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An inquest was held yesterday at the residence of the Marriott. The constable stated, that he delivered the Coroner, touching the death of Dookoo, a young native summons to Mr. M. between the hours of 2 and 3 o'clock, woman, resident of Chore Bagaun. The deposition of at the Military Board Office, when and where he was Dr. Bain, the police Surgeon, declared, that on his dis-informed by Mr. M., that having received a previous summons from the Sheriff to serve at the next sessions secting the corpse, a quantity of yellow arsenic was found lodged therein, and he was borne out in the iden- as a petit juror, he has relieved him from the obligation tity of the poison by Dr. O'Shaughnessy, who analized of performing the duty now required of him on Her Majesit in his presence. Dr. B. was of opinion that she died ty's behalf by the Coroner! On the conclusion of the from the effects of the deadly drug in question. The constable's statement, the Coroner very pleasantly reexaminations of the brother and sister of the deceased marked, that he did not quite understand the validity of (the former being the person who first made mention of Mr. Marriott's objection, as the next Sessions of Oyer and the untimely death of his sister to the thannadar of the Terminer and Gaol Delivery opened on the 17th instant, division), shewed no evidence that the same was adminis- and even if Mr. M.'s attendance was required on the tered by any person, nor was proof deducible that she had Sheriff's summons for the next day, his obedience to the taken it voluntarily. They also deposed, that the deceas- summons of Her Majesty's Coroner was imperative, and ed and her husband lived very happily. They suspected that he having written to Mr. Marriott to that effect, no one of having administered the drug to their deceased received his rejoinder, wherein Mr. M. presented his sister. compliments to Her Majesty's Coroner, and desired to be excused complying with the present requisition as a previous and positive engagement, would prevent him from so doing, but he declared his willingness to attend on a future occasion.

The landlord and also a neighbour of the deceased, both coroborated the statements of the previous witnesses; the Coronor clearly recapitulated the evidence, and the Jury instantly returned a verdict to the following effect: "Died from the effects of poison, no evidence of her having taken it voluntarily, nor of its having been administered to her."

The Coroner took the deposition of the constable entrusted with the delivery of a summons to Mr. Charles


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At a meeting of the members of the Australian Association to explain the reason of their not having convened of Bengal.

the regular quarterly meeting on the 31st December last. The disappointment of the first engagement for Dr. J. Sawers in the chair, the Juliana, and the difficulty in finding a substitute 1st.-Moved by Mr. Patrick and seconded by Mr. delayed the departure of the first ship to a late period Pigou. in December, when there was an immediate necessity Resolved-That the report of the committee just read to make fresh arrangements for the second voyage: be adopted. this, with the secretary's other occupations, rendered 2d.-Moved by Mr. Pigou and seconded by Mr. Brae. it impossible for your committee to have met the subscribers as they intended with a statement of past Resolved-That Messrs, Patrick and Cracroft be re-operations, and made it expedient to delay the meeting quested to put themselves in communication with Messrs. till they were prepared with the accounts of both expedi Carr, Tagore and Co. to sift the complaints of the passen- tions. gers of the Emerald Isle.

3d.-Moved by Mr. Cracroft and seconded by Mr. Pigou.

some personal sacrifice.

Your committee have had to content with more difficulty in procuring vessels on charter than they Resolved-That the blame laid on the unpaid secre-culties were not overcome without great exertions and anticipated in the state of the market, and these diffitary in the passengers protest, addressed to Capt. Driver, dated at Madras, 16th March, 1838, is utterly unjust, groundless and undeserved. The supply of provisions having been left entirely to Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co. the owners, and to Capt. Driver acting under their directions, the secretary having had nothing to do with it further than laying the samples sent by Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co. before the passengers at a tiffin, where they were fully approved of.

J. SAWERS, Chairman. The meeting of the Australian association at the Town-Hall, last Saturday, was not very well attended: after the chair was taken by Dr. Sawers, the secretary read the following report of the committee:

The Coroner, after perusing Mr. M.'s reply, shewed the inconveniences this line of conduct engendered; but he did not intimate, what, if any, steps he intended taking to prevent a recurrence of similar proceedings.-Hurk. April 9.

The second report of the committee of the Australian association of Bengal.

