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Lieut. (Brev. Capt.) E. B. Pryce removed from 1st to 2d bat. 26th N.I., and Lieut. H. Brown, from latter to former bat. Ensigns R. M. Hunter, H. Alpe, W. W. Blyth, H. O. Frederick, and H. Hunter, directed to join detachment of Europ. Regt. at Dinapore. Cornet T. D. Colyear appointed to do duty with 6th L.C. at Keitah. Ens. E. J. Dickey to do duty with 2d bat. 10th N.I. at Barrackpore. Ens. W. F. Grant to do duty with 1st bat. 15th N.I. at Cawnpore. Assist. Surgs. Stewart and Clark, doing duty in Artillery Hospital at Dum Dum, directed to proceed to Cawnpore, and place themselves under orders of Superintend. Surgeon. Assist. Surg. McIsaac, now under Superintend. Surg. at Presidency, appointed to do duty in Artillery Hospital at Dum Dum. Lieut. E. Malone to act as Adj., to left wing of 6th L. C. during its separation from Head-Quarters of regt. Lieut. W. H. Whinfield, Adj., and Lieut. W. Payne, Interp. and Quart. Mast. to 2d bat. 15th N.I., permitted to exchange appointments. Nov. 17.—Ens. J. S. Browne (lately admitted), appointed to do duty with 2d bat. 23d regt, at Berhampore. Lieut. E. Marshall, 1st bat. 31st regt., directed to do duty at Barrackpore until arrival of his own bat. Lieut. Heaver to act as Adj. to left wing of 2d bat. 10th regt. during its separation from Head-Quarters of bat. Lieut, H. Raban to act as Adj. to left wing of 2d bat. 24th regt., vice Young, removed to 34th regt. Nov. 19.-Lieut Wood, 1st bat. 11th regt., to officiate as Major of Brigade to Malwa Field Force. Lieut. Pollock to act as Adj. and Interp. and Quart. Mast. to 2d bat. 32d regt. until relieved by officers permanently appointed to those situations. Brev. Capt. and Adj. Sibbald to act as Interp. and Quart.Mast. to 1st bat. 21st regt. until arrival of Lieut. McKenley. Lieut. and Adj. Marley to act as Interp. and Quart. Mast. to 1st bat. 14th regt. during absence of Lieut. Ouseley. Nov. 21.-Lieut. Troup to act as Adj. to 1st bat. 11th regt. Nov. 22.-Assist. Surg. Greig to proceed in medical charge of young officers proceeding to Dinapore, and thence to repair to Cawnpore, and place himself under orders of Superintend. Surg, at that Station. Lieut. Burney to act as Adj. to right wing of 2d bat. 19th N.I. during its separation from Head-Quarters of corps, vice Aldous, on sick leave. Lieut. and Quart. Mast. Bigmell to act
as Adj. to 1st bat. 32d regt., vice Candy on sick leave. Assist. Surg. J. W. Grant, appointed to relieve Assist. Surg. McIsaac from duties in Artillery Hospital at Dum Dum, and latter officer directed to proceed to Goalpara, and assume medical charge of detachment at that out-post. Lieut. Griffin to act as Adj. to a detachment of five companies of 1st bat. 8th regt. Lieut. Ramsay removed to 1st. bat., and Lieut. Neufville to 2d bat. 21st N.I. Lieut. W. G. Cooper removed from 1st to 2d bat., and Lieut. C. Chester from 2d to 1st bat. 4th regt. N.I. Maj. Smith, 1st bat 25th N.I., in command of 1st bat. 32d regt., directed to deliver over command of bat. to Senior Officer present, and to proceed to Nusseerabad and take command of his own corps.
