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The president, I challenge any man to state an objection to the toast I am about to propose, which is a very appropriate one to the present occasion. I give, Liberty all over the world. Drank as usual.

Mr. H. M. Parker proposed the Bar of Calcutta, Sir Charles Metcalfe proposed the health of the Prewhich was drank with all the honors; and Mr. Longue-sident, the Vice President, and the stewards, which was ville Clarke returned thanks, apologizing for his hoarse- drank with all the honors. ness, by saying that he lost his voice in a good cause the night before, vis. the Liberty of the Press. (Cheers.) The president returned thanks for himself and his colEarl Grey-The president, without alluding to his leagues; and hoped some of the stewards would better political opinions, as he had done in the case of a great be able to return their own thanks.-Hurk., Feb. 13.

The meeting at the Town-hall yesterday afternoon was numerously attended, Sir Elward Ryan presiding. The chairman briefly opened the proceedings, stating, in the terms of advertisement, a preliminary meeting had been held at his chambers to consider in what manner all classes of society might best unite in doing honor by a public entertainment to the eminent public and private virtues of Sir Charles Metcalfe.

METCALFE MEETING.

The Hon. Mr. Shakespear proposed a resolution, which was seconded by general Macgregor, and carried, that a public dinner be given, and that Sir J. P. Grant be requested to preside, and Sir W. Cotton to undertake the office of Vice-president."

Mr. W. A. Shaw,
Mr. M. Johnston,
Mr. Wale Byrn,

Mr. H.M. Parker proposed a resolution forming the committee He stated that the list comprised all classes. He alluded to the proposed dinner to be given to Sir Charles by those who appreciate his measure of freeing the Indian Press. But the dinner now under consideration was distinct from all political feeling; it was to shew their regard for a great and good man, whose heart was open as day to melting charity, and whose hand was as open as his heart. Mr. R.D. Mangles seconded the resolution, which was carried. The following are the names of the stewards. The Hon. Sir Edward Ryan, The Hon. H. Shakespear, Mr. James Pattle, General Macgregor, Colonel McLeod, Mr. Longueville Clarke, Mr. O'Hanlon, Mr. T. Holroyd, Mr. Alexander Colvin, Mr. W. Prinsep, Captain Harington, Mr. R. S. Thomson, Dr. Ranken, Mr. Dove,

Dr. Raleigh,
Mr. John Bell,
Mr. H. Wollaston,
Mr. P. A. Cavorke,
Mr. James Prinsep,
Mr. E. Molloy,
Capt. T. J. Taylor,
Mr. D. Hare,
Baboo Prosunnoo Comar
Tagore,

soldier, would now propose the health of an eminent statesman and civilian. He meant Lord Grey, a man who had devoted his life to the service of his country and the cause of liberty.

Baboo Russomoy Dutt,
Mr. Rustomjee Cowasjee,
Dr. Goodeve,

Dr. O'Shaughnessy,
Capt. D. L. Richardson,
Mr. H. M. Parker,
Mr. Patrick.

Mr. T. Holroyd moved that the Bishop of Calcutta, and the committee be requested to form a deputation, to wait on Sir Charles and to ascertain his wishes as to the time. The chairman intimated that the Bishop acquiesced in the proposal.

Pursuant to advertisement, a meeting of the subscribers to the Military Orphan Society took place, this morning, at the Town-hall. After same discussion the meeting elected Wajor Colnet to the Chair.

It was then proposed by the Captain Fitzgerald, and seconded by Captain Thomson, that the report be read." This proposition having been put to the vote

The proceedings were about to terminate when Mr. L. Clarke requested the attention of the meeting. He perfectly agreed with what had been proposed, but he thought, this was not sufficient. Something more was due in honor of the man whom they all prized as a private individual, as an officer of Government, and as the friend of every class. He proposed, therefore, that á subscription be opened for a piece of plate, that Sir Charles may carry from India as a token of our rever. ence, respect, and esteem. Mr. R. S. Thomson secon-led the resolution, and it was put and carried by acclamation.

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MILITARY ORPHAN SOCIETY.

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Englishman, Jan. 31.

Rs. 300

100 100

1,009

100

100

32

50

100

100

100

2,082

Captain Thomson then proposed that the meeting adjourn until Tuesday next at 11 o'clock, which being seconded by the Revd. Mr. Ruspini, was put to the vote and negatived also.

A vote of thanks was then proposed to the chairman for his able conduct in the chair, which was carried unanimously.

