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BY A BENGAL E E.

“ Then did Sir Knight abandon dwelling,
And out he rode a colonelling."

BUTLER.

LONDON:

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1839.

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LONDON: Printed by BLATCH and LAMPERT, Grove Place, Brompton.

TO

LIEUT. - COL. WILLIAM WHITE MOORE,

. ,

HON. EAST INDIA COMPANY'S SERVICE,

THIS VOLUME IS INSCRIBED BY

HIS GRATEFUL AND ATTACHED FRIEND

THE AUTHOR.

MEMOIRS OF A CADET.

CHAPTER I.

of

In the year 18—, I received my appointment as a Cadet of Infantry on the Bengal establishment. I was but sixteen

years age,

and the thoughts of becoming my own master, and visiting foreign countries, at that time completely outweighed the pangs of separation from home and friends.

I will not, like many auto-biographers, confound the reader's imagination with descriptions of the omens, portents, and signs, that astonished

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