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of admission into College, 4th December, 1843, absent, sick-passed in Persian 1st July, 1814 ; Bowring, date of admission into College, 26th January, 1814, studying for honours, not examined-passed in Persian 1st March, in Bengallee 1st May, in which he gained also a certificate of high proficiency Ist July, and in Hindee 1st August, 1814.
First Class.- Beaufort, date of admission into College, 25th March, 1813, re-admitted 30th December, 1843, passed- qualified in two languages, having passed in Persian 1st April, 1814.
Second Class. - Jackson, date of admission into College, 28th July, 1843, readmitted 15th June, 1814, passed in Persian 18th May, 1844; and Nelson, ditto, 15th February, 1814, passed in Persian 1st July, 1844.
Third Class.--Tucker, date of admission into College, 18th October, 1843, passed in Persian 1st May, 1814; Buckland, ditto, 19th April, 1814, examined for certificate of high proficiency, and entitled to that distinction and a reward of Rs. 800 - passed in Persian 1st June, and in Bengallee 1st August, 1814 ; Young, ditto, 27th January, 1844, studying for honours, not examined-passed in Persian 1st April, Bengallee 1st July, and in Oordoo 1st August, 1814 ; and Money, ditto, 11th August, 1843, absent on sick leave-passed in Persian Ist May, 1814. Report on the Examination of the Students of the College of Fort William, in
Persian, Hindee, and Bengallee, held on the 1st October, 1814.
First Class. — Watson, date of admission into College, 15th July, 1844, not passed in any language; and Davies, ditto, 19th April, 1844, ditto.
Second Class.-Spankie, date of admission into College, 15th July, 1844, not passed in any language; Guthrie, ditto, 10th January, 1814, ditto ; Hobhouse, ditto, 26th July, 1844, ditio; Galloway, ditto, 19th April, 1814, absent, sick-not passed in any language; Sandeman, ditto, 23rd September, 1814, initiatory examination in Persian, Oordoo, and Sanskrit ; Wedderburn, ditto, 20th September, 184, ditto; Ogilvie, ditto, 3rd September, 1814, ditto; Scott, ditto, 3rd September, 1844, ditto; Thornton, ditto, 13th September, 1814, ditto; and Lance, ditto, 23rd September, 1844, ditto.
Ellis, date of admission into College, 4th December, 1813, passed in Persian 1st July, 1844; and Bowring, ditto, 26th January, 1814, examined for a certificate of high proficiency-passed in Persian 1st March, in Bengallee Ist May, in which he gained also a certificate of high proficiency 1st July; passed in Hindee 1st August, 1844.
First Class. - Jackson, date of admission into College, 28th July, 1843, readmitted 15th June, 1811, passed-qualified in two languages, having passed in Persian 18th May, 1841.
Second Class. —Nelson, date of admission into College, 5th February, 1844, passed in Persian 1st July, 1814.
Third Class. - Christian, date of admission into College, 15th July, 1844, passed in Persian 2nd September, 1844; Money, ditto, Ilth August, 1813, passed in Persian 1st May, 1844; Tucker, ditto, 18th October, 1813, passed in Persian 1st May, 181; and Young, ditto, 27th January, 1844, examined for a certificate of high proficiency, and entitled to that distinction and a reward of Rs. 800-passed in Persian 1st April, 1844, Bengallee 1st July, 1814, and in Oordoo 1st August, 1844.
G. T. MARSHALL, Sec. College.
At the Court at Windsor, the 28th of November, the Right Hon. Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart., was, by her Majesty's command, sworn of her Majesty's most hon. Privy Council, and took his place at the Board accordingly.
Her Majesty has made the following appointments:- Francis Farrant, Esq., to be secretary to her Majesty's Legation at the Court of Persia; R. Y. Cummins, Esq., to be accountant to the Surveyor-General's Department for the island of Mauritius; William Dudley Ryder, Esq., to be assistant-secretary for the island of Ceylon.
The Queen has granted (Dec. 9) to Charles William Bell, M.D., physician to her Majesty's mission in Persia, her royal license and permission, that he may accept and wear the insignia of the Royal Persian Order of the Lion and Sun, of the second class, which the Shah of Persia has conferred upon him.
An address having been presented by the inhabitants of Forest Row to Lord Ellenborough, congratulating him upon the success of his late Indian administration, and his return to this country, his lordship replied us follows:-"Gentlemen,- thank you most sincerely for the very kind congratulations you have offered to me on my return to England, and to my friends here; and more especially I thank you for the good wishes which, with such impressive seriousness, you have expressed for my future welfare. Uudoubtedly great changes took place in our position in India while I administered the government. I found disaster, and I left victory. I found war, and I left universal peace, from which has already resulted a great extension of our commerce with the East, necessarily bringing with it some improvement in the general condition of the people. But not to me should be ascribed the merit of these happy events. First, I hope I may be forgiven if, in the spirit of this world, I express the deep and endearing affection and gratitude I must ever entertain towards the brave officers and soldiers, and seamen, through whose enthusiastic devotion so many victories were achieved; but I know you feel as I do, that, above all, my gratitude is due to that protecting Providence, which so blessed with uninterrupted and decisive success every measure of my administration. I trust I shall ever continue to feel, as I do now, deeply sensible of its goodness in making me the humble instrument of so many benefits, not to this country alone, but to a large portion of mankind. Again I cordially thank you, gentlemen, for your kindness in so welcoming me home. I am happy, certainly, in returning to my native country; but I confess to you that I have left in India many dear friends and grateful affections, especially towards the army, which can only terminate with my life.”
