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[PUBLISHED IN JULY.]
Appointment of R. D. Mangles, Esq. as a
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
In our extreme anxiety to render the Calcutta Monthly Journal as attractive as possible, we have hurried ourselves into an arrangement respecting the Lithographic Portraits and Memoirs that we are compelled to confess ourselves unable to continue with the punctuality that we had originally designed. We regret this exceedingly, but it is really no fault of ours. We have tried our utmost to obtain a Portrait and Memoir for the present number, but have met with obstacles that we never anticipated. It is useless, however, to enter into a very minute explanation of our difficulties, though, in justice to ourselves, it is but fair to state, that we have found certain distinguished individuals a great deal more coy towards the public than could have been expected from men who had been so many years prominently before the world. Nevertheless, we are not going to abandon, altogether, the plan of giving Lithographic Portraits and Biographical and Critical Notices; we are only apologizing for the absence of any in this month's Journal, and preparing the reader for occasional similar omissions in our future numbers. We shall certainly give a Memoir and Portrait next month; and, we hope, that if we cannot preserve a perfect regularity of succession in these notices and embellishments that they will not be so very few or far between as to occasion any serious disappointment to our kind supporters. If our friends were aware of the very great expense and trouble that we incur in the preparation of this work, for which we are far from receiving a remunerating return, we are certain that they would not withhold from us even a greater degree of indulgent consideration than we now solicit.