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The following act is passed by the Hon the President of the Council of India in Council on the 21st May 1938, with the se-nt of the Right Hon. the Governor Gene al of India, which h been read and recorded.

Ordered, that the act be promulgated for general information.

ACT No. XIII OF 1833.

I. It is hereby enacted, that it shall be competent t› the Governor General of Ilia in council, by an order in Cancil, to extend any part of the provisions of Regulation XII, of 1838, to the Court of any principal sudder ameen, sudder ameen or Moonsiff

11 And it is hereby enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Governor General of India in Conncil to delegate the power given to him by section of this act to the Governor of Bengal, and to the Lieutenant Governor of the N. W. Provinces, or to any funetionary exercising the authority of Government in the N. W.

Provinces,

Head quarters, Simla, 16th April, 1838.-The leave of ab. sence granted in general orders o the 4th of December last, to of the invalid establishment, is can ieutenant A.W W. Frase celled at his request.

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Meer Furbut Allee, native doctor, is removed from the 24th to the 29th regiment native infuutry, at Bandab, and directed to be sent to join.

H.If pay Drummer Christopher Woodfield, of the Europeas regiment, is trasferred to fill a vacaucy, as a drummer, to the 4th regiment of native infantry.

The undermentioned officer has leave of absence:

3d regiment light cavalry.-Captain G. C. Smyth, from 151 February to 1st December, in extension, to remain at Mussorie

on medi al certificate.

By order of His Excellency the Commader iu Chief.

BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

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Para. 1. The memor
als now submitted to us
arise out of the memerial
of lient lonel Powell,
of the Bombay army, the
important subject of which
we informed the Govern
ment of Bombay. we
would notice in our cor.
respondence with the Go
verument of India.

"Reply to military letter, dated
14th February, 1837.
(No. 20 )

Submit for courts favorable consi.
deration, five memorials from officers
of the Bengal army, praying that, for
the reasons stated, the court will re
call their orders of 6th June 1798, re-
quiring from an officer, about to re.
tire on pension, a declaration on
oath, that he had not received, and
would not receive any pecuniary or
other gratification or compensation
for so retiring. Government consider.
that the practice which has for some
time obtained, although now for the
first time brought to notice, of indu
memorial which indicates
cing time-expired officers, under the
a wish for line promotion
rank of Lieutenant Colouel, to retire
in certain cases below the
from the service, must conduce to
the contentment of the officers, and rank of major, that we
cannot contemplate the
to the efficiency of the army-
possiblity of sanctioning any measure which would infringe upon,
the integrity of ezimental ri e; and, in reply to the remainder of
his memoria!, that we see no necessity for interfering with the
arrangements which the junior officers, of a regiment may mka
in individual cases, for adding to the comforts of a senior officer.
on his retirement from the service upon the pension to which he
may be entitled.

2. We now desire, that you will canse lieutenant colonel Powell to be in formed, through the Government of Bombay, in reply to that part of his

3. The Regulation of 1798, requiring officers upon retirement to make oath, that they have received no pecuniary c nsideration for quitting the service, has not been enforced by us in any single case of retirement in England, during the period nearly forty years which has since elapsed. It was established chiefly upon financial grounds, to prevent (as observed by Lord Cornwalis, when recommending other rules for the same object)" au unrea. sonable load of pensions This presumed necessity for the rule has however not yet been fel; on the contrary, additional facilities have been required and have been given, for enabling officers to retite upon full pay: "we shall therefore continue to suspend the operation of the rule, and officers retiring from time to time will not be called upon to make the declaration, uuless the financial necessity to which we have referred (and of which due notice shall be given) shall at a future period be fully realized."

the presidency of Fort St Georze, in respect of all hidden treasure of any of the kinds specified in section II of that regulation, which may be found within his jurisdiction; and all roles appli cable to zillah or assistant judges, shall be applicable to every such principal sudder ameen in respect of such treasure.

Political Department, Sim'a, the 3d May 138-Lieutenant John Stubbs, of the 49th regiment native infantry, has this day been appointed to be 2d in command of the Joudpore lexion.

By order of the Right on the Governor General of India.

