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letter dated the 24th ultimo, relative to the piece of|am directeil in reply to state that the circumstances menground on the north side to Tank-square to be appro- tioned by you in respect to the title of the ground, within priated for the erection of a public library, and in reply the enclosure of Tank-square, north of the tank, will be to communicate to you a copy of the letter addressed made the subject of particular enquiry, and in the mean under His Lordship's orders to the committee for erect. time the Committee appointed for carrying into effect the ing a public library under date the 28th September last. resolution of the inhabitants of Calculia, for the erection

2. The right Honorable the Governor of Bengal cap- of a building to the called the “ Metcalfe Library," will not believe, that an ornamental building of the kind pro- be marle acquainted with the nature of the objections and posed to be erected under the conditions imposed by His claims preferred by you. Lordship would be other than an improvement to the

I am, &c. square, and to the property in the neighbourhood.

(Signed) H. T. Prinsep, Secy. to Govt. 3. His Lordship will, however, be prepared to receive, and give attention to any objections that may be urged

General Department, Fort William, 8th March, 1837. by yourself or any other parties interested.

(True Copies) I am, &c.

H. T. PRINSEP, Secy to Govt. (Signed) H. T. Prinsep, Secy. to Govt.

Courier, February 5.] Genl. Department, Fort William, March 1, 1837.

To H.T. PRINSEP, Esq. Secy. to Government. To II, T. Prinsep, Esq. Secretary to Government, Sir, I was honored on the afternoon of the 41h ultimo,

Generul Department. with the receipt of your letter bearing date the 1st of Sir,- We have the honor to acknowledge the reMarch, and relating to the proposed assignment of a ceipt of your letter of the 8th, ins:ant No. 411, to the piece of ground in Tank-square for the site of a public address of James Pattle, Esq. and others forming a library.

committee &t. transmiting copies of correspondence As to the mere question of local improvement, it woull with Mr. E. D. Barwell on the subject of a piece of ill become me to venture an opinion in opposition to the ground in Tank-square, for the site of a public library ; one so strongly intimated by His Lordship, the Right and stating that the Right Honorable the Governor Honorable the Governor of Bengal, but I certainly was General of Bengal has been pleased to leave it to the not without apprehension, that the sale of the property commitee for the proposed edifice to determine whecalled Writer's Buildings, which has for a length of time ther they consider it advisable to persist in the selection been contemplated, would be materially prejudiced by a of the spot in question. structure raised so immediately in front of it.

We are directed by the committee for the Melcalse I have, however, much more forcible objection to sub. Library to reply to your favour above quotel, and 10 mit to the consideration of His Lordship, viz. that the request you will be so good as to snbmit to His Lord. title to the ground proposed to be granted is (unless they ship their wish to adhere to the selection referred to; have been divested of it in some way of which both the since they cannot find any situation in Calcutta so well other member of my family in this country and myself adapted in every way for ihe purpose as the one referred are ignorant) in the trustees of the will of Mr. Richard to in Tank-square. The committee, therefore, solicits Barwell, formerly of Calcutta, and of Stansted Park, in that His Lordship will obligingly authorize the proper the County of Sussex, it will not, I apprehend, be neces. Government officers to put us in possession, that ile sary at present for me to disclose this title, further than further necessary steps for the proposed building may to state, that up to this time Mr. Richard Barwell's be adopted. estate, pays the ground rent to Government for upwards

We have the honor, to be, Sir, your most obedient of eight beegas north of the tank and south of the great servants, road running in front of the Writer's Buildings, as will

(Signed) Cank, Tacore and Co. appear by entries in the office of the Collector of Cal. I also find, on searching among some old pa

Secys. to the Committee for the Metcalfe pers, that reference is made to an agreement by Thos.

Library Building. Lyons (from whom Mr. Barwell purchased the pro.

