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Calcutta, 4th May, 1838.

TO HER MAJESTY'S JUSTICES OF THE PEACE FOR THE TOWN OF CALCUTTA,

The petition of the undersigned inhabitants.

Your petitioners having observed, with feelings of disgust, the filthy and abominable uses to which the water in the various aqueducts is appropriated, by all denomi nations of the native inhabitants, who are everywhere to be seen bathing their bodies over the very channels, attended with indecent exposure of their persons, washing dirty rags, hawking and spitting into the water, and applying it for the purpose of clean ing ulcerated portions of the body, beg leave to bring the matter to your special notice, under the confident belief that, as it could never have been intended that the water should be applied to such uses, but for the useful and desirable purpose of supplying the domestic wants of the people, watering of the streets and replenishing the public tanks, that the justice of the peace will adopt such measures, consistent with the authority which they possess, for the application of such wholesome restrictions, as the abuses which your petitioners have noticed so imperatively demand, and the health and comfort of the community merit at your hands.

As an efficient measure for the correction of the abuses complained of, your petitioners would suggest the p ropriety of the day patroles being authorized to eject parties from the aqueducts who resort to them for unseemly, uncleanly, and filthy purposes, or by any other mode which may appear advisable and expedient for the accomplishment of the desired object.

AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF INDIA.

A general meeting of this Society was held in the Town-ball, on Wednesday, the 9th May, 1838, at halfpast 9 o'clock,

N. WALLICH, M. D., V. P., in the chair. Present:-Messrs. A. Colvin, W. Storm, M.S. Staunton, W. Ainslie, R.S. Strickland, and J.W. Masters; Drs. Strong, Spry, and Huffnagle; Lieut. Abercrombie ; Messrs. John Allan, A. Grant, T. Brae, T. Palmer, G. T. F. Speed, C. Dearie, C. Trebeck, F.L. Beaufort, and D.W. H. Speed; Col. McLeod; Dewan Ramcomul Sen; Baboo Dwarkanath Tagore; Messrs. T. Holroyd, C.W.H. Speed, Jas. Colile, R. Smith, C.A. Dyce, R. Watson, F.T. Fergusson, C.K. Robison, G.A. Prinsep, W. Speir, T.S. Kelsalt, D. Hare, E. Preston, T.P. Morell, C. Brownlow, and John Bell.

Visitor:-Lieut. Montrieu.

The proceedings of last meeting were read and con

(Signed)

M. Johnston,
James Jacobs,
C. Gould,
D. Clark,
Charles Scott,
J. W. Coombs,
P. Sutherland,
Thomas Boaz,
George Galloway,
P. Collie,
B. F. Harvey,
H. B. Gardener,
R. H. Bain, M. D.
J. H. Madge,
G. E. Smith,
C. Kerr,

F. Dubois de Saran,
A. Dubordieux,
F. Dormieux, junior,
C. W. Lindstedt,
J. W. Judah,
F. Dormieux,
W. Ryland,
T. Bason,
D. Parsick, junior,
W. Clark,
James Howatson,
C. G. Simonin,
C. F. Simonin,
J. Simonin,
J. Mechie,
N. Kerr,
Thomas A. Madge,
George Hornett,
T. Ross,
John Dubordieux,
R. Wright,

(Signed)
James Black,
T. K. Crosby,
T. Brae,

W DaCosta,

P. S. Horn,

A. Betts,
H. H. DaCosta,
C. H. Baptists,
R. Smith,
W. D. Ochme,
L. H. Boileau,
H. Smith,

H. Boileau, junior,
T. De La Combe,
B. Harvey,
W. Oxborough,
F. D. Kellner,
Alexander Aldwell,
F. A Madge,
L. Manly,
R. Palmer,
W. Foresty,
F. S. Ochme,
J. Weston,

W. Balston,
R. G. Crahley,
H. S. Mercer,
John A. Schorn,
B. S. Barons,
James Hill,
T. Howe,
J. H. Howe,
Robert Smith,
W. K. Ord,
S. C. Hornett,
James A. Goodall.

[Hurkaru, May 5.