Before entering upon the general affairs of the as

The first ship engaged by the association was the Juliana of 550 tons. The charter was already drafted and about to be executed, when it was discovered that the mortgagee in England had sent out powers to foreclose the mortgage and despatch the ship to England. This discovery put an end to the engagement, and made it necessary to look out for a new one. With the greatest exertions of your committee favoured by the low rate of freight, it was found impossible to procure a suitable vessel till the latter end of November, the costs of setting up cabins and accommodation between decks, which are rarely to be found in vessels occupied in the country trade being a sufficient discouragement to the ship owners of Calcutta, and ships owned in Europe, being for the most part restricted in their voyages.

The Gaillardon of 400 tons, Captain Rapson, was

voyage at the rate of 4,000 rupees a month; but being a country ship without cabins between decks, and those of the poop requiring to be altered, she could not be got ready for despatch earlier than the 16th December, although the most unremitting exertions were made by all concerned in the vessel, and so meretorious in parti cular were those of Mr. Gardyne, the chief officer, that your committee thought themselves bound to mark their sense of his labours by a gratuity of Rs 300 which he richly merited.

future voyages; and there is every hope will be continued by the owners in this line of navigation.

The Emerald Isle sailed with a full cargo and passengers on the 25th February, for her first destination, Madras, for the passengers and convicts there, and her arrival at that place on the 16th instant is announced.

Your committee beg to present the following accounts, vis.

The general account of the association with the secretary marked A. Balance at credit this day.. .Co.'s Rs. 12,029 2 3 And dependencies of... 29,774 12 8

And ditto, at debit......

32,500 0 0

An account of the adventure of the Gaillardon with abstracts of freights, passage-money, &c. marked B.

A list of unrealized subscriptions, marked D.

A list of contributions to the donative fund, marked E. The secretary also read a letter from the passengers of the Emerald Isle, and Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co.'s

The Gaillardon sailed on the 16th December, quite full of passengers and freight, and though your committee were disappointed in her capacity for cargo, it will be seen by the accompanying accounts that there is every probability of a surplus to the association on her charter. She was destined for Sydney, touching at the Swan, Adelaide, and Hobart Town, and, on her return voyage, at such ports as our agent at Sydney may require. Your committee have the satisfaction to state that letters have been received from the vessel dated 31st December, all well, and crossing the line with a fine breeze. The Baboo was engaged for the second voyage of Jan-explanations. Copies have been furnished to us for uary, but not making her appearance in time to fulfil publication. her engagement, your committee were again compelled to find a substitute, and, after much delay, were enabled by the kind and liberal assistance of Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co., to secure the new ship Emerald Isle, of 500 tons, Captain Thomas Driver, at a freight of Rs 5,000 per month. But again there was the same necessity of erecting cabins between decks, besides which she had to be new rigged and fitted in almost every particular and still greater delay was thus unfortunately inevitable.

The accounts of this adventure are less encouraging than those of the Gaillardon; but the measures by your committee to secure a return freight, will, it is hoped, cover the outlay; the cause of this less favourable prospect is the addition of 1,000 rupees per month on the charter-party freight, and the lower rate procured on her dead weight, in consequence of unlooked for competition.


An account of the voyage of the Emerald Isle, marked C.


DEAR SIR,-We, the undersigned passengers per Emerald Isle, having understood from the words of the published prospectus of the Bengal Australian Emigrant Association, that we should be furnished with an abundance of the usual sea supplies of the best what cannot have escaped your own observation, viz. description, beg to draw your particular attention to the very inferior quality of the greater part of the cuddy stores, and the utter unfitness of some of them for use, in hope that you will not leave Madras without taking such steps as may be requisite for remedying the serious evils we have to complain of. Imprimis we beg to complain of the rice, which from its inferior quality or newness has constantly caused sickness to those who have partaken of it, particularly the children. We have also to complain of the want of a proper oven and good flour, whereby the baker is entirely prevented from furnishing even the smallest supply of bread, an evil the more serious as the ship's biscuits are declared by all to be ex