Simla, 4th May, 183-Lieutenant T. Hutton, assistant reve nue surveyor, has obtained leave of absence, in the revenue department, for six months, to visit the hills on his private affairs.

Simla, 10th May 1838.-The Right Hon the Governor General is pleased to make the following appointments:

Colonel James Cock, of the 51st native infantry, to the general staff of the army, with the rank of brigadier general, from the 25th ultimo, vice Major General C. Brown, C. B. deceased.

Colonel G Pollock, C. B of the artillery regiment, to be a brigadier on the establishment, vice Penny embarked for Europe on furlough.

Simla, 8th May, 1833.-The following appointment was made on the 3d instant, in the political department: Lieutenant John Stubbs, of the 49th regiment native infantry, fairs. to be 2d in Command of the Joudpore legion.

Colonel A. Lindsay, C. B of the artillery regiment, to be a brigadier (tempo: arily) during the absence, on leave, of Major General Richards, C. B. or until further orders.

WM. CASEMENT, M. G., Secretary to the Govt. of India Mily, Dept. with the Rt. Hon. the Govr. Genl.

Fort William, Legislative Department, the 21st May, 1838. -The following act is passed by the Hon. the President of the Council of India in Council on the 21st May 1839, with the assent of the Right Hon. the Governor General of India, which has been read and recorded.

Ordered, that the act be promulgated for general information
ACT No. XII, OF 1838.

It is hereby enacted, that from the first day of July 1838, al powers vested by Regulation XI. of 1832, of the Madras Code in zillah or assistant judges, shall be vested in every principal sud der ameen within the territories subject to the Government o,

Head quarters, Simla, 17th April, 1838 -The undermentioned officers bave leave of absence:

37th regiment native infantry-Lieutenant Iutr. and Qr. Mr. J.G.W. Curtis, from 16th March to 24th March, in extension to, enable him to rejoin.

47th regiment native infantry.-Lientenant J.G.B. Paton, from 15th April to 15th Octob r, to visit Neemuch, on private af

Head quarters, Simla, 18th April, 1838.-The Benares division order of the 9th instant, directing assistant surgeon T. Smith, M. D of the 8th light cavalry, to proceed to Ghazeepore, and do duty with Her Majes1y's 44th regiment, is confirmed,

The Agra garrison and station order of the 6th instant, directing Assistant Apothecary T. Absalom, lately arrived with a detachment of recruits, to do duty with the European regiment, is confirmed.

His Excellency the Commander in Chief is pleased to make the following removals and postings in the regiment of artillery :

Captain T. Sanders, from the 2d company 6th battalion to the 3d company 2d battalion.

Captain T. Hickman, from the 3d company 2d battalion to the 1st company 3d battalion.

Captain A. Abbott, from the 1st company 3d battalion to the 24 company 6th battalion.

Lieutenant Vincent Eyre, from the 3d company 1st battalion to the 1st troop 2d brigade horse artillery.

Quarter Master Sergeant Barry Tariton, is appointed sergeant major to the 10th regiment native infantry, vice Fairlie, promoted, in the ordnance commissariat department.

Head quarters, Simla, 19th April, 1838.—Mnjor A. Herves's regimental order of the 27th ultimo, appointing Lieutenant C, L. Harrison, to act as interpreter aud quarter master to the 65th re

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The appointment, in general orders of the 9th ultimo, of En sign J.S Knox, of the 424, to act as interpreter and quarter] master to the 26th regiment of native fufantry, is canceled at his

Head-quarters. Simla, 25th April, 1838.-The Sangor division order of the 6th instant, removing D-edaur Buksh, native doctor, 'rom the artillery at Saugor, and appointing him to the 33d native infantry at Jubbulpore, vice Meer Abdoolah, native doctor, who is transferred from the latter to the former corps, is confirmed.

The following removals and postings will take place in the regiment of artillery:

request.

Ensign W.H. Oakes, of the 45th regiment of native infantry, having been declared by the examiners of the College of Fort Wil liam, to be qualified for the duties of interpreter, is exempted from further examination.

Drum uer Charles Peters, of the 9th, is transferred, to fill a va caucy in the 70th regiment native infantry.