Calculta, 25th March, 1837. perty) not to erect a second range of buildings south of The 19 houses during the lease No. 52, to which Mr. To 11. T. PRINSEP, Esq. Secretary to Gorernment, Barwell was bound. This agreement I presume, re

General Department. mained in force during the subsequent tenancy of the buildings by the Company, which tenancy as to the Sir, -By direction of the committee of the Metcalle greater part of the premises ceased with the expiration of Library Building, we take the liberty to beg your althe last charter.

tention to our letter of the 25th March last ; and as we I have to beg that you will convey to His Lordship, I have not received any communication from the proper my humble and thankful acknowledgments for the readi-Government officers, who we anticipated would put us ness with which he has accorded the request contained in possession of the spot of ground in Tank-square, sein my former letter and hope that the nature of my pre the favour of your intimating to us the necessary measures

lected for the site of the proposed building, wesolicit sent communication may be such, as to convince His Lordship, that I have not been guilty of any wanton to be taken, and the authority to be applied to for the intrusion upon his valuable time, should he require fur. purposes of having the ground in question regularly ther information, and be pleased to allow me the honor of made over for the purpose contemplated, the committee an interview, I might perhaps put him in possession of having, in obedience to the desire expressed by the what little I know about the matter, in a shorter time Right Honoroble the Governor of Bengal, submitted than it would take to commit the same to writing.

their wish to adhere to the selection of the ground referI have, &c.

red to, no better situation in Calcutta occurring to them. (Signed) E. D. BARWELL.

We have the bonor, to be, Sir, 2, Post Office-street, 6th March, 1837.

Your most obedient servants,

(Signed) CARR, TAGORE AND Co. (No. 410.) To E. D. BARWELL, Esq.

Secys. to the Committee for the Netcalfe Sir-Your letter dated the 6th instant, has been laid

Library Building,

cutta.

We are,

to

No. 986.

Cart. W. R. FITZGERALD, Civil Architect.
To Messrs. CARR, TAGORE AND Co.

Sir, -We have to apologize for the unaccountable
Secretaries to the Committee for the delay which has taken place, in replying to your

Metcalfe Librury Building. letter of the 16th August last. Genilemen,-1 am directed by the Right Hon. the The Committee for the “ Metcalfe Library” request us Governor of Bengal to acknowledge the receipt of your to state with reference to your communication, that they letters, dated the 25th March last, and 10th instani, on would be content and thankful did the Government the subject of the piece of ground in Tank-square, select- permit them to build the proposed edifice on the ed for building the edifice for the “ Metcalfe Library,” anil semicircular space of ground before the Town-hall, or in reply to state, that the matter has been referred to opposite to the Ochterlony monument, immediately to the Government law officers.

the south of the Durrumtollah tank, opening upoz the I am, Gentlemen, your obdt. servt. new cross road, or adjoining to the new reservoir near

H. T. Prinsep, Secy. to Govt. Chandpaul ghaut. Gen. Dept. Fort William, ?

You will oblige us by ascertaining the pleasure of Gothe 12th July, 1837

vernment on this communication, and informing us at your earliest convenience of its decision.

&c. To H. T. Prinsr.P, Esq. Secy. Government, General Department.

CARR, TAGORE AND Co. Secs. Sir,- We hare the honor to acknowle:lye the receipt Calcutta, 21st Oct. 1837. of your letter of ihe 12th instant, informiny us that our application in behalf of the Commitice to be put in pos

No. 332. session of the ground in Tank-square selected for the sile

To Messrs. CARR, TAGORE And Co. Calcutta. of the proposed building of the a Metcalfe Library, has been referred to the Government law officers.

Gentlemen, - Your letter dated the 21st ult, to my

address, having heen submitted for the orders of Govero. In reply the Committee authorize us to solicit that ment, I beg to forward a copy of Mr. Secretary Prinsep's should any difficulty or inconvenience present itself in reply to my communication, for the information of the making over the spot of ground referred 1o, for the pur-Metcalfe Library Committee. pose contemplated, that Government will be pleased to

I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, point out any other spot where they can accord suf.

Your obedient servant, ficient room for the erection of the proposed edifice. We are, &c.

