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Rutton Roy, Oodychund Bysak, Raj Kishen Chow- Bhobanichurn Mitter and himself, a provisional commitMullik, tee, for the purpose of preparing the rules of the projected dhery, Sottychurn Ghosal, Mothooranath Moonshy Ameer, Mahommed Ameer, and the Mook tears society, which he would now read for the benefit of of several opulent rajahs and zemindars, who could not those who had not understood the English version of it, attend the meeting. We likewise observed several Eu- which had just been read by Mr. Dickens. ropean gentlemen, among whom were Mr. T. Dickens, He then read the prospectus in Bengally, calling Mr. Geo. Prinsep, Mr. David Hare, and several other the attention of the meeting to those parts of the rules distinguished members of the community. The whole which required their immediate attention. of the proceedings, with the exception of what fell from Mr. Dickens, was in Bengally, and, although considerable difficulty was experienced by us in preparing this our first report of proceedings conducted in that language, yet by the obliging assistance of a kind and talented friend, we can assure the reader that the substance of the speeches will be found fully given and as accurately reported as under circumstances it was possible.

Moved by Rajah Rajnarain Roy, seconded by Rajah Kaly Kishen Bahadoor:

"That the rules now read be adopted as the rules of the society.

After the 2d resolution was moved, Mr. Dickens came forward and spoke :


Gentlemen I congratulate you upon the occasion of Rajah Radhacaunth Bahadoor being called to the our meeting, and upon the carrying of the resolutions chair, stated that the honor which had been conferred already moved, which give existence and consistency to As already an incipient jealousy of it has on him was due in the first instance to the Rajah of our society. Nudeah, whose family was the most ancient among the been displayed, I think it necessary to speak of my own zemindars of Bengal; but this Rajah, although he had reasons for coming forward, which otherwise, I should been expected, was not present at the meeting. In his not have touched upon; I do not appear here in the absence he thought the chair was due to Rajah Barada- character of a political agitator; still less in that of an caunth Roy, whose family stood next in point of anti- advocate of any opinions, except my own, and those I am a propriequity; but as the meeting had done him the honor of which I trust we have all in common. I am besides calling him to the chair, he would thankfully accept it. tor of indigo factories of considerable value; Under the British rule, he observed, the people had by the grant of Government, a proprietor of lands in continued to live happily, until certain regulations, con- the zillah of Goruckpore, which, I trust, I shall be ena nected with the resumption operations, had been promul- bled by care and the assistance which I have secured gated, which made all very anxious, and a gloom has to render productive, and bequeath as a valuable inbeen cast on the landholders. On the other hand, what heritance to my children. Thus should I chance to good had the Government done for the people? When, leave this country, my connexion with it will remain, sure you will rejoice with me, when you resome years ago, inundation laid waste the southern parts and I am of the country the Government suspended its demand, flect that from the change of policy which enables Engfor some time, but afterwards recovered it with interest, lishmen to acquire property here, this is not likely to which measure ruined many estates and gave considera- be a solitary example; but the connexion between ble trouble to the people. The resumption of rent-free- both countries must needs become daily closing in all lands was, however, the greatest grievance they had to things, to the increase of knowledge, of kindliness of complain of, and circumstances pointed out the expedi- feeling, and, I trust, to the improvement of both classes. ence of forming a society. The benefits of such a society I join you, therefore, as one having an earnest and would be felt not only by those who resided in Calcutta, friendly feeling and a common interest, and disposed but all over the country, by forming communications with all my power, with heart and head and hand to aid with the different districts and this society. Representa in the one common object, which we have all in view. tions were always necessary to be made to Governmeut, in these proceedings; if any one adopted an erroneous course, the society afforded a ready means of correction, and through it grievances could be easily brought to the notice of the proper authorities. It was a common saying among the people that straw could be easily broken by the finger when in separate blades: but if several blades be united together and formed into a rope, it was capable of confining even a wild elephant and reducing it into subjection. Union among the people was, therefore, highly necessary, and the establishment of such a society was much called for, in order to keep a watch over the measures of Government and its functionaries, and for the purpose of making representations to it.

I congratulate you, gentlemen, on the formation of the first society for political objects which has ever been organized by the natives of India with large and liberal views, without exclusiveness, and with ends and aims of extensive utility. I see in it the gem of great things, and I am satisfied that the care and prudence which will be required to conduct these beginnings to fitting ends, will not be wanting.

