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until the danger, that rendered them necessary, shall, have ceased to exist.
His majesty's ship, Culloden, Point de Galle Roads. February 14.—Sir, Having this day accidently seen, in the Bombay courier, of the 7th ultimo, the resolutions of a general meeting of the merchants, ship owners, and underwriters, of which you were chairman, delivering the sentiments of that respectable body regarding the protection I have afforded to the commercial interest of Bombay, during the period of my command in India, I cannot leave this anchorage, from which I am now on the eve of departure for Europe, without expressing to you the satisfaction with which I have perused this public testimony of their favourable opinion; and I request, Sir, you will convey to the members of that meeting, my sincere acknowledgments on this occasion. While I perceive the great advantages which have resulted to your commerce by a cordial co-operation in the system of convoy which I established for its protection, I think it proper to observe, that, if the same principles of liberal policy had influenced the mercantile interests of India at large, the greater part of those losses, which individuals have sustained by capture, would have been prevented by a strict adherence to such a plan of general protection, which, while it provided for the welfare of the mercantile community, imposed a wholesome restraint on that spirit of private speculation, so evidently injurious to the common advantage. With my sincere wishes for the increase of your commercial prosperity, I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient servant, (Signed) Ed. PELLEw. To Charles Forbes, esq. chairman of a meeting of the merchants, ship owners, and underwriters, Bombay. - (A true copy,) Chakles Forbes.
Bom BAY Occurrences for March.
MARch 10-Yesterday, at noon, a salute of 19 guns was fired, on the occasion of rear admiral Drury hoisting his flag, incident to his succeeding to the chief command of his majesty's naval forces in India.
It is with concern that the governor in council announces the death of Mr. Joseph Cumberlege, a gentleman who has, for upwards of seven years, held the respectable and important office of the honourable company's solicitor, at this presidency, the duties of which he has discharged with equal justice to the public, and credit to his own character, as well as to the entire satisfaction of government.
In consequence of the death of Mr. Cumberlege, Mr. Hungerford is appointed to the situation of company's solicitor.
Demaun, March 17th, 1800.
Dr A R SIR,--The intended removal of the left wing of the regiment from hence to join the head-quarters of the corps at Bombay, affords us an opportunity of offering our grateful acknowledgments for the happiness we have enjoyed while under your command. The harmony and good understanding which has existed amongst us, the satisfaction we have experienced in performing our respective duties; the constant regularity and meritorious conduct of the men so justly appreciated by his excellency the governor, in his public dispatches to the presidency, we are convinced have arisen from your own well - regulated and most admirable mode of discipline, by which you have added to the reputation and character of a corps we have had the honour of serving in for many years.
We trust you will permit us to present you with a piece of plate as an emblem of our respect and esteem.
In the hope that an officer of so long a standing in the service, possessed
of such conciliating manners in command, may shortly receive the rewards such qualities entitle him to, We are, dear Sir, Your most faithful, and obedt, servts. (Signed) Robert Kelly, captain; Charles Haynes, captain; D. Doyle, surgeon; P. Ramsay, captain ; J. Backhouse, captain; W. Atherton, lieutenant; J. Doyle, lieutenant; H. Doyle, lieutenant:J. Ryan, lieutenant; J. Weld, lieutenant ; J. Keys, lieutenant; J. Hutchinson, lieutenant; J. Hill, ensign; and N. Christian, ensign. To lieut.-col. Cuming, commanding left wing, H.M. 47th regt.
To the officers of the left wing of his majesty's 47th regiment. GENTLEMEN,-I have received, with the most impressive sentiments of sincere respect and gratitude, the unsolicited testimony, and handsome manner, in which you have been pleased to distinguish me in your address of the 17th instant; the harmony and good understanding which has so happily existed amongst you; and the infinite satisfaction I have experienced in perceiving the prompt measures you have adopted in the performance of your respective duties; also, the uniform, regular, and meritorious conduct of the men, entitles you to my warmest thanks; as the latter must, in an eminent degree, be attributed to the good example and respectable deumeanour you have invariably displayed since I have had the honour to command this garrison; a line of conduct which has justly merited and received the most flattering and marked approbation of his excellency the governor of Demaun ; and, considerably added to the reputation and character of the corps. The piece of plate you intend presenting me, I shall receive with pride and gratitude; and feel particularly honoured at receiving an emblem of respect and esteem from your hands. I beg leave to assure you that I shall ever retain the most lively recollection of your disinterested kindness and at
tention; and with unfeigned wishes for your health and happiness, I remain, gentlemen, Your faithful friend, and obliged humble servant, JAMES Cumi NG,
Lieut.-col. 47th regt.
Demaun, March 19, 1809.