Fort William, Dec. 4.—Lieut. W. J. Thompson, 12th regt. N.I., to be a Supernum. Sub-Assist. in Army Commissariat Department. Assist. Surg. A Menzies, M.D., attached to Civil Station of Ramghur and now doing duty at Gyah, permitted to return to military branch of service. Lieut. C. W. Heriot, 4th L.C., transferred to Pension Establishment, subject to confirmation of Hon. the Court of Directors. Dec. 11-4th Regt. L. C. Cornet W. Benson, to be Lieut. from 4th Dec. 1823, vice Heriot transferred to Pension Establishment. Assist. Surg. J. Henderson to perform Medical Duties of Civil Station of Ally Ghur, vice Fallowfield promoted. Capt. C. C. Chesney, regt. of Artillery, to be Superintend. Officer of gentlemen Cadets in Fort William, vice Capt. Higgins, proceeding to Europe on furlough. Capt. J. Peckett, corps of Engineers, to superintend completion of Mypurrah Light-house. Head-Quarters, Nov. 24. — 1st Lieut. Randle Jackson, of Artillery, directed to join Head-quarters of regt. at Dum Dum. Lieut. Col. L. Wiggins posted to 2d bat. 31st regt., in room of Lieut.Col. Taylor removed to 1st bat. 13th regt. Ens. Kennedy, 2d bat. 19th regt., to do duty with wing of 2d bat. 20th regt. at Barrackpore, till arrival of his own corps at Midnapore. Lieut. and Brev. Capt. Williams to act as Adj. to left wing of 2d bat. 29th regt. during its separation from right wing. Lieut. Auberjonois to act as Interp. and Quart.Mast. to 2d bat. 26th regt. Nov. 25.-Lieut. Wilkinson to act as * and Quart. Mast, to 1st bat. 14th
Lieut. Stuart to act as Adj. to detached wing of 1st bat. 7th regt. N.I. Lieut. Nash to act as Adj. to 2d bat. 31st regt. Lieut. Phillips, 1st bat. 28th regt. N.I., to do duty with 2d bat. 10th regt., at Barrackpore. 1st Lieut. Horsfield, Artillery regt., posted to 6th comp. 1st bat, of corps. Capt. S. Watson, 1st bat. 28th N.I., to do duty with 1st bat. 34th regt. at Benares. Lieut. E. A. Campbell, 3d L. C., appointed Act. Brig. Major to troops in Rohilkund, during absence of Brig. Major Casement. Capt. Brown removed from 2d to 1st bat. 80th regt., and Capt. Land from latter to former bat. Ens. E. Meade to do duty with 2d bat. 10th regt. N. I. at Barrackpore. This arrangement cancels the G. O. attaching Ens. Meade to 1st. bat. 12th regt. Ens. Buncombe removed from 2d to 1st bat. 10th N.I. Nov. 26.—Lieut. R. B. Fergusson removed from 2d to 1st bat. 32d regt. Lieut. Thoresby, 34th regt., removed from 2d to 1st bat. Ens. W. F. Grant appointed to do duty with 1st bat. 32d N.I. at Cawnpore, instead of 1st bat. 15th regt. Lieut. Pennington, European Invalid, permitted to reside at Monghyr. Nov. 27.-16th N.I. Lieut. S. Boileau to be Interp. and Quart.Mast. of 1st bat., vice Macdonald, deceased. 26th N.I. Lieut. F. Auberjonois to be Interp. and Quart. Mast. of 2d bat., vice Stewart, removed to 31st regt. Sirmoor Bat. Lieut. T. Webster, 30th N.I., to be adj., vice Todd, deceased. Ens. C. H. Boisragon removed from 25th to 10th N.I., as junior, and posted to 2d bat. Ens. A. M. Skinner to do duty with 2d bat. 10th regt., at Barrackpore. Ens. C. G. Ross, 2d bat. 3d regt., to do duty with 2d bat. 11th regt. Nov. 28. —Assist. Surg. Child, now attached to Artillery at Agra, appointed to medical charge of 2d bat. 16th regt. during absence of Assist. Surg. Inglis. Nov. 29.-Lieut. Bowe to officiate as Adj. to detached wing of 1st bat. 10th regt. Lieut. Oldfield to act as Adj. to five comps. of Chumparun Light Inf. detached to Rungpore. Lieut. Richardson to act as Adj. to five comps. of 2d bat. 23d regt, during their separation from Head-Quarters of bat. Brev. Capt. and Adj. Gairdner to act as Interp. and Quart.Mast. to 2d bat. 10th
Lieut. Halford, 2d bat. 21st regt., to have charge of 1st and 5th comps. of Sappers until an officer belonging to corps may join.
