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colonel Martindell, on the possession of Regowley.

Head Quarters in Bundlecund, Camp

before Adjyghur, Jan. 25th, 1809

DETACHMENT ORDERS BY LIEUT." Colo Nel MARTINDELL.-The commanding officer regrets, from the great press of public business, he has so long been detained from performing a most pleasing part of his duty, to return A is best thanks, so justly due to the whole of the troops who were employed in the assault of the fortified hill of Regowley, on the 22d instant,-and to express his entire satisfaction at the gallant conduct and zeal displayed by them on that occasion. The promptitude with which the troops proceeded to the attack, the persevering toil with which they encountered opposing obstacles, the intrepidity with which they ascended the hill, under a most galling fire, and the steady courage they displayed in the assault of so strong a position, and so obstinately defended, are circumstances, which call for the most unqualified admiration and praise. To lieutenant-colonel Lawtie, majors Kelly and O'Halloran, and to captains Hare and Midwinter, who conducted the principal columns of attack,-and to lieutenant Baddely, who volunteered with the party of pioneers, the commanding officer feels most deeply indebted for their gallantry and conduct, and equally so to every officer and soldier employed, for the persevering zeal and bravery they so conspicuously displayed; while the skill with which captain Brook and his officers directed the fire of the artillery, to cover the troops in the assault, claims his highest approbation. To captain Wilson, likewise, who volunteered his services, and attended lieutenant-colonel Lawtie during the action, every praise is due. Although major Nuthall, with the 3d cavalry under his command, could not, from

the nature of the assault, with the

exception of the gallopers attached to his corps under lieutenant Barlow, be employed any further than as a coyering party to the assailants, still the

commanding officer feels very much indebted to him and his corps, for the zeal and alacrity with which every position was taken up, and to lieutenant Barlow and men attached to the gallopers, for his well-directed fire in covering the right attack. It is not without deep regret, the commanding officer, in appreciating the important and successful issue of the assault, laments the loss of the brave men who fell so gloriously in the cause, and in which they so nobly sustained the honour and name of the Bengal army. The commanding officer has already had the pleasure of reporting the meritorious exertions of the troops to his excellency the commander-in-chief, and requests lieutenant-colonel Lawtie, commanding the 18th regiment, major Kelly, commanding the 4th light infantry battalion,- captain Midwinter, who commanded the detachment of the 2d battalion 1st regiment N. I– captain Brook, commanding the 3d regiment of native cavalry, and lieutenant Baddely, commanding the pioneers, will explain to their native officers and men, his marked and entire approbation of their conduct.” Fort William, February 11– The right honourable the governorgeneral in council is pleased to direct that the following extracts from letters from colonel Wallace, commanding the subsidiary force of Poona, containing a report of the proceedings of the detachment under his personal command in the pursuit of the remains of the predatory force, lately attacked and dispersed by the detachments under lieutenant-colonel Doveton, and the satisfactory intelligence of the seizure of the persons of two of the principal leaders of that force, be published for general information, together with the expression of his lordship in council's high approbation, of the zeal and judgment manifested by colonel Wallace, in conducting the pursuit of the remnant of the predatory force under Daudin Khaun, and Wauhid Alli Khaun Bungush, and in the arrangements which led to the apprehension of those chiefs, and the

