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ensuing month, the pay-masters of his majesty's regiments shall be permitted to draw an allowance of 20i. per annum for stationary. His lordship in council is pleased to direct that in lieu of the salaries,at present allowed to the officers, appointed to pay family certificates at the presidency and Vellore, the former amounting to seventy-five pagodas, and the latter to thirty-five pagodas per month, they be permitted to draw a monthly salary of fifty-five pagodas each. This modification to take place from the 1st of the ensuing month. April 29, 1806. With a view to prevent confusion in the adjustment of accounts, the right honourable the governor in council is pleased to direct, that all advances of money on other payments to the gentlemen in the military or medical departments, arriving from England at this presidency, shall be issued through the following channels. To assistant surgeons on the establishment at Fort St. George, through the secretary of the medical board. To cadets on the establishment of Fort St. George, through the officer commanding the cadet company, or the officer appointed to take charge of them at the presidency. To assistant surgeons, and cadets belonging to other presidencies, through the town major of Fort St. George. Fort St. George, May 6, 1806. The right honourable the governor in council having considered with attention the situation of certain descriptions of staff officers on the establishment of the army under the presidency, who, from the offices which they fill, are not liable to take the field, consequently should not be considered as a menable to muster the camp

equipage of their respective ranks, nor entitled to draw regimental tent allowance. Of this description of officers, the right honourable the governor in council considers the military staff attached to himself, (not inclusive of the commandant of the body guard) all military residents at native courts, the military auditor-general, his deputy and assistants; the secretary, deputy secretary, and assistant to the secretary of the military board, the deputy paymaster-general to his majesty's troops; the members of the medical board and their secretary; the commissary of stores at the arsenal of Fort St. George; all fixed commissaries and deputy commissaries of stores, and subordinate stations; all town majors, fort and town adjutants; the agent for furnishing military stores at the presidency; the paymaster of stipends and his assistant at Vellore ; the medical storekeeper at the presidency; assistant surgeon at the dispensary; surgeons of the male asylum, lunatic and native hospitals; Black Town jails and St. Thome; all fixed garrison surgeons; in short, no description of officers in public fixed situations are to be considered as entitled to tent allowance. This indulgence having been extended to the army with the exclusive view of facilitating its movements, which in the instances before stated does not apply; all officers, therefore, of the descriptions to which the letter and spirit of this order applies, will only, from the 1st June next, draw the house and office rent already allowed to them under the authority from government; and such officers as are not in receipt of house rent will, for the above period, draw it conformably to the

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regulations established under this head at the presidency, and at subordinate stations when not provided with quarters at the public expense. This order in no shape affects the staff of the commanderin-chief, nor the offices of the adjutant quarter-master-general of the army, or subordinate officers in those departments, or other public officers who may be considered liable to take the field with the army, or to move about from one station to another on duty, as in the instances of barrack masters and judge advocates, &c.

The right honourable the governor in council, having resolved that all officers, in certain fixed staff situations, who are not liable to take the field, shall draw house rent in lieu of tent allowance, from the first of the ensuing month; and his lordship in council having given due consideration to the rates of house and office rent, formerly allowed at subordinate stations, viz. pagodas five per month, indiscriminately to all ranks, (a sum by no means sufficient to enable officers of rank to procure suitable accommodation) has been pleased further to resolve, that field officers, in situations above described, shall draw, as house rent, pagodas fifteen, office rent, pagodas five per month: captains in such situations to be permitted to draw pagodas ten as house rent, and pagodas five per month for an office; subalterns, in such situations, pagodas ten per month, for house and office rent. The rates of house rent at the presidency and its dependencies to continue as usual, viz. field officers, pagodas twenty; captains, pagodas fifteen; and subalterns, pagodas eight per month. Office

rent to be fixed by the right honourable the governor in council, on application from the parties, according to the nature and extent of duty, which the officer applying may have to discharge. These allowances are only to be drawn by staff officers, who are not provided with quarters or office at the public expense, and the abstracts or bills in which they are included, are always to be supported by a certificate from the barrack master, in the following words:—“ I do hereby certify, that the officer, drawing house (or office) rent as above, is not provided with a public quarter, and that there are none to be had for his accommodation, (or that of his office) at this station.” In the absence of the barrack-master, the certificate is to be signed by the public staff officer of the station, or where there is no officer of this description, by the commanding officer on the spot. By order of the right honourable the governor in council. (Signed) G. St RAchey, Sec. to Govt.