I have said, gentlemen, that a jealousy respecting our objects has been already displayed, I but guard myself carefully from attributing such a sentiment to the governing power: I am satisfied that there no such feeling exists. But though the last charter has been called a " Charter Rajah Kaly Kishen Bahadoor expressed his full of Freedom" for India, I cannot, I own, perceive that concurrence in the opinions of the chairman, and moved much extension of political liberty has been granted by that a society be formed to be called the Landholders' it to any class, or that any thing like what we ought to Society. This resolution was seconded by Rajah Raj-call a guarantee for civil rights has been conceded to the Narain Roy, who also expressed his full concurrence in natives of India, or to any class of its inhabitants. I do the views of the chairman. Carried unanimously. not profess to be an admirer of that charter,-I am no admirer of it, nor of the men who framed it; but though I may not deem them possessed of deep sagacity, nor of that fore-knowledge which could embrace all the consequences of their own acts, yet I am bound in candour to suppose that they must have foreseen some of those consequences, and must be pleased at seeing their anticipations verified by the event. If they did not (and they certainly did not) provide any guarantees for the rights of the governed, they at least promulgated the principle The chairman then stated, that previous to this, a of equality. They have pronounced, gentlemen, that meeting of several respectable zemindars and others had all men should be equal before the law, and equal in been held at the Hindoo College, which had appointed the eye of the state; and they gave utterance to an

Mr. Dickens stated, that he had been requested by the chairman to read the prospectus of the Society in English, for the information of those who understood that language, and that a Bengally version of it would afterwards be read and explained by some one who better understood that language than he did. He then read the prospectus which will be found in the Hurkaru of the 17th instant.

or extensive application, had its birth in the National to prove his title to exemption from all claim, and that Convention of France, and they were doubtless sincere in the government had no right to call him there on peril of what they were about, if they did not fully foresee the forfeiture or assessment. Let us further suppose that consequences of their own acts. This meeting, gentle-a prescriptive right of sixty or seventy years was held men, is one of those consequences which they might to be no title to exemption, and that the government in have foreseen, for one good tendency of their legislation, ordinary cases paid no costs, and the defendant must at all events, was to amalgamate all classes of the govern- pay his own and stamp taxes besides on the litigation ed in the pursuit of their common interests, and we thus forced upon him, what would an Englishman fresh accept the professions of the charter in the full confidence from Europe say to all this? would he not say that all that the practice will be agreeable to the professions if ordinary judicial maxims were here reversed, and that we are watchful enough to take care of ourselves. if these were rules of right, or of legal philosophy, he must unlearn all that he had been taught to hold as reasonable or regard as just?