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

Dr. James Morton; W. Bennet, Esq.; Wm. Agnew, Esq.; Robt. Campbell, Esq.; Andrew Sym, Esq.; K. M. Scott, Esq., Assistant Surgeon; Muneeram Bur, G.C. Richardson, Esq. Bemdaree; Lieut. J.G. Gerard; John Guilding, Esq.;

The following gentlemen were proposed as members,

viz.

Capt. H. Macfarquhar, of Tavoy, proposed by Mr Bell, and seconded by Dr. Wallich.

Dr. James Hutchinson, proposed by Mr. Bell, and seconded by Dr. Wallich.

Thomas Savi, Esq., of Kishnaghur, proposed by C. Deverinne, Esq., and seconded by Mr. Bell.

E. Mackintosh, Esq., G.T. Cockburn, Esq., C.S., and Baboo Keenut Sing, Purneah, proposed by J.F. Cath

G.G. Mackintosh, Esq., C. S., Purneah, proposed by Mr. Bell, and seconded by W. Storm, Esq.

Hooghly, Burdwan, Beerbhoom, Midnapore, Cuttack, Comillah, Moorshedabad, Azimghur, and Assam.

Rajah Bursingchunder Roy, and F. Kireuhoffer, Esq., proposed by G. Preston, Esq., and seconded by

Mr. Bell.

G.M. Hunter and G. Austin, Esqrs., Jessore, proposed by G.M. Adam, Esq., and seconded by Mr. Bell.

Motions of which notice was given at last meeting. No. 1.-Dr. Wallich's motion, to offer premiums for essays on particular subjects, was brought forward and discussed. As there appears to be considerable difference of opinion on the propriety of offering rewards on essays, while the sum of four thousands rupees was already set aside for the best work on Indian Agriculture in all its branches, and as it became a question whether the funds of the Society were adequate to meet the outlay contemplated by the motion in question, with referral meeting. ence to other objects for which the Society have already pledged itself, Dr. Spry, as the seconder of the original motion, moved as an amendment, seconded by Mr. G.

A. Prinsep,

1st. That as most of the European vegetables have been brought to perfection in the vicinity of Calcutta, through the stimulating influence of medals and rewards from this Society, it is expedient to withdraw further encouragement from such as may now with safety be left to the profits of industry derivable from local consumption, and limited in favor of artichokes, asparagus, seakole, celery, parsnips and a few others that have not been brought to sufficient perfection to tempt uninterrupted

cultivation for the market.

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3d. That with a view to secure such a desideratum, parties having approved stocks be invited to contribute grapes (or to sell them to the Society) who will undertake to keep up a nursery for the distribution of young fruit

trees.

7th. That a limited shew of particular vegetables shall be held in reference to the season of their coming to perfection.

That a shew of fruits shall be held annually in due season, and rewards given.

"That the four articles following be assigned as the staple articles deserving of the Society's support, for practical treatises, vis, cereal grains, sugar, silk and cotton; and that the details be referred to the general committee for report.. Amendment carried. The se cretary here submitted an account-current, dated 30th April, 1838, from F. Macnaghten, Esq., shewing that the Society has 19,900 rupees invested in Government securities, 10,000 of which unlocked up to meet Society's engagements, to meet the offer of premiums already

voted away.

Motions Nos. 2 and 3, carried nem con.

NOTICE OF MOTION.

No. 1.-Proposed by John Bell, seconded by W. Boncoorah,-referred to the committee of papers.
Storm, Esq.

4th. That the sum of 500 rupees be annually set apart and laid out in the importation of fruit trees, from the Cape, America, New South Wales and Europe.

5th. That Government be solicited to authorize the superintendent of the botanical garden at Seharunpore to send down grafts of fruit-trees and shrubs, and that the expense of trasmission be borne by the Society.

6th. That two of the Society's ordinary silver medals, and fifty rupees be placed at the disposal of each of the following branch societies, for the purpose of encouraging the natives to cultivate European vegetables as suc cessfully as they are now established round about

Motion No. 2. The secretary brought to the notice of the meeting, that the great increase of new members, had exhausted the stock of the Society's transactions, vols. 2 and 3, and that there were not many of the reprint of vol. 1. remaining.

