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command of the attacking columns, and to major Smith, who had the immediate direction of the left column, the steady and very firm manner in which the troops advanced upon the enemy, merits the commanding officer's highest encomiums, and gives every claim to his most particular thanks, so meritoriously due to lieutenant colonel M“Grath, and major Smith, who personally conducted their respective columns. To captain Mason, in the general command of the artillery, the very able arrangement of that officer's department throughout, but particularly in conducting the duties of the breaching batteries, with the very heavy and well-directed fire that was so rapidly kept up, in covering the advance, and approach of the storming party, to the points of attack, entitles captain Mason to every commendation, and reflects great credit upon the officers and men under his command. To captain Houston, commanding the oth cavalry, and the corps of irre

gular horse, under captain Skinner,

the commanding officer feels himself warmly indebted, for the able disposition of their respective corps, in interrupting the retreat of a considerable body of the fugitives, most of whom were destroyed, after a desperate reSistance. To lieutenant Tickell, of engineers, the commanding officer has much Pleasure in expressing bis entire appro

bation of the zeal and ability manifested by that officer, in the execution of the duties of his particular line. To lieutenant Baines, commanding the pioneers, and the officers and men under his command, every praise is

most deservedly due for their great

exertions, and the commanding officer has much gratification in particularly noticing the intrepid conduct of ensign Ellis, of that corps, which has been circumstantially reported, and redounds highly to the merit of that officer.

The commanding officer has to express himself particularly indebted to the zeal and exertions of his personal staff, captain Keating, and likewise to lieutenant Nicholletts, quarter-master of brigade, and is happy in acknowledging the very great benefit he derived from their valuable services.

Extra batta to be served to the Europeans.

A true copy.
(Signed) M. D. KEATING, M. B.

Camp Bhowanie, Aug. 31.

In consequence of an official report, made by major Smith, of the meritorious exertions of lieutenants Blaldock and Armstrong, the officers in command of the pioneers, attached to the left column in the assault of the 29th instant, the commanding officer is most happy in recording this public testimony of his approbation of the gallant conduct of those officers, and shall not fail in his official detail of making a circumstantial report to headquarters.

A true copy.
(Signed) M. D. KEATING, M. B.
Camp Bhowanie,

B. M. Office, August 31, 1809.

Return of the killed and wounded of Lieut.-colonel Ball's detachment, at the attack of Bhowanie, on the 29th August, 1809. — Camp Bhowanie, August 30. Artillery and Pioneers.-Killed, 1 gun lascar, 2 privates.—Wounded, 1 serjeant, I havildar, 1 naick, and 9 privates. 6th regt. Native cavalry—Killed, 1 serjeant. — Wounded, 1 cornet, 1 naick, 3 troops, and 17 horses.

1st Batt. 9th regt. Native infantry.— Killed, 1 sepoy.—Wounded, 1 captain, I maick, and 14 sepoys. 2d Do. 18th ditto, do.—Killed, 3 privates.—Wounded, 1 lieutenant, 1 ensign, 1 subidar, l haviidar, 4 naicks, 1 drummer, and 22 sepoys. Grenadiers and light infantry, 1st 22d.—Killed, 1 lieutenant, and 7 sepoys.-Wounded, I havildar, 2 naicks, and 15 sepoys. Grenadiers and light infantry, 2d 23d.—Killed, 2 sepoys.-Wounded, 1 lieutenant, and 8 sepoys. 1st Grenadiers and 1st batt. in. co. 1st 10, h and lt. in. 2d, 24th.Killed, 1 sepoy —Wounded, 1 ensign, I havildar, I drummer, and 13 sepoys. Captain Skinner's corps independent cavalry.—Killed, 2 horses.—Wounded, 10 troopers, and #6 horses. (Signed) G. BALL, Lieut.-colonel comg. Killed. Lieut. Stephen O'Brien, 1st battalion 22d regt. Native infantry. Wounded. Cornet Byers, 6th cavalry—Captain Whitehead, 1st battalion 9th regiment.—Lieutenant Buckley, and ensign Macdonald, 2d do. 18th do.—Lieut. Horsburgh, 2d, do. 23d do.—Ensign I'layfair, 2d do. 24th do. (Signed) M. D. KEATING, M. B. General orders by the commander inchief. Head-quarters, Meerut cantonment, Sept. 2, 1809. A detailed report having been this day received form lieutenant-colonel J3all, of the cap, ure of the in portant town of Bhowanie, by assat it, at two P. M. on the 29th of last noon, the commander-in-chief laste is to express his high sense of the disorguished joisment, zeal, and ability, oested by lieutenant-colo! P.1, in the general performance of this so, vice, especially in the final disposition and plan of altack; which, having to on most ably executed by the steady gollantry of officers and troops, surmounting every obstacle, and the most desperate resistance on the part of the enemy, fully entitles lieutenant-colonel 3 ol, and all the olicers and troops onploycé, to the commonder-in-chief's

