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the durbar of the Governor-General, in his camp at Ferozepore.

The wives of Dost Mahomed Khan and Mahomed Akbar Khan, and all the ladies of the family and household, will be conducted with all respect to the frontiers of Afghanistan.

By order of the Right Honourable the Governor-General of India,

T. H. MADDOCK, Secretary to the Government of India, with the Governor-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

By the Right Honourable the Governor-General of India.

Simla, October 29, 1842.

THE following extracts from dispatches, received from Major-General Pollock, C.B. are published for general information.

By order of the Right Honourable the Governor-General,

T. H. MADDOCK, Secretary to the Government of India, with the Governor-General.

Extract from a Letter to Major-General Lumley, Adjutant-General of the Army, from MajorGeneral Pollock, C.B. Commanding in Afghanistan.

Camp, Khoord Cabool, October 13, 1842.

I HAVE the honour to report, for the information of his Excellency the Commander in Chief, 1843. D

my arrival at Khoord Cabool, in progress to Hindostan. I left Cabool yesterday morning with the 1st and 2d divisions, and the troops under MajorGeneral Nott, as per margin,* for Boodkakh, having detached Major-General Sir R. Sale, with the 1st and 2nd brigades, the mountain train, 1st light cavalry, 3d irregular cavalry, and Christie's horse, over the Gospund Durrah Pass, for the purpose of turning that of the Khoord Cabool; in consequence of which movement we marched through the principal defile without a shot being fired. Previous to my departure from Cabool, I destroyed with gunpowder the grand bazaar of that city, called the Chahar Chuttah, built in the reign of Arungzebe, by the celebrated Ali Murdan Khan, and which may be considered to have been the most frequented part of Cabool, and known as the grand emporium of this part of Central Asia. The remains of the late Envoy and Minister had been exposed to public insult in this bazaar, and my

* 1st Division—4 guns 3d troop 1st brigade horse artillery, No. 6 light field battery, 2 18-pounders and detail E. artillery, mountain train, H. M. 3d light dragoons, 4 rissalahs 3d irregular cavalry, 1 squadron 1st light cavalry, H. M. 9th foot, H. M. 13th light infantry, 26th native infantry, 35th light infantry, 5th company sappers and miners, Broadfoot's sappers, jezailchees, bUdars, Sikh contingent.

2d Division—2 guns 3d troop 2d brigade horse artillery, Capt. Blood's battery of 9-pounders, 2 squadrons 1st light cavalry, H. M. 31st foot, 2d regiment native infantry, 16th regiment native infantry (so in original), wing 33d native infantry, wing 60th native infantry.

General Nott's Force—1 troop Bombay horse artillery, 1 troop (late) Shah Shooja's force, detachment foot artillery, 3d regiment Bombay light cavalry, detachment 1st irregular cavalry, detachment 1st irregular cavalry (so in original), Christie's horse, detachment sappers and miners, detachment Madras sappers and miners, H. M. 40th foot, 16th native infantry (so in original), 38th native infantry, 3d (late) Shah Shooja's force, H. M. 41st foot, 2d native infantry, 42d native infantry, 43d native infantry.

motive in effecting its destruction, has been to impress upon the Affghans that their atrocious conduct towards a British functionary has not been suffered to pass with impunity.

Extract from a Letter to the Governor- General from Major- General Pollock.

Jugdulluck, October 16, 1842.

IT is very gratifying to be able to state, that we' have met with no opposition since we left Cabool, except what must always be expected where the whole population is armed, and we have consequently had small parties of thieves occasionally firing on the rear guards. During each night that we have encamped, not a shot has been fired, and on the line of march not a man is to be seen on the hills.

GENERAL ORDERS,

By the Right Honourable the Governor-General of India.

Simla, November 8, 1842.

THE following dispatches, from Major-General Pollock, C. B., are published for general information.

By order of the Right Honourable the GovernorGeneral of India,

T. H. MADDOCK, Secretary to the Government of India, with the Governor-General.

Major-General George Pollock, C. B., to T. H.

Maddock, Esq.

SIR, Camp, Jellalabad, October 23,1842.

I HAVE the honour to forward, for the information of the Right Honourable the GovernorGeneral of India, a copy of a letter which I yesterday addressed tq the Adjutant-General of the Army, reporting my arrival at this place. I have also the honour to forward a copy of a letter from me to the same address, transmitting a dispatch from Major-General Nott.

I have made preparations for the destruction of the fortifications here, and trust to be enabled to march in progress to Peshawur on the 25th instant. I will write again on this subject directly I have heard from Major-General Nott, whose arrival here is still uncertain.

I have, &c.

GEO. POLLOCK, Major-General,
Commanding in Affghanistan.

Major-General George Pollock, C. B., to MajorGeneral Lumley, Adjutant-General of the Army.

SIR, Jellalabad, October 22, 1842.

I HAVE the honour to report, for the information of his Excellency the Commander in Chief, my arrival here this morning, with the first division of the troops. Major-general M'Caskill will arrive to-morrow, and Major-General Nott on the day following.

I withdrew from Gundamuck the detachment which had been left for the purpose of keeping open the communication; the wing of the 33d native infantry has joined the head-quarters of the regiment, which is with the 2d division; and the wing of the 60th, joined hy that left at Gundamuck, is attached to the 1st division, as are also the squadrons of the 5th and 10th light cavalry.

I have, &c.

G. POLLOCK, Major-General,
Commanding in Afghanistan.

Major-General George Pollock, C. B,, to Major-
General Lumley.

SIR, Camp, Jellalabad, October 23,1842. I HAVE the honour to forward a dispatch from Major-General Nott, detailing his progress over the Huft Kotul, with a return of casualties. I have understood that the column under MajorGeneral M'Caskill has experienced some loss, but I have not as yet received a report from that Officer. I have, &c.

G. POLLOCK, Major-General,
Commanding in Afghanistan.

Major- General William Nott, Commanding Division of the Army, to Captain G. Ponsonby, Assistant-Adjutant- General.

Camp, Giant's Tomb, SIR, October 15, 1842.

I BEG to report, for the information of MajorGeneral Pollock, C. B., that the rear guard of the force, under my command, was yesterday attacked by large bodies of the enemy in the Huft Kotul Pass. I sent 200 sepoys, and a wing of Her Majesty's 40th regiment, and two companies of

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