Half-pay Drummer John Pickett, of the European regiment, is transferred, as a drummer, to the 17th regiment of native infan try.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

6ed regiment native infantry.-Lientenant Colonel T Dundas from 5th March to 10th June, to remain at the presidency, on medical certificate.

NB This cancels the leave granted to Lieut. Colonel Dundas, in general orders of the 10th ultino.

Ist regiment local horse --Lieutenant an Adjutant J. Skin n-r, from 30th April to 30th November, to visit the hills north of Deyrah, on medical certificate.

By order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief,

Head qua ters, Simla, 21st April, 1834.-Referring to general orders of the 23d altino, which named Agia as the place of as sembly for certain soldiers returning from furlough. cellency the Commander in Chief, on a r presentation from the His Ex. brigadier commanding the Maiwah field force, is pleased to au thorize commanding officers of corps at Mhow, to use their discretion in fixing Bandah or Mirzapore as the place for assembly.

The men to whom Bandah may be assigned, must be ordered to assemble there by the 4th October, and to march thence on the 6th of that month, and those for whom Mirzapore may have been selected, must be instructed to meet at that station on the 21st, and to march from it on the 23d September, both parties. under the command of the senior native officer.

The officers commanding at those stations will require tenfs, from the sore rooms of the corps under their orders, to be pitched for the accommodation of the furlough men, so long as they may reinin, and they will cause intimation to be given of their march to the civil authorities of the districts through which their route may lie, to ensure supplies for them on the road.

Should the number of men proceeding from either of the above stations be considerable, a native doctor belonging to the post, with a suitable supply of medicines, must be sent with the party.

With the sanction of Government. the stipen's of the pension ers of the Nasseree battalion are henceforward to be disbursed by the adjutant of the corps, who will forward the usual ac quittance rolls to the pension pay master at Meerut.

In order to guard as much as possible against any attempt at imposition, the pensioners are to be invariably paid by the adjutant, in person, after a minute examination of each in dividual, and of the documents he possesses.

The Sirhind division order of the 15th instant, removing Shaik Wahid Ali, native doctor, from the 21st to the 27th regiment of native infantry, and Manick Ram, from the latter to the former eorps, is confirmed.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

54th regiment native infantry.-Captain W. F. Beatson, from 25th April to 25th October, to visit Mussoorie and Simla, on private affairs.

42d regiment native infantry.-Ensign J. S. Knox, from 15th March to 15th November, to visit the hills, north of Deyrah, on medical certificate.

General staff.-Lieutenant R. P. Alcock, officiating Deputy assistant quarter master general of the army, from 1st May to 30th June, to visit Kamptee, on private affairs.

Captain W. Geddes, (on furlough) from the 1st company 5th battalion to the 24 company 1st battasion.

Captain A Wilson, (officiating assistant adjutant general of artillery) from the 2d company 1st batalion on the 1st company

5th battalion

1st Lieutenant Z M Mallock, (an furlough) from the 1st company 4th battalion to the 8th company 7th battalion..

1st Lieutenant R Walker. from the 2d company 24 battalion to the 4th company 2d battalion.

His Excellency the Commanner in Chief is pleased to make the following removals and postings :

Assistant surgeon H. Marlean, (on furlough) from the Mhair. warrah local battalion to the 6th regiment of native infantry.

Assistant Surgeon A. Wackean, from the 9th regiment of light cavalry to the Mbairwarrab local battalion.

The leave of absence granted in general orders of the 20th regiment native infantry, is cancelled at his request. February las, to Lieutenant and Adjutant R. Troup, of the 63d

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence :

6th regiment native infantry.-Lieut. Col. W. G. Mackenzie, from 5th April, to 5th May, in extension, to remain at the presidency, ou medical certificate.

57th regiment native infantry-Lient. Colonel R. Chalmers,
provinces, on medical certificate.
from 15th April to 15th October, in extension, to visit the upper

17th October to remain at Kurnaul, on private affairs.
Invalid establishment -Major J. Barclay, from 17th April to

By order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief,

3. R. LUMLEY, Major General,

Fort William, 30th April, 1838 -No. 60 of 1838.-The Hon. the President in Council is pleased to make the following promotion!

to be lieutenant, from the 22d April, 138, vice lieutenant and 41st regiment native infantry-Ensign Samuel John Saunders, Brevet Captain William Tritton, deceased.