At the annual meeting of the proprietors of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, the report mentioned the contract with the Government for the extension of the mail service to and from India. The financial arrangements for carrying out this service have been already made by the directors, and the proprietors have paid the first instalment of 51. per share on the 4,000 new shares of 50l. each. The report states, that the directors have entered into contracts for four new ships of 1,300 tons each, and one vessel of 700 tons, which are to be ready for sea next year. It is expected that the new monthly line of communication to Calcutta, Madras, and Ceylon will be in operation from January, and the communication to China will be opened as soon as the vessels now building for the service are placed upon that line. The negotia
tions for the purchase of the new steam-ship Precursor terminated in that ves. sel becoming the property of the Company for the sum of 45,0001. and 5,0001. contingent upon a mail contract being obtained, her original cost being about 80,0001. An additional sum of 8,0001. has been expended to increase the accommodation of the vessel. In the event of the Pasha of Egypt taking into his hands the traffic across the Desert, the directors state their belief that the Company's vessels on the line will be purchased by the Egyptian government. Several complaints were made, in the course of the meeting, of the inconveniences which attend the transit, and which furnish so many arguments for the establishment of a railway to Suez; but the chairman (Sir J. Campbell) explained, that as the Company were only chartered for purposes of navigation, they could take no steps for the amelioration of the land passage.
The East-India Association of Glasgow have memorialized the First Lord of the Treasury on the subject of the present duties on tea and sugar. They
their firm conviction that, unless by reduction of duty, and consequent increase of consumption, Great Britain can take from China a larger quantity of tea, the treaty lately made, and its accompanying liberal tariff, will be compara. tively inoperative;" and they urge the minister" materially to reduce the duty on tea and sugar, and make good any deficiency which may therefrom arise to the revenue, by continuing so much of the property and income-tax, and for so long a period as may be necessary."
Orders liave been sent out by the last overland mail to India, for the appointment of an additional captain to each regiment of infantry. The GovernorGeneral had authority to this effect when he was appointed ; but in the event of his not having done so, he has been directed to carry it into immediate operation.
The following notice has just been issued by the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University :
“ Sidney College-lodge, Dec. 17. “ The sum of 1,0001. having been accepted by the University for the purpose of instituting a prize, to be called 'Sir Peregrine Maitland's Prize,' for an English essay on some subject connected with the propagation of the Gospel, through missionary exertion, in India and other parts of the heathen world, the prize to be given once in every three years, and to consist of the accruing interests of the principal sum during the preceding three years, the Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the subject for the first prize is—The necessity for Christian education to elevate the native character in India,' Candidates for the prize must be, at the time when the subject is given out, bachelors of arts, under the standing of M.A., or students in civil law or medicine of not less than four, or more than seven years’ standing, not being graduates in either faculty, who shall be required, before they are admitted to become candidates, to produce from their respective professors certificates that they have performed the exercise necessary for the degree of bachelor of law or medicine. The exercises must be sent in to the Vice-Chancellor before the division of the Easter Term, 1845, each bearing some motto, and accompanied by a sealed paper, bearing the same motto, and inclosing the name of the candidate, and that of his college. The first prize will be 1001., and the examiners for this occasion are the Vice-Chancellor, the Norrisian professor of divinity, and the Rev. W. Keeling, of St. John's College.”
A bronze statue of Sir E. Barnes, for the island of Ceylon, has been for some considerable time in progress at the studio of Mr. Weekes, of Pimlico, by whom a post mortem cast of his face was taken.
With reference to the appropriation of Indian military appointments, during a perion of seven years, 128 direct cadetships have been given to the sons of officers of the Company's army, of and below the rank of captain and surgeon; 143 to the sons of those of the ranks of major, lieutenant-colonel, and superintending surgeon ; 77 to the sons of full colonels and major-generals; total, 318. During the same period, 380 cadetships have been given to the sons of officers of the Queen's army and navy; 205 ditto to those of clergymen, including Indian chaplains.
An exhibition of Coolie excitement had taken place at Castries, St. Lucia, in consequence of the flogging of a native child, aged thirteen, in the public street, for the crime of perjury; but the riot was speedily repressed, though, it would seem, not before stern justice mitigated to a certain extent the sentence first intended to be carried out.
