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and sat down to breakfast, to the number To the Venerable George Barnes, D.D. of nearly 200, the garrison band playing at
Archdeacon of Bombay. intervals.
Venerable and Dear Sir : We, the Nearly at the conclusion of the break undersigned, cannot permit you to leave fast, Mr. Newnham, who had been soli- Bombay, without manifesting to you our cited to take the chair on this interesting respect and esteem. It is impossible to occasion, rose, and with great feeling ad- think of your departure without regret, dressed the Archdeacon as follows:
but that regret is much softened by know“ Archdeacon Barnes. — The address, ing that you are returning in health to Sir, which I have the honour to hold in my your family and native country; and we and, I have been requested to present to hope it will be some source of delight to you in the name of the numerous persons you, to be assured by this address of the whose signatures are affixed to it-in the affectionate regard for your character with name of this numerous and respectable which your amiable manners and cheerful meeting, rendered more interesting by the piety have inspired us. We shall indeed presence of so many of your female friends, feel your loss, and it will be our earnest and in the name, I may say, of every vir- endeavour, at our charitable, religious, tuous and good person, who, throughout and other Institutions, to follow the exyour extensive ministration, has had the ample which you have set us, in the happiness to listen to the pure precepts foundation, the encouragement, and the which have fallen from your lips, and to management of those societies, the records admire the virtues of your private life, in of which will perpetuate your talents, which you have forcibly shewn us how your zeal, and your success. easy and consistent is the practical obser- You have now lived among us for more vance of the moral duties you have taught than eleven years, and of the persons electus, with the occupations, the cares, the ed to compose the Hierarchy which was happiness, and the comforts of the world. established at the time of your arrival by
6 Warm indeed are the gratitude, the the wisdom of the legislature : you alone affection, and esteem which will accompa- have survived to feel and to bear witness ny you on your departure,- and great in- in England to its beneficial results. It deed is our regret at parting with you, but will be no unworthy pride for you and the pain of separation is alleviated by the your children to cherish the remembrance recollection that you · are returning in of the public admiration and private friend. health and the prime of life to the bosom ship which your conduct in your high of your family and of your friends, and office has produced. Its novelty in India, to that happy country to which we all wish and the delicacy of its duties, were calcu. to follow you.
Whilst we reinain, we lated to have appalled a man of more adshall remember with veneration and re- vanced age and greater experience ; but spect, the virtues of Archdeacon Barnes, your learning, your good sense, and the and when we also shall have left this kindliness of your disposition, have to a country, sufficient will remain to perpetu- wonderful degree reconcileit all difficul ate the remembrance of your goodness ties. It will not we trust, he unwelcoine with the same feelings in our successors. to you, that we express our desire of
“ I cannot, Sir, add any thing to the ex- possessing some memorial of the pure pressions contained in this address, with theology which we have so many times out the fear of detracting from their force ; heard delivered by you from the pulpit but, under the feelings created by your last and we warmly solicit, that you will beautiful and impressive discourse, I trust select a number of your excellent disit will be allowed me to express a hope courses, in order that they may be printed that if it should please you to accede to for the benefit of ourselves and of our one of the requests contained in the ad- latest posterity, and prove permanent dress, you will allow that discourse to be incentives to virtue, piety, and true republished also for our instruction, and ligion. that it may occasionally revive in us the There is also one other request which recollection of your last affectionate ad- we intreat you not to refuse. The Charity monitions.
Schools, in a great measure instituted by “ Before I read the address, I trust I your zeal, and fostered ever by your shall be pardoned in expressing the pride patronage and influence,. are no longer and satisfaction wbich I feel in being se- matter of promise. They have realised lected as the organ of conveying to you the hopes of the most sanguine. We are the farewell address of so respectable a anxious to place your portrait in your procommunity. With a slight intermission, fessional robes in one of those schoolsI have been resident here with you from and we hope you will allow it to be painted your first arrival in Bombay: I have lived and engraved by the best artists, so that with you on terms of friendship and inti- an impression of it may form a frontismacy, and shall ever be proud to be num- piece toʻthe volume of your sermons. bered among your warmest admirers. We shall ever pray continually for your
“ With your permission, Sir, I will now happiness and if it shall please Provi. read the address.
dence to enlarge in your native land, the contributions, their attention to the charity, sphere of your piety and usefulness in the impartiality and economy of their your holy ministration, we are persuaded, direction. I leave the institution in your that you will not forget the smaller circle hands, confident, as long as it shall be of the public which admired you in Bom- conducted with the same unanimity and bay, and your private friends, who can judgment, the orphan will never want cease only with life to revere and esteem your support.” your memory.
