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motion was seconded by Sir John Cam Hobhouse, and after a few words from other hon. members, the resolutions were put and severally agreed to nem. con.
The East INDIA COMPANY. On the same day, a Special General Court of the Proprietors of Stock was held at the East India House for the purpose of passing a vote of thanks to Major-General Sir Harry Smith, for his victory at Aliwal, over the Sikh army; and to General Sir. H. Hardinge, and General Sir Hugh Gough, and to the European and Native troops who were engaged in the war of the Sutlej.
Sir H. Willock, the Chairman, again presided, and proposed the two separate resolutions which we have already given under the report of the proceedings of the Houses of Lords and Commons. They were seconded by J. W. Hogg, Esq., M.P., and unanimously adopted.
The Court of Common COUNCIL. At a Special Court of the Court of Common Council of the City of London, the thanks and congratulations of the Court were awarded, together with the freedom of the City in gold boxes of the value of 100 guineas, to Lieut.-General Sir H. Hardinge, G.C.B., General Sir H. Gough, Bart., G.C.B., and Major-General Sir H. Smith, K.C.B., for the valour, judgment, and ability displayed by them in the recent battles of Aliwal and Sobraon. Also the thanks of the Court to the other officers, European and Native, for the intrepidity, perseverance, and discipline evinced by them upon both of these memorable occasions.
Her Majesty has since been graciously pleased to direct Letters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of Viscount to Lieut.-General Sir Henry Hardinge, Bart., G.C.B.; that of a Baron to Gen. Sir Hugh Gough, Bart., G.C.B., as well as to confer the dignity of a Baronet upon Major-General Sir Harry Smith, G.C.B.