W. R. FitzERALD, Civil Architect, (Signed) Caru, TAGORE AND Co.

Fort William, 9th Nov. 1837.
Secs, to the Com. for the M. L. B.

No. 1486.
Calcutta, 20 August 1837,

To CAPTAIN W. R. FITZGERALD, Civil Architect. No. 193.

Sir,-I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of To Messrs. Carr, TACORE & Co.

your letters, dated the 4th and 25!h ultimo, the latter Secretaries to the Committee for the enclosing the copy of a letter from the Secretaries to the Metcalfe Library Building.

Metcalfe Library Committee to your address, proposing Gentlemen,– Your letter dated the 2d instant to Mr. the semi-circular spot of ground before the Town hall, Secretary Prinsep having been referred to me to learn to the south of the Durrumtollah tank opening upon the

or opposite to the Ochterlony monument, immediately whether I can suggest any other ground for the Metcalfe Library Building than the position first proposed for it in new cross road, or adjoining to the new reservoir near Tank-square; previous to making my report to Govern. Chaundpaul ghaut, as sites on which to erect the Library. menion this subject I am desirous of being informed whe- 2. In reply I am directed to state, that the Deputy ther your committee can point out any situation that woulu Governor of Bengal cannot consent to assign ground be eligible for such a structure, as I am not aware of any beyond the existing line of buildings towards the Esplaground belouging to Government, that is not used for nade of the fort.

I am &c. &c. public purposes, and the giving up of which would not be attended with inconvenience.

(Signed) H. T. PRINSEP, Sccy.to Govt:
I have the honor to be, Gentlenien,

Your obedient servant, General Department, Fort William, the }
W. R. FirzaeRALD, Civil Architect,

(True copy) W. R. FITZGERALD, Civil Arch. Fort William, Aug. 16, 1837.

[Englishman, Feb. 6.

SIR CHARLES METCALFE'S VISIT TO ALLAHABAD.

Sir Charles Metcalfe and suite reached Allahabad on

We have much pleasure in presenting to our readers the 15th instant, and the steamer Megnu having arrived the valadictory address of the residents of Allahabad to on the following day, and discharged a miscellaneous Sir Charles Aletcalfe, and His Honour's reply. A large cargo of matrons, maids and packages, was immediately body attended on the presentation of the address, which prepared for his reception. Mr. Colvin gave a ball to was read by Mr. Bird. Sir Charles on the evening of the 17th, on leaving which Pursuant to resolutions adopted at a meeting held on he embarked in the steamer, and sailed early next a former day, for the purpose of consideriug on a public relinquishing his high functions of Lieutenant-Governor would overwhelm me with shame and sorrow, should I of the north western provinces, the residents of Allaha ever do any thing unworthy of sentiments which you bad, comprising all the heads of departments and many have so generously expressed. of the uncovenanted servants of Government, with some of the officers of the station, proceeded at noon, on the are some of the most eminent of my fellow servants ; who

Among those who have honoured me on this occasion, 17th instant, to the Honourable Baronet's tent, which are at the head of the great branches of the public admiplace he had appointed to receive them.

vistration in these provinces; and whom I have always After a few words expressive of his entire approval regarded as colleagues in the government entrusted to (individually) of all the Lieutenant-Governor's public my charge. With such efficient co-operation, the task of acts, and of his pleasure at having been selected as the administration was easy, and was cheered with every organ of communicating the sentiments of the meeting, prospect of success. The government is now in the the Chairman (Mr. R. M. Bird) read the following : stronger hands of the Governor-General, and I entertain ADDRESS.

a confident expectation that with his Lordship's bene.

ficent and enlightened views, and with euch powerful aid Hon'ble Sir,- We, the residents of Allahabad and as he will derive from the controlling authorities to whom its vicinity, desire to wait upon you on this occasion, I have alluded, and from the integrity, zeal and ability with our assurances of regard for your person, respect pervading every grade of the public service, the prosper. for your character, and sorrow for your departure. iy and havpiness of these provinces will be greatly ad.

