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Island Government) by Monsr. Richard, Superinten. Calcutta, comme je le pense, elles seront peut été cou. dent of the Botanical Garden, on Robert le Diable, vertes deduret, parcequelles auront été enfermées et the other brought from the Cape of Good Hope, by pour ainsi dire, privées d'air ; mais ceci ne doit pas Capt. Charlton of the Bengal Service, on the Se vous faire prejuger de leur mauvaise qualité car quand sostris.

elles sont sur des Nopals, au grandair, elles deviennent The committee are of opinion, that a most decided presque nues lorsquelles son tá leur grousseur.” difference exists between the samples before them.

This extract, your Committee consider fully borne The Bourbon insect is clothed with a coat of powdery out by the present appearance of the insect, and, although substance, is perfect in form, and large, having only a they do not feel competent to say with certainly, that slight appearance of filament about the tail, which rubs the larger insect is the grana fina, (none of your comto powder between the fingers.

mittee having seen the insect alive) they have observed The Cape insect is completely enveloped in down, enough to convince them that it appears far superior and has none of the mealy deposit about it, which so to what is described, by the best authors, as the grana strongly marks the character of the other.

sylvestra. As far as your Committee can decide, the insects The Committee request that the cochintal be left in before them are as distinct as the grana fini of commerce the hands of Mr. Bell, for further experiment. is described to be different from the granu sylvestra. Signed F. P. Strong,

Signed George Evans, The Committee beg to annex an extract of a letter W. Storm,

D. W. H. Speed, from Monsr. Richard to Dr. Wallich, dated St. Dennis, H. H. Goodeve,

Chas. Huffnagle, Isle of Bourbon, 29th November, 1837.

A. R. Jackson, " Je suis bien impatient d'aroir des nouvelles de nos Agricl. Society's Office, Town Hall, 2 voyageuses cochenilles. S'il en arrive de vivantes á Calcutta, February 8, 1838. s [Hurk., Feh. 16.

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About sixty gentlemen attended the Dinner at the want of co-operation on the part of the Indigo planters, Town Hall on Monday evening, Sir Edward Ryan in who, of all others, the natives excepted, were the most in the chair. The chairman immediately after the cloth interested in the society's proceedings. He complained had been removed proposed (the first public opportunity of the absence of these gentlemen, to whom he had not he had bad of doing so) the national toast. He did so alluded on the last occasion, ao omission on his part, to with the greatest delight - The Queen, and God bless which cause alone be hoped he might justly attribute her ! The party responded to the chairman's enthu. their indifference. However, he now entreated them to siasm, and the cheers were loud and long continued. adil to the number of the society, and expressed a lively

The toasts followed in quick succession. The chair- hope that they would imitate the example of the mer. man again rose, anil in proposing the health of the Gover chants. It was a subject of much regret that so few General congratulated the society that in the natives had joined the society. They were the parties

most interested in its success, and though their feelings successor of Lord William Bentinck, of whose services it was not necessary to remind them, they had found another would not permit them to attend the commemoration of great patron of the institution. Sir Edward prefaced the society's anniversary, it was expected they would the next toast with what he pleasantly

termed " a lile join and aid the monthly meetings by their subscriptions parish business." He noticed the state of the society?s Societies : last year there were six, at present there were

and influence. He noticed the extension of Auxiliary finances, and the successes which have attended their twelve in various parts of India. He noticed the efforts to bring forth the resources of the country. As to Society's Transactions, alluding particularly to the very the finances, he had good grounds for saying they were valuable papers of Dr. McClelland and Dr. Griffiths. in a flourishing condition, exhibiting a large increase on the current year, arising from the rapid augmentation of the But he would not trouble the party longer with parish number of members. But if their receipis had increased, I would be stated in detail by the excellent secretary. In

affairs," which was indeed unnecessary, as the whole so also had their disbursements, for the society did not hoard money. He noticed two large items in the latter, cultural and Horticultural Societies of India.