ERRATUM.

After the concluding paragraph of the report of the Metcalfe Dinner, in page 94 of the Journal, read the following:

Sir Edward Ryan was sorry that the President had placed him in a doubtful position, for he was not sure whether his learned friend had returned thanks or left him and the other stewards that duty to perform. He would, however, choose the alternative of performing the duty. He then returned thanks to Sir Charles and those who had joined in the toast, and expressed his regret that it was the last time on which he would meet the worthy guest on such an occasion in this country.

Sir W. Cotton also returned thanks from the further end of the table.

Mr. Shakespeare proposed the health of Sir J. P. Grant, and complimented him on the able and eloquent manner in which he had conducted the business of the evening.

Sir J. P. Grant returned thanks, and, adverting to the great pleasure he had derived that evening, proposed-according to the old custom-a good night.

Sir Charles was attended to the door by the stewards and the remainder of the company, where he took leave, and was followed to his conveyance with loud cheers and waving of hats and handkerchiefs from the company, every one striving to shew his regard for their distinguished and popular guest.

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The following Resolutions were proposed and carried: Ist.-Proposed by James Pattle, Esq. C.S. seconded by J.A. Dorin, Esq. C.S. and resolved unanimously; That the Committee's Report be now read by the Secretary.

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That in order to prevent any sort of altercation or interference with the servants of the club, all expression of dissatisfaction or any communication that members may require to make to the cook or any other servants must be through the Secretary.

Captain Ouseley.

Lieut, Abercrombie,
and
Dr. Geo. Craigie.

seconded

5th.-Proposed by Chas. Trower, Esq. C.S., seconded by Robt. Torrens, C.S., and resolved unanimously,

That the report which has been read be adopted by the Meeting, and that it be printed, together with the Abstracts of Accounts, which are highly satisfactory, and circulated to the Members of the Club.

That owing to the insufficient number of sleeping apartments in the present club house, additional and sufficient accommodation be hired for that purpose when required.

3d.-Proposed by Jas. Pattle, Esq. C.S., seconded by Chas. Trower, Esq. C.S., and resolved unanimously.

6th.-Proposed by Dr. Craigie, and seconded by J.W. Salmond, Esq.

That with reference to the requisition alluded to in the report of the committee, para. 6, and in confirmation of the Resolution of the committee on the subject which followed, the Committee of Management be authorized to expend a limited sum monthly for the purchase of standard works, and more particularly of books of reference maps, &c. with the view of forming the nucleus of a small library for the Club.

This proposition at the suggestion of the chairman, was withdrawn for the present, on the understanding that it was to be considered in Committee, with reference to the state of the club funds.

The following gentlemen were elected by ballot members of the Committee Management, for the year 1838.

President.

Charles Metcalfe, Bart. G.C.B.
Vice Presidents.

That a special committee to consist of seven members of the club, be nominated to take into consideration and report on the proposition of Mr. Dickens, or any other party, to provide a suitable club house on the terms he Sir W. Cotton, K.C.H. | Chas. Trower, Esq. C.S. proposes, and that the following gentlemen be requested to form the above Commmittee; viz.

Members.

7th.-Proposed by Wm. Cracroft, Esq., seconded by Jas. Pattle, Esq., and resolved unanimously.

4th.-Proposed by Wm. Cracraft, Esq., seconded by

That the thanks of this meeting be given to Mr. Dorin, and the gentlemen of the committee for their services during the past year.

8th-Resolved unanimously. That the thanks of this meeting be given to the chairman.

J.A. Dorin, Esq. C.S.
Capt. Alfred Jackson.
Wm. Cracraft, Esq. C.S.
Dr. Geo. Craigie.

Dr. Ranken.

T. H. Maddock, Esq. C.S.
Thos Braken, Eq.

WILLOUGHBY COTTON,
Major-Genl., Chairman.

Hurkaru, Feb. 1.]

EXAMINATION OF THE NATIVE MORNING FREE SCHOOL.

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As the public are not aware of any circumstances regarding this school, it may be interesting to state that it was established in August 1836, by the young men Bysack and Seeb Chunder Dutt, and has been conducted, from the Oriental Seminary, Baboo Madbob Chunder with the exception of one teacher from the General Assemby's School, entirely by the pupils of the first named seminary.

A small subscription is monthly raised for the expenses in books, charts, tables, &c. &c.

