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litary Order of the Bath, on divers important occasions during a period of thirty-nine years, partienlarly in the course of those arduous operations of the Marhatta war, which conduced to the decisive victory gained by the British forces under the command of the late General Viscount Lake, in the memorable conflict before Delhi, on the 11th of September 1803, to the consequent surrender of that capital, and to the restoration of His Majesty Shah Alum to the throne of his ancestors; as also the proofs of wisdom and military talent afforded by this Officer during the subsequent defence of the said city against the whole force of Jeswont Rao Holkar, his prudent arrangements and disposition of the comparatively few troops under his orders, his judicious conduct, at so difficult a crisis, in the discharge of the high and important functions of British Resident at the Court of Delhi, combined with his great energy and animated personal exertions, to which was chiefly attributed the safety of that capital and of the person of Shah Alum, at a time when the loss of either might have proved highly prejudicial to the public interests in Hindostan; and, further, the unremitting zeal, foresight, and decision manifested by the said Major-General, under circumstances of great difficulty, during the late contest with the State of Nepaul, especially in that series of combined movements, during the nights of the 14th and 15th of April 1815, against the fortified positions of the Goorkah army on the heights of Malown, which led to the establishment of the British troops on that range of mountains, theretofore deemed to be impregnable, to the evacuation by the enemy of the fortresses of Malown and, Jyetuck, to the defeat and surrender of Umr Sing Thappa, the Chief Commander of the hostile force, and to the successful and glorious termination of that campaign; and, lastly, the judgment, perseverance,
severance, and vigour displayed by the said MajorGeneral, as Commander of the British forces, upon the renewal of the contest with the aforesaid State, the happy and triumphant results of which have been consolidated by a treaty of peace between the East India Company and the Rajah of Nepaul, highly beneficial to the interests of the British Empire in India, His Royal Highness, desirous, in addition to other marks of His royal approbation, of commemorating the faithful and important services of the said Major-General, by granting unto him certain honourable armorial augmentations, has been pleased to give and grant His Majesty's royal licence and permission, that he the said Sir David Ochterlony, and his descendants, may bear to the armorial ensigns of Ochterlony the honourable augmentations following, viz. “On an em“ battled chief two banners in saltire, the one of the “ Marhatta States, inscribed Delhi, the other of “ the State of Nepaul, inscribed NEPAUL, the “ staves broken and encircled by a wreath of laurel,” with this motto to the arms, viz. “ PRUDENTIA “ ET ANIMo;” and the crest of honourable augmentation following, viz. “ Out of an eastern ‘‘ crown, inscribed NEPAUL, an arm issuant, the “ hand grasping a baton of command entwined by “ an olive branch;”, provided the said armorial ensigns be first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, otherwise the said royal licence to be void and of none effect: And His Royal Highness has been pleased to order, that this especial mark of the royal favour be registered in His Majesty's College of Arms.
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At the Court at Brighton, the 2d of January 817, - PRESENT, His Royal Highness the PRINCE REGENT in Council. WHEREAs the time limited by the Order of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent in Council of the third day of August last, for prohibiting the exportation out of this kingdom, or carrying coastwise, gunpowder or salt-petre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, will expire on the thirteenth day of February next ; and whereas it is judged expedient, that the said prohibition, so far as applies to the countries hereinafter named, should be continued for some time longer; His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, doth, therefore, hereby order, require, prohibit, and eommand, that no person or persons whatsoever (except the Master-General of the Ordnance for His Majesty's service) do, at any time during the space of six months (to com
menee from the said thirteenth day of February
next), presume to transport any gunpowder or salt-petre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, to any port or place on the Coast of Africa, or in the West Indies, or on any part of the Continent of America (except to a port or place, or ports or places, in His Majesty's territories or possessions
em the Continent of North America, or in the territories of the United States of America), or ship or lade any gunpowder or salt-petre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, on board any ship or vessel, in order to transporting the same into any such ports or places on the Coast of Africa, or in the West Indies, or on the Continent of America (except as above excepted), without leave or permission in that behalf first obtained from His Majesty, or His Privy Council, upon pain of incurring and suffering the respective forfeitures and penalties inflicted by an Act, passed in the twenty-ninth year of His late Majesty's reign, intituled “An Act to empower His Majesty to “ prohibit the exportation of salt-petre, and to enforce the law for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the exportation of gunpowder, Of any sort of arms or ammunition, and also to empower His Majesty to restrain the carrying coastwise of salt-petre, gumpowder, or any sort “ of arms or ammunition;” and also by an Act, passed in the thirty-third year of His Majesty's reign, cap. 2, intituled “An Act to enable His 4 & § to restrain the exportation of naval “ stores, and more effectually to prevent the ex“ portation of salt-petre, arms, and ammunition, “ when prohibited by Proclamation or Order in “ Council:” But it is His Royal Highness's pleasure, that nothing in this Order contained shall be construed to alter or repeal the Order in Council of the twentieth of May one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, for regulating the export of gunpowder and arms to the coast of Africa," under the conditions therein specified. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, the Master-General and the rest ". the
Principal Officers of the ordnance, and His Majesty's Secretary at War, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain. - Jas. Buller.
The new silver coinage being now very nearly finished, arrangements are making for enabling all His Majesty's subjects in every part of Great Britain to exchange, at the same period, the old for the new silver coin of the realm. This exchange will commence on or before Monday the 3d February next; and all standard silver coin of the realm, however defaced or reduced in weight, by use, will be received in exchange for the new coin, by tale, at its nominal value. The public are requested to observe, that the new silver coin to be issued from His Majesty's Mint upon this occasion, will be delivered in exchange, to the holders of the old coin: it is therefore strongly recommended, that all silver coin of the realm, however defaced or reduced in weight, by use, should continue to be given and received in payments, for the very short period that will elapse before the issue of the new silver coin. By this means, no interruption of the circulation will arise.
Note.—The old silver coin of the realm, however defaced or reduced in weight, by use, is received in payments, at its nominal value, by all branches of the revenue, and at the Bank of England, and will continue to be so, until it is exchanged for the new silver coinage. W. W. POLE, Master and Worker of His Majesty's Mint.