A royal ordinance has been promulgated in France, modifying and reducing the import duties on certain articles the produce of India, the Spice Islands, &c., brought in French bottoms. The immediate and obvious object of these reductions is to encourage French vessels to successfully compete with the merchant navies of other countries in the trade referred to, but more especially with that of Great Britain. In recommending those modifications to the king, the minister of commerce, in his report, says that “ The principal portion of them have for their object to encourage, by means of a reduction in the import duties, French vessels to proceed to India and other countries situate out of Europe, for cargoes of certain voluminous or bulky articles, destined to be wrought in our manufactories, such as India reeds, bamboo, mother-of-pearl, and tin ore, which are imported from Hin an and the islands of Sunda," &c.
A letter from Alexandria, dated November 6th, says: “Many surmises are made as to what steps will be taken by the Peninsular and Oriental Company with regard to the refusal of Mehemet Ali to allow their steamers to ply any longer on the Nile. The general opinion is, that they will have to remove their steamers, and leave the transit through Egypt entirely in the hands of the Pasha. The viceroy, having caused an examination to be made of the accounts of the Transit Company, appears to have been disappointed at finding the profits so small. It seems that his highness intends to dismiss the principal English directors at present in the concern, and place the management of it entirely in the hands of the Turks. Mr. Bourne has done nothing as yet with regard to the arrangements with Mehemet Ali for the transit of the India mails through Egypt, and it is not unlikely that this gentleman will have to return to England without effecting any thing.”
The Union des Provinces announces the departure from Lyons of M. Epale, Bishop of Sion, and Vicar Apostolical of Western Oceania - with him eight missionaries and several brothers of the Christian doctrine. His diocese comprises New Guinea, the Carolinas, the Archipelago of Solomon, and all the islands situate under the equator.
The Univers announces that the American Methodist missionaries in Mesopotamia, disgusted with a mission in which they had lost three of their mem. bers, without making a single convert, had at last determined to quit the country. “But,” adds that journal, “the Consul of England at Mosul, wlio owes bis office to the services which he had previously rendered them, is not a an so easily to abandon the cause of Protestantism. He was born a Chal
dean and a Catholic, and feels for his new religion the ardour of a neophyte. He has consequently resolved to replace the Methodists by the Episcopalians, thinking that the Anglican hierarchy and worship would better suit the taste of a people who is still weak enough to hold to forms. Father Valerga, who was dangerously wounded in the sedition excited against the Catholics of Mosul, had recovered, but his arm was still extremely weak. The Pasha of Mosul, after receiving a new firman, forwarded by the French Ambassador at Constantinople, had waited on M. Botta, the Consul of France, accompanied by all the officers of his staff. The Catholic missionaries were present at that visit. An appropriate apology was made, and full reparation promised."
“Our last advices from Jerusalem,” says the Gazette des Tribunaux, "mention that the Synagogue of that city, whose members are known for their deep aversion to every innovation, and to progress in general, have pronounced a sentence of excommunication against all the Israelites who should participate, either as collectors or donors, in the subscription now open in Europe for the purpose of encourage ing agriculture among the Jews of Asia, and establishing at Jerusalem, for the indigent of those same Jews, an extensive hospital and schools for adults and children of both sexes. Among the persons visited with this anathema are the heads of the different branches of the firm of Rothschild, who have subscribed 100,000f. towards that charitable undertaking."
Accounts from Aden state the arrival there on the 1st of November of the Oriental and Peninsular Steam Company's vessel Hindostan, having 130 pas. sengers on board, amongst whom were his Royal Highness Waldemar, Prince of Prussia, and suite. Dr. Malcolmson accompanied him in a tour of the heights, and an inspection of such objects as are interesting to the stranger and traveller. His highness expressed himself much gratified and surprised at the natural strength and importance of the place as a military position. His highness also visited the Turkish wall, or advanced post, and was highly pleased with the appearance of the troops stationed there. Ilis highness has gone on a shooting excursion to Ceylon and India. After a short stay at Ceylon, he in. tends to visit Madras and Calcutta ; also to make the tour of the Himmaleh Mountains. His highness returns to Egypt viâ Aden. Aster visiting the Pyramids and other objects in Upper and Lower Egypt, he proceeds to Jeru. salem; and after having seen the Holy Land, he will return, viâ Trieste, to Berlin.
The Ausburg Gazette contains an account of the progress of M. Botta’s excavations at Khorsabad, near Mosul. ** There are at present 160 workmen engaged thereon, and besides the walls, which are covered with sculptures and inscriptions, many antiquities of a peculiar and at present inexplicable nature are met with. Under the large bricks, of which the floor consists, are stone repositories, which are filled with small clay enamelled figures of men and beasts, without any thing on the surface indicating the existence of such repositories, or there being any thing within them to explain their contents. In another place they discovered great rows of earthen vases, of a remarkable size, placed on a brick floor, and filled with human bones, and similar to those which have been found at Babylon, Ahwaz, and other places in South Persia. The palace seems to have been totally plundered before its destruction, for neither jewels, nor instruments, nor even the small cylinders so imerous in the neighbourhood, are anywhere found ; merely some bronze images of beasts (for instance, a very fine lion) have been discovered, as also a part of the bronze wheel of a war chariot. But the most incomprehensible circumstance is, that the alabaster slabs with