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Cond. Thomas O'Brien removed from has returned from thre Naaf river, having Agra to Rajpootana Magazine.
left Shupparee on the 27th Nov., at which Lieut. M Sherry to Act as Adj. to left time it was in the peaceable possession of wing of 1st bat. 15th regt. during its se our troops. We have learned nothing of paration from Head-Quarters of bat. what the Birmans are doing on the other
Lieut. J. W. Colquhoun removed from side of the Naaf, as no accounts are re2d to 1st bat. 16th regt., and Lieut. F. ceived from that quarter, except through Howitt posted to former bat.
the emissaries of the Birman chiefs, which
are of course not to be depended upon, FURLOUGHS.
and are but a repetition of their ridicuTo Europe.- Nov. 14. Lieut. G. Fle- lous threats.—[Beng. Hurk., Dec. 8. ming, 33d N.I., on account of health.
Extract of a letter from an officer, 27. Major W. H. Wood, Europ. Regt., dated Tiknaaf, December 5th, 1823. on private affairs.Dec. 4. Lieut.Col,
“ We are situated precisely the same as Com. J. L. Richardson, 13th N.I., ditto.
when we arrived here and took possession -Capt. D. G. Scott, 5th N.I., ditto. of the island of Shupparree, said to have Capt. E. B. Higgins, 31st N. I., and
been possessed by the Birmans for some Superintending Officer of Cadets, for his years past, to whom the Mugs have, in a health.–Surg. John Paterson, ditto.
manner, paid tribute, and have conse11. Lieut. Col. J. Ross, 14th- N.I., on
quently been charged with duties on visit. private affairs. - Lieut. E. S. Hawkins, ing the island for the purpose of feeding ditto. - Capt. J. H. Litter, 10th N. I.,
their cattle. Dep. Assist. Com. Gen., ditto.
“ Our communication with the Birmans
on the opposite shore is very precarious, PROMOTIONS, &c. IN HIS MA. having only bad five visits from a knowing JESTY'S FORCES.
vakeel, under the pretence of obtaining
trivial articles of provisions, except on Head-Quarters, Oct. 25, 1823.- Until
the first and second occasions, which he his Majesty's pleasure shall be known:38th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. M.
stated were political visits; but all of Semple, from 28th regt., to be Capt. of a
them, in my opinion, were to ascertain
the nature of our movements and the comp., vice Brev. Lieut. Col. Willshire,
amount of our forces. The guns having promoted, Sept. 10th, 1823.
been landed from the Ernaad, a message 46th Regt. Major A. Ogilvie to be Lieut. Col., vice Molle, deceased, Sept.
has been sent to the King of Ava, to which 10th, 1823; and Brev.Lieut. Col. and
we expect a reply in a few days, and on Capt. T. Willshire, from 38th regt., to
this our future operations will depend. be Major, vice Ogilvie, promoted, ditto.
The men are very well just now, and to 59th Regt. Brev.Capt. and Lieut. N.
all appearance will continue so, as the cold season
is Chadwick to be Capt. of a comp. by pur
approaching."-[Ibid, Dec. 17. chase, vice Clutterbuck who retires, Oct.
The right wing of the Chumparun 24, 1829; and Ens.
C. Coote to be Lieut. light infantry battalion, with the guns by purchase, vice Chadwick, ditto.
attached, left Mullye for Rungpore, on
the 12th November. This movement, we Nov. 21.- Until his Majesty's pleasure shall be known :
presume, is consequent to the intention of 44th Regt. Brev. Maj. and Capt. A.
Government to strengthen the eastern Brugh, to be Major, without purchase,
frontier.--[Ibid, Dec. 2. vice Nixon, deceased, 7th Nov. 1823 ; Lieut. J. Connor to be Capt. of a comp.,
SUBSCRIPTION IN BEHALF OF THE GREEKS. without purchase, vice Brugh, deceased,
Letter addressed to the Editor of the Inditto; and Ens. W. Ogilvy, to be Lieut., dia Gazette, by Nicolo Chiefala on his without purchase, vice Connor, promoted,
arrival in Calcutta on a Mission from ditto.
the Greek Government.
Sir : Permit me to avail myself of the FURLOUGH.
medium of your paper, to communicate to To Europe.- Nov. 18. Major Graham, the public information of my arrival in
Calcutta, on a Mission from the Greek Royal Regt., for his health.
Government, together with a brief and
connected view of the state of affairs in MISCELLANEOUS.
Greece at the period of my departure PROTECTION OF OUR EASTERN FRONTIER. from that country.