The immediate cause of your withdrawal, in the full vancel ; provided, as I bumbly hope, it may please the vigor of your strenght and faculties, from the discharge Almighty' Giver of all good to grant more lavourable of those high functions in which you have evinced so seasons, and remove the drought and dearth, which predeep and constant an interest, we have learned from your vail to a most painful extent in some districts; but here, published reply to the address of our fellow.country. I am happy to see, in a less degree, than in those from men at Agra, on quitting the seat of your Government. which I have recently come. On this point, thus openly declared and set at rest, it would hardly become us to inquire or to remark further.

My administration in these provinces has been exclu. But under any circumstances, we must deeply regret

sively civil ; I have not had the usual authority of a Go. the loss of an experienced, high-minded, and able Gover-/ vernor over the army. It is only, therefore, to those nor, whose established reputation, intimate acquaintance officers, military, as well as civil, who have acted un. with the concerns of every public department, sound and

der me in a civil capacity, that I am at liberty to ex. extended policy, and tried administrative skill could not press the thankfulness which I feel, for their valuable fail to secure to you the fullest confidence of all under assistance and support. I notice this circumstaoce, your authority, and, especially, to stimulate and encour party because it precludes me from paying officially the age those who have been entrusted with the subordinate tribute due to the merits of the military branch of the conduct of the various branches of the public service.

public service, for which I have always entertained

heartfelt respect and affection, and to which we owe the We beg you to accept our grateful thanks for the hos acquisition and preservation of our lodian empire ; and pitality and social virtues displayed during the brief parily because I am proud to state, that, notwithstandperiod of your sojourn at this station ; for your ready ailling the want of those powers which are usually attached io every benevolent object; for that kindliness and to the administration of a Government, I have invariably courtesy, as well in official as in private intercourse, received from the officers of the army, consideration, which never fails to conciliate affection, and command attention, and courtesy, to the utmost extent that could esteem, and which will not speedily be effaced from our bave been expecterl, if the millivary as well as civil remembrance.

powers of government had been vested in me-1 may say Your judicious measures for the relief of the distressed to a greater extent, for there has been more than mere pupulation during the present calamitous year, and stren- respect for station-there has been the greatest personal uous exertions to obviate the threatened scourge of the kindness, such as I must ever acknowledge with graii. last, form a suitable close to a long career of enlightened ude. This grate'ul feeling, although the expression of benevolence, and cannot, we feel, fail to call down on it is called forth on the present occasion, by ihe friend. you the blessings of those who were ready to perish. liness which I have experienced in these provinces, ex

tenis beyond local limits. It is not confined to one We now, with all regard and regret, bid you farewell. We trust you may long be continued to be a blessing to

presidency, not to any one branch of the army, nor lo all those within the sphere of your influence. We feel any particular description of force. Wherever I have

served in India, I have always found, on the part of assured that, whether you may again engage in public, or enjoy the quiet of private life, you will possess that assu. Muries the mos zealous co-operation, and ihe most hearty

every portion of the army, wiibout exception, in public rance of the confidence and effection of those over whom desire to uphold the civil power; in social life, uniyou have been called to preside, and that satisfaction in formly, the utmost hospitality, cordiality, and kindness. the recollection of a life spent in the service of mankind, The impression made on me by what I have witnessed which, to a benevolent mind, is a never-failing spring of in these respects, can never be effaced, and I trust that pleasing recollection and present enjoyment.

it is not presumptuous in me to avow my sense of it. SIR CHARLES METCALFE'S REPLY. The greatest part of my life has been passed in situations, To the Residents of Allahubud.

in which the society has been for the most part military; Sins, I beg you to accept my warmest thanks for the and the consequence of the intimate intercourse has been honour conferred on me by this address.

on my part a degree of admiration and attachment, which

I cannot adequately describe ; but, nevertheless, cannot The assurance of approbation and esteem, at the close wholly refrain from declaring, on the last opportunity of a long public life, is the most gratifying reward of that I may ever have, of giving public expression to such honest service. The expression of suchi sentiments in this

sentiments. conspicuous manner, is a high distinction, and a ma. nifestation of personal regard, for which I must ever be I beg you all, gentlemen, again to accept my grategrateful. The recollection of this testimony of your ful thanks for your kindness, with my fervent wishes friendly feelings, and of the other marks of kindness that every blessing may attend you, and that this Counwhich I have received from all classes of the inhabitants ry may be rendered prosperous and happy, more and of these provinces, on the occassion of my departure, will nore, by that devotion to the public interests which be a never-failing source of pride and comfort to me, noes honour to every branch of the public service.