We meet, gentlemen, because you conceive that you may have petitions to prefer to the Government which ought to be listened to, and grievances that may be redress- I cannot too frequently repeat in this place, that in ed, and nothing can be more reasonable than to unite for what I have said and am about to say respecting the such purposes when the end and aims are common to causes of our fears, we do not impute blame to Governall. It is not my intention here to enter into a detailed ment in either its legislative or executive capacity. examination of the various questions connected with the We must divide and distinguish between Government regulations for the resumption of rent-free tenures. I in such capacities, and Government in its capacity of shall content myself with asking a few questions and owner of the soil and landlord claiming its yearly rent; making a few observations concerning them of a very from Government in this its quality of landlord you general nature, but by the necessary answer to these have doubtless grievances to endure, but, after all, questions it will be apparent we do not meet without a though heavy enough, such grievances are light comsufficient reason. I shall assume, in addressing you, that pared with those that you might apprehend, if you the special deputy collectors, the Collectors and the could suppose a portion of the press which treats of Special Commissioners of Government, are such a body such subjects and any authority for the principles to of judges as this world never saw before: that they pos- which it gives currency, or that they received countesess an absolute abdegation of all self-interest, a perfect nance from authority. A portion of the press of this preindependence of all considerations of advancement, a sidency and of the Mofussil from time to time, the stern judicial impartiality unequalled in any country or question of the best means of raising a land revenue age; but, no,- all this might, perhaps, be supposed to in India has been argued, as if it were still in Bengal savour of sarcasm, as being exaggerated praise; I will an abstract and open question, and on grounds destrucsuppose then, merely that, they are equal to any tive of all public faith,-of all confidence between man judges in any country, that they are equal to English and man, and of all the ties which bind men together judges in the best times of our history, that they are in civilized communities. We are perpetually referred equal to French judges in modern France, to the judges to the necessity which has no law, to the injustice which in the United States of America. Let us then suppose is done to any portion of a state, more heavily taxed than that in England, or France, or America, a general war- another, to the inconvenience of the exemptions of Bengal, rant was issued by the executive power calling upon Bahar and Orissa. If ever there was a solemn public com. men to shew the titles of their estates or their title to pact entered into between the governor, and the governed, exemptions from any impost, and then let us suppose the latter ignorant, the former civilized and incompara. that such questions were judged, as between the go-bly the best informed of the couditions, and acting with vornors and the governed, by a body of men removable a forethought and deliberation commonly but Itttle used at pleasure, promoted at pleasure, many of them appoint- even in such though the weightiest public affairs, it was ed for the specific purpose and for a short and uncertain the permanent settlement of the land revenue of Bengal, period, and none of them having the smallest responsi- Bahar and Orissa by Lord Cornwallis: if ever there bility to the governed: what, I ask, would the Eng was an act which did honor to an individual governor, lishman, the Frenchman, or the American of the United or made a conquering government worthy of esteem to States say to this? Why, among many other things we all posterity, it was the permanent settlement, but now may conceive that they would say, and to cut matters it is openly and covertly assailed by maxims which I short, they would say in plain words, gentlemen; that think it better not to characterize by any epithets. Acthis was not fair trial. And so say we, gentlemen; and cording to the logic of the writers to which I allude, therefore, as well as for other reasons, we are met to- it was unjust in Lord Cornwallis, in 1793, to make a comgether this day; for if Englishmen would not be satis-pact to limit the land rents of Bengal, because the north-west fied with such a trial neither ought you, for by the last provinces which were acquired in 1803, or 1805, some charter you will not forget that we are all equal before eight or ten years after, do, in 1838, require a large exthe law, and the law itself onght to be, and we presume penditure, or because Madras or Bombay may exhibit as we hope, it will be, equal to the best. You will bear an increasing deficit, why, after all, gentlemen, Bengal in mind, gentlemen, as we go along, that I do not im- pays for all, and surely pays enough ifit pays yearly pute blame or evil motives to any class and still less much more than it costs. According to the reasoning to Government. I assume always that the intentions of this portion of the press you are bound in justice to of all are right, and most especially the intentions of the pay for each new conquest in the precise into of its inu governing class; but still, it is reasonable we may be tility and costliness. Such calculations lead further permitted to think that a better safe-guard should be than the writers think. Satisfied as I am that there was provided, and, therefore, feeling that in the union of many, good reason for your meeting, I rejoice, gentlemen, that for a common and reasonable object there is strength. you have met. The framers of the charter, I have said, we meet together. I had almost forgotten to notice must, if gifted with the forethought and wisdom for which one peculiarity of the revenue proceedings now in pro- I am content here to give them credit, have been pregress very worthy of note. I need not enlarge upon pared for such results, and prepared too to rejoice at what such a people as the English or any civilized people them. You have learned, gentlemen, from the charter would think of a general inquisition into the titles to that the native subjects of the Crown in India are and all men's estates on which government had claims; but ought to be the equals of Englishmen, and you have this let us suppose that it had issued and then let us suppose day been taught the secret that union is power. That that when the government as plaintiff and the individual is a lesson not to be unlearned, and the power you will as defendant were once in court, the defendant should thus acquire I doubt not you will keep and wisely use.


The resolution proposed by Rajah Rajnarain Roy was then put and carried unanimously.

intention. The Union for purposes that are avowed is Maha Rajah Raj Bullub Raeen Roy, Jugutseth safe, that which is secret is dangerous, and this, too, Go- Khoshal Chund, and Maha Rajah Nobokishen Bahavernment will not fail to perceive; you have made a door. These favors were conferred on them, on account step in advance in the career of political improvement, of their consciencious support of the great political cause and I doubt not you will persevere in the good work in which his Lordship was engaged. Nay, on the occayou have begun. I offer you my humble but yet sion of the war they were prepared to sacrifice their body zealous aid, both here and elsewhere, if I should chance and soul. All these facts are noted in the Government to leave India. In England, I believe, I shall have records. The people of this country, who are naturally the means to offer you assistance more able and powerful loyal subjects, and patiently suffer the oppressions of Government, should receive some consideration from that than my own. Government, as the saying is, the strong is the support of the weak.' Thirdly, owing to the differences of opinion Baboo Ramcomul Sen observed, that those who had among our countrymen, it was difficult to unite them in a common cause: but in the present instance, union understood the last speaker, had, no doubt, been much without reference to the distinctions of caste, evidently ininformed and benefitted; but, as it was intended to pub-dicated future welfare to the country, and would prove as lish the whole of the proceedings of this meeting in Ben-powerful as a rope formed of weak blades of grass, which gally, it was needless for him now to enter into the subwhen united could confine even a wild elephant, and ject. He then moved, seconded by Roy Kalynauth keep him in order. For this great union thanks were due Chowdhry, that the following gentlemen be elected as to Baboo Prosonno Comar Tagore and Baboo Ramcoa committee for the present year, viz. Messrs. T. Dick-mul Sen. It was, therefore, the ardent desire of the ens and G. Prinsep, Baboos Prosonocomar Tagore, Rajah, that this society exist permanently; and conDwarkanauth Tagore, Rajah Rajnarain Roy, Rajah tinue, without partiality to confer its benefits on the Kaly Kishua Bahadoor, Baboos Ashotos Deb, Rainrotton Roy, Ramcomal Sen, Moonshee Ameer, Cowar Suttichurn Ghosal, and Rajah Radhacanth Deb, carried