conclusion, the chairman gave “ Prosperity to the Agrioccasioned by the publication of the third and fourth volumes of the Transactions, and the reprint of the first The next toast was proposed by Dr. Wallich, the vice volume, strongly recommending these to notice. As to president. He recurred to his early associates, and the number of members, he remembered, he said, some feelingly exclaimed " what would Dr. Carey have said thing on the last occasion with regard to the little encou- had he seen our prosperity, and the improvements our ragement the society had at that iime received from the influence bas produced ?" He entreated the meeting to commercial community of Calcutta. On that occa- join in drinking, in solema silence, the memory of that sion his friend opposite (Mr. A. Colvin) had taken to great and good man. himself the observation, and glad he was to say, if they Mr. Cracroft proposed the health of Sir Edward Ryan, conveyed any reproach, his friend had since done his to whose exertions the society are not a little indebted best, and the mercantile community had entirely freed for their present flourishing condition. The toast was themselves of censure. In 1836 there were two mer- drank with much applause. Sir Edward returned chants only on the list; in 1838 there are thirty-two. The thanks, and took that opportunity to inform the members civilians had ever shown a warm interest in the society. present in what manner the medals had been distributed. He had thought it his duty to express this opinion on We regret much we are not in possession of the corres. a former occasion ; but if, up to that time, they had done pondence between Major Sleeman, and the society on well, they had since done better. In 1836 there were the subject of the Mauritius sugar cane, which, we uneleven members civilians ; in 1837 the number increased derstand, in consequence of the perseverance of that to forty-seven. This was matter for congratulation; gallant officer, now shoots up luxuriant on the banks of nevertheless there was another side of the picture, which ihe Nerbudda. Major Sleeman's opinions have been fowering of the bamboo well merited consideration. His, the evening, of which our repoiter regrets he has no exertions in other matters are well known, but they were record. The " Agriculturul Association of the United foreign 10 the objects of the society. To Major Sleeman Stutes" brought forward Dr. Huffnagle, who made some is awarded the society's gold medal. To Mr. Bell, the very pithy allusion to the entwining of the young hickory silver medal for his cultivation of guinea grass, and to twig with the shamrock, the rose and !he thistle ; also Lieutenant 11. Vetch a gold medal for his preparation to the friendly co-operation of the cultivators of New of caoutchouc.

Ilampshire and of those of the valleys of the Mississipi In conclusion the chairman noticed the report of the Mr. S. Smith returned thanks for The Gentleman of

Sir J. P. Grant repeatedly addressed the meeting, and Committee on Australian Cattle, and a communication The Press.” But the greatest interest was excited by Dr. from the Royal Asiatic Society requesting information Egerton's announcement of Lord Aukland's answer to (as we understood,) regarding the white bullock of

the Sleain Meeting meinonial. It was afterwards read Assam,

from the chair, and received the hearty cheers of every There were numerous other speeches and toasts during one present. - Englishman, Jan. 31.


At the monthly meeting of this society, on Wednesday: Mr. Colebrooke (now in the E. I. House) be accepted. eveniny, there were present: D. Hare, E-9., in the It appears that the work will only cost £60. Mr. Jas. chair ; Colonel Caulfield, Captain Sanders, Dr. McClel. Prinsep suggested that a private subscription be raised land, Dr. Evans, Messrs. Jas. Prinsep, Cracroft, Dobbs, for the purpose of engaging Chantry to perform the task. Stocqueler, G. A. Prinsep, Bignell and Kittoe.

('apt. Sanders seconded the proposition, which was car. Major Sleeman, Mr. J., W. Grant, Mr. G. A. Prin- ried. sep, Asst. Surgeon Arnott, and Dr. Bonsol were seve. Among the numerous letters (of small importance) rally ballotted for and elected members.

reail to the meeting, was one from the Court of Directors, Mr. C. Fraser and Mr. M. Ommaney were proposed ordering forty copies of the Journal of the Asiatic Society as members, and Monsieur Jaubert, the distinguished from the commencement onwards. The secretary stated, French littérateur, as an honorary member.

that the early numbers were all out of print. Some con. The proceedings of the previous meeting having been the whole work, but nothing was decided.

versation ensued as to the practicability of reprinting Tead, the secretary called the atiention of the meeting to several new works that had been presented to the Socie.

The secretary intimated that Government had granted ty. Among others, were the Sankya Kuritta-a trans 1,500 rupees for the printing a vocabulary in the Cochia lation from ihe Sanscrit, begun by Mr. Colebroke and Chinese and English languages. concluded by Professor Horace Wilson :--Elemens de la The receipe of numerous stuffed birds from Capt. Pem. Langue Georgienne, (from the Asiatic Society of Paris,) berton (obtained during the march 10 Bootan) was an. Capiain Buileau's Narrative, the Report of the Com nounced. Numerous copies of inscriptions derived from mittee for investigating the Coal and Mineral resources temples, pillars, stones, &c. were laid before the meeting, of India, &c.

together with some spears and arrows from Cuttack and A letter was read from Professor Wilson, suggesting the Goomsoor country. that Chantry's proposal to furnish a copy of the bust of' The meeting broke up at an early hour. – Eng. Feb. 9.