Your committee regret that the necessity of new fit-tremely bad, one kind being hard and sour and the tings for both the vessels already despatched (which the other nevilly. The badness of the tea we are less infailure of their previous contracts had made indispensa-clined to dwell upon, as it may in part arise from the ble), was productive of much inconvenience to shippers want of efficient means for preparing it; although not and passengers, which was felt and complained of by disposed to swell our list of grievances by enumerating several of the party on board; they have further been all the deficiencies of material and attendants, which last blamed for despatching the vessel in a crowded state, and may arise from our confined cuddy not allowing of a such was undoubtedly the case; but they have little to sufficient number of servants, yet we must again draw accuse themselves of on this score, the fault having been, your attention to the extreme inferiority of the wines and for the most part, with the passengers themselves, and liquors, the best proof of the badness of the claret is, the unusual quantity of their personal baggage, of which that a first taste has been sufficient for every person, the due notice was not given, and for which provision had same remark in a great degree applies to the sherry, accordingly not been made. The only alternative was which is fiery and of the worst kind; the brandy also to refuse admission to the baggage which would have has been found undeniably bad; this is the more surgiven still greater dissatisfaction. They have, however, prising, as an abundance for our small expenditure of devised measures for preventing the like inconvenience good quality might have been procured in Calcutta at in future, though they despair of entirely removing it. very moderate cost. The port wine appears to be some It is one that emigrant ships are necessarily exposed Calcutta manufacture; the beer indeed is flat, and as it to more than others. appears to be the least unwholesome beverage, it was,

On board the Emerald Isle, off Madras, 16th March, 1838.

On the whole, notwithstanding the untoward circum-from the extreme badness of the wine, almost exclusively stances above detailed, your committee congratulate used, but only until a supply of portable beer was prothe subscribers on the favourable commencement al- cured from an individual on board, when it became still ready made, and the prospect of increased communica- more exclusively the sole beverage. We trust, there tion with Australia which the example already set, fore, that at Madras you will lay in a sufficient supply appears now to hold out. The number of vessels ad- of drinkable beer, port and sherry or Madeira wine, with vertized to sail to that part of the world is greater now a few cases of French brandy, and such wholesome than at any former period, and the inquirers for freight provisions as we may use without endangering our and passage, and for purposes of emigration, are increasing health, and that of our children, from the gross inattenrapidly. Your committee are happy to say, that the tion that has existed in supplying the ship. Most of

depended on their private stores for wine and spirits an biscuits, and some other small articles which w had every right to expect from the cuddy. We hav observed that from the number of persons, horses, cattle stock, plants, &c. &c. &c. on board, the consumptio of water amounts to nearly a butt per diem, but as w have already experienced the inconvenience of being o our allowance, we trust that some arrangement for an

additional supply of this indispensable necessary will be made. We feel that there are several other points of which we might justly complain, but as we are satisfied that you have done all in your power to render our situ ation as comfortable as circumstances would admit of. we abstain from alluding to them. We must, however advert to the water-closets with which the ship is fitter up; the vessel, we believe, is a new and strong one, and all these conveniences are recently up, but owing to haste or bad workmanship, or both, nearly all in the ship are so completely unserviceable, that we trust that you will get them set to rights before we proceed further of our voyage, as the cabins are already more closely packed than is convenient, and, as we think, steerag passengers should have rooin for their clothes, and that there should be room for the servants and passengers to CARR, TAGORE AND CO. pass along. We protest against the taking on board of any further parcels or packages, more particularly as Other letters were read, and we have been supplied the boats, rigging and decks are still so much lumber with extracts for publication. In respect to the crowded ed with numerous packages of various kinds, and balestate of the ship, Capt. Driver writes from Kedgeree, of hay, &c. &c.

"I perfectly agree with you in all and every particular respecting the crowded state of the ship; the passengers have brought such a large quantity of things that cannot go into their cabins, and the servants who attend them, such a number of chests, that the evil they com plain of is their own act, and not the fault of any one but themselves."

We are, &c.



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H. W. BELLEW, Capt. B. A. There are a few points, on which I am only imper fectly informed, but I subscribe to the terms of this let ter generally.




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(Signed) C. GRAHAM. Remarks upon the protest of the passengers of the


Bread.-There is no excuse for Capt. D. if he did not get the oven properly prepared. The flour provided was from Haworth, Hardman and Co. and not from hmuty and Co. as stated by mistake. The ship bisuits were from McCulloch's new bakery, the others from Payne and Co.

Captain Driver was requested by us to give in a estimate of the full quantity of every kind of cuddy store which might be required for such a voyage, and for thirt sitters at the cuddy table, being particularly chosen a commander, because it was supposed that he understoo this kind of thing better than others, who had no habitually carried passengers, and being instructed to He had no interes do the thing in the best manner. this voyage in the passage-money, and having gone to Messrs. Payne and Co. to provide almost the whole o his stores, we are at a loss to understand why the articles should not be plentiful and of the best discription, o how we could have taken greater precautions to secure the entire satisfaction of the passengers.

Tea.-Was purchased of Rustomjee, was of the first quality, as such as we use in our own families.

Attendance.-The same room and the same attendance cannot be expected in a ship of this class, as will be found in the large passenger ships running to England.