The school is held in the outer rooms of Baboo Hurry Mohun De's premises in Jorshanko, Ruttun Sircar's, Garden street, who has given the use thereof for the purpose free of charge,-Ibid.

BANK OF BENGAL.

There was a special general meeting of the proprietors | surplus proceeds decreed to the estate of Palmer and Co. of the Bank of Bengal, on Saturday, convened in com- Consequent on this decision of the Privy Counil, the pliance with a requisition to take into consideration the bank made its claim of Ruggoo Ram and his sureties on severe losses and peculiarly hard case' of Ruggoo Ram undertaking to indemnify the bank for the appropriation Gossain. of the surplus to the notes of Palmer and Co. bearing endorsement as already mentioned. Ruggoo Ram, having already settled for the amount of the fourth note (that one bearing Seebchunder Doss' endorsement and on which note the bank relinquished its claim for interest) the bank's demand against him was now but for the balance of principal and interest on the three remaining notes, and for law costs on the appeal, Raggoo Ram havinl previously defrayed the costs of the action in the Supreme Court. The bank's claim on account of the appea costs was afterwards on a representation from Ruggoo Ram given up, and the bank's demand against him remained :

On the failure of Palmer & Co. the bank held certain of their notes which the bank had discounted. On four of these notes, principal amount Sa. Rs. 50,000, 40,000, 60,000, and 15,000, Ruggno Ram's name appeared, and he became bound for his name. Palmer & Co. were, on their failure, also liable to the bank for certain sums of money advanced on, and secured by, deposits of Company's paper. These advances, with interest, the bank paid itself from the proceeds of the Company's paper, which, conformably to one of the conditions of deposit, the bank sold to satisfy itself. But, after satisfaction of the bank's claim for principal and interest on account of the advance secured by Company's paper, there remained a considerable surplus from the proceeds; between two and three lacs, the Bank claimed to bold, and did hold, by way of set-off, against the discounted promissory notes of Palmer, & Co. in the bank's hands. And the bank proposed to apply the said surplus to, in the first instance, the liquidation of such of Palmer, & Co's. promissory notes as it (the bank) thought the least secured. As this time Ruggoo Ram Gossain came for ward to the directors with a representation of his heavy losses by the failure of Palmer & Co. and with a proposition that the directors should, in consideration of those losses, apply, under his guarantee to hold the bank harmless for applying, the surplus proceeds of the Company's paper, to the liquidation in the first instance of three of the four promissory notes bearing his endorsement of Seebchunder Doss, a man of large property. To this proposition of Ruggoo Ram Gossain the bank agreed, and under his sureties (guaranteed to indemnify the bank for the act, and to pay the fourth note in three years, should Seebchunder Doss not have done so before) applied the surplus proceeds to the payment of the other notes bearing Ruggo Ram's name. The remainder of the surplus was held against the remaining notes of Palmer and Co. but there still was left a balance due on the aggregate amount of those notes. Meanwhile the assignees of Palmer and Co. had demanded from the bank for the general creditors of the estate, whole of the surplus proceeds of the Company's paper, and the bank resisting the demand of the assignees, proceeded to an action at law in the Supreme Court, and a verdict was given in favour of the bank. Against this decision the assignees appealed to the Privy Council, by whom the judgment of the Supreme Court was reversed, and the

On account of principal.... ...Rs 86,980
Ditto interest.....

34,112

(Add fractions) total............

121,093

the interest, as above, Rs. 34,112, he now appealed to Ruggoo Ram has paid the amount of principal, and the proprietors.

of the 10th of August last, will give the directors' opinion The following extract from the directors' proceedings of their claim against Ruggoo Ram, less their demand for law costs, any claim for which the directors, as already stated, have abandoned.

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Agreed, that the bank's demand is legal, just, and equitable; and that the parties from whom the bank claims that demand are equal to pay it in full.

that is, the proprietors, cannot abate aught from that Agreed, therefore, that the directors, as for the bank, demand, and that the proprietors alone are competent to make any abatement."

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But agreed, to allow indulgence in taking payment of the bank's claim, viz. receiving half of the principal in cost, the remaining half at six months bearing five per cent. per annum interest, and the amount due on account of interest on the whole at twelve months, bearing the same rate of interest:-Ruggoo Ram and his sureties executing and being at the cost of such legal undertaking to the foregoing effect, as the bank's law officers may draw.

Further, the directors expressed themselves favourably disposed to make the concession, and Ruggoo Ram was at liberty to appeal to the meeting now convened.

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