Ensign J. P. M. Biggs, of the 88th regiment native infantry,
pore, on medical certificate, for eight months,
Madras establishment. is permitted to proceed hence to Singa-

the 5th March last, to Ensign William Maitland Roberts, of the
The leave of absence granted in general orders No. 34, dated
officer.
30th regiment native infantry, is cancelled at the request of that

The leave of absence, for six months, granted to Lieutenant of the 10th instant, by Captain A. Stewart, appointing Corporal Head quarters, Simla, 30th April, 1838-The detachment order. and Brevet Captain H. T. Raban, of the 47th regiment of native George Howitt, to act as sergeant, and Private Henry Taunton, infantry, in general orders of the 12th of February last, is can-as corporal, in the room of Hugh Dodds, deprived of his tempo. celled at his request.

rary rauk for misconduct, is confirmed.

regiment native infantry, is permitted to proceed to Europe on No. 61 of 1839.-Brevet Captain John Bracken, of the 29th furlough, on medical certificate.

J. STUART, Lieut. Col. Offg. Secy to the Govt. of India Mily. Dept.

The leave of absence, for six months, granted to Lieutenant Colonel J. W. Roberdeau, of the 1st regiment of light cavalry, to visit Simla, on his private affairs, is to be calculated from the 3d of March, instead of February.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

Sappers and Minners.-2d Lieut. J. S. Broadfoot, from 15th March to 15th Nov. to visit Mussoorie, on medical certificate.

1st April to 1st October, to visit Shajehanpore, on private affairs, 17th regiment native infantry.-Ensign J. S. D. Tulloch, from Jand rejoin his regiment at Loodianah.

Para. 1. The memor als now submitted to us arise out of the memorial of lient alonel Powell, of the Bombay army, the important subject of which we informed the Govern ment of Bombay, we would notice in our eorrespondence with the Go vernment of India.

"Reply to military letter, dated
14th February, 1837.
(No. 20 )

2. We now desire, that
you will cause lieutenant
colonel Powell to be in
formed, through the Go-
vernment of Bombay, in

Submit for courts favorable consi deration, five memorials from officers of the Bengal army, praying that, for the reasons stated, the court will re. call their orders of 6th June 1798, requiring from an officer, about to re. tire on pension, a declaration on oath, that he had not received, and would not receive any pecuniary or other gratification or compensation for so retiring. Government consider, that the practice which has for some time obtained, although now for the first time brought to n tice, of indu reply to that part of his memorial which indicates cing time-expired officers, under the a wish for line promotion rank of Lieutenant Clouel, to retire in certain cases below the from the service, must conduce to rank of major, that we the contentment of the officers, and cannot conten plate the to the efficiency of the army possiblity of sanctioning any measure which would infringe upon, the integrity of ezimental ri e; and, in reply to the remainder of his memorial, that we see no necessity for interfering with the arrangements which the junior officers, of a regiment may mka in individual cases, for adding to the comforts of a senior officer, on his retirement from the service upon the pension to which he may be entitled.

3. The Regulation of 1798, requiring officers upon retirement to make oath, that they have received no pecuniary consideration for quitting the service, has not been enforced by us in any single Case of retirement in England, during the period nearly forty years which has since elapsed. It was established chiefly upon financial grounds, to prevent (as observed by Lord Cornwallis, when recommending other rules for the same object)" au unrea. sonable load of pensions This presumed necessity for the rule has however not yet been fel; on the contrary, additional facilities have been required and have been given, for enabling officers to retire upon full pay: "we shall therefore continue to suspend the operation of the rule, and officers retiring from time to time will not be called upon to make the declaration, uuless the financial necessity to which we have referred (and of which due notice shall be given) shall at a future period be fully realized."

the presidency of Fort St George, in respect of all hidden treasure of any of the kinds specified in section II of that regulation, which may be found within his jurisdiction; and all rules appli cable to zilah or assistant judges, shall be applicable to every such principal sudder ameen in respect of such treasure.

The following act is passed by the Hon the President of the Council of India in Council on the 21st May 1838, with the assent of the Right Hon. the Governor Gene.al of India, which has been read and recorded.