Water. In a ship of this kind carrying so many ersons and animals must be served out with care and pon allowance; a very full provision was laid in on purpose under concurrence with the committee is to quantity.

Water closets.-The Docking Company must be responsible to us for the bad filling of these machines, for we have paid immensely for the work, but some allowance must be for the extreme haste we were called pon to urge by the terms of our charter with the knowledge of the charterer.

Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co. further explain in letters to the secretary:

"We have the pleasure of replying to your letter of his date, returning Messrs. Binny and Co.'s letter by stating, that we are replying to these gentlemen by this lay's dawk, having received a similar letter from them, ending a survey report on both the port and claret held his day at our office, pronouncing them both to be ound and excellent, and calling for the descriptive marks of those landed at Madras which we observe in their eport is not given," and in another letter from Messrs. Carr, Tagore and Co." It will be sufficient perhaps, f we state, that after looking over earefully, we find that Payne and Co. supplied to Capt. Driver, under is own inspection, the greater part of the cuddy stores. The cabin biscuits and superfine flour was supplied y Haworth, Hardman and Co. and we sent herewith musters from the same batch of baking, for their boiler aving burst, they have not been working since they tate. The sherry was part of a batch received from Liverpool in bottles, excellent wine for immediate use, and the rest, a cask of Wardell's, bottled off by us on purpose: we put on board some good French brandy, nd Capt. Driver also furnished some of his own British brandy which he stated to be superior."

The Rice. We have searched through the bill find who furnished the table rice according to Capt. D.'s estimate, but we do not find it in any of them, and it is not impossible that may have been forgotten, and that Capt. D. has given the common ballum rice laid in for the lascar crew: we cannot explain this.

The Beer and Wine.-With regard to the beer and wine we selected them ourselves, partly from our own godown, partly from Messrs. Eglinton, McClure and Co., and musters of each were laid before the committee and fully approved. We may add, the same claret is still drank at the tables of many in Calcutta. The port was from Wardell and Co. and is highly approved; some good French brandy was also put on board by ourselves, and Capt. Driver carried also a small quantity of British brandy of his own.

The flour and biscuits alluded to in the above extract, was on the table and pronounced good by the meeting. Some observations were made on the unjustifiable step taken by one of the passengers, to deter the passengers, Madras from proceeding on the ship, in writing off from Kedgeree to Madras without giving the parties ttacked any opportunity of defending themselves, or orrecting the mischief, and in the uncandid spirit of he protest addressed to Capt. Driver, in which no tollusion was made to the public tiffin which, at any rate, would have shewu that the committee were anxious to supply the ship with good provisions and wines and beer.

Extracts were read from the letters of two of the passengers who attended the tiffin, and who also signed the protest, written several days after they had been on

Some of the gentlemen at the meeting seemed to think that Capt. Driver was not altogether blameless; it appears he has left Madras without writing to the secretary or the committee, though one would have supposed from the existence of the complaints he would have made assents of reporting on the wines and li quors. Besides it is quite clear that he is responsible for not supplying the ship with bread and good tea, for neither his owners or the association would have seen to this.-Hurkaru, April 10.

boardship. One of them says, "that they had every thing of the best and no stint, and they only wanted a little elbow room to be very comfortable." Another, after alluding to the tediousness of the passage down the river, "but at the same time as to the cuddy concerns we are very comfortable;" this is difficult to reconcile with "the first taste of the claret was sufficient for every person," for no doubt the claret was tasted during the seven days the ship was in the river, and had any complaint been made on this score the matter would have had immediate attention.


This festival concluded on Friday, the 6th, perhaps to the great satisfaction of those who have felt the impediments and inconveniences it has occasioned to the free transaction of business. In the city the effects of the festival are insignificant when compared to its character over the ditch. The Mohurrum vacation continues for a space of fifteen days, during which the whole of the civil courts continue closed, and hardly a coin exchanges hands. Visit the courts and you find the benches of the judges empty; nothing but the platform and a few chairs appear, where the aumlah and the requisite corruptives practised their tricks. In the subordinate courts the guddees of the honest moulvees display marks of the burthens they were obliged to endure. The magistrates' courts are merely nominally open, the nazirs look drowsy, and the sherishtadars and peshcars keep snapping their fingers for the want of lucre. To prove this picture, we recommend the curious to visit Allipore during the week.