ENTERTAINMENT TO Æ. R. McDONNEL, Esq.

PRESENTED

BY HIS HIN DOO FRIENDS AT MADRAS, ON THE

AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF THEIR SINCERE

REGARD AND ESTEEM.

men

The public entertainment given to Æ. R. McDon- salver. The cup surmounted with a raven, the family El.b, Esq., on Saturday last, by the Native Gentlemen crest, and the coat of arms engraved on one side, with of Madras, was in every respect as creditable to them as the following inscription on the other as well as on the it must have been most gratifying to their honored guest. salver : We may say without being accused of Matlery, since he will have quitted our shores before these remarks appear,

To Æ R. McDonell, Esq. that no man ever spent a long life in India more universally and deservedly admired and esteemed by all classes than Mr. McDonell; and the Hindoo com

OCCASION OF HIS DEPARTURE FROM INDIA, munity in publicly testifying iheir approbation of his conduct, have“ won golden opinions from all sorts of people."

3D FEB. 1838. The fête given to Mr. McDonell, by his numerous

Mr. McDonell replied to the following reflect: Hindoo friends was a " Subscription Nautch," at the residence of C. V. Juggarow, in Vepery.-All the roails I regret very much that I cannot sufficiently ex. leading to the scene of festivity were lit up with torches press my feelings at the entertainment given by any for the occasion ; and the garden and house were one native friends. When a man's heart is full he is unable to blaze of light. At half past eight o'clock, the guests, utter a word. Nothing could have gratified me in this European and Native, began to arrive; and in half an world more than the honour done me this evening. I hour the ball was pretty full. The European gentle have been in India for thirty years, and from the situa.

were about sixty in number, principally of the tions I have held in the Revenue department, I have civil and military services; and several ladies were had opportunities of being much associated with the napresent also. The following programme exhibits the tives, and I have liked them very much. Pray accept order of the entertainment above-stairs.

my thanks for the piece of plate which you have done Programme of the Nuutch, given to Mr. McDonell, served in my family from posterity to posterity."

me the honor to present to me ; and which will be preFeb. 3, 1838. First. - A set of three Mahommedan dancing-women,

Almost immediately after the presentation of the cup, dancing in a circular form round the hall.

G. V. Juggarow proposed Mr. Mc Donell's health in

a glass of champaigne, which was drunk by the EuroSecond.-A young Hindoo girl dancing on the sharp pean friends with enthusiastic and deafening applause, edges of swords, which are fixed in a ladder, at the Mr. Mc Donell then proposed the health of c. Strenesame time cutting pieces of sugar applied below her vassay Pillay and the Hindoo gentlemen of Madras, in feet.

a brief but very appropriate speech, which was also Third.—A set of eight Hindoo dancing.women, each drunk by the same portion of the Company, with hearty of whom separately holding a string fixed in the ceiling;

cheers, dancing in different ways and forming the strings into

The entertainment was kept up with unbounded hinets, ropes, &c. at the same time singing and beating larity until inidnight. Two seis of dancing girls ex. time with their feet and hands.

erted their powers for the amusement of the company, Fourth.– A set of three Hindoo Dancing girls dancing at the same time, in very different costumes and received in the Carnatic form.