Ordered, that the act be promulgated for general information.

ACT No. XIII OF 1833.

I. It is hereby enacted, that it shall be competent t› the Governor General of Iodia in council, by an order in Cuncil, to extend any part of the provisions of Regulation XII, of 1838, to the Court of any principal sudder ameen, sudder ameen or Moonsite.

Political Department, Sim'a, the 3d May 138.-Lieutenant
John Stubbs, of the 49th regiment native infantry, has this day
been appointed to he 2d in command of the Joudpore lexion.
By order of the Right Hon. the Governor General of India.

Simla, 4th May, 1832-Lieutenant T. Hufton, assistant reve nue surveyor, has obtained leave of absence, in the revenue department, for six months, to visit the hills on his private affairs.

Simla, 8th May, 1833.-The following appointment was made on the 3d instant, in the political department:

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H.If pay Drummer Christopher Woodfield, of the European regiment, is trasferred to fill a vacaucy, as a drummer, to the 4th regiment of native infantry.

Lieutenant John Stubbs, of the 49th regiment native infantry, fairs. to be 2d in Command of the Joudpore legion.

Colonel A. Lindsay, C. B of the artillery regiment, to be a brigadier (temporarily) during the absence, on leave, of Major General Richards, C. B. or until further orders.

The undermentioned officer has leave of absence:

3d regiment light cavalry.-Captain G. C. Smyth, from 15th February to 1st December, in extension, to remain at Musso rie

on medi al certificate.

By order of His Excellency the Commader in Chief.

BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

WM. CASEMENT, M. G., Secretary to the Govt. of India Mily, Dept. with the Rt. Hon. the Govr. Genl.

Fort William, Legislative Department, the 21st May, 1838. -The following act is passed by the Hon. the President of the Council of India in Council on the 21st May 1838, with the assent of the Right Hon. the Governor General of India, which has been read and recorded.

Ordered, that the act be promulgated for general information
ACT No. XII. OF 1838.

It is hereby enacted, that from the first day of July 1838, al powers vested by Regulation XI. of 1832, of the Madras Code in zillah or assistant judges, shall be vested in every principal sud der ameen within the territories subject to the Government o

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47th regiment native infantry.-Lientenant J.G.B. Paton, from 15th April to 15th October, to visit Neemuch, on private af

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The appointment, in general orders of the 9th ultimo, of En sign J.S Knox, of the 424, to act as interpreter and quarter master to the 26th regiment of native infantry, is cancelled at his

Head-quarters. Simla, 25th April, 1833.-The Sangor division order of the 6th instant, removing D-edaur Buksh, native doctor, 'rom the artillery at Sangor, and appointing him to the 33d native nfantry at Jubbulpore, vice Meer Abdoolah, native doctor, who is transferred from the latter to the former corps, is confirmed.

The following removals and postings will take place in the regiment of artillery:

request.

Ensign W.H. Oakes, of the 45th regiment of native infantry having been declared by the examiners of the College of Fort Wil liam, to be qualified for the duties of interpreter, is exempted from further examination.

Drum uer Charles Peters, of the 9th, is transferred, to fill a va caucy in the 70th regiment native infantry.

Half-pay Drummer John Pickett, of the European regiment, is transferred, as a drummer, to the 17th regiment of native infan try.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

6ed regiment native infantry.-Lient-nant Colonel T Dundas f om 5th March to 10th June, to remain at the presidency, on medical certificate.

NB This cancels the leave granted to Lieut. Colonel Dundas, in general orders of the 10th ultimo,

1st regiment local horse --Lieutenant and Adjutant J. Skin n. r, from 30th April to 30th November, to visit the hills north of Deyrah, on medical certificate.

By order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief,

Head qua ters, Simla, 21st April, 1834.-Referring to general orders of the 23d ultimo, which named Agia as the place of as sembly for certain soldiers returning from furlough. cellency the Commander in Chief, on a r presentation from the His Exbrigadier commanding the Maiwah field force, is pleased to au thorize commanding officers of corps at Mhow, to use their discretion in fixing Bandah or Miɛzapore as the place for assembly.