Proposed by C. K. Robison, Esq., seconded by W. Storm, Esq., that the 1st, 2d and 3d volumes, be put into a second edition, and that the expense be ascertained and brought to the notice of the Society at its next gene

several samples of raw silk, and one sample of sugar, The secretary brought to the notice of the meeting sent in by parties agreeable to a resolution of the Society passed in the 12th April, 1837, to compete for the Society's medals.

The secretary was directed to hand over these samples to the respective standing committees, upon whose reports the medals would be adjudged at the next general meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS.

Read the following communication:

Read a letter from Mr. Robert Smith to the secretary, dated 11th April, requesting to be supplied with as much caoutchouc, as the Society can spare, and offering to pay for the same at the rate of eighteen rupees per maund. The secretary had submitted Mr. Smith's letter to the

23. That the medals and rewards thus taken from vegetables be enhanced (with reference to the more ex-committee, who were unanimous that Mr. Smith should pensive cultivation) and applied to fruits, hitherto neg- have what was available, gratis. Resolved accordingly. Jected, there being little doubt that with care and atten tion, grapes, oranges, apples, strawberries, and other delicious fruits may be brought to perfection in Bengal, and indigenous fruits greatly improved.

Read, the agricultural committee's report on the subject of the distribution of sugar-canes at the end of the year, concerning which an advertisement has already appeared in the public prints.

REPORTS.

Read, the report of the silk committee on certain specimens of raw silk and cloth produced from the wild silk worm in Assam, Bhaugul poor, Dinagepore and

Read minutes of the caoutchouc committee recommending that the caoutchouc samples from Lieut. Vetch, should be given to Mr. Robert Smith, for purposes of experiment,-confirmed.

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These beautiful apples were received by the secreta- From M. G. Rose, Esq., of Ramunaghur Factory, ry on the day after the last general meeting, and, fear-vis Coolbariah, forwarding a box containing samples ing the apples might not keep, he circulated them as of raw silk to compete for the medals offered by the widely as possible. The fruit was equal to any at home, Society. both in appearance and flavor, but Mr. Finch does not state whether these were solitary specimens, or whether the tree or trees bore much fruit.

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From William Storm, Esq., dated 30th April, forwarding samples of silk, to compete for the medals, prepared by Mr. A. McArthur, at the Bamundee concern, in zillah Nuddeah.

From N. Alexander, dated 26th April, enclosing a memo. of the mode adopted by him in rearing artichokes.

From the secretary to the Meerut Society, dated 18th April, advising the despatch of some samples of wool for the opinion of the committee. Acknowledges receipt of the secretary's letter, with copies of the cattle Committee's pamphlet.

From W. Storm, Esq., dated 8th May, forwarding some wool taken from English imported sheep.

From H. C. Hulse, Esq., dated Muttra, March, 20th forwarding four samples of wool, viz. two of white, one of grey and one of black, shorn from Merino sheep reared under his care, and conveying some information on the subject.

From the same, dated Muttra, 6th April, transmitting, for the inspection of the Society, samples of grass and grass atta, procured in that part of the country; stating that these varieties of grasses are the present means of trict, and that the fact of their being made use of as food subsistence to a large portion of the natives of that disappears to be but little known, even to parties long re

sident in India.

From the same, dated 10th April, acknowledges receipt of secretary's letter in reply to his communication, on the subject of a horse-breeding establishment, &c.

From Dr. J. T. Pearson, dated Jaunpore, 23d April, acknowledges receipt of secretary's letter of the 16th ultimo, returning his communication on cochineal.

From W. Cobb Hurry, Esq.; dated 30th April, presenting an ear of Pensylvania maize.

From the Reverend J. Parry, dated Jessore, 17th April, presenting to the Society, about half a maund of Sandoway tobacco, and a quantity of Madras tobacco, in-growing in that district, from seed supplied by this Society to Mr. Cathcart, also a specimen of the soil. Requests an opinion on these samples, and information on the collected a large quantity of seed from both varieties in culture and preparation of the plant; stating that he has

From Mr. Hugin, dated 4th April, Kedgeree, acknowledging receipt of parcels of books, &c., intended for the Agricultural Society of Mauritius.