Having pointed out the Mofussil inconveniences of the Mohurrum, we shall now proceed to describe the manner of its celebration in the city. The preliminary Matum we shall pass over, and at once take the reader to the occurrences of the Kuttel-ca-Raut. We stood at the top of the Boitaconnah Road, and, at the distance of about a mile, descried a great light moving to the sound of music; as we approached closer, we heard a buz and a few steps made the words Eah Hossein quite audible to our ears. About two hundred shawls is flag-bearers, led the way, then followed the bearers of some colours on which the sufferings of the Paigumburs were inscribed in letters of gold and silver in the Arabic character. Next came the Soonees dressed in green muslin, and leading the second van we recognized Mirza Mhendi Mishkey, supported by Hajee Karboli Mahommed and Mirza Mhendy Isphahaney. Two high caste Arabs

caparisoned in velvet and valuable coins, pranced proudly on with the funeral of their late illustrious riders The horses were led by Aga Kazim and another Mogul gentleman, with whose name we are not familiar. The seeas were attired in mourning. The procession was evidently imposing by the beating of breasts. Every thump came down in regular time, and the naked breasts of the penitents appeared not to have been dealt with in the most tender way.

The sound of drums next attracted our attention. The

drummers preceded a mossoleum four stories high, of the Mosaic order. It was constructed of bamboos and ornamented with cotton of various colours. The taj of Hosein was suspended on the top. This belonged to the dhoonies, or the cotton refiners of Burrah Bazar. Immediately after it followed another made of the same materials, but ornamented with tinsel and illuminated with blue light. It had five stories, one above the other, and was carried like a castle through the mass of people on the road. A little below Moullaly Durgah two bodies of men, comprising about 500 on each side, marched facing each other with tajes constructed of several shields. On inquiry we learnt that one party consisted of syces belonging to Cook and Co.'s stables, and the others to Hunter and Co., Hooker, and some other livery stable keepers. In a moment the scene was confusion, the men lost all possession of themselves, and, seizing every thing they found in their way, laid it thick and three fold on their neighbours. The police interfered, but to little purpose; for if the police had been a thousand strong, they would have had to contend with ten thou sand mad men, as the dispute originated for room, and terminated with the sects Seeas and Soonies. One of the combatants was killed and another seriously wounded, and the upshot was that Cook and Co.'s syces were obliged to give leg bail.-Hurkaru, April 12.


The proceedings of last meeting were read and con❤

The following gentlemen proposed at the last meeting, were elected members of the Society:

A general meeting of this society was held in the Society's apartment, Town-ball, on Wednesday morn-firmed. ing, the 11th of April, 1838.

The Hon. Sir E. Ryan President, in the chair. Present:-Dr. Wallich; Dr. Strong; Messrs. A. Colvin, G. A. Prinsep, Cracroft, J. P. Marcus, C. K. Robison, N. Alexander, A. Harris, and T. S. Kelsall; Lieut. Sibley, Messrs. T. Bracken, R. S. Strickland, F. T. Fergusson, R. Smith, E. Preston, D. Hare, C. Dearie, R. S. Thompson, J. W. Masters, W. K. Ewart, W. F. Gibbon, H. H. Spry, A. H. Sim, and John Bell.

Geo. Palmer, Esq.; Major-General Oglander; F. L. Beaufort, Esq. C. S.; Thos. Brae, H. Fitzgerald, Geo. Osbrone. N. Hudson, Esqrs.; and W. Dent, Esq. C. S.

The following gentlemen were proposed as members:

Dr. Jas. Morton, (senior assistant to the Com, of Arracan,) proposed by Capt. Bogle, and seconded by

Wm. Bennett, Esq. (late of Demerara), proposed 3d. The Society reserves to itself the right of reby Dr. W. G. Maxwell, and seconded by the secretary.jection, without assigning any reason, restoring, of Wm. Agnew, Esq. proposed by Dr. W. G. Maxwell, course, any treatise so rejected to the author.

and seconded by the secretary.

4th. The Society likewise to have the privilege of Muneeram Bur Bahadoor, proposed by Capt. F. dividing the pecuniary reward allotted to any one subJenkins, and seconded by Dr. Wallich. ject between two or more competitors, who may be deemed to have equal claims to it, in which case the reward is to be computed at the maximum rate (of 2,000 rupees) and the gold medal presented to each of

the candidates.

K. M. Scott, Esq. (assistant surgeon Gowhatti), proposed by Capt. F. Jenkins, and seconded by the


Motion, No. 2.-Proposed by Dr. Wallich, seconded by Mr. Bell, that a reward of ten rupees be given to

Andrew Sym, Esq, proposed by A. Colvin, Esq., Mr. N. Alexander's gardener for producing such fine and seconded by the secretary.