PROMOTIONS, &c. IN HIS MA. JESTY'S FORCES. Head-Quarters, Oct. 25, 1823.-Until his Majesty's pleasure shall be known:— 38th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. M. Semple, from 28th regt., to be Capt. of a comp., vice Brev. Lieut. Col. Willshire, promoted, Sept. 10th, 1823. 46th Regt. Major A. Ogilvie to be Lieut. Col., vice Molle, deceased, Sept. 10th, 1823; and Brev. Lieut.Col. and Capt. T. Willshire, from 38th regt., to be Major, vice Ogilvie, promoted, ditto. 59th Regt. Brev. Capt. and Lieut. N. Chadwick to be Capt. of a comp. by purchase, vice Clutterbuck who retires, Oct. 24, 1823; and Ens. C. Coote to be Lieut. by purchase, vice Chadwick, ditto. Nov. 21. – Until his Majesty's pleasure shall be known :44th Regt. Brev. Maj. and Capt. A. Brugh, to be Major, without purchase, vice Nixon, deceased, 7th Nov. 1823; Lieut. J. Connor to be Capt. of a comp., without purchase, vice Brugh, deceased, ditto; and Ens. W. Ogilvy, to be Lieut., without purchase, vice Connor, promoted, ditto, FURLOUGH. To Europe.—Nov. 18. Major Graham, Royal Regt., for his health.
MISCELLANEOUS. PROTECTion of our EASTERN FRONTIER. [We believe that the following is the latest intelligence that has reached England respecting the state of affairs on our eastern frontier, in consequence of the late petty aggressions of the Birmans.] The H.C.'s surveying vessel Research, being required to proceed on survey duty,
has returned from the Naaf river, having left Shupparee on the 27th Nov., at which time it was in the peaceable possession of our troops. We have learned nothing of what the Birmans are doing on the other side of the Naaf, as no accounts are received from that quarter, except through the emissaries of the Birman chiefs, which are of course not to be depended upon, and are but a repetition of their ridiculous threats.-[Beng. Hurk., Dec. 8. Extract of a letter from an officer, dated Tikmaaf, December 5th, 1823. “We are situated precisely the same as when we arrived here and took possession of the island of Shupparree, said to have been possessed by the Birmans for some years past, to whom the Mugs have, in a manner, paid tribute, and have consequently been charged with duties on visiting the island for the purpose of feeding their cattle. “Our communication with the Birmans on the opposite shore is very precarious, having only had five visits from a knowing wakeel, under the pretence of obtaining trivial articles of provisions, except on the first and second occasions, which he stated were political visits; but all of them, in my opinion, were to ascertain the nature of our movements and the amount of our forces. The guns having been landed from the Ernaad, a message has been sent to the King of Ava, to which we expect a reply in a few days, and on this our future operations will depend. The men are very well just now, and to all appearance will continue so, as the cold season is approaching.”—[Ibid, Dec. 17. The right wing of the Chumparun light infantry battalion, with the guns attached, left Mullye for Rungpore, on the 12th November. This movement, we presume, is consequent to the intention of Government to strengthen the eastern frontier.—[Ibid, Dec. 2.