The examination of the children belonging to the Lord Bishop, they said what colour the flowers were Native Infant School, which took place at the Town as also their leaves. They did all this in English, ball yesterday, seemed to have excited greater interest which few children of their age could do in their own this year, than the last. The attendance of ladies and language ; great credit is therefore due to Mr. Perkins gentlemen was decidedly a more resp ole one, but and his as-istants for the improvement they have made. very few of the friends and relatives of the pupils, if we They repeated the Bengalli alphabet, and the tables could so call them, were seen amongst the audience, of weight and money current in this country. They perhaps owing to the hour being a little early for sang a number of little infantile songs, and their perHindoos in general. The number of boys appeared formance was exceedingly well considering their age, to have been much increased during the past year, and and the time they have been in the institution, which their improvement, indeed exceeded our expectations, in is only a little better than a year old. a great measure. Although there was not one amongst The Lord Bishop spoke highly of the regularity of them, who was more than six years old, yet the answers their movements and their correct pronunciation of Eng. they returned to questions put to them, seemed 10 as- lish, and touching upon the advantages likely to result tonish the whole audience. "A bit of brass wire being from such an institution, expressed a hope that the la. held up, they described all its properties, namely, that dies and gentleman present would contribute subscripit was flexible, elastic, &c. They went to say so far that tions so that funds might be raised for the purpose of eslait was not perfectly yellow but yellowish., A nose.gay blishing similar institutions in other parts of the counMETCALFE TESTIMONIAL MEETING.

At a public meeting of the subscribers and intending manner their appreciation of the merits and esteem for subscribers to the Metcalle Plate.

she character of that eminent man. James Pattle, Esq., in the Chair.

Proposed by Mr. I.T. Prinsep, and seconded by Mr.

William Patrick.
Proposed by H. T. Priosep, Esq, and seconded by Resolved. - That a committee consisting of the follow-
Dr. Grant.

ing genilemen, the Hon'ble the Chief Justice, General Resolved.—That this meeting enters cordially into the McGregor, Mr. H. J. Parker, Wr. C. R. Prinsep, Dr. feelings expressed by the meeting of the British Inhabi. John Grant, Captain T. J. Taylor, Vr. Longueville tants at Agra, in their resolution expressing their desire Clarke, Mr. R. J. Bagshaw, be formed, to collect the to erect a statue in honor of Sir C. T. Metcalle, and to subscriptions of the residents in Calcutta, and put thempresent him with a service of plate, and doubts not that selves in communication with the committees formed or the community of British India will co-operate efiectual to be formed at the other presidencies and stations, in Jy in the promotion of these objects.

order to receive the sums that may be for warded; and

that it be an instruction to the committee to call another Proposed by Mr. Longueville Clarke and seconded by meeting on some convenient day after not less than two Dr. J.R. Marim.

months, and to report the amount available for the purResolved.—That by combining together the different poses in view, with their recommendation as to its dispublic subscriptions which are now raising to offer testi-posal, in order that a final resolution maythen be come monials to Sir C.T. Metcalfe, it would enable the whole to in respect to the appro, riation of the funds. Indian Community to express in a more distinguished

Hurkaru, Feb. 20.

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The Committee of the Cawnpoor Relief Society have nate alms.giving is often, nay seldom otherwise than much pleasure in submitting to the subscribers, and baneful, and but a very equivocal evidence of benevo. the public in general, the report for the past year, pre- lence ; that alone is entitled to the dignified name of senting as it does, so favorable an account of the socie. chariry which first assures itself of the existence of dis. ty's funds, and such decided testimony to the etticiency tress, and then relieves it ;- examples as numerous as of its operations. They feel grateful ihat their call for revolting could be ad luced to support the above asser. confirlence has been so liberally responded to, and that tion, if support it neerl ; but, perhaps it may be enough thereby they have been enabled to release many from to testify, that the most abandoned and worthless have suffering, and from the horrors of starvation. This ex. practi-ed with much success on the liberality of the bibition of confidence has not only placed their succes. Christian public. sors in a position to relieve, but has also encouraged them At the close of the year 1836; the balance in favour of to the work ; and the state of the country, from the the society was Rs. 6,674.9.3; at the close of the past failure of both the khurreef and rubbee crops is such, year amounted to Rs. 5,625-8-9 exclusive of dependen. that both funds and encouragement are amply needed. cies not then realized. The statement below exhibits