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Baboo Suttichurn Ghosal stated, that all here present being sensible of the benefits of the projected association, were unanimously desirous that it should be established; but as such an association could not be carried on with out pecuniary aid, he would propose that a book be opened in which all persons wishing to become members

subscribe their names.

This was seconded by Roy Calynath Chowdry, who observed that many had subscribed for the construction of roads for the convenience of travellers, others for the support of schools to educate people, and, again, others for charitable purposes in order to relieve the poor but none had subscribed his name in support of an institution whose object was to protect our political rights and privileges? The effects of such an institution would be felt not only by ourselves but our posterity. Let charity begin at home. He concluded by seconding the resolution, which had been proposed. Carried unanimously. The chairman here observed, that the present meeting ought on no account to be considered as in any way opposed to the Government; on the contrary, if the object of Government be the good of the people, and this society subserved that end, it was evident that Government could not but consider it as beneficial both to itself and to the country at large.

Rajah Kaly Kishen Bahadoor then came forward and read a document which contained his speech, and of which the following is the substance :


After this several slips of paper were sent round for the names of those who intended to become members, and the following individuals were enrolled on the list :

Rajah Bhoirubindra Narain Roy, of Pooteah; Sree. mutty Moharanny Kistomoney, by Kassinath Sendal. Rajshahee; Rajah Burrodakant Roy, of Jessore; Sreemutty Ranny Katauny, by Dewan Dabeeprasaud Roy; Rajabs Radhakaunt Deb Bahadoor; Sibkrishno Bahadoor; Kally kissen Bahadoor, and Rajnarain Roy ; Baboos Dwarkanauth Tagore; Prossonno Comar Tagore; furro Comar Tagore; Shamlall Tagore; Hurrolall Tagore; Konoylall Tagore; Gopaullall Tagore ; Wopen dermobun Tagore; Omachurn Banerjee; Bhugobutty-churn Gungopadaya; Aushootosh Day; Ramruttun Roy; Roy Callynauth Chowdry; Roy Rambullub; Tara prasaud Roy Chowdry; Sreekishu Roy Chowdry; Rajkishu Roy Chowdry; Suttochurn Ghosaul; Nilcomul Paul Chowdry; Joychunder Paul Chowdry; Unnodaprasaud Roy; Uboychurn Bunda padaya; Surroop Cuunder Sircar Chowdry; Kallyprossono Mookerjee; Ramgutty Nag Chowdry; Praunauth Chowdry; Odoynarain Mundul; Ramcomul Sen; Ramanauth Lagore; Unnoda prasaud Bonerjee; Omeschunder Roy; Mothoramohun Biswas; Aunundomony Biswas; Bis sumber Chowdry; Mothoranauth Mullick; Baumun Doss Mookerjee; Sumboonauth Mookerjee; Joygopaul Roy Chowdry; Jugutdollub Sing; Essur Chunder Mustopee; Hurrypraun Mustopee; Gunganarain Paul Chowdry, Bissonauth Mutteelall; Eesenchunder Roy; Mudoosuden Sandel; Sumbhoochunde Mittree? Setaaauth Mittree; Bissumber Sen; Muddoosuden Nundy; Kassinauth Bose by Ramanauth Banerjee Kallachund Bose; Rogooram Gosain; Bhugobaun Chunder Ghose; Roopnarain Ghosaul; Gubindkrishu Moojoomdar; Gocoolkrishu Ghose; Luckenarain Mookerjee; Gobind Chunder Bunda padya; Kassenauth Bose; Kassipra