A singular instance of intrepidity took place at Agoada, near Goa, on Tuesday last, the 21st inst. Early in the morning a report was received at the cantonments, that a large Cheeturhad been seen on the rocks near the sea. About nine o'clock, a number of officers and men assembled at the spot, where it was said to have been seen, when, after some search, the animal was discovered to be in the recess of an immense rock : dogs were sent in in the hopes of starting him, but without effect, they having returned with several wounds.
Lieutenant Evan Davies, of the 7th regiment, attempted to enter the den, but was obliged to return, finding the passage extremely narrow and dark.
He, however, attempted it a second time, with a pick-axe in his hand, with which he removed some obstructions that were in his way, and having proceeded a few yards, he heard a noise, which he conceived to be that of the animal in question. He then returned, and communicated the same to lieutenant Thew of the artillery, who also went in the same distance, and was of a similiar opinion. What course to pursue was doubtful; some proposed blowing up the rock, others smoking him out. At length a portfire was tied to the end of a bamboo, and introduced into a small crevice, which led towards the den. Lieutenant 1)avies went on his hands and knees, down the narrow passage, which led to it, (which he accomplished with imminent danger to himself) and by the light of it he was enabled to discover the animal : having returned, he said that he could kill him with a pistol, which being procured, he entered again, and fired, but without success, owing to the awkward situation he was then placed
in, with his left hand only at liberty.
He went back with a musket and bayonet, and wounded him in the loins, but was obliged to retreat as quick as the narrow passage would allow, the tiger having forced the musket back towards the mouth of the den. He then procured a rifle, with which he again forced his way into the place, and taking a deliberate aim at his head, fired, and put an end to his existence.
Another difficulty still presented itself: how to get him out required some consideration. Ropes were procured, but every attempt to reach him proved fruitless, till Lieut. D., with a pick-axe in his hand, cut his way into the den, and got sufficiently near to fasten a strong rope round his neck, by which means he was dragged out, to the no small satisfaction of a numerous crowd of anxious spectators.
He measured 7% feet from the nose to the tail.
B O M BA Y Occurrences for April.
CORRESPONDENCE. General orders, by the honourable the governor in council. BoMBAY Castle, April 7.-The hon. the governor in council has great satis- faction in communicating to the army the following copy of a letter from the most noble marquis Wellesley, K. P. &c. &c. to the president, giving cover to the Marquis' answer to an address in September, 1805, from lieutenant-colonel Woodington, and the officers then stationed in Baroda. . The honourable Jonathan Duncan, esq. &c. &c. Apsly House, September 8, 1808. SIR,--I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, transmitting to me an address from colonel Woodington, and the officers stationed at Baroda. I have now the honour to forward my reply by major Mahony. I equest that you will have the goodness to communicate that reply to the officers who signed the address.
in the manner that you may consider to be most respectful towards them, and most expedient for the public serVice. " I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedt. and humble servt. - WELLeslry. (A true copy.) F. WARDr.N, Chief sec. to govt.
To colonel Isoodington, and the officers stationed at Baroda. Gentlemen,--I have received from the governor of Bombay, your obliging address, dated in the month of September, 1805, and I beg leave to return you my most grateful acknowledgments for the kind manner in which you have notified to me the expression of your personal regard, and of your approbation of the result of my administration in India. You cannot afford to me a more acceptable proof of my kindness, than by continuing to display your accustomed zeal for the prosperity of the public service, and for the honour and glory of our country, and by maintaining, on every occasion, your established principles of just subordination to legal authority. I have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedt. & faithful servt. (Signed) Wellesley. Apsly House, Sept. 8, 1808. By order of the honourable the governor in council. F. WARDEN, Chief sec. to govt.
To captain Colin Gill, commander of the David Scott.
SIR.—I have the satisfaction of communicating to you, by the desire of a general meeting of the insurance society, the high sense unauimously entertained by its members, of your spirited and judicious conduct in chasing the French privateer, which bore down on the David Scott, and the valuable ships in company with her, of Pedro Branco, to which bold manoruvre some of the shins were. in
all probability, indebted for their preservation. In offering you the acknowledgments of the society for the service thus voluntarily and successfully rendered, I am instructed to state, that the zeal and ability, displayed in this instance, have added to the respectable professional character which you have already established in the opinion of the mercantile community of Bombay. I have the honour to be, Your most obedient, humble servant, Jo HN Forbes, Sec. to the Bombay ins. society. Bombay insurance office, April 25, 1809. To John Forles, esq. secretary to the Bombay insurance society. SIR,--In acknowledging the receipt of your letter of yesterday, containing the unanimous approval of my conduct in a recent instance off Pedro Branco, by a general meeting of the members of the Bombay insurance society, I beg leave to request that you will inform the gentlemen, composing that body, how peculiarly flattering this testimony of their good opinion is to me; and that, after a residence of more than twenty years under their observation, so gratifying a mark of
their esteem will always afford me the
most pleasing recollection.