From Mr. A. Millett, no date, received 8th May, forwarding 12 musk melons, of the same description as those presented last year.

From Captain G. C. Dicen, dated Mhairwarrah, 22d April, advising despatch of a quantity of Lucerne seed, for presentation to the Society, and intimating his willingness to forward a further supply at the close of the rains; stating his intention of sowing a large tract of land with cotton-seed and maize, the produce of seed furnished by this Society.

From Mr. L. L. Leman, of St. Helena, dated 12th December, 1837, offering to become the Society's agent in London, for the purchase of cotton seed, &c.

From Major J. D. Parsons, dated Cawnpore, 16th April, promising, in reply to secretary's letter of the 2d idem, to give some additional information on the subject of Indian cattle.

From R. Montgomery, Esq., dated Allahabad, April 18, asking for a supply of cotton seeds for distribution

distribution at the district.

From Dr. A. Campbell, dated 15th April, on the From Major Syers, secretary Agricultural Society subject of correspondence respecting Nepal paper pub-of Cuttack, dated 4th May, advising despatch of samples lished in vol. 5, Transactions of the Society.

of Virginia tobacco and Upland Georgia cotton, produced in the Society's garden at that station from seed furnished by this Society.

From F. Macnaghten, Esq., Government agent, dated 2d May, enclosing account-current up to the 30th April, 1838, showing the sum of 19,900 rupees, to be lodged in Society's fixed assets, in Government

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PRESENT.

Committee - Rajah Kallikissen Bahadoor, Baboo Prosonnocoomar Tagore, Baboo Ramcomul Sen, G. Prinsep, Esq. W. C. Hurry, Esq. Moonshee Mohamed Ameer.

LANDHOLDERS' SOCIETY.

Proceedings of a meeting of the committee held at the | a vakeel of Shaha Woodaha; and Moulavee Kurramut Society's office, No, 3. Clive-street ghaut, on Monday, 30th April 1838.

Ally, of Hooghly Emambarrah.

Mr. George Preston proposed at the last meeting, was unanimously elected a member of the Society.

The following gentlemen were proposed as members of the Society:

Proposed by a letter from T. Dickens, Esq., and seconded by Captain Vint,-Mr. Thomas, of Calcutta.

Proposed by Baboo Prosonocoomar Tagore, and seconded by Mr. Prinsep,-Mr. H. Miller, of Goorka, Rajeshye, and Baboo Neelrutten Halder, of Calcutta.

Member Capt. G. Vint.

Visitors-Baboo Bhubanychurn Mitter and Baboo meeting, and of which notice to be given by the circular. Resolved, that the petition be considered at the next Bindabun Bose. The following resolutions were agreed to:

Proposed by Captain Vint, and seconded by Bahoo Prosonnocomar Tagore,-Allan Gilmore, Esq. J. Me Killigan and James Hastie, Esqrs. of Calcutta.

Dr. Wallich submitted a small squash grown by Mr. R. Smith from English seed.

At a public meeting of the Calcutta Christian Instruction Society, held in the old church room, on Tuesday evening, the 8th May, 1838,

for all the above communication and presentations.
The thanks of the Society were ordered to be offered
JOHN BELL,

Secretary.

The Lord Bishop of Calcutta, Patron, in the chair, Moved by the Ven. the Archdeacon, and seconded by the Revd. F. Wybrow,

Town Hall, Calcutta, 9th May, 1838.
[Hurkaru, May 10.

I. That this meeting feels thankful to hear of the gradual progress of the society, as manifested in the report just read, and recommends that the report be printed and circulated for general information.

Moved by the Revd. Mr. Norgate, and seconded by the Revd. Mr. Ruspini,

II. That this meeting feels it to be the indispensable duty of every Christian to impart the knowledge of his religion to his fellow-creatures, and, especially, to the domestics of his own household, and that, as this society

Proposed by Baboo Ramcomul Sen, and seconded by Baboo Prosonnocoomar Tagore,-Kallikinker Paulit, of Calcutta.