Although he was unaccustomed to address public meetings; yet, considering this as a great assembly, convened for the purpose of carrying on a great object, it afforded him so much satisfaction that he was induced to offer a few remarks. The produce of the soil being the saud Ghose; Joynarain Bonerjee ; Wodoychand chief support of man, and his most permanent source of Bysauck; Radhanauth Chatterjee; Ramcomul Moowealth, its ruin was the destruction, not only of our kerjee; Bongseebuddun Saha; Ramdhon Ghose; temporal comforts, but also of the means wherewith Doorgaprasaud Mookerjee; Takoordoos Mookerfuture bliss can be secured. It was to secure such pro-jee; Khet:romohun Mookerjee Ramcomar Chuckperty that this society was about to be established. Iterbutty; Srinauth Mullick; Sitanauth Mullick; was, therefore, an object which every one could pursue Ramdhon Mittre, and Bussuntolall Baboo; A.C. with a satisfaction of consequence. Form the first place Dunlop, Esq.; Owen John Ellias, Esq.; Messrs. if the root be cherished, the enjoyment of the fruit must Dawson and Co.; Moonshees Golaum Nuby; Mahomed necessarily follow, or in other words, when any difficulty Aumer; D. Hare, Esq.; George Prinsep, Esq.; Messrs. will arise to the interest of the landholders, they will be Carr, Tagore and Co.; Mackillop Stewart and Co.; T. able to petition the Supreme Council for a remedy Dickens, Esq.; Alexander Binny, Esq.; Moonshee against the pending evil: Secondly, the Right Hon'ble Habebul Hossen; R. J. Bagshaw, Esq. and AumunudLord Clive, on the occasion of his proceeding to the leen, Vukeel of the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut. Upper Provinces, among other nobles of India, conferred considerable rank, honor, and fortune, or

When the subscriptions were ended, the usual vote of thanks was given to the chairman, and the meeting


Sir Edward Ryan, Mr. R. D. Mangles, Mr. Walters, the progress of the pupils afforded] great satisfaction. Mr. Millet, Dr. Grant, Col. Young, Captain Birch, There were also several maps of India, drawn by the Baboo Prosonno Comar Tagore, and Baboo Ram Comul, boys, exhibited, which appeared very creditably executed. Sen, composing the committee of public instructions, The prizes, consisting entirely of money, were delivered and their secretary, Mr. J. C. Sutherland, accompanied to the most meritorious students of the Oriental departby Mr. David Hare, and some other gentlemen, em- ment, the Mahomedan youths. After which prizes conbarked early on Saturday morning at Chandpaul-ghat, sisting of appropriate books were distributed to the suc on a steamer, and proceeded to Hooghly; where they cessful candidates in the English department. arrived at about 11 A. M., and were received by Dr. Wise, Mr. Jas. Sutherland of the College, Mr. Samuels, the magistrate, Mr. Belli the collector, and several military gentlemen of the station.

The members of the committee then retired to an adjoining room and passed several resolutions for the management of the institution. Here they received an application from the pupils of the first class, soliciting permission to be allowed to open the College library in The Junior classes occupying the first floor of the the evenings, three times a week, and offering to bear the school were first visited and examined in reading, with expense of light for themselves. Considering the laudaexplanations of the passages they read, and in Geography. ble zeal displayed by the youthful students, in this reThe visitors then proceeded to visit the senior classes on quest the committee were pleased, not only to grant their the upper floor, of which the first underwent a strict prayer, but also to direct that the expense consequent examination, conducted chiefly by Sir E. Ryan, Mr. on the measure be borne by the funds of the institution. Mangles, Mr. J. C. C. Sutherland, and Dr. Grant. Very few of the inhabitants of Hooghly were present on The branches in which they were examined were, Histo- the occasion, and the visitors from Calcutta returnedin ry of England, Geography, and Arithmetic. Consider- the afternoon, much pleased with the day's occupation. ing the short period the institution has been established, -Hurk. March 21.


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unforeseen accident must have prevented his being among those who were much gratified with the exhibiThe annual examination of the pupils of this institution of the progress of Hindoos in the English language tion took place at 11 A. M., on Monday, 12th March. and the sciences. Among the visitors we recognized Capt. D. L. Richardson, Mr. D. Hare, and a few more gentlemen; but were surprised to observe the absence of the popular native gentlemen of wealth. We heard that Prosoono

This institution was founded in June 1831, by Baboos Bhobun Mohun Mittre and Radanath Paul, ex-students of the Hindoo College, and residents of Simlah in Calcutta. In its infancy, it had the exclusive support of

becoming apparent, it was deemed advantageous for the purposes of education to make it dependent on the public for popular support, and since 1835 it has been open to subscriptions and donations from those interested in the advancement of the natives of India. It begun with about 80 pupils, but now educates so large a number as 200 boys and upwards.