The men to whom Bandah may be assigned, must be ordered to assemble there by the 4th October, and to march thence on the 6th of that month, and those for whom Mirzapore may have been selected, must be instructed to meet at that station on the 21st, and to march from it on the 23d September, both parties under the command of the senior native officer.

The officers commanding at those stations will require tents, from the store rooms of the corps under their orders, to be pitched for the accommodation of the furlough men, so long as they may remain, and they will cause intimation to be given of their march to the civil authorities of the districts through which their route may lie, to ensure supplies for them on the road.

Should the number of men proceeding from either of the above stations be considerable, a native doctor belonging to the post, with a suitable supply of medicines, must be sent with the party.

With the sanction of Government. the stipends of the pension ers of the Nasseree battalion are henceforward to be disbursed by the adjutant of the corps, who will forward the usual ac quittance rolls to the pension pay master at Meerut.

In order to guard as much as possible against any attempt at imposition, the pensioners are to be invariably paid by the adjutant, in person, after a minute examination of each in dividual, and of the documents he possesses.

The Sirhind division order of the 15th instant, removing Shaik Wahid Ali, native doctor, from the 21st to the 27th regiment of native infantry, and Manick Ram, from the latter to the former, eorps, is confirmed.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

54th regiment native infantry.-Captain W. F. Beatson, from 25th April to 25th October, to visit Mussoorie and Simla, on private affairs.

42d regiment native infantry,-Ensign J. S. Knox, from 15th March to 15th November, to visit the hilis, north of Deyrab, on medical certificate.

General staff.-Lieutenant R. P. Alcock, officiating Deputy assistant quarter master general of the army, from 1st May to 30th June, to visit Kampted, on private affairs.

Captain W. Geddes, (on furlough) from the 1st company 5th battalion to the 24 company 1st battalion.

Captain A Wilson, (officiating assistant adjutant general of artillery) from the 20 company 1st battalion on the 1st company

5th battalion

1st Lieutenant Z M Mallock, (on furlongh) from the 1st company 4th battalion to the 8th company 7th battalion.

1st Lieutenant R Walker. from the 2d company 24 battalion to the 4th company 2d battalion.

His Excellency the Commanner in Chief is pleased to make the following removals and postings :

Assistant surgeon H. Maclean, (on furlough) from the Mhair. warrab local battalion to the 6th regiment of native infantry.

Assistent Surgeon A. Mackean, from the 9th regiment of light cavalry to the Mhair warrab local battalion.

The leave of absence granted in general orders of the 20th February last, to Lieutenant and Adjutant R. Troup, of the 63d regiment native infantry, is cancelled at his request.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

6th regiment native infantry.-Lieut. Col. W. G. Mackenzie, from 5th April, to 5th May, in extension, to remain at the presidency, ou medical certificate.

57th regiment native infantry-Lient. Colonel R. Chalmers,
provinces, on medical certificate.
from 15th April to 15th October, in extension, to visit the upper

17th October to remain at Kurnaul, on private affairs.
Invalid establishment -Major J. Barclay, from 17th April to

By order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief,

J. R. LUMLEY, Major General,

Fort William, 30th April, 1838 -No. 60 of 1838.-The Hon. the President in Council is pleased to make the following promo. tion:

to be lieutenant, from the 22d April, 1838, vice lieutenant and 41st regiment native infantry-Ensign Samuel John Saunders, Brevet Captain William Tritton, deceased.

Ensign J. P. M. Biggs, of the 28th regiment native infantry,
pure, on medical certificate, for eight months.
Madras establishment, is permitted to proceed hence to Singa-

the 5th March last, to Ensign William Maitland Roberts, of the
The leave of absence granted in general orders No. 34, dated
officer.
30th regiment native infautry, is cancelled at the request of that

The leave of absence. for six months, granted to Lieutenant of the 10th instant, by Captain A. Stewart, appointing Corporal
Head quarters, Simla. 30th April, 1838 -The detachment order.
and Brevet Captain H. T. Raban, of the 47th regiment of native | George Howitt, to act as sergeant, and Private Henry Taunton,
infantry, in general orders of the 12th of February last, is can.as corporal, in the room of Hugh Dodds, deprived of his tempo.
celled at his request.
rary rauk for misconduct, is confirmed.

regiment native infantry, is permitted to proceed to Europe on No. 61 of 1839.-Brevet Captain John Bracken, of the 29th furlough, on medical certificate.