thanks, which his excellency requests lieutenant-colonel Ball will accept, and communicate the same to the several corps and detachments employed against Bhowanie, previous to their separation. The commander-in-chief perused, with the highest satisfaction, lieutenantcolonel Ball's report of the meritorious conduct of lieut.-colonel M'Grath, of the Gth, and major Smith, of the 18th Native infantry, who led the columns of attack, of captain Mason, commanding the artillery, captain Houston, commanding the 6th cavalry, captain Skinner, commanding a corps of Hindoostany horse, and of all the officers, and men, of engineers, cavalry, artillery, infantry, and pioneers, engaged in this important and brilliant achieveIncint. The commander-in-chief earnestly hopes that captain Whitehead, of the 9th Native infantry, lieutenant Buckley, of the 18th, lieut. Horsburgh, cf. the 23d, cornet Byers, of the 6th cavalry, ensigns M*Donald and Crage, of the 18th Native infantry, who were wounded in the assault of Bhowanie, will soon be enabled to resume their duty, whilst his excellency, with regret, records the name of lieutenant Stephen O'Brien, of the 22d Native infantry, now added to the number of those, who have gallantly fallen in the service of their country in Asia. The commander-in-chief is pleased to direct, that leave of absence be imlmediately granted to the full proportion authorized for Native troops, in all the corps and detachments appertaining to lieut.-colonel Ball's command, including also the 0th cavalry, 1st battalion 9th Native infantry, and other details belonging to the post of Kharraul, which have been employed in Harriahah, and il at the period of furlough, in those corps, be extended until the end of January next. (Signed) H. Worsley, Adj.-Gen. General orders by the honoural/e to: vice-president in council. Fort # 1sian, Sept 19, 1809. The vice-president in council has received. with sentiments of the sincecapture of the strong and important fortified town of Bhowanie, by the detachment under the command 9f lieutenant-colonel Ball. In publishing the details of this gallant exploit, the vice-president in council desires to express the high sense which he entertains of the zeal, gallantry, and professional skill, manifested by lieutenant-colonel Ball, in the conduct of the iunpo, ont duty committed to his charge, by his excellency the cominander-in-chief, under the authority of government, and of the distinguished perseverance, spirit, and gallantry, of the officers and men under his command, by whose energy and valour a fortress of great strength, and defended with desperate courage by a numerous garrison, fell in the short space of a few hours before the irresistible bravery of the troops. The vice-president in council deeply laments the loss of lieutenant Stephen O'Brien, of the 1st battalion 22d regt. Native infantry, and of the brave men who have fallen in this arduous and honourable service; and he indulges an earnest bope that cap.a.in Whitehead, lieutenants Buckley and I lor-burgh, cornet Byers, and ensigns M. Donald and Playfair, and the non-commissioned officers and men who were woundJed on this occasion, will soon be restored to the duties of their profession. The vice-president in council has particular satisfaction in expressing his sense of the meritorious conduct of lieutenant-cokonel M1 Grath of the 9th, and major Smith of the 18th, who conducted the assault; of captain Mason of the artillery, captain Houston of the 6th Native cavalry, and captain Skinner, commanding the irregular horse; and in repeating his high approbation and applause of the conduct and bravery of the whole of the officers and men of the corps employed on this so IV 1 ce. J. An AM, Act. sec. to govt. mil. dept. SEPT.20th-Early in July, according