The money now available, even under the most eco- the nature of the receipts and disbursements. nomical and judicious application, will scarcely meet

RECEIPTS. three monihs' demand : the committee therefore entreat Monthly Subscriptions

Rs 818 0 0 a continuance of that reliance which they have hitherto Sacramental Collections

2,752 7 6 experienced.


2,832 15 0 To the all-wise God alone, who doth not willingly Anomalous

1,437 7 10 afflict the children of men, is known the extent to which the present distress will range ; appearances indicate a

7,840 14 4 lengthened duration, and unless Christian philanthropy in hand on the 1st January, 1837....... 6,674 9 3 exert its genial influence, the sufferings of the past will yot bear contrast with those of the future, the contem

Total receip's.... 14,515 7 7 plation of which is sufficient to unnerve the sternest mind. The present is not the time to argue the question whe

EXPENDITURE. ther the establishment of relief societies be desirable or Travellers.....

108 4 0 not, (the gratuitous support of the halt, the blind, the Monthly Pensioners (located)...

731 07 decrepid, and the detection of the worthless vagrant, Assistant almoner's pay and chowkedars' 154 7 2 intuitively recommends itself to our best feelings,) but it Sundries

1,455 1 11 is the time to act ; the labourer is without hire, the Paupers from other districts

6,42] 1 2 energies of life are sinking, and the land is filled with emaciation ; casting aside, then, the question of the expe

8,839 14 10 diency of such institutions, the committee beg that each In hand on the 1st January 1838 .... 5,625 8 9 individual will, during the present grievous affliction, give a portion of his monthly income to meet the exigen

Rs 14,515 7 7 cy-be it only a fistieth, if universal, it will be sufficient. They are aware that there are some who, though, they Under the term anomalous is included the Govern. do not throw aught into common fuad, distribute for ment allowance of Rs. 900 per mensem, and under that purposes of relief to a great extent: but, it may be asked, of Sundries, the purchase of tools for the emigrants, how can that charity be discriminating and efficient, by temporary hospitals and addititional servants for the sick, which some receive abundance and others not enough? &c. &c. Government have, at the request of the Com. unlimited extent ; and, it is boped, considering the The number of located paupers perfectly helpless is 30. amount of the sick and weekly not less than 1,300, the former whom are receiving medical aid, that they may the committee have every reason to feel satisfied that

Respecting their endeavours to suppress vagrancy, be induced to assist towards the support of these also.

they have fully succeeded : the vagrant is known, his. The plan of relief hitherto pursued is that of emplov; wanderings noted, and his trade checked : all that is ing those able to labour in some work of acknowledged required to complete the eficiency of this branch of the public utility, paying to each of the men 4 pice, which, society's operations is a reliance on the judgment of the in the present scarciiy can barely procure a daily meal; committee, by referring every petitioner unrelieved to and, to all others, as many cowries according to the load

them. The system of monthly returns of travelli and distance to which is carried, as will enable them, by applicants is maturing, and, will tend materially, coma little exertion, to gain sufficient to supply the demands bined with the confidence of the public, to frustrate the of nature. The labour has been employed on the public worthless vagrants' speculation. The number of traroad, parades, and the ground in the neighbourhood of vellers relieved is 32: the number of these considered public buildings ; and the work now in hand is the ex. unworthy 10. cavation of a large tank near the Dragoon and Artillery Hospitals, and the filling up of the low ground in their In closing their report the committee desire to express immediate vicinity. The number of deaths from exposure a fervent hope that Almighty God may, of his infinite and starvation, which have come under the cognizance mercy, bless the means adopted to the attainment of of the society, may be estimated at 600 since the 1st of the end designed, and interpose to prevent the aggravaSeptember last, and including those throughout the sta- tion of the present unparralleled suffering from the con. tion, at 1,200 by the lowest calculation ; and the average tinuance of the present drought. number relieved daily 1,300.