great applause. To persons who never witnessed the Fifth.—A Hindoo dancing girl, dancing in the sight before, nothing can be more entertaining than the Hindoo form to an English tune. — Music with European dance; and, in spite of what has been alleged to the

novelties, and, to some extent, the grace of a Hindoo Instruments. Fiddlers, songsters and some dancing girls form the Joes with the legeretté, to use the mildest word of our

contrary, nothing can contrast more favourably than it sixth. About the middle of the entertainment, Mr. McDo- ljewells on three of the girls who were dancing together,

own Opera-house. It was said that the value of the NELI. was approached by C. Strenavassay Pillay and G. could not have been less than ten thousand pagodas! V. Juggarow, and, whilst the former stool by bearing They were literally covered with brilliants, not exceptthe cup to be presented to Mr. Mc Donell, G. V. ing their noses, which were positively tortured with Juggarow addressed that genileman to the following precious stones. effect : “ The Hindoos, whom you have this day so highly

The rather alarming exhibition of a young girl dan. honoured by your acceptance of the entertainment pre

cing on the sharp edges of swords, which formed the pared for you, are proud to number you amongst the second act, was repeated late in the evening ; but on warmest of their European friends. It has devolved on the second occasion she cut limes with her heels in. me to express the feelings excited by the recollection of stead of sugar cane. It appears hardly credible that your kindness to them. I cannot attempt to say any of a sharp sword, and at the same time, by pressing with

a delicate little girl should be able to stand on the edge thing more than simply to allude to the deep regret which pervades our minds at the prospect of being de- her heel, cut a lime in two on the same instrument. prived of your presence at Madras, even for a season.

We must not omit to notice, that throughout the evenIn the mean time, however, while we indulge the war.

ing the European guests, and especially the ladies, ex. mest hopes of seeing you return to us, at no distant pe perienced the most polite and unremitting attention riod, with increased honours, we beg you will carry with from the native gentlemen who gave the entertainyou this trifling memorial of our sincere regard and es

ment. A room was laid out with every luxury to graieem. We wish you a safe voyage to England, and all lify the palates of our omniverous countrymen-wine possible prosperity.(Loud cheering.)

cooled to a fault; and, indeed, nothing omitled which The Cup presented to Mr. McDonell by his native could render the entertainment worthy of the occasion. relinquishing his high functions of Lieutenant-Governor I would overwhelm me with shame and sorrow, should I of the north western provinces, the residents of Allaha. ever do any thing unworthy of sentiments which you bad, comprising all the heads of departments and many have so generously expressed. of the uncovenanted servants of Government, with some of the officers of the station, proceeded at noon, on the are some of the most eminent of my fellow servants ; who

Among those who have honoured me on this occasion, 17th instant, to the Honourable Baronet's tent, which are at the head of the great branches of the public admi. place he had appointed to receive thein.

uistration in these provinces; and whom I have always After a few words expressive of his entire approval regarded as colleagues in the government entrusted to (individually) of all the Lieutenant-Governor's public my charge. With such efficient co-operation, the task of acts, and of his pleasure at having been selected as the administration was easy, and was cheered with every organ of communicating the sentiments of the meeting, prospect of success. The government is now in the the Chairman (Mr. R. M. Bird) read the following: stronger hands of the Governor-General, and I entertain ADDRESS.

a confident expectation that with his Lordship's bene.

ficent and enlightened views, and with such powerful aid Hon'ble Sır,-We, the residents of Allahabad and as he will derive from the controlling authorities to whom its vicinity, desire to wait upon you on this occasion, I have alluded, and from the integrity, zeal and ability with our assurances of regard for your person, respect pervading every grade of the public service, the prosper. for your character, and sorrow for your departure. iy and havpiness of these provinces will be greatly ad.

The immediate cause of your withdrawal, in the full vancell ; provided, as I bumbly hope, it may please the vigor of your strenght and faculties, from the discharge Almighty' Giver of all good to grant more savourable of those high functions in which you have evinced so seasons, and remove the drought and dearth, which predeep and constant an interest, we have learned from your vail to a most painful extent in some districts; but here, published reply to the address of our fellow.country. I am happy to see, in a less degree, than in those from men at Agra, on quitting the seat of your Government. which I have recently come. On this point, thus openly declared and set at rest, it would hardly become us to inquire or to remark further.

