of such a fact will occasion to him a much more se
vere pang than any censure of his could inflict. With respect to the letter to Brigade Major Baldock, on which the three additional charges are founded, the Commander-in-Chief thinks it necessary, in the most unqualified terms, to express his marked disapprobation and condemnation of the intemperate language in which that letter was couched; but in consideration of Lieut. Colonel Harriot's contrition at having penned it, of his having requested to withdraw it, and to apologize to Lieut. Colonel Robertson for its contents, and in further consideration of the grievous difficulties with which he had to contend in the execution of his arduous duties in the garrison of Chunar, his Excellency is pleased to remit that part of the sentence which awards the suspension of six months from rank and pay. Lieut. Colonel Harriot is to be im mediately released from arrest, and will proceed to join the 2d battalion 32d regiment, to which he stands appointed. JAs. Nicol, Adjt. Gen. of the Army.
Oct. 29. Palmira, Lamb, from London.—30. Ganges, Cumberledge, from London.—Nov. 5. John Taylor, Atkinson, from Liverpool, and Kingston, Bowen, from London,-6. Albion, Swainson, from Liverpool.—10. Royal George, Reynolds, from London. — 19. Nearchus, Baker, from South America and Manilla.-Dec. 17. Boyne, Lawson, from England.
Departures from Calcutta.
Nov. 8. Stentor, Harris, for London. —11. Elizabeth, Swan, for Liverpool, via Cape.-12. Madras, Clark, for London, via Madras; and Isabella Robertson, Murphy, for South America—20. Lord so field, Brown, and Cadmus, Talbert, for London. – 30. Grenada, Anderson, for Mauritius and London.—Dec. 7. Pilot, Gardner, for London.—12. Lady Flora, M“Donnel, for London, via Padang.— 22. Princess Charlotte of Wales, Gribble, and Thomas Grenville, Manning, for Madras and London.
The Ernaud, Jones; Research, Crawfurd; Flora, Bails; Sophia, Chaw ; and Planet, Bonnet, sailed for Chittagong on the 23d Oct., with troops.
Loss of the Mary and Rangoon Packet.By the arrival of the Anne, Capt. Gibson, from Rangoon, we learn the loss of the Mary, Capt. Crisp, and the brig Rangoon Packet, Capt. Thompson : the former was bound from this port to Rangoon, and the latter from Rangoon here. The brig struck, at about noon, on the 1st ultimo; she had been at anchor in five fathoms, working along the coast with the tides; when in weighing she cast the wrong way, and in the act of wearing her she struck on the John-and-Margaret shoal, and when the ebb-tide, just making, set in strong, thumped so violently that her stern frame was soon completely knocked out; and her commander and officers left her, in the boat, when she had filled to the upper deck, and proceeded to Rangoon. The Mary got near the shoal on the 17th ultimo, and was keeping out into deeper water as a measure of prudence during the night, when instead of deepening she shoaled her water rapidly, * and in a very short time afterwards struck on the sand; the flood tide had swept her in between the shoal and land, and in standing out, she struck on it: she held together for a long time, notwithstanding the hardness of the sand and the heavy swell; but at length finding that she was filling fast, and that all hopes of saving her were at an end, her commander constructed a raft for the people, and putting some of them into the boats and others upon the raft, they, in this manner, left the vessel. They were subsequently obliged, however, to take all the people into the boats, and cut the raft adrift, as it was towing them to sea. After this they succeeded in getting into Dalle river, and thence to Rangoon.—[Cal. Journ., Oct. 28.
Ship Futty Romaun —The Arab ship Futty Romaun (formerly the Auspicious of Calcutta), inward-bound from Muscat and the Malabar coast, on the 20th Oct., grounded upon Hog River sand, where she has bilged (being very old), and is considered as irrecoverably lost: great part of her cargo has been saved.
Ship Atlas-The Atlas, Clifton, had all her cargo landed at Calcutta on the 5th Dec., and Mr. John Breen, ship-builder, had made a contract to raise the ship as she lay in Hog Creek, and if floated to Calcutta in twenty-five days was to receive 9,000 rupees.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND
Aug. 12. At Nathpore, the lady of Capt. J. Gerrard, Agent for Timber, of a son.
Sept. 7. At Berhampore, Mrs. Harriet Phelips, relict of Lieut. C. H. Phelips, late Adj. of Moorshedabad Prov. Bat., of a daughter.
12. At Mhow, in Malwah, the lady of Lieut. Henry Gastin, 6th L.C., of a son and heir.
22. Mrs. Gomiss, wife of Mr. J. M. Gomiss, of a daughter.
25. At Midnapore, Mrs. E. Miranda, of a daughter.
25. At Meerut, the wife of Mr. J. W. Eastwood, of a son and heir. 27. On board the H. C.S. Minerva, at sea, the lady of Maj. Craigie, of a son. Oct. 1. At Kidderpore, Mrs. Shearman, of a son. 5. Mrs. John Thomas Bayley, of a daughter. 7. At Cawnpore, the lady of Lieut.Col. James Nicol, Adj. Gen. of the Army, of a daughter. — At Cawnpore, Mrs. Parsons, of a son, 8. At Cuttack, the lady of Capt. Faithful, of a son. — At Cawnpore, the lady of the Rev. H. L. Williams, of a son. — The lady of P. S. Hewett, Esq., of a son. 9. Mrs. J. J. Fleury, of a son. — Mrs. C. I. Godfrey, of a daughter. 10. At Chowringhee, the lady of Mr. C. Owen, of Modindarry, Jessore, of a son and heir. 11. The lady of James Mackenzie, Esq., of a daughter. 12. At Buxar, the lady of T. E. Baker, Esq., of a son. 13. Mrs. J. Vander Beek, of a son and heir. 15. At Elysium Row, the lady of R. T. W. Betts, Esq., of a daughter. 17. At Barrackpore, the lady of Capt. J. H. White, 1st Cav., of a son. — At Saugor, the lady of Lieut.Col. Perkins, of a son. 18. At Chowringhee, the lady of Capt. W. Kennedy, First Assist. Mil. Aud. Gen., of a daughter. 19. The lady of J. W. Higgens, Pilot Service, of a daughter. — At Banda, the lady of Dr. Forsyth, 4th N.I., of a son. 20. The lady of Lieut. J. S. Hele, of Artillery, of a daughter. 21. At Dauluspore, Tirhoot, the lady of John Brown, Esq., of a daughter. — At Keitah, the lady of Lieut.Col. Nation, of a daughter. - At Dinapore, the lady of Lieut. Col. Alfred Richards, Com. 2d bat. 23d N.I., of a daughter. 22. At Bhassulpore, the lady of Major T. G. Alder, of a son. — At Bareilly, the lady of Robert Limond, Esq., 15th regt. N.I., of a daughter. 23. The lady of F. Paschoud, Esq., of a daughter. 24. At Bally Gunge, the lady of Capt. T. Macan, 16th lancers, of a daughter. 25. Mrs. L. F. Jacob, of a still-born son. — At Barrackpore, the lady of Lieut. Exshaw, 20th N.I., of a daughter. — The lady C. K. Robinson, Esq., of a son, 26. Mrs. Joseph Leal, of a son, 27. At Hazzaree Baug, the lady of Capt. H. L. Playfair, of a daughter.