MAY 13.-The French prisoners, who made their escape from this place some days ago, having proceeded down the coast in a small ketch vessel, fell in, on the evening of the 17th April, off the port of Poodiangady, with a pattamar boat, belonging to the Bebee of Cannanore; and after plundering her of all her rice, water, sails, &c. stood to the southward. Two days after, on the 19th, off Porcaud, they
captured a brig, the property of Choof Tellichery, and having sent the crew on shore, they proceeded with the brig, as is probable, to the Isle of France. She is reported to be a heavy sailer. together with her cargo, at 60,000 rupees. / MAY 14.—The anniversary of the fall of Seringapatam was celebrated, on the night of the 4th instant, at the residency of Poonah, by the acting resident, who gave an elegant dinner to the brigadier, and officers of the cantonments at that station. The dining room was fitted up in a neat and graceful style, in which the superb and highly-ornamented sword, presented by the honourable company to colonel Close, was displayed to great effect, suspended over two sabre; taken from the late Tippoo Sultan, the whole encircled in a device suitable to the occasion, and supported by the colours of the body guard. The decorations of the pillars, with wreaths of laurel, were extremely pleasing to the eye, as also a punkah, corresponding thereto in simple elegance, bearing, in gold letters, the word “Seringapatam,” together with the date of that glorious day, which added so much lustre and renown to the British arms in India. MAY 20.--A gentleman of the name of Lunel, arrived at this place the other day, who states that, on his passage from Cochin, in a pattamar on the 30th of April, a little below Goa, he fell in with an enemy's privateer, a two-masted grab, accompanied by four pattamars, one of which the privateer had armed. After taking Mr. Lunel out of his pattamar, the enemy armed her with two large guns and two smal!er ones, and then stood up the coast ; the pattamars in company, and on the 3d May landed him on the coast, and stood to the northward. While Mr. Lunel was on board the grab, they captured two more pattamars, and manned them for a cruize. The first lieutenant, M. Dubois, being an acquaintance of Mr. Lunel, persuaded the captain to put him on shore.
She is valued,
Mr. Lunel supposes the grab had about 20 guns, and was manned with above 200 Europeans. Three Englishmen, in a military dress, were on board in irons.
Bo Ar B.A. Y. Occurrences for June.
JUNE 10. —The honourable the governor in council, adverting to the expediency of extending the utmost protection to the honourable company's landholders and ryots within the province of Guzerat, and of inspiring them with the firmest confidence in the care that the British government is desirous to exert towards their welfare and security—is pleased to avail himself for these purposes of the provisions already in force under the presidency of Bengal ; by ordering that officers, either civil or military, or any persons, to whom escorts of sepoys, or soldiers, maybeallowed, when travelling through the honourable company's districts, do abstain from sending such soldiers, or sepoys, into the villages, for the purpose of procuring supplies, or of pressing coolies or carts. Every town and village, upon proper application to the comavisbar-patell, or the head person in it, will, in consequence of instruction from the British magistates of the several zillahs, or divisions, furnish
such assistance, in those respects, as
they may be capable of affording; and the honourable the governor in council doubts not, that by attention to the present order, and to the observances required by the general orders of the 22d April, 1806, and 27th February, 1808, particularly in furnishing timely notice to the magistrate of the halting stations of all military parties on their march, such parties, or corps, will
readily obtain the requisite supplies
and assistances; and thereby render unnecessary all unpleasant and indecorous recourse to measures of coercion.
In the event, however, of the comavisdar-patell, or the headman of the village, failing in any case to afford the requisite supplies on the required pay
ment being tendered to him for that purpose, information is to be immediately sent to the magistrate of the zillah, wro will not fail duly to punish, by fine or removal, according to the circumstances of the case, such inattentive and contumacious resistance to the beneficial object of the present arrangement.
In instances of supposed overcharge by the patell, or head of the village, on the party requiring assistance, the latter is to lose no time in reporting the particulars thereof to the magistrate, who will immediately cause justice to be done in the premises.
In order to allow of time for this regulation being carried usefully into effect, the date of its commencement and operation is fixed from the 1st of Sept. next.
BoMBAY Occurrences for July.
BoMBAY Castle, July 7.-The honourable the governor in council has been pleased to appoint major-general Forbes Champagné to the command o the force subsidized by his highness the Peishwa. July 20.-The report, which has been for some time current at this presidency, of the capture of the Minerva, captain Hopwood, by the pirates who infest the gulph of Persia, and the neighbouring seas, is at length confirmed. On taking possession of the Minerva, it appears that the pirates mitigated something of their usual ferocity; and no lives were lost, except in the gallant defence which was made by the unfortunate captives. They have been all, however, obliged to renounce their religion, and not an iota of the preparatory ceremony of introduction to the Mahommedan faith was abated. Much as the men must have suffered on this occasion, it is comparatively nothing to the distress of the three ladies who were on board ; and who, consequently, fell into the hands of these lawless and unprincipled violators. The subject is