subscription in BEHALF of thir GREEKs. Letter addressed to the Editor of the India Gazette, by Nicolo Chiefala on his arrival in Calcutta on a Mission from the Greek Government. Sir: Permit me to avail myself of the medium of your paper, to communicate to the public information of my arrival in Calcutta, on a Mission from the Greek Government, together with a brief and connected view of the state of affairs in Greece at the period of my departure from that country. The Greek Government is established at Tripolizza. Petrobeis is President of the Executive, and Prince Ypsilanti of the Legislative ; and the Secretary of State and Minister for Foreign Affairs is Prince Maurocordato, who is in correspondence with the European Governments to obtain their recognition of the independence of Greece. For this purpose he made a voyage to the Island of Zante, where he had a long conference with Sir Thomas Maitland, the Governor of the Ionian Isles; and on his return to the Morea he despatched a vessel, bearing an Envoy to the English Government and Parliament. Other envoys have been despatched to the Courts of Vienna, Paris, Petersburgh, and Berlin, earnestly entreating the united Sovereigns to nominate an independent King for Greece, to liberate them from the yoke of the Turks. The Morea is free, with the exception of Patrass and Coran, where the Turks remain blockaded. Crete is also free, after a bloody battle, in which Hassan Pascha, and several thousand Turks, were slain. The remainder retired to the fortresses of Candia and Canee, and were on the point of surrendering; after which event they will be transported to Anatolia, in the same manner as the Turks of the Morea have been. All the islands of the Archipelago have shaken off the yoke of oppression, except Lemnos, Mitylene, Scio, Rhodes, and Cyprus. An expedition was on the point of sailing to re-take Scio, and to liberate the rest. Athens, Thebes, Livadia, Missolongi, Salona, Tricala, Olumbo, Sagori, and Caterina, are in the power of the Greeks; and 40,000 soldiers under the command of Generals Colcotroni, Nikitas, Odyssius, and Bosari, proceeded in the month of July to attack Larissa, which contains 52,000 Turks, the best troops of Rosemelia. The Cimariate Greeks have seized the forts of Valoma and Barat; and Durazzo, Dulzina, and Autivari in the Adriatic, are blockaded by Greek vessels. Albania has taken arms, and a vast number of the Albanians make common cause with the Greeks. The fortresses of Modon, Auavaria, Monovasia, Corinth, and Napoli di Romania, are defended by Europeans in the service of Greece. The Armenian nation have, at their own expense, organized a militia consist. ing of about 2,500 men. Its commanders are Dosoglo, whose three bro. thers were beheaded at Constantinople; Kircor, the son of Gaspar, a rich banker, who was hanged at Constantinople; and Manos, the son of Stephanaki, a native of Adrianople, whom the Sultan ordered to be strangled in order to get possession of his riches. Antonachi Lazarus, a merchant of Cairo, the family of Serpos, and many other families of distinction, fled from Constantinople, Smyrna, and Cyprus, to the Morea, and after having assisted the Greek troops at the siege of Napoli di Romania, they obtained from the Greeks a mosque, which they converted into an Armenian church.
Greece is abundantly supplied with provisions by the great number of European vessels that arrive daily from Egypt and the Black Sea. There have arrived at Tripolizza commissioners from two London bankers, to treat with the Greek Government for a loan of fifty millions, at 7 per cent. per annum, on a mortgage of all the salt-pits in the Morea and in the territory of Argos. A Turkish fleet from the Dardanelies, consisting of ninety-six ships of war, large and small, was beaten by the Greek fleet in the month of July 182s, near the Island of Cerigo. The greater part having fled to Patrass, the Greeks have pursued them thither. The Pacha of Scoutra, whom the Sultan had ordered to march against the Greeks, excused himself under the pretext that he was afraid of the Montenegriens. The Sultan, by the mediation of the new Patriarch appointed by himself, proposed to the Greeks to lay down their arms and only to receive from him their Princes, tributary to the Porte, like those of Wallachia and Moldavia; but they rejected with disdain such a proposition, giving for reply, that they wished a Christian king, and one independent of the Turks. The Sultan has published a Firman, which has been read in all the mosques of his empire, by which he expressly requires that Greeks, and all other Christians subjected to him, should not be molested. He, at the same time, declares that he is at war with the Greeks. It is to be observed, however, that he does not give them any more the name of insurgents. The Greek Government has transported the inhabitants of the small and barren islands of the Archipelago to re-people the Morea and Crete. Having thus succinctly related the present situation of affairs in Greece, it remains only further to state, that the object of my mission to this country is to solicit such pecuniary or other aid as the friends of liberty, of learning, and of religion, may be disposed to afford to the Greek cause; and that I shall feel very highly obliged by any suggestions respecting the best mode in which the object may be accomplished. Nicolo CHIKFALA. At the Greek Convent, Nov. 10, 1823.