Proposed by letter from Baboo Ramrutten Roy, and seconded by Moonshee Mahomed Ameer.- Baboo Essenchunder, Kanoongoe, heir of Baboo; Boydenauth, Kanoongoe, of Chittagong; Mouloavee Kurram Hussen, Hurkaru, May 10.]

trict of 24-pergunnahs was submitted to the considera. A petition to Government by a zemindar of the dis

tion of the committee.

CALCUTTA CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION SOCIETY.

Proposed by Rajah Kallikissen Bahadoor, and seconded by Baboo Prosonocoomar Tagore, that the weekly proceeding of the meeting be published in Bengalli in the Chundrika and Durpun.

Proposed by Captain Vint, and seconded by Rajah Kallikissen Bahadoor, that as the question of the verna. cular language is important, the discussion be postponed, and notice to be given by circular, stating its taking place at the next meeting. Notice was given by Baboo Ramcomul Sen, that a list of subjects connected with involves the general interest of landholders, be submitted the revenue and judicial system of Government, which by him at the next meeting.

WM. COBB HURRY,
P. TAGORE, Hony. Secys.

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These beautiful apples were received by the secreta- From M. G. Rose, Esq., of Ramunaghur Factoty, ry on the day after the last general meeting, and, fear-viz Coolbariah, forwarding a box containing samples ing the apples might not keep, he circulated them as of raw silk to compete for the medals offered by the widely as possible. The fruit was equal to any at home, Society. both in appearance and flavor, but Mr. Finch does not state whether these were solitary specimens, or whether

the tree or trees bore much fruit.

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From Mr. L. L. Leman, of St. Helena, dated 12th December, 1837, offering to become the Society's agent in London, for the purchase of cotton seed, &c.

warding samples of silk, to compete for the medals, From William Storm, Esq., dated 30th April, for. prepared by Mr. A. McArthur, at the Bamundee con. cern, in zillah Nuddeah.

From Major J. D. Parsons, dated Cawnpore, 16th April, promising, in reply to secretary's letter of the 2d idem, to give some additional information on the subject of Indian cattle.

From N. Alexander, dated 26th April, enclosing a memo. of the mode adopted by him in rearing artichokes.

From R. Montgomery, Esq., dated Allahabad, April 18, asking for a supply of cotton seeds for distribution in the district.

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From W. Cobb Hurry, Esq.; dated 30th April, presenting an ear of Pensylvania maize.

From the Reverend J.

Parry, dated Jessore, 17th April, presenting to the Society, about half a maund of Sandoway tobacco, and a quantity of Madras tobacco, in-growing in that district, from seed supplied by this Society to Mr. Cathcart, also a specimen of the soil. Requests culture and preparation of the plant; stating that he has an opinion on these samples, and information on the collected a large quantity of seed from both varieties in distribution at the district.

ledging receipt of parcels of books, &c., intended for From Mr. Hugin, dated 4th April, Kedgeree, acknowthe Agricultural Society of Mauritius.

warding 12 musk melons, of the same description as From Mr. A. Millett, no date, received 8th May, forthose presented last year.

From Captain G. C. Dicen, dated Mhairwarrah, 22d April, advising despatch of a quantity of Lucerne seed, lingness to forward a further supply at the close of the for presentation to the Society, and intimating his wilrains; stating his intention of sowing a large tract of land with cotton-seed and maize, the produce of seed furnished by this Society.

From Dr. A. Campbell, dated 15th April, on the subject of correspondence respecting Nepal paper pub-of Cuttack, dated 4th May, advising despatch of samples From Major Syers, secretary Agricultural Society lished in vol. 5, Transactions of the Society.

in the Society's garden at
of Virginia tobacco and Upland Georgia cotton, produced
furnished by this Society.
that station from seed

From F. Macnaghten, Esq., Government agent, April, 1838, showing the sum of 19,900 rupees, to be dated 2d May, enclosing account-current up to the 30th lodged in Society's fixed assets, in Government securities.

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