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still plundering the territory of Jaypore, and the other Rajpoot countries in the vicinity, had received orders to join him, with their respective forces. The brother of Bala Rao, it is said, had already set out on his march to wards Ajmere : Narrain Rao (the principal officer in the service of Bapoojee Scindia) had come to Surrara from Sahur, after levying a chout of 18,000 rupees at the latter place; and Bapoojee himself was shortly expected to follow. Meanwhile, Dowlut Rao had

directed Baptiste to march, with his

power, in the direction of Kotah,--a state which, since his army last took the field, had remained unmolected. Baptiste, according to the lost accounts, was encairped at Mullareea, a place about 60 miles from Jaypore. Scindia was not expected to continue, for any length of time, in his position at Sur1 at a. The last instalment of the Jaypore tribute still remained unliquidated. Scindia was very urgent and incessant in his demands, which the unfortunate rajah seems to have had no means left of satisfying. The ukhbars state, that Nawab Meer Khan, the son of Shah Nizamu-Dheen Ahmud, had lately set out from Scindia's camp, on a political mission to Calcutta. Previous to his departure, he had an audience of Scindia for several hours, and received from him his credentials as vakeel, and letters to the governor-general. He aud the persons of his suite were, at the same time, indnoured with khelauts from the hand of their sovereign. Praug Doss, the Soobah of Gwalior, had been employed, for some time, in besieging the fort of Gurreehind, and bad written to Scindia, stating that he expected to reduce it in the course of a few days. Meer Khan, according to late advices, was at Bopaltal.

BENG AL Occurrences for October.

Oct. 7. An ingenious young man, aw assistant in one of the public offices

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the presidency, has lately suggested an improvement in the construction of ordnance for naval service. This improvement is simple, and admits of easy explanation: the gun is formed of three separate cylindars, lying parallel to each other, and closely joined in their whole extent, each with a separate chamber, and separate touch-hole. The gun, or rather the three guns, thus formed, is mounted on its carriage in the usual manner, except that, instead of being placed on trunnions, it rests on a strong projecting ring, which is made to embrace the circumference of the gun, near its point of equipoise; and by a cogged wheel it is rendered easily susceptible of being turned vertically on the carriage, so as to bring either of the touch-holes to any particular position. By a proposed improvement in the carriage, it is believed that this triple gun may be worked with the same facility as any of the guns that are now in common use. The inventor conceives that the gun may be cast, and bored, in one mass of metal; and it is alleged, that a piece of ordnance of this consuruction, which will carry three six-pounders, will not exceed the weight of metal necessary for one twelve-pounder. Oct. 11.—This day accounts were received at the Batikshall, from Saugor roads and Kedjeree, of the arrival of two inward-bound Portuguese vessels, a frigate and a brig : the Minerva, captain {gnacio, and the Vasco de Gama, from stio Janeiro, whence they sailed on the 21st of June. These are the first vessels, under the Portuguese flag, that have entered the port since the translation of the court of Lisbon to the Brazils. The Portuguese frigate mounts 48 guns. She gave convoy to seven sail of merchantmen for Africa and India. Oct. 16.—A daring robbery was committed at the house of Naian Noondee, a wealthy salt-merchant, at Sulkia. The thieves, after scaling the outward wall of the compound, proceeded to break open the door of the house; they then set fire to a large wooden chest, containing the treasure