J. STUART, Lieut. Col. Offg Secy to the Govt. of India Mily. Dept.

The leave of absence, for six months, granted to Lieutenant Colonel J. W. Roberdeau, of the 1st regiment of light cavalry, to visit Simla, on his private affairs, is to be calculated from the 3d of March, instead of February.

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

Sappers and Minners.-2d Lieut. J. S. Broadfoot, from 15th March to 15th Nov. to visit Mussoorie, ou medical certificate.

1st April to 1st October, to visit Shajebanpore, on private affairs, 17th regiment native infantry.-Ensign J. S. D. Tulloch, from and rejoin his regiment at Loodianah.

56th regiment native infantry.-Lieutenant B. W. D. Cooke,{ from 1st April to 30th June, in extension, to remain at Cheria Poonjee, on medical certificate.

He d quarters, Simla, 1st May, 1838.-Under instructions from the Right Honourable the Governor General, His Excel lency the Commander in Chief is pleased to direct officers com branding stations, at which there may be uo person already appointed by Government to discharge the duties of postmaster, to place themselves immediately in communication with the postmaster general on the subject, offering, at the same time, the name of an officer from under their command, for the duties of the situation.

The appointment will be promulgated in Government general orders, it will have effect from the date of the officer's taking charge, and will continue while the corps remains at that station, and the duties are satisfactorily discharged.

Pending the result of this reference, an officer is to be ap: pointed in station orders to the charge of the post office, and it has been communicated to His Excellency, that a certified copy of that order, countersigned by the post master general, will be held a sufficient voucher by the civil auditor, to enable him to pass the authorized allowance to the party performing the duty.

In the event of a sudden vacancy in the office of postmaster at any military station, a temporary successor is to be appointed in station orders, in the same manner as directed in the case above stated, pending a reference to the postmaster general.

It is to be clearly understood, that the appointment of postmaster at any military station, is not to interfere with any of the duties to which the officer nominated may otherwise be liable and no one is to be selected, who, in the ordinary performance of regimental duty, would be subject occasionally to be de

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tached from the station.

69th regiment native infantry.-Lieutenant E. Garrell, front-
20th June to 15th October, on private affairs, to visit Simla.
Invalid establishment.-Captain C. Gale, from 1st June to ist
November, to visit Mussoorie, on private affairs.

By order of his Excellency the Commander in Chief,
J. R. LUMLEY, Major General,
Adjutant General of the Army.

Fort William, 4th May, 1838,-No. 65 of 1838.-The Hon. the President in Council is pleased to direct, that the following paragraphs of a military letter from the Hon. the Court of Di rectors No. 10, dated 26th January 1838, and its enclosure, be published in general orders.

Para. J. With reference to our military letter of the 30th August 1837, we have now to apprise you, that at the public examination which was held at the military seminary on the 11th Dec last, Mr Henry Price de Teiss er was found to have rendered himseif worthy of the distinction of receiving an Hanourary certificate which was presented to him accordingly.

His Excellency the Commander in Chief is pleased to direct, that all officers absent from their corps, or departments, on leave of absence, or on duty, shall, if stationary, report monthly to the adjutant general of the army their places of residence; And if moving, a report of their progress is to be made also monthly, or as often as opportunities offer for the transmission of letters.

These reports are to be sent direct to head quarters.

Ensign F. B. Bosanquet, of the 16th regiment native infantry, is appointed to act as adjutant to the Hurrianab light infantry battalion, during the absence, on leave of Lieutenant and Adju tant Colebrooke, or until further orders.

The undermentioned officer has leave of absence:

Hurrianah light infantry.-Lieutenant and Adjutant T. E. Colebrooke, from 15th May to 15th October, to visit Allahabad, on private affairs.

By order of his Excellency the Commander in Chief,
J. R. LUMELY, Major General,
Adjutant General of the Army.

2. We forward for your observation and also for publication in general orders, a cony of the report of the public examination, the merits of Mr De Teissier, who was selected for the artillery and stationed to your presidency.