May 31, 1806.---The present allowance of six fanams per day to each man, commanders of ships, on which European troops may be sent from one port to another, being found totally inadequate to the expense of victualling them, the right honourable the governor in council has been pleased to resolve, that an allowance of ten fanams per day, on account of each European, shall be paid by government to the commander of any ship in which troops may be ordered to proceed from any port dependent on the presidency of Fort St. George, provided the troops shall be victualled at the expense of the - commander,

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Fort St. George, May 27, 1806.

The right honourable the governor in council has great satisfaction in publishing the following extract of a letter addressed to this government, by the honourable the governor-general in council, and in stating the cordial concurrence of his lordship in council in the sentiments expressed by the governorgeneral in council, in regard to the meritorious conduct of the officers and troops of this establishment, who were employed in the field during the operations against Jeswunt Rao Holkar.

“ On the occasion of withdrawing the armies of the establishments of the several presidencies from the duties of the field, and placing them in the cantonments, in consequence of the conclusion of the late honourable and advantageous peace with Jeswunt Rao Holkar, we discharge a satisfactory obligation of our public duty in conveying to your lordship in council the expression of the high sense we entertain of the distinguished conduct of the officers and men of that portion of his majesty's and the honourable company's forces, attached to the presidency of Fort St. George, which has been employed on active service during the last contest. Under every trial of fatigue and difficulty incident to a protracted term of a military service in countries recently exposed to the injuries of famine ; and the ravages of war, the officers and troops of his majesty's and the honourable company's service, employed under the presidency of Fort St. George, have manifested

an exemplary degree of fortitude, activity, and military discipline; and in the execution of the military operations which required their services, their conduct has been distinguished by every quality of perseverance, gallantry, and skill, which can tend to elevate the reputation and establish the ascendency of the British arms. We request that your lordship in council will be pleased to direct the communication of these sentiments to the officers and men of his majesty's and the honourable company's forces of the presidency of Fort St. George, engaged in the duties of the field, during the late contest with Jeswunt Rao Holkar.”

June 17th, 1806–The right honourable the governor in council is pleased to publish in general orders the following regulations, which have been established for the guidance of the chaplains, serving under the orders of this presidency.

Regulations for the chaplains serv

ing under the presidency of Fort

St. George.

1. Every chaplain shall read divine service every Sunday morning to the Europeans, civil and military, residing in the garrison to which he is appointed, when the whole of the morning prayer is to be read, and a sermon to be preached.

2. The chaplain is to apply to the commanding officer, or the chief civilian in authority, to allot any convenient room, which can be spared, for the purpose of divine worship, should no regular church be established at the station or garrison to which a chaplain is appointed; and if no such building, or room, can be spared, he is to apply to the commanding officer, requesting requesting that a range of tents may be pitched for this express purpose every Sunday morning. 3. Should the clergyman receive any hinderance in the discharge of his duty; should the Europeans not attend divine service, or shops be opened on the Sabbath day, the clergyman is to make the same known (according as the case may be, of a civil or military nature) to the commanding officer, or senior civil servant, in writing, and request his interference to prevent such irregularity in future; and in the event of such complaint not being duly noticed by the commanding officer, or senior civil servant, he is to forward a copy of his complaint to the senior chaplain, to be laid before the right honourable the governor in council. 4. Christmas day, and Good Friday, are to be kept holy, and the usual solemnities of the church duly observed on these holidays. 5. If from indisposition or other causes, divine service should not be performed by the clergyman at the appointed times, a letter is to be addressed to the senior chaplain, accounting for the omission. 6. The practice of baptizing in private houses is to be avoided by the chaplain as much as possible, and the clergymen is to attend at the place appointed for divine service every Saturday at noon, for the purpose of baptizing soldier's children; however, this is not to be considered as authorizing the clergyman to decline attending at any time or place to administer private baptism to such infants as may be in a weak, or precarious state of health. 7. The sacrament of the Lord's supper is to be publicly administered four times in the year, pro