(We believe that the following is the The Greek Government is established latest intelligence that has reached Eng. at Tripolizza. Petrobeis is President of land respecting the state of affairs on our
the Executive, and Prince Ypsilanti of
the Legislative ; and the Secretary of eastern frontier, in consequence of the
State and Minister for Foreign Affairs is late petty aggressions of the Birmans.) Prince Maurocordato, who is in corres
The H.C.'s surveying vessel Research, pondence with the European Governments being required to proceed on survey duty, to obtain their recognition of the indepen
dence of Greece. For this purpose he Greece is abundantly supplied with made a voyage to the Island of Zante, provisions by the great number of Euro. where he had a long conference with Sir pean vessels that arrive daily from Egypt Thomas Maitland, the Governor of the and the Black Sea. Ionian Isles; and on his return to the There have arrived at Tripolizza comMorea he despatched a vessel, bearing an missioners from two London bankers, to Envoy to the English Government and treat with the Greek Government for a Parliament. Other envoys have been loan of fifty millions, at 7 per cent per despatched to the Courts of Vienna, Paris, annum, on a mortgage of all the salt-pits. Petersburgh, and Berlin, earnestly en in the Morea and in the territory of Argos. treating the united Sovereigns to nominate A Turkish fleet from the Dardanelles, an independent King for Greece, to libe. consisting of ninety-six ships of war, rate them from the yoke of the Turks. large and small, was beaten by the Greek
The Morea is free, with the exception feet in the month of July 1823, near the of Patrass and Coran, where the Turks Island of Cerigo. The greater part hay. remain blockaded. Crete is also free, ing fled to Patrass, the Greeks have purafter a bloody battle, in which Hassan sued them thither. Pascha, and several thousand Turks, were The Pacha of Scoutra, whom the Sulslain. The remainder retired to the for tan had ordered to march against the tresses of Candia and Canee, and were on Greeks, excused hiinself under the pretext the point of surrendering; after which that he was afraid of the Montenegriens. event they will be transported to Anatolia, The Sultan, by the mediation of the in the same manner as the Turks of the new Patriarch appointed by himself, pro Morea have been.
posed to the Greeks to lay down their arms All the islands of the Archipelago have and only to receive from him their Princes, shaken off the yoke of oppression, ex- tributary to the Porte, like those of Wal. cept Lemnos, Mitylene, Scio, Rhodes, lachia and Moldavia; but they rejected and Cyprus. An expedition was on the with disdain such a proposition, giving for point of sailing to re-take Scio, and to reply, that they wished a Christian king, liberate the rest.
and one independent of the Turks. Athens, Thebes, Livadia, Missolongi, The Sultan has published a Firman, Salona, Tricala, Olumbo, Sagori, and which has been read in all the mosques of Caterina, are in the power of the Greeks; his empire, by which he expressly requires and 40,000 soldiers under the command that Greeks, and all other Christians subof Generals Colcotroni, Nikitis, Odys- jected to him, should not be molested. sius, and Bosari, proceeded in the month He, at the same time, declares that he is of July to attack Larissa, which contains at war with the Greeks. It is to be ob52,000 Turks, the best troops of Rosemelia. served, however, that he does not give
The Cimariate Greeks have seized the them any more the name of insurgents. forts of Valona and Barat; and Durazzo, The Greek Government has transported Dulzina, and Autivari in the Adriatic, the inhabitants of the small and barren are blockaded by Greek vessels.
islands of the Archipelago to re-people the Albania has taken arms, and a vast Morea and Crete, number of the Albanians make common Having thus succinctly related the precause with the Greeks,
sent situation of affairs in Greece, it The fortresses of Modon, Auavaria, remains only further to state, that the Monovasia, Corinth, and Napoli di Ro- object of my mission to this country is to mania, are defended by Europeans in the solicit such pecuniary or other aid as the service of Greece.
friends of liberty, of learning, and of The Armenian nation have, at their religion, may be disposed to afford to the own expense, organized a militia consist. Greek cause; and that I shall feel very ing of about 2,500 men. Its com
highly obliged by any suggestions respectmanders are Dosoglo, whose three bro. ing the best mode in which the object may thers were beheaded at Constantinople; be accomplished. Kircor, the son of Gaspar, a rich banker,
Nicolo CHIEFALA. who was hanged at Constantinople; and At the Greek Convent, Nov. 10, 1823. Manos, the son of Stephanaki, a native of Adrianople, whom the Sultan ordered to Provisional Government of Greece. be strangled in order to get possession of Circular 'to our pious and honourable his riches. Antonachi Lazarus, a mer
brethren who are members of the chant of Cairo, the family of Serpos, and
Eastern Church, and to all those in the many other families of distinction, fled East-Indies who are friendly to the from Constantinople, Smyrna, and Cy cause of the Greeks. prus, to the Morea, and after having Brethren : That Divine Grace which assisted the Greek troops at the siege of has hitherto protected and supported the Napoli di Romania, they obtained from oppressed, has been pleased, at last, to the Greeks a mosque, which they convert liberate us from bondage to the implacaed into an Armenian church.