REPORT OF MAJOR GENERAL SIR ALEXANDER DICKSON, K. C, B, 18th December, 1837.

I am happy to state that the following gentleman bas received an bonourary certificate on the present occasion, for which I was enabled to recommend him, on account of his progress, diligence, and unvaried good conduct at the institution, viz. Mr. Henry Price de Teissier.

Head-quarters, Simla, 2d May, 1833.-The Lucknow station order of the 5th ultimo, directing Assistant Surgeon J. V. Leese. of the 10th regiment of native infantry, to perform the medical duties of the presidency and the Thug jail,in addition to his present charge, consequent on the departure, on leave of Assistant Sur. geon W. Stevenson, is confirmed, as a temporary arrangement.

Head-quarters, Simla, 3d May, 1838.-The Mynpoorie stat on order of the 7th February last, appointing Lieutenant R. R. W. Ellis, acting interpreter and quarter master to the 28th regiment native infantry, to act as station staff, is confirmed.

His Excellency the Commander in Chief is pleased to make the following appointment:

No 66 of 1838.-The following paragraphs of a military letter No. 4, dated the 24th January 1938, from the Hon. the Court of Directors, are published for general information ♦

Para. 2. "We have granted the following officers an extensin of leave, viz.

Lieutenant Colonel John Home, and Lieut. Henry Stone, for six months.

26th Regiment native infantry.-Lieutenant R. R. W. Ellis, of the 23d regiment native infantry, to act as Interpreter and

quarter-master.

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Lieut. G. Warren Stokes, to remain till March next.

3. We have permitted the following officers of your establ shment to retire from the Srevice, viz.

Hospital apprentice J. H. Bowser, at present attached to the general hospital, is to be paid up and discharged the service, from the date of publication of this order at the head-quarters of the presidency division.

Captain Alban T. Davies; the vacancy has effect from the 4th August 1836.

Half-pay Drummers Thomas Anderson and James Anderson, of the European regiment, are transferred to the 33d native infantry, as drummers, to fill existing vacancies; and will proceed and join on the 1st of October next.

Captain W. A. Smith, from the 8th July 1836."*

No. 68 of 1838.-The Hon. the President in Council is pleased to make the following promotion and appointment:

The undermentioned officers have leave of absence:

Gist regiment native infantry-Captain R. A. McNaghten, from 1st June to 10th November, in extension, to remain at the presidency, on private affairs.

47th regiment native infantry.-Ensign Robert Renny, to be lieutenant, from the 18th April 1838, vice Lieutenant James George Brown Paton, deceased.

Captain Simon Fraser Hannay, of the 40th regiment native infantry, to be second in command of the Assam light infantry, vice Captain Charlton, resigned,

Lientenant Thomas David Colyear, of the 7th regiment light cavalry, is promoted to the rank of eaptain by brevet, from the 8th May 1838.

The undermentioned gentlemen are admitted to the service in conformity with their appointment by the Honourable the Court of Directors, as cadets of infantry and an assistant surgeon on this establishment; the cadets are promoted to the rank of ensign, leaving the dates of their commissions for future adjust.

ment.

Infantry.-Charles Sheppard Reynolds, Frederick Thomas Paterson, Henry John Edwards, Rowland Rees Mainwaring, date of arrival at Fort, William, 10th May, 1838, and George Edward Ford, Johu Palmer Caulfeild, ditto ditto 12th ditto ditto. Medical department.-Mr. James Alexander Dunbar, 12th May 1838.

The leave of absence granted to brevet captain John Raitbby Revell, of the regiment of artillery, in general orders No. 18, of the 18th January 1836, is commuted to a furlough to Europe, on medical certificate.

Captain John Villiers Forbes, of the 15th regiment natiye infantry, is permitted to proceed to New South Wales, via the Isle of France, on medical certificate, and to be absent from Bengal on that account for two years.

Sergeant George Mayhoo, magazine sergeant, is admitted to the benefits of the pension sanctioned by Minutes of Council of the 11th January 1797. and general orders dated 5th February 1820, subject to the confirmation of the Hon. the Court of Directors, with permission to receive his stipend at Calpee.

The Hon. the President in Council has been pleased to make he following promotions in the Calcutta nati re militia.

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