vided there are a sufficient number of proper communicants desirous of receiving it, and it is to be proclaimed on the Lord's day next before Christmas day, Easter day, Whitsunday, and the 13th Sunday after Trinity. 8. Clergymen having obtained the right honourable the governor's permission to marry those in the higher ranks of life, and that of the chief civil, or military officer on the spot, to marry those in the inferior orders, ale to direct the attendance of the parties at the church, or place allotted for divine service in canonical hours; and at such time and place only, the marriage ceremony is to be performed, except in cases of emergency; and in all such cases, the cause for deviating from this regulation is to be noted on the back of the marriage certificate forwarded to the senior clergyman. 9. Women are to be churched only in the face of the congregagation and during public prayers. 10, Funerals are to be appoint

ed either at half past six o'clock

in the morning, or half past five o'clock in the afternoon, and the clergyman is to attend at the latter time if he receives notice of the funeral before three o'clock p. in. but if the notice arrive after that hour, the interment is to take place at half past six o'clock on the morning following ; cases, however, may occur which may require a deviation from this general rule. 11. Attention is to be paid by clergymen to those seasons set apart for the fasts, festivals, and other solemuities appointed by the church, and they are particularly to use their influence in preventing public amusements in the holy week (commonly called passion week.) 12.

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12. It is a bounden duty of every clergyman to make frequent visits to the sick Europeans in the hospital, to pray by those who wish for such consolation in their last moments, and, where it may seem proper, to administer the sacrament of the Lord's supper. 13. No clergyman is to carry on any trade or traffick whatsoever, directly or indirectly. 14. The general order issued by government on the 27th of March, 1805, is to be strictly attended to, regarding marriages, baptisms, and funerals, and the certificates which are to be forwarded to the senior chaplain, are to be made out in the exact form prescribed by that G.O. by clergymen as well as civilians and commanding officers. 15. The junior clergy shall answer all enquiries made by the senior chaplain of Fort St. George, on the state of religion in their respective stations, &c. &c. and point out to him, for the information of government, any irregularities they may observe in their neighbourhood, tending to disturb the peace of society, and to subvert the principles of true religion and virtue; and also regularly report, at the expiration of every three months, on the progress of their ministry to the senior chaplain. 16. The senior chaplain is to communicate to government all matters relative to the church, and all communications from the junior clergy are to be addressed to government through the senior chaplain, in order that he may make such remarks thereon as he may think proper; however, the senior chaplain is not hereby autho'rized to keep back any letter which may be forwarded to him.

17. The senior chaplain shall from time to time visit the subordinate garrisons, for the purpose of reporting such observations to government as he may conceive of consequence to the cause of religion in this country.

Fort St. George, June 27, 1806.

The right honourable the governor-general in council is pleased to direct, that all paymasters, and garrison store-keepers, in the civil service of the honourable company, appointed to do duty as members of military committees, shall take relative rank with officers of the army, according to the following table of presidency established by the honourable court of directors. Senior merchants, lieutenant-colonels, junior merchants, majors, factors, captains, writers, and subalterns. His lordship in council, however, further directs, that the paymaster shall not in any case take rank of the officer commanding the station at which he may reside.

The right honorable the governor in council having resolved that no fire arms, ammunition, or military stores of any description, shall be purchased or sold by any individual residing under the protection of the government of Fort St. George, (with the exception of regular shop keepers, who may import from England, small arms, battle powder, swords or dirks, for sale to their customers) does hereby order and direct, that all individuals having any ordnance, fire arms, ammunition, or military stores, which may be intended for sale, (with the exception above stated) shall deliver the same at the arsenal of Fort St. George, when a receipt will be *. e

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