The Archdeacon observed that he would We are your sincere and affectionate readily comply with their kind request that friends,
he would sit for his picture-and if, he (Signed) Francis WARDEX,
added, it shall remind you of him who now and a long list of signatures. stands before you, let it remind you of one The Archdeacon, who stood while Mr. who has studied to promote your most imNewnham read the address, though much portant interests, and who will retain to bis affected, and occasionally interrupted by latest hour an affectionate remembrance of his feelings, spoke at some length, but you. “ Your kind request respecting my circumstances do not enable us to record sermons is indeed more embarrassing; for so full an account of the sentiments he I know the responsibility attached to liteexpressed as we could wish. He felt, he rary productions; and though criticism said, that he had need of their indulgence, may be disarmed by the occasion, yet in from his inability to reply adequately to the expositions which I may print, the such a kind and Hattering address, oppress- most awful responsibility is involved, on ed as he was by the further consideration, points concerning which you and I may that this was the day of his separation one day be called to give an account. Yet from their society—that no ordinary tone I will comply; and in the leisure of my of acknowledgment was due for what was voyage endeavour to make them more no ordinary testimony of affectionate worthy of your perusal; and if they shall regard ; and though be could not suppose afford comfort to any individual, my end that the expressions were literally applic. and your end will be answered. able to him, but heightened by the colour. “ You wish me happiness in the land of ing of a flattering partiality, yet they were my birth, to which we all hope to return. scarce the less acceptable to him, for next Attachment to our native country involves to our own conscience, the highest gratifica. attachment to all that is good and perfect, tion is the testimony of those with whom and is to be encouraged, not from a mere we have been connected, and for whom we love of soil, not from romantic feelings toentertain sincere regard and esteem, He wards the scenes of our earlier days—but felt this, as a testimony not only of private as possessing all that is excellent in public, regard, but as an acknowledgment from a and all that is lovely in private life ; and considerate and religious people, of thank. I am persuaded that there is no greater sefulness for instruction in the most im. curity for universal usefulness, than a jeaportant concerns of life, however humble lousy for the honour of England, and a the individual by whom it was adminis. regard for British feelings and for British tered.
principles. But strong as is my attach“ With regard to the Education Society, ment to my native land ; dear as are the I have indeed felt a lively interest in its ties which bind me to it; I feel I have well-doing, but my merit has been only strong and dear ties here; and if I carry that of giving a direction to the feeling of with me the good opinion and good wishes the settlement. Great acknowledgment of the society of this place, I beseech you was here due to Mr. Elplinstone; for how- to believe I leave with you my sincerest ever happy this government had been wishes and prayers for your health and under the Presidence of a man high in prosperity, and whatever a merciful Proliterary attainment, and with liberal and vidence may think most expedient for enliglitened views of policy, yet he would you." ever be remembered as the protector of The company shortly afterwards broke education, and the happiness arising from up, and in the course of the day the Arch. moral instruction and integrity of princi. deacon proceeded on board the James ple, which form the basis of political Sibbald, which was soon under weigh for greatness. To Sir Charles Colville too, England. the steady friend of the institution, much In addition to the above expression of is owing ; for, recorded as he is in the the feelings of the society at large, we have brightest page of our history in fighting much pleasure in communicating to the the battles of his country, he will carry public, that the clergy of this Archdeaconry home with him the consciousness that he have resolved to present the venerable Archhas studied also, and effectually promoted, deacon Barnes with a piece of plate, value the comfort and the morals of the soldier, 100 guineas, as a mark of their affectionate and lent his assistance in improving the regard for him as their ecclesiastical supelower order of Europeans. But yet most rior, and that they have unanimously is due to the Society for their munificent agreed upon the following inscription :
VICOMTE DE RICHEMONT.
of the Bombay Auxiliary Bible Society
during the last two years the society renOf their admiration of his public Character, dered assistance in printing translations The judgment, moderation, and
of the scriptures in the Marhatta and Impartiality of his official conduct,
Goojurattee languages. Many copies have And his zeal for the welfare of the Church,
been dispersed among the people who And as a mark of their Esteem for him
speak the former language in Bombay As a brother Clergyman.