ble enemy of our holy religion, and of
TRANSMISSION OF MR. ARNOTT.
our political liberty; and notwithstanding that they may be honoured on earth, as the very small number of the troops, and they will receive from the Highest a rethe very great deficiency of the national
compense in heaven. resources which we can employ in oppos
May God preserve you ! ing the Sultan, who is both a wealthy and a Given at Tripolitza, in the Morca, the powerful sovereign, yet the ensigns of the seat of the Greek Government, on the oth cross have not ceased for one hour to float of May 1829. upon those walls which, with much blood.
(Signed.) shed, we have wrested from the hands of The President of the Council, the Ottomans.
DEMETRIUS YPSILANTI Almost all the islands of the Archipe The President of the Executive, lago, the Morea, and the greater part of
PETROBS. MAVROMICUSEL. ancient Greece, have been rescued from (The latest arrivals mention that about the hateful yoke of the Turks; and we 15,000 rupees had been subscribed within trust in our Supreme Protector, with such a very short period, and that the subscripassistance as he has afforded us up to the tions were rapidly proceeding.) present time, and with such courage a3 we have shown since the commencement of our struggle with the Turks, that we We understand that Mr. Sandford Arshall be able to pursue this oppressor of not, late Assistant Editor of the late our nation into Asia, whence he formerly Calcutta Journal, with whose name the rushed like a torrent, and overwhelmed public has been lately made familiar, was all before him, without regard to our on Wednesday arrested hy virtue of a customs and religion, our national or poli warrant under the authority of the Right tical rights. Notwithstanding all this, Honourable the Governor-General, and brethren, and other friends of Greece, conveyed on board the H.C.'s ship Fame, although we have now waged war for for transinission to England. Mr. Arnott, three years, with almost invariable suc. we are informed, is to be accommorlated cess, yet the deficiency of our pational at the third mate's mess, for which, we resources has become a great obstacle to learn, the prescribed sum of sicca rupees our final success against the enemy. Be- eight hundred has been paid by Governfore, therefore, he can collect his forces
ment.—[ Beng. Hurk., Dec. 17. and execute his intention of extirpating
[It appears that the Calcutta Journal us—which do thou, O God, prerent!--to has obtained a renewal of its license.] : the great disgrace of all those Christian powers who regard with indifference the
ROU PLAUL MULLICK'S SPLENDID ENTER present momentous crisis, the Provisional Government of Greece has determined to
The Nautch, on Tuesday night was depute to you Captain John Kephalas, equally splendid with that on tiie precedaccompanied by his experienced brothering one; and the Company nuinerous, Nicolas Kephalas,* men both equally though more amusing from i:s varic ty than burning with the love of their country, selectness, and who have materially contributed to its
The wines were abundant and in much glory, in order to incite our other brethren demand, particularly the Champaigne, to copy the patriotic and courageous exam
which did not flow in quite so full a ple in which they, and others, have set before them in word, in deed, and in
stream as on the evening preceding. In pecuniary benefactions.
consequence of the immense cons: mption Wherefore, the Provisional Govern, for love or money, at least for the former
and waste of it none could be obtained ment of Greece solicits you, brethren and friends of the Greeks, to receive the said (for I saw
some reason to think the latter Captain John Kephalas, thus commis
of more effect), without an order or ticket sioned, and to honour him as a man
from Rouplaul bimself. worthy of this charge, by confiding in
It was amusing to observe the eagerness, him, and trusting him with whatever thereto. The supper tables excited great in
anxiety, and disappointment consequent the Head of the Church may inspire you to give for our assistance.
terest at an early hour, and numbers seemMake haste then, brethren, and free
ed anxious to honour them, though a little our religion from the danger to which it awed by the grandeur of impending casis exposed; aid your brethren in their tles, pagodas, and other ornaments. endeavours to acquire political liberty ;
beginning once made, the jellies, pies, and and do not neglect our nation in its pre
pastry vanished in a very short time, and sent necessity.