Robert Campbell Esq., proposed by D. W. H. Speed, Esq., and seconded by the secretary.

Lieut. J. G. Gerrard (European regiment), proprosed by C. K. Robison, Esq. and seconded by W. K. Ewart, Esq.

John Guilding, Esq. (late of St. Vincent's), proposed by the secretary and seconded by R. Watson, Esq.

G. C. Richardson, Esq. (late of Jamaica), proposed by the secretary and seconded by C. Dearie, Esq.


Read committee's report on samples of cotton sent by Lieut. Burneh, of Mhairwarrah, on the part of Capt. Dixon. A sample from R. Davidson, Esq., the produce of the same place.

Referred to the committee of papers for publication.

Read report of the proceedings of the cattle committee, on the motion of the president made at last meeting.

The secretary had printed all the information already collected, and had sent copies to parties named in the report and to many others.


Resolved, that the replies when received be handed over to the committee for consideration and publication, if necessary, for the information of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Motions of which notice was given at last general meeting disposed of, viz.

Nos. 1 and 2 carried.

"The conditions of the above rewards will, of course, have to be considered hereafter in detail, it may not, however, be out of place to submit the following outline of them."

Motion, No.3.-Proposed by the secretary, seconded by Dr. Wallich, that a reward of five rupees be given to Mr. E. Preston's gardener for producing such fine parsnips.

1st. As to the time in which the treatises are to be sent in.

Memo. Both the artichokes and parsnips were highly approved of at the meeting.

2d.-The successful treatise to be the property of ciety, unless the author engages to publish in this country within months, or in England within—; with an agreement to provide the Society, at cost price, with any number that may be required, of which timely

From Dr. Wallich, dated 13th March, forwarding a small sample of inligo, sent down by Capt. Jenkins, manufactured in Assam by Mr. Grose, from a plant closely allied to the Ruellia plant.

From W. F. Fergusson, Esq., extract from a letter to the secretary, dated 7th April, presenting a small bag of indigo seed, gathered by Dr. Campbell on the banks of the Nile. Dr. Campbell describes the leaves of the plant as larger and looking richer than those of this country.

From Capt. Bogle, dated Akyab, March 8th, advising despatch of a sample of salt, together with several specimens of caoutchouc collected in the neighbourhood.

Promising to forward specimens of the several varieties of timber common in the district. Asks for supplies of cotton, paddy, &c. seed.


From H. Cope, Esq., secretary Agricultural Society No. 1.-Proposed by Dr. Wallich, seconded by Dr. Spry, "That, with a view to the advancement of agri- of Meerut, dated March 11th, advising despatch of samcultural knowledge and the development of the re-ples of Upland Georgia, Egyptian, &c. cotton reared in sources of British India, it appears desirable to extend their garden at that station from seed supplied by this the list of rewards and prizes already held out by the Society. Asking for copies of the Society's transactions. Society, by adding a number of others of a more specific nature, and that a pecuniary reward, not exceeding 2,000 rupees, nor less than 1,000 rupees, and the Society's gold medal, be awarded to the best practical agricultural treatise, founded on local experience, on any of the undermentioned subjects, vis, cereal grains, Bugar, cotton, indigo, silk, tobacco, coffee, and dyes generally; to these may, perhaps, be added vegetable fibre extracts and resinous substances, oils, gums and caoutchouc, cochineal, with some modifications.

From Baboo Rajnarain Day, dated March 17th, presenting to the Society an "Essay on the Agriculture of Bengal," of which he is the author.

From Colonel Caulfield, dated Berhampore, March 9th, forwarding samples of Upland Georgia cotton, and Sandoway tobacco, pro luced in the experimental garden at that station.

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Monsieur P. saw both at Bourbon, on his way to India, and begged of Mr. Richard to forward a small supply to him at Pondicherry, but they arrived when he was in the Neilgherries, and the native gardeners to So-whom they were entrusted allowed both the insect and plant to die.

Monsieur Perottet, who has published a treatise on the wild cochineal, assures Dr. Wallicb, that the insect sent by Monsieur Richard to this society, is really the fine cochineal, called "Mesteque" or grana fina, and that the plant on which the insect arrived, is the true Napal of the Castalians."


Monsieur Perottet refers Dr. Wallich to Monsr. Delissert, a naturalist, for a corroboration of his perfect conviction, which he says, admits of no doubt, as to the

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