Provisional Government of Greece. Circular to our pious and honourable brethren who are members of the Eastern Church, and to all those in the . East-Indies who are friendly to the cause of the Greeks. Brethren : That Divine Grace which has hitherto protected and supported the oppressed, has been pleased, at last, to liberate us from bondage to the implacable enemy of our holy religion, and of
our political fiberty; and notwithstanding the very small number of the troops, and the very great deficiency of the national resources which we can employ in opposing the Sultan, who is both a wealthy and a powerful sovereign, yet the ensigns of the cross have not ceased for one hour to float upon those walls which, with much blood. shed, we have wrested from the hands of the Ottomans. Almost all the islands of the Archipelago, the Morea, and the greater part of ancient Greece, have been rescued from the hateful yoke of the Turks; and we trust in our Supreme Protector, with such assistance as he has afforded us up to the present time, and with such courage as we have shown since the commencement of our struggle with the Turks, that we shall be able to pursuc this oppressor of our nation into Asia, whence he formerly rushed like a torrent, and overwhelmed all before him, without regard to our customs and religion, our national or political rights. Notwithstanding all this, brethren, and other friends of Greece, although we have now waged war for three years, with almost invariable success, yet the deficiency of our national resources has become a great obstacle to our final success against the enemy. Before, therefore, he can collect his forces and execute his intention of extirpating us—which do thou, O God, prevent'—to the great disgrace of all those Christian powers who regard with indifference the present momentous crisis, the Provisional Government of Greece has determined to depute to you Captain John Kephalas, accompanied by his experienced brother Nicolas Kephalas,” men both equally burning with the love of their country, and who have materially contributed to its
glory, in order to incite our other brethren
to copy the patriotic and courageous example in which they, and others, have set before them in word, in deed, and in pecuniary benefactions. Wherefore, the Provisional Government of Greece solicits you, brethren and friends of the Greeks, to receive the said Captain John Kephalas, thus commissioned, and to honour him as a man worthy of this charge, by confiding in him, and trusting him with whatever the Head of the Church may inspire you to give for our assistance. Make haste then, brethren, and free our religion from the danger to which it is exposed; aid your brethren in their endeavours to acquire political liberty; and do not neglect our nation in its present necessity. We request, also, that you will make known your names, through our agent, that they may be inscribed in the records of our heroes and national benefactors;
* Nicolo Chiefala.
that they may be honoured on earth, as they will receive from the Highest a recompense in heaven, May God preserve you ! Given at Tripolitza, in the Morea, the seat of the Greek Government, on the 6th of May 1823. (Signed.) The President of the Council, IDEMFTRius Ypsil.ANT1. The President of the Executive, PETRons. MAvRoniich AEI. [The latest arrivals mention that about 15,000 rupees had been subscribed within a very short period, and that the subscriptions were rapidly proceeding.]
tra N8 Mission of Mr. A R NOTT.
We understand that Mr. Sandford Arnot, late Assistant Editor of the late Calcutta Journal, with whose name the public has been lately made familiar, was on Wednesday arrested by virtue of a warrant under the authority of the Right Honourable the Governor-General, and conveyed on board the H.C.'s ship Fame, for transmission to England. Mr. Arnott, we are informed, is to be accommodated at the third mate's mess, for which, we learn, the prescribed sum of sicca rupees eight hundred has been paid by Government.—s Beng. Hurk., Dec. 17.
[It appears that the Calcutta Journal has obtained a renewal of its license.]"
Rouri.AUL Mullick's splex Dio ENTERTAINMENT. The Nautch, on Tuesday night was equally splendid with that on tile preceding one; and the Company numerous, though more amusing from its variety than selectness. The wines were abundant and in much demand, particularly the Champaigne, which did not flow in quite so full a stream as on the evening preceding. In consequence of the immense constiniption and waste of it none could be obtained for love or money, at least for the former (for I saw some reason to think the latter of more effect), without an order or ticket from Rouplaul himself. It was amusing to observe the eagerness, anxiety, and disappointment consequent thereto. The supper tables excited greatinterest at an early hour, and numbers seemed anxious to honour them, though a little awed by the grandeur of impending castles, pagodas, and other ornaments. A beginning once made, the jellies, pies, and pastry vanished in a very short time, and the supper, affording nothing more substantial, was soon deserted. The house, which is a very fine one, was ornamented in a magnificent manner. The area enclosed in for the occasion, and lighted up by handsome chandeliers, formed a noble and imposing hall of reception. It is