J. RICHARDS, Seven houses capable of holding 14 individuals have

ALMONER, been built during the past year, on the premises of the

January 1st 1838. society, which now can afford shelter to 41 persons.

Cal. Courier, February, 22.


An inquest was held on Tuesday afternoon last on cabin, the latter completely jammed up under one of the bodies of a Chinaman named Fasha, and of a native the seats. The companions of Fasha had succeeded who was in lois employ. The circumstances of the case in getting out of the cabin by breaking through one of were briefly these : About one o'clock that morning, the windows, and thus escaped a watery grave. All the Fasha and two of his countrymen, taking a servant crew had also been saved. with them, embarked at the Custom-house ghaut on After due examination, the jury returned a verdict of board a boat, to proceed to Barrackpore. When off“ accidental death." Nimtullah streel, in consequence of the violence of the About twelve o'clock the same day, a ferry boat from tide, and it being extremly dark then, the boat went Ghoosry, was also capsized at Coomartooly ghaut. There fowl of a sloop, and was capsized. The accident was were a number of people on board and all being in a hurry noticed almost immediately after, by the police boats, to get to land at once, the boat tilted and turned over. and they hastened to the assistance of the inmates of Amongst the passengers there were three Sooniasees, the boat. After a short chase they succeeded in over. who were the only individuals that met their deaths taking the boat which was floating up, near the Baug by the accident. On the boat being soon after pulled Bazar bridge ; and after hawling it ashore, it was disco- ashore, their bodies were found under the choppor, vered that Fasha, and his servant were dead in the Hurkaru, Feb. 2.


(Correspondence between Government and the Committee. of an object of great utility, by granting to the inhabi.

tants a piece of ground upon which to raise this monu. H. T. Prinser, Esq, Secy. to Govt. Genl. Dept.) ment of public gratitude for one of the earliest acts of

Sir,- Under appointment as a committee for carrying the Indian legislature. into effect the rosolutions of a meeting of inhabitants of We take the liberty to suggest, that the whole of the Calcutta to commemorate that act of the legislative coun. enclosure to the north of the tank in Tank-square, being cil which establishes ths freedom of the India Press, by unoccupied, that space would afford ground for the build the erection of a public building to be called the Met ing, desirable in every respect; it being so centrically calfe Library," — we beg that you will oblige us by sub- situated as to be accessible to all classes of the communi. mitting to the Right Honorable the Governor of Bengal, ty, and most especially to those to whom the establish. that an amount of subscriptions for the above purpose is ment of a library is calculated to be of the greatest ser. raised, which we have reason to hope would provide for vice; wliile it is at the same time sufficiently retired from the erection of a commodious edifice, but which would the most noisy parts of the city, and is a situation where certainly not be adequate to the purchase also of a suffi- a simple but elegant building of the kind proposed might cient quantity of ground upon which to build it in any be made highly ornamental to the place. eligible situation.

The objects of the institution will render it of impor. We are induced, therefore, to request that Government tance to consult the convenience of many classes of well adapted. We trust that the consideration will that His Lordship has obtained a report from the civil plead as our apology for having taken the liberty to architect upon the site in Tank-square which has been point it out as that which would best answer the purpose requested for the “ Metcalfe Building,” and though obcontemplated. And we bave further to request that jections have been stated to the proposed appropriation should ibat ground not be available, His Lordship will of the ground in question, yet it appears to his Lordship be pleased to grant some other spot in that neighbour. to be the most eligible of the sites which have been hood for the erection of the “ Mercalfe Public Library." pointed out and that which may be most properly disa We have the honor to be, Sir,

posed of. Your most obedient servants,

2. His Lordship has also learnt with much pleasure (Sd.) J. Pattle, (Sd.) W. Carr.

that the curators of the public library are of opinion that A. M, Parker.

J. Kyd.

it would be of great benefit to their institution to have T. E. M. Turton. Dwarkanauth Tagore. the use of such a building, and looking therefore to the T. Dickens.