My administration in these provinces has been exclu. But under any circumstances, we must deeply regret

sively civil; I have not had the usual authority of a Go. the loss of an experienced, high-minded, and able Gover- vernor over the army. It is only, therefore, to those nor, whose established reputation, intimate acquaintance officers, military, as well as civil, who have acted un. with the concerns of every public department, sound and der me in a civil capacity, that I am at liberty to ex. extended policy, and tried administrative skill could not press the thankfulness which I feel, for their valuable fail to secure to you the fullest confidence of all under assistance and support. I notice this circumstance, your authority, and, especially, to stimulate and encour: party because it precludes me from paying officially the age those who have been entrusted with the subordinate tribute due to the merits of the military branch of the conduct of the various branches of the public service.

public service, for which I have always entertained

heartfelt respect and affection, and to which we owe the We beg you to accept our grateful thanks for the hos- acquisition and preservation of our Indian empire; and pitality and social virtues displayed during the brief parily because I am proud to state, that, notwithstandperiod of your sojourn at this station; for your ready aiding the want of those powers which are usually attached to every benevolent object; for that kindliness and to the administration of a Government, I have invariably courtesy, as well in official as in private intercourse, receiveil from the officers of the army, consideration, which never fails to conciliate affection, and command attention, and courtesy, to the utmost extent that could esteem, and which will not speedily be effaced from our bave been expected, if the millivary as well as civil remembrance.

powers of government had been vested in me- I may say Your judicious measures for the relief of the distressed to a greater extent, for there has been more than mere pupulation during the present calamitous year, and stren- respect for station there has been the greatest personal uous exertions to obviate the threatened scourge of the kindness, such as I must ever acknowledge with grati. last, form a suitable close to a long career of enlightened tude. This yrale'ul feeling, although the expression of benevolence, and cannot, we feel, fail to call down on it is called forth on the present occasion, by ihe friend. you the blessings of those who were ready to perish.

liness which I have experience in these provinces, ex

Tends bu yond local limits. It is not confined to one We now, with all regard and regret, bid

you

farewell, We trust you may long be continued to be a blessing to

presidency, not to any one branch of the army, nor to all those within the sphere of your influence. We feel served in Indis, I have always found, on the part of

any particular description of force. Wherever I have assured that, whether you may again engage in public, or enjoy the quiet of private life, you will possess ihat assu

every portion of the army, without exception, in public rance of the confidence and effection of those over whom desire to uphold the civil power; in social life, uni

Muries ihe mos! Zealous co-operation, and the most hearty you have been called to preside, and that satisfaction in formly, the utmost hospitality, cordiality, and kindness, the recollection of a life spent in the service of mankind, The impression made on me by what I have witnessed which, to a benevolent mind, is a never-failing spring of in these respects, can never be effaced, and I trust that pleasing recollection and present enjoyment.

it is not presumptuous in me to avow my sense of it. SIR CHARLES METCALFE'S REPLY. The greatest part of my life has been passed in situations, To the Re idents of Allahubud.

in which the society has been for the most part military; Sirs,-I beg you to accept my warmest thanks for the and the consequence of the intimate intercourse has been honour conferred on me by this address.

on my part a degree of admiration and attachment, which

I cannot adequately describe ; but, nevertheless, cannot The assurance of approbation and esteem, at the close wholly refrain from declaring, on the last opportunity of a long public life, is the most gratifying reward of that I'may ever have, of giving public expression to such honest service. The expression of suchi sentiments in this

sentiments. conspicuous manner, is a high distinction, and a ma. nifestation of personal regard, for which I must ever be I beg you all, gentlemen, again to accept my grate. grateful. The recollection of this testimony of your ful thanks for your kindness, with my fervent wishes friendly feelings, and of the other marks of kindness that every blessing may attend you, and that this Counwhich I have received from all classes of the inhabitants try may be rendered prosperous and happy, more and of these provinces, on the occassion of my departure, will nore, by that devotion 10 the public interests which be a never-failing source of pride and comfort to me, vloes honour to every branch of the public service.

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