and the neighbouring country. In the November, 1825.
schools established by missionaries, the scriptures are read daily. An edition of
some parts of the scriptures in Marhatta His Excellency the Viscount Richemont, is now in the press. The first edition of ambassador froin the Court of France, the New Testament in Goojurattee has been and nephew to his most Christian Ma- nearly all dispersed, and a second edition jesty's prime minister, arrived at Damaun will soon be undertaken. A great part on the 12th November, being invested with of the Old Testament in Goojurattee has various commissions regarding the colonial also been distributed, and some parts of it and mercantile interests of France. are read with considerable interest. Many
On his entering the fort, he was salut- copies have been distributed in Hindoo. ed by the infantry, and park of artillery, stanee, Portuguese, Armenian, and Ara . with a discharge of nineteen guns from the bic. The total number of copies issued batteries; and was received in the princi. from the depository, during the last two pal hall by the governor, and all the years, is 5,812 of the whole or parts of heads of departments, civil and military, the Old Testament, and 5,366 copies of the
After dinner, the governor proposed New, or of separate parts of it. From the health of the King of France : the the formation of the society to the present Viscount that of the King of Portugal. time, 16,607 copies of the Old and New The healths of the prime minister of Testaments have been distributed. Bom. France, the Viscount, the Governor of Cour. Oct. 8. Bombay, and the Governor-general of India were then drank. At night a splen did ball was opened by his Excellency and Madame Nogar, after which
The annual meeting of the Native the company partook of an elegant sup
School and School-Book Society was held per, and the party broke up at 3 o'clock. on Wednesday last, at the new school(Bomb. Cour. Nou. 30.
room, on the verge of the Esplanade, the hon. the Governor in the chair. The
meeting was attended by the Judges of the The beautiful bridge which Captain assemblage of European gentlemen and
Supreme Court, and by a considerable Waddington is building for his Highness the Guicowar is nearly finished, the cent
of the principal native inhabitants. After
several resolutions connected with the rings removed, and no sinking of the prosperity and progress of the institution, arch. Fourteen elephants, which came
an examination of the pupils in the Eng. from the villages whither they had been
lish and Mahratta languages, and in sent to pasture, went over the bridge on
arithmetic, took place, which spoke much their road to the city, when sent for to
in favour of the system of education, and swell the pageantry of the Gunputty of the zeal and assiduity with which it had Festival. This occurrence was of course
been conducted. After the examination, little regarded either by Capt. W. or his prizes were distributed to those pupils who friends, but it had a marvellous effect in
had made the most rapid progress, and comforting the minds of the natives, who
presents were at the same time made to could not look without apprehension at the different masters, all of whom apthe airy lightness of the classic arch, so widely differing from their ideas of the
peared to have given satisfaction to the
managers of the institution.-Bom. Cour. solid strength requisite for such construc
Oct. 1. tions. It is a most elegant specimen of English taste and English science, and interesting as a mark of his Highness's consideration for the comfort of his sub- We are sorry to state that considerable jects in general, the British cantonment sickness has prevailed in several districts in particular ; since, without this bridge, of Guzerat. At Baroda and Kaira few the communication betwixt the camp and of the officers have escaped attacks of the city was difficult, and often dangerous, remittent and intermittent fevers. At through the rainy months.—Bum. Cour. Mhow the European inorse and foot artit. Asiatic Journ. Vol. XXI. No. 195.
BRIDGE AT BARODA.
NATIVE ADDRESS TO GOVERNOR
lery had suffered a good deal from similar paid with much reluctance by the Ameers, attacks. The epidemic cholera has been but who feel that they want the power to prevalent in several parts of Kattywar assert their independence.- Bon. Cour. and Cutch, and some fatal cases had oc- Dec. 17. curred among the troops which left Bomhay, both during the voyage, and after their landing at Mandavie.-Bom. Cour. Oct. 29.
ELPHINSTONE, Among those who have fallen victims
A copy of the following address from to fever, are extremely sorry to the Native Community of Bombay to the mention the name of Capt. Remon, an Governor, expressive of their grateful sense officer distinguished on account of his of his liberality and exertions to relieve the ardent zeal and high professional acquire- inhabitants from distress during the last ments, which he has, on many occasions, dry season, by digging wells and opening had opportunities of displaying in the new banks, has been forwarded for inserfield. His private worth had gained him tion in the Asiatic Journal, at the request of a large circle of sincerely attached friends, the natives of Bombay- we insert it with who will long lament his loss. - Bom. pleasure. Gaz. Nov. 24.