Russomoy Duit.

just and liberal feeling with which the subscribers to its W. N. Forbes.

foundation have come forward, and to the general adJuly 14, 1836.

vantage which will be derived from a public library, they

will be willing to waive all objection, and to grant to the (No. 986.)

committee the site in question as soon as he shall be To J. PATTLE, Esquire,

satisfied that a sufficient and substantial building will be And others, a committee for carrying into effect the re- erected upon it on condition, in consideration of the in

solution of the inhabitants of Calcutta, for the erection habitants of the square, that the building do not exceed of a building, to be called iheMerculse Library.

one story in height and that it be appropriated 10 no

other Gentlemen,- I am directed to acknowledge the re.

purpose than to that of a library open upon liberal ceipt of your letter, dated the 14th instant, soliciting the conditions to the public. grant of a piece of ground upon which to erect the edi.

3. The plan is herewith returned. fice to be called the “ Metcalfe Library," and suggesting

I have the bonor to be, Gentlemen,

Your most obedient servant, the enclosure to the north of the tank in Tank-square as a place well adapted for the purpose, and to request,

H. T. Prinsep, Secy. to Govt. before the Right Honorable the Governor of Bengal can General Depart nent, Fort William, the 28th Sept. 1836, decide whester to allow the proposed building to be erected on the site mentioned, that he may have the

(No. 411) opportunity of inspecting the plan.

To J. Pattle, E-Q.
I have che honor to be, Genilemen,
Your most obedient servant,

And others forming a Committee for carrying into effect

the Resolution of the inhabitants of Calcutta for the erecSecretary to Governmeni.

tion of a building to be called the " Metcalfe Library.” General Department, Fort William, the 20th July, 1836. dated the 28th September last, I am directed by the

Gentlemen,- With reference to my letter, No. 1264, H. T. PRINSEP, Esq. Secy, to Govt. Genl. Dept.

Right Hon'ble the Governor of

Letter from Mr. Bengal to transmit for your inforSir, We have the honor to acknowledge the receipt Barwell dated 24th mation copies of correspondence of your letter of the 20th ultimo ; and, as requested, to Feb. 1837.

noted in the margin by Mr. E. hand you herewith a plan for the proposed " Metcalfe Ditto to ditto da. D. Barwell, on the subject of Library," which has been drawn by a professional buil. Ited Ist March. the assignmeut of a piece of ground der wiih reference to the extent of funds that will be at Ditto from ditto in Tank-square for the site of a our disposal.

dated 6th ditto. public library, and to state that

Ditto In laying this plan before the Right Honorable the

to ditto His Lordship leaves it to you to Governor of Bengal, we shall be obliged by your ex:

dated 8th ditto. determine, whether with reference plaining that it is submitted solely as exhibiting the scale

to these objections and claims you of building, which the subscriptions would enable us to think it advisable to persist in the selection of this spot erect. The plan itself has not been decided upon nor for the proposed edifice. considered with reference to eventual adoption, as it is

I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, our intention, should the Right Ilonorable the Governor

Your most,obedient servant, of Bengal accede to the request contained in our letter

H. T. PRINSEP, Secy. to Govt. of the 14th ultimo, to allvertise publicly inviting plans Genl. Dept. Fort William, the 8th. March, 1837. and tenders. This however we should not feel fully at liberty to do until we are favoured with the reply of H. T. Pernsep, Esq. Secy, to Govt. &c. &c. Government to our request.

Sir,- Understanding that application has been made We have the honor to be,

to Government for the assignment of a piece of ground Sir, your most obedient servants.

within the enclosure on the north side of Tank-square, (Sd.) T. Dickens. (Sd.) W. Carr. T. E. M. Turton.

to be appropriated to the erection of a public library, I H. M. Parker,

take the liberty of addressing you for the purpose of W. N. Forbes.

Russomoy Dutt. soliciting information, whether it is intended to comply
Dwarkanath Tagore. J. Partle.
J. Kyd.

with the application, and should such a measure be con

templated, I would humbly request permission to bring Calcutta, 11th August, 1836.

to its notice circumstances which would, I trust, induce

the Government not to grant the assignment in question: (No. 1264.)

I have, &e.
To J. PATTLE, Esq,

(Sigued) E. D. Barwell,

Advocate of Supreme Court. And others forming a Committee for carrying into effect the resolution of the inhabitants of Calcutta for the erec

2, Old Post Office -street, February 24th, 1837. tion of a building to be called the Metclafe Library.

(No. 349.) Gentlemen,-With reference to your letter of the 11th ultimo, and to the previous correspondence on the sub

To E. D. Barwell, Esq. ject of the." Metcalfe Library," I am directed by the Sir,- I am directed by the Right Honorable the Go.

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