of the merchant. The whole stores, in specie and jewels, were carried away ; and when the house was entered on the following morning, the servant, an old man, was found dead on the floor, with various marks of injury on the body. Oct. 20.—His excellency the commander-in-chief was sworn in as vicepresident in council, and deputygovernor of Fort William, and took his seat accordingly, under the usual salute from the fort. Ertract from the proceedings of his ercellency the vice-president in council, in the political department, under date the 31st of October, 1809, to C. Lushington, esq. acting-secretary to government, secret, political, and joreign department, Fort IWilliam. S1 R, I am directed by the right honorable the governor-general to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 15th and 10th ultimo, inclosing copies of dispatches, announcing the assault and capture of the fortified town of Bhowanie, by the British detachment under the command of lieutenant-colonel Ball, and containing the details of that brilliant and important achievement; together with copies of the general orders, issued on the occasion. The governor-general is satisfied of the indispensable necessity of proceeding to the assault of Bhowanie, and derives the highest gratification from the success which has attended it ; a success which must be productive of the happiest effects, in the complete establishment of the British authority, and of permanent tranquillity, in the province of Hurrianna. The just applause bestowed by his excellency the commander-in-chief, and the honorable the vice-president in council, on lieutenant-col. Ball, and the officers and men of the detachment, employed in the execution of this arduous service, leaves to the governorgeneral only the duty of expressing his entire and cordial concurrence in the sentiments announced by those authorities, in their respective general orders of the 2d and 19th ultimo. The zeal,

judgment, and professional ability displayed by lieutenant colonel Ball, in the dispositions preparatory to the assault; the eminent exertions and gallantry of those officers, whose distinguished merits have claimed the expressions of specific admiration, and the intrepidity and martial spirit which animated the whole body of officers and troops composing the detachment, are deeply impressed on the mind of the governor-general. His lordship coasiders the success of this assault, rendered doubly arduous by the strength of the place, and the desperate resistance of the enemy, as worthy of being ranked anong the number of those brilliant exploits which have added lustre to the British arms, and security to the British interests in this quarter of the globe; and the governor-general desires that his thanks, also, may be communicated, individually and collectively to the gallant officers and troops, by whose power and exertions it had been accomplished. His lordship unites in the sentiments of regret, expressed by the honorable the vice-president in council, and his excellency the commander-in-chief, at the loss which has been sustained, and at the sufferings of the officers and men, who have been wounded on this occasion; and anxiously hopes that, by their speedy recovery, the latter may again be restored to the exercise of those professional duties which, with distinguished credit to themselves, and advantage to the state, the late men.orable siege has called into action. I have the honour to be, &c. (Signed) N. B. EDMossTone, Secretary. (A true extract.) (Signed) C. I.Us HING to N, Acting-sec. to govt. Fort St. George, Oct. 10, 1809.

BEN GAL Occurrences for November.

Nov. 1. – Letters from Benares, received in the course of this week, state, that a most serious affray took place in that city, about the latter end

of October, between the Hindoos and Mussulmauns, in consequence of the interruption of a Hindoo religious procession by the latter,which caused a scuffle; and the Mussulmauns were beaten off the field of battle, fortunately without the loss of any lives on either side. However, the enraged disciples of Mahomet, in order to be revenged, proceeded to a iiindoo mut, which they levelled to the ground, and sacrificed a calf on its ruins. This daring insult, it appears, could not be borne by the sons of Brahma; they assembled in great numbers, and a second reincontre took place, in which several Mussulmauns were killed; and, shortly after, the commotion became general. The tumult was not appeased until many lives were lost on both sides. Letters, dated the 24th ultimo, mention that good order and tranquillity were, soon after the above affray, restored by the vigilance and exertions of Mr. Ernst, and other civil officers. Nov. 4.—Advices from Umrutsir, of the 20th ultimo, give a more favourable picture of the present situation of Sujah-ul-Moolk, the late sovereign of Cabul, than from the apparent failure of all his resources, and the rapid extension of his rival's dominions, could well havebeen hoped for.That prince had again appeared, in considerable force, in the western plains of Candahar. He had been joined by numerous bodies of Dooraunees; and, if the Hindoostan newspapers may be believed, a great proportion of the chieftains, by whose aid and influence Mahmud had been enabled to drive him from the throne, had, with the usual inconstancy of Asiatics, deserted the usurper's standard, and returned to their pristine allegiance. Of all Mahmud's adherents, only Futteh Khan, and a few others of his most devoted sirdars, now remained with hion. But his strength was so much reduced, that even this small band could not be expected to hold together for any length of time, nor to wait the approach of his competitor. Calcutta, Nov. 11.-The General

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