The boys are taught the rudiments of the English and the vernacular languages, and are instructed in the various branches of useful education. The first class seem to have a familiar insight in English History,and appear: ed to have been carefully taught the Latin. They read and parsed through some sentences of Dryden's Virgil with facility and the whole of the classes evinced proficiency and talent.

The examination was conducted by Captain Richardson, Messrs. Hare, James Middleton and R. Dias, and Rajah Kale Krishen made himself very useful in the Bengally examinations. The Rajah was supported by Baboo Moteeloll Seal, and one or two other native gentlemen.

The 1st class read several sentences from the first four Books of Virgil's Enias, and answered questions in English History, geography, mathematics and grammar, with considerable aptitude.

The tutors attached to the institution are Isserchunder Shaha, Joychunder Bhose, Nundcoomar Bhose, Koilaschunder Bhose and others.

About fifty books were distributed as prizes among those boys who had given general satisfaction to their tutors, and in the attainments of their studies, after which the visitors retired, much pleased with all they had witnessed.

At the close of the examination Rajah Kalee Krishen Mr. addressed the youths in the Bengally language. Middleton of the Hindu College then rose, and stated that he had watched the progress of the institution for the last five years, and had observed a regular advance in the proficiency of the students. He regretted to observe so few respectable natives present on this occasion, and he was compelled to confess that he regarded it as a characteristic indication of their apathetic indifference to the intellectual advancement of their countrymen. There were some noble exceptions, he said, to the applicability of this reproach, but they were very few. He concluded by congratulating the institution on its success. Captain Richardson next rose, and said that he was happy to express his concurrence in all that Mr. Middleton had said in favor of the institution. He (Captain R.) had privately examined the first classes, and had been highly gratified with the manner in which It was always, he obthey had acquitted themselves. served, a most pleasing spectacle, to see so many Hindoo youths exhibiting a knowledge of the language and sciences of England, but the present occasion was one of peculiar interest from the circumstance of the teachers being themselves Hindoo youths, who had received instruction at our public institutions, and who devoted their Rea-time and labour gratuitously to the benefit of their countrymen. These teachers had other fixed duties to attend to, but they generously gave up all their leisure time, which they would have devoted to idle amusements, to the instruction of their pupils. It would be impossible for him (Capt. R.) to say how much he admired the conduct of these generous young men, and he hoped that when it became more generally known, that so noble an

example would be followed by others of their country

The 9th class read out of the English Spelling Book and explained the meaning of the words in Bengally.

The 8th class read out of an abridged edition of the English Reader, published by the School Book Society of Calcutta.

The 7th class read out of the same book, but in a more advanced page. These two classes could also explain the sentences in Bengally.

The 6th class read out of No. 2, of the English der and explained themselves very aptly in Bengally. The 5th class read lessons from No. 3, of the above book, and explained themselves very satisfactorily.

MARCH 26, 1838.

The 4th class read and explained themselves from No. 4 of the Reader, in English.

The 3d class read from No. 1, of the Poetical English Reader and explained themselves also in English. They parsed very well too.


The 2d class evinced great efficiency in the Political Reader No. 2, they explained themselves well. This class answered questions in Geography and Roman History much to the satisfaction of those present.

J. Cullen, Esq.,
Charles Dearie, Esq.,
Alby (for Dr. Burt.)
Captain Somerville.
Captain Thompson,
J. W. Cragg, Esq.,
George Hill, Esq.,
James Hill, Esq.,

Fourth half yearly meeting of the proprietors of the Steam Tug Association, rendered special as per following advertisement:


men. Mr. David Hare next addressed the meeting, and after explaining how he had watched the institution from its very commencement, expressed the deep interest which he felt in its success, and observed how much he had been gratified by the examination which had just taken place.-Hurk, March 13.

A. McGregor, Esq.,
A. H. Sim, Esq.,
Charles Dumaine, Esq.,
John Carr, Esq.,
K. R. Mackenzie, Esq.,
W. Prinsep, Esq.,
J. D. Dow, Esq.,
Radanath Dutt.

MR. SIM being called to the chair.

The half yearly report of the committee and secretaries having been read, it was resolved unanimously,

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