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final dispersion of their remaining followers, and of the alacrity and perseverance of the officers and men of the detachment in the execution of this important service. Extracts from a letter addressed to colonel Barry Close, resident at Poona, by colonel Jollace, dated at Ranipoor, 24 miles N. IV of Copreis, 10th January, 1800. On the 2d instant, I left A mulnair with the whole of my detachment, the portion of it, which I had left in the rear, on advancing to that place, having joined me the preceding day. On my arrival on the 3d instant, at Scindkair, I found the report that Bangush had halted there, the whole of the 29th ultimo, the day after his defeat at Amulnair, to be correct, and that he had, before morning, thence collected a party of about 500 horse ; I likewise learnt, that from Scindkair, he had made one march to Nunderbar, where he had arrived the 30th in the evening. On the 4th I moved to Dundarcha, which is within one long march of Nunderi. and hearing the Bungush still continued at the latter place, where he was recruiting and equipping his party by plunder, I had determined to move the same night, with a light detachment, to attack him. Just in time, however, I heard of his having left Nunderbar, and broceeded in the direction of this place, (Ranipore) in consequence, I moved on the 5th instant to Capreil, on the Taptie, and receiving intelligence that Bungush was encamped at Oomrall, about twenty-four miles in om me in a N. W. direction, I matched at six o'clock that evening, and at break of day on the 6th, I arrived at the ground of his encampment, when, however, I was disappointed by finding that he had a few hours before quitted, and fled into the Dewdabawa Ghaut. There I immediately followed him, and after a distant skirmish with a few of his horse, that retir-d into the Ghaut as our troops advanced, took up a position at the entrance into it, which pre

cluded the possibility of his agaia returning into the plain. In occupying this position, our trocps were, for a considerable time, fired upon, from the Jungle at the foot of the Ghaut, by Bungush's followers, but principally by armed men in the employ of Beem Sing, a petty Rajah, who commands this pass, without, however, suffering from its effects. To this Rajah, who is nominally a subject of the Poona state, I had made a communication, on the first report of the probability of Bungush taking refuge with him, but am doubtful whether it reached him before that Sirdar's arrival. I, however lost no time in again calling tipon him to seize and give up to me, the rebels lic had received into the hills and strong holds, and in threatening him with the consequences of a non compliance with my desire. This has led to a parly between us, which I pretir confidently expect to terminate in the entire destruction of Bungush's remaining force. Daudin Khoo and Pelewaun Khan, are with Bungush. Janideo, a nephew of My put Rao Holkar, who was with the rebels, has, it is said, received protection from the head man of Telloda, a village close to this. I shall endeavour to ascertain the truth of this report, and to get hold of him. Of Myput Rao

Holkar himself, I yet know nothing

certain, but from what has reached me, I am-led to think that he is concealed in Cadish, near Soneghar. The whole of my detachment is now assembled here. The Ghaut, now in my front, is accessible only to led horses, and possesses such natural strength, that when defended by a few men, a passage through it cannot, I fancy, be forced by any number of troops. All the passes in its vicinity, except the Berwanch, which is said to be passable for carriages, are of the same description, and they are all defended by innumerable bodies of Bheels, and by a few Arabs and other armed men

in the pay of the petty chiefs, who

reside in the hills, and command the roads through them. £rtract from a letter from colonel IPallace, to lieutenant-colonel Doveton, dated at Oomral, the 17th of January, 1809. Having expected, for these several days past, that I should obtain possescion of the persons of Bungush and

Daudin Khan, I delayed writing to you

until I could inform you of that event. Tais I am happy now to have in my power; those two Sirdars having been last night delivered up to me by Beem Sing, the Beel Rajab, whorn, in my last letter, I mentioned to you, and who, by representations, was induced, on the 10th instant, to attack their remaining force, which he effected with the completest success. Almost the whoe of their party were, with themselves, made prisoners, and deprived of their horses and arms. Pelewaun Khan, however, with about 100 others, escaped, and by swimming the Nerbudda, which was then unfordable, secured a retreat. Published by order of the right honourable the governor-general in council. N. B. EDM on stone, hief Sec. to the Govt.