the supper, affording nothing more subWe request, also, that you will make stantial, was soon deserted. The house, known your names, through our agent,
which is a very fine one, was ornamented that they may be inscribed in the records
in a magnificent manner. The area enof our heroes and national benefactors; by handsome chandeliers
, formed a noble
closed in for the occasion, and lighted up Nicolo Chiesala.
and imposing hall of reception. It is
surrounded on all sides by extensive colo- ing, the 11th Nov., the Right Rep. Lord nades and verandalı, and at the end oppo. Bishop of the diocese, attended by the site the entrance is the place appropriated Venerable Archdeacon Corrie, the Rer
. to the penates or family idols, which seem J. Parson, Senior Chaplain, and all the ed to have increased for the occasion. A clergymen at the Presidency, constrain range of octagon pillars, with double co St. James's Church in the Boitconnsh. lumns to each angle, supported the veran The congregation was numerous, and dah at that end, and had a very fine effect. highly respectable. In the centre were dancing girls and The proceedings were conducted with musicians, and by them Rouplaul lim- the solemnity due to the occasion, and a self was conversing with several Euro- peared to make a corresponding irepressie peans. Around the square were couches, on the congregation. The service close upon which the higher class of natives with a highly appropriate sermon bride and several Europeans were reclined. Rev. J. Hawtayne, the minister of the
The amusements of the evening con church, from Genesis chap. 21, ver. 17. sisted of numerous bands of dancing girls, “ And he was afraid, and said-Hor and an attempt at a pantomine below. dreadful is this place. This is none other The latter afforded another example of than the House of God, and this is the how much more nimble the natives are Gate of Heaven." with their fingers than with their feet. We understand, his Lordship, the B Harlequin must have struck himself and shop of Calcutta, will preach on the ehis party with the enchanted wand, and suing Sunday at St. James's Churchthus turned all into lifeless statues, for (Cal. John Bull, Nov. 12. they never once cut a caper or gave a Dum Dum Church. - We understand tumble the whole evening. The nautch the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Cal. girls seemed as if their bodies turned on cutta consecrated the Church at Dum a pivot fixed into the lower half, the Dum under the name of Saint Stephen, arms being only stretched out. It was on Tuesday the 4th Nov. His Lorship almost painful to look upon the inanimate was attended by the Venerable Archdeacom countenances of the poor creatures. Corrie, and the principal part of the
On the whole, the scene was magnifi. clergy from Calcutta. cent and brilliant in the extreme; but the The church service was read by the prevailing idea excited was astonishment Rev. T. Thomason, A.M.; and a very at the variety of the attempt, and the appropriate and impressive sermon is amazing sums of money thrown away. given by the Senior Presidency Chaplain,
The luxury of the Romans required the Rev. J. Parson, A.M., from Ist Book sumptuary laws to restrain the expense of of Kings, 8th chap. verse 56. their entertainments; and their extrava “ Then hear thou in heaven, and for gance in the purchase of certain articles give the sin of thy servants, and of the for their tables was unbounded; but it people Israel, that thou teach them the may be doubted if their expense on the good way wherein they should walk, and whole surpassed, or equalled, that of the give rain upon thy land, which thou hast natives of India at the present day. It given to thy people for an inheritance." is no uncommon thing for one of these The whole service was most gratifying; Baboos to expend several lacs of rupees and after the administration of the Sacra in the course of a few nights. Among ment of the Lord's Supper, the Lord the Romans it was either the great, or Bishop consecrated the burial - ground. those who had accumulated vast riches, His Lordship and a large party breakfastre and were in the habit of living at all times and dined with General Hardwick on the in a magnificent state, who gave those occasion. great entertainments, and their guests On last Sunday (the oth instant, the were the rich and great. Here the host Right Rev. the Lord Bishop preached * is a man who has accumulated sums, the Dum Dum from the 15th chapter of greater part of which he expends in amus Luke, 10th verse: ing and feeding persons with whom he has “ Likewise I say unto you, there is je not the least acquaintance, and who ho- in the presence of the Angels of God over nour him and his Champaigue alike. It one sinner that repenteth." was evident the party was for Europeans, The sermon was one not easily to be not natives- the upper rooms were almost forgotten. The mercies of the Gospel entirely frequented by the former.
were so happily blended with faithful exorder and quietness which prevailed was hortations to do good upto all men as there highly creditable, and with the exception is opportunity, and especially with relation of the disappointed suitors for simpkin to their eternal interests, that it could shurab, all seemed highly gratified. – hardly fail of a happy and influential is| Beng. Hurk., Nov. 20.
The service on this last occasion was
read by the Venerable the ArchdeaconSt. James's Church.-On Tuesday morn. [Ibil. Nov. 13.
CONSECRATION OF CHURCHES.
FORMATION OF THE CALCUTTA AUXILIARY On the 16th July, a Baboo by the
CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. name of Ram Chunder Day, of the Da. On Monday the 1st of Dec. a meeting nish Settlement, Serampore, departed this of the friends and supporters of the life. A report was made to the Darogah Church Missionary Society was held in in the night about ten o'clock, that his the Old Church Room, for the purpose of widow intended to sacrifice herself with forming an Auxiliary Church Missionary her deceased husband, and insisted upon Society, being burnt the very same night; but the The Lord Bishop of Calcutta in the Darogah not having authority to grant Chair. permission to that effect without the sanc G. Udney, Esq. opened the business tion of the Judge and Magistrate, apprized of the meeting by adverting to the operathis gentleman of the circumstance, who tions of the Church Missionary Society at immediately proceeded to the dwelling this Presidency. He stated, that in 1807, house of the Baboo, and requested an the Society voted £250 for the furtherance interview with the widow, which, however, of Missionary objects, and constituted was declined, by her desiring the Judge to him, together with the late Rev. David meet her upon the spot where the funeral Brown and the Rev. Dr. Buchanan, a pile was erected, and where she appeared corresponding Committee; that in 1809 about one o'clock in the morning. The the grant was increased to £500; and the magistrate, G. Hohlenberg, Esq., in the Society had gone on increasing their conmost praiseworthy manner remonstrated tributions as circumstances called for with this unfortunate woman on the shock. them, and that they now remit annually ing impropriety of thus sacrificing herself, £3,000. but was at last obliged to grant permission With the assistance thus afforded, and in the usual manner.-|Cal. John Bull, further contributions raised in this country, July 1823.
the Corresponding Committee had esta
blished schools in various parts of the counA Suttee took place about eight o'clock try; had supported Missionaries, and had on Friday morning, at Koonaghur Ghaut, been enabled to extend their operations where four women, from the age of thirty much beyond their expectation. That in to fifty, sacrificed themselves on the same consequence of the increased importance pile with the corpse of their dead husband, of the labours of the Committee, and of Kummall Chattiyer, a Coolin Bramin of the enlarged measures of the Society, Koonaghur, who was not only permitted, which required additional patronage and but paid for marrying thirty-two wives, support, the Corresponding Committee whilst living in this world, and who de had, with the advice and concurrence of parted this life on the evening of the 5th the Lord Bishop, agreeably also, as they instant. Directly information was sent to conceived, to the wishes of the Parent his different wives, who were in general Society, called the present meeting with a living at their fathers' houses (only two of view to form an Auxiliary Society, to his wives lived with him), four of these which the labours of the Committee might determined on eating fire, as the natives call be devolved, and which might be able to it; two were living near, one at Calcutta, promote the measures of the Parent Soand the fourth at Bosborrah, ahove Hoog- ciety in a more extensive and efficient ly; however, they were soon brought to manner than had hitherto been done.
and the necessary permission bav. The following resolutions were then ing been obtained from the magistrate of proposed and unanimously adopted : the district (at least so the police people Resolved 1st. That, with a view to the said who attended the suttee), they sur more efficient and extensive prosecution of rounded the funeral pile, which they en the highly important objects of the Church closed all around with a paling of bam- Missionary Society, the Meeting accept of boos, so as to prevent the escape of any the powers heretofore vested in the Correswho might be so inclined after having ponding Committee of the Church Misonce entered it; in less than one minute sionary Society at Calcutta which have after the fire was lighted the whole of been teridered to them, and that a Society them must have been suffocated, and in be now formed which shall be designated less than ten minutes their bodies burnt to “ The Calcutta Church Missionary Soa coal, so excessively hot was the fire. Society, Auxiliary to the Church Missionary common is the sight in this neighbourhood, Society for Africa and the East." that only a few
hundred people collected 2d. That, the labours and functions of together to see it, and nearly all of them the Corresponding Committee, comprewomen. It is said that twenty-two of his hending the superintendance of the Sowives were living at his death, and it was ciety's Missions, correspondence with the expected more of them would have joined Missionaries and with the Parent Society, the four.-[Ibid. Nov. 10.
and all matters connected with the ma. Asiatic Journ.-No. 102.
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