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mations were concluded, the president of the college council presented to the right honourable the visitor, the several students of the college, who were entitled under statute VIII, to receive degrees of honor, as well as, successively, the whole of the students, who, at the late examination, had been found qualified to enter upon the public service; and had consequently obtained permission from the visitor to quit the college under the rule contained in section II, regulation III, 1807. The president read the certificate granted by the council of the college to each student, in pursuance of the above statute, specifying the proficiency which he had made in the prescribed studies of the college, and also the general tenor of his conduct, with the amount, if any, of the debt contracted by him during the period of his attachment to the college. When the certificates had been read, the visitor presented to each student, entitled to receive a degree of honour, the usual diploma inscribed on vellum, and at the same time expressed the satisfaction which he felt in conferring it. - The students, on whom the right honourable the visitor was pleased to confer a degree of honour on this occasion, and the languages, for their high proficiency in which the degrees of honour were respectively conferred, are as follow: George Sotheby, Persian, Arabic, nd Hindoostanee. James Furneaux, Persian and Hindoostanee. Henry Sargent, Hindoostanee and Bengalee. William Forrester, Persian and Hindoostanee. George Tod, Persian & Hindoostanee. Robert Henry Tulloh, Persian and Hindoostanee. The honorary prizes and medals, adjudged at the late public examination, were distributed, by the president of the council, to the following students: George Sotheby, as per annexed report, and a medal of merit, adjudged in the 2d term of 1808, for proficiency in Arabic.

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Wilder. 9, Moore. 10, Brown. 11, Macleod. 12, Barlow. 13, Lyon. 14, Robertson. 15, Tucker. 10, Harding. - Thi, a Clarr. 17, H. Sotheby. 18, Davidson. 19, M.Intosh. 20, Kennedy. 21, Jennings. 22, Harrington. 23, Blagrave. 24, A. C. Barwell. 25, Monckton. Fourth Class. 26, Mackenzie. 27. Magniac. 28, Mortlock. 29, Pond. 30, Sparks. 31, J. J. Fraser. 32, Smelt. 53, Bird. 34, A. C. Fraser. 35, Weilesley. 36, Calvert. Fifth Class. s7, Tytler 38, F. C. Smith. 39, E. J. Smith. 40, Fane. 41. Hunter. 42, Curtis. 43, Belli. 44, Innes. 45, Scott, 46, Grant. 47, Russell. 48, Whish.


Petrie, Lewin, Melville, Nisbet, declined examination ; J. Trotter, and A. Trotter, Drew, sick; Forde, Barwell, attended, but retired after the oral examination.

Mr. Tulloh, who was prevented by sickness from attending on the day of examination, was separately examined on a subsequent day, and found to have made proficiency such as to entitle him to a place in the first class. BENGALEE.

First Class.

1, Sargent, books, value 500 rupees, and medal.

Second Class. 2, Forrester, medal. 3, Monckton. 4,

Third Class.
5, Tucker. 6. Harding. 7, Pond. 8,
Kennedy. 9, Davidson. 10, Belli. 1 1,
Calvert. 12, Forde. 13, J. J. Fraser. 14,
Blagrave. 15, A. C. Barwell. 16, E. J.

Mr. Tulloh was prevented by illness from attending the examination, but is stated by the professor to have made proficiency, such as to entitle him to the second class.

MAHRATTA. 1, Sargent, medal.


G. Sotheby. Whish, declined examination.


1, Blagrave, N. B. obtained the first prize last year.

2, Tulloh, books, value 200 rupees, and medal.

8, Grant, medal. 4, Barlow.

5, Sotheby, H, 6, Forrester,

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Mortlock, for their proficiency in the Hindoostanee language, and to Messrs. Tod and Furneaux, for their proficiency in the Arabic. Garrison Orders, by the Right Hon. the Governor General, February 23. In consequence of the lamented decease of major-general Sir George Braithwaite Bonghton, bart. by which melancholy event, his Majesty has lost a very valuable and zealous officer, it becomes the painful duty of the right honourable the governor-general to direct the last tribute of military honours to be paid to his reInlal ins. The funeral party to be composed of his Majesty's 14th regiment, and the governor-general's body guard, and to be commanded by major-general Sir Ewen Baillie, who will be pleased to give such further instructions as he may judge necessary. Minute guns to be fired, when the procession commences, until the corpse shall be interred; during which time the garrison flag is to be lowered half mast.—All offices, off duty, are directed to attend. Garrison Orders, by Major-General Sir Ewen Bailie." His Majesty's 14th foot, to be under arms this evening at four o'clock, and to attend the funeral of the deceased, major-general Sir Geo. B. Boughton, furnished with three rounds of light cartridges, and lieutenant colonel Watson will give th

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