« To the Hon. Mountstuart Elphinstone,
President in Council, Bombay.”
“ Hon. Sir :- Deeply impressed at all The Sindian cavalry are mounted on times, with a sense of gratitude for the bevarious descriptions of horses. The tattoo, nefits which, during your administration or pony, is, however, the most common : and that of the present members of your numbers are seen on mules; and from honourable Board, have been conferred on the Ameer to the beggar, a camel is in all classes of the inhabitants of Bombay, so
The horses are not adapted to form creditable to the name of the British gogood cavalry, for they are generally heavy vernment, we, the undersigned, beg more in the forehand, a fault which is increased particularly on the present occasion (having to such a degree by the ambling pace to been blessed by the high Providence witin which they are universally trained, as to a favourable season of rain, and expecting render it difficult to urge them to a gallop. a most abundant crop of all descriptions Their matchlock men are excellent, and of grain) to offer you our sincere and are trained to the use of this
weapon grateful acknowledgments for your most from their infancy.
munificent and charitable exertions in proThe pay of a Sindee soldier, calculating viding against the want of water during at the rate at which he receives grain, may the last dry season, amount to 2 rupees per month, or perhaps 6. The kindness of your disposition, a trifle more, with additional allowance which makes you beloved by all; the obwhen on actual service.
liging condescension which leads you to Unlike other countries, Sind has few or attend, with the greatest readiness, to the no fortified places, the attack of which wishes and applications of those under you; might retard the motions of an invading but above all, the noble liberality with army.
The few forts that are to be met which you patronize every public instituwith are extremely insignificant; and tion for the good of the country, need not although there are some strong natural now any mention froin us; they are enpositions on the western bank of the Indus, graved on our breasts, and they will be asit has never been the policy of the govern- sociated in the minds of our children with ment, in similar cases, to defend them ; those institutions, which must remain as a for indeed to do so, the fertile country memorial of their founder. must become an easy prey to the enemy.
“ But the more immediate benefits which The custom hitberto has been, for the peo- we have just experienced, as well indivi. ple of Sind to fly with their property to dually as collectively, who compose so the desert, where they remain in perfect great a proportion of the population of this safety under the protection of the desert island, call forth the most lively sentiments tribes.
of gratitude ; and we are therefore con
strained by every good feeling, to offer you Vakeels, we understand, have arrived our humble tribute of thanks. Permit us in Bombay from Hyderabad, and we to express our gratitude for the benefits we believe there is not the slightest chance of lately experienced by the opening of the hostile measures being resorted to, though sally port through the ramparts, which perhaps a larger force than formerly will , has been so useful to the inhabitants of the be permanently stationed the Sind port, in getting water both by day and frontier. The state of Sind is perfectly night; and, also, by the opening of the independent of us, nor do any treaties wells in every part of the island where it exist that we know of between the two was probable they could be of service: and governments. It formerly paid a certain likewise in the construction of the new tribute to the Cabul government, which tanks, and in improving and repairing is now exacted by Runjeet Siug, and the old ones; which benevolent steps have
saved the inhabitants from considerable Oct. 6. At Vaux's Tomb, near Surat, the lady distress.
of Maj. C. S. Whitehill, 10th N.I., of a son.
17. The lady of Lieut. R. H. H. Fawcett, 18th “ Such acts as these, at all times consi. N.I., of a son. dered as the most charitable in this part of
22. At Baroda, the lady of Capt. W. K. Lester,
commissary of stores, B.'s. F., of a son. the world, permit us to assure you, are 24. The lady of Lieut. G. W. Blachley, 14th particularly at this period appreciated as N.I., of a son.
Nov. 10. Mrs. Briggs, of a daughter. they ought to be by all classes of our fel.
At Colabah, Mrs. W. J. Marshall, of a son. low subjects; and with every sentiment of 19. The lady of Lieut. W. Macdonald, H.C.'s esteem for your justice and liberality, and
marine, of a son.
21. The lady of Lieut. D. W. Fraser, H. H. the with every good wish for your prosperity, Nagpore Rajah's service, of a daughter. and that you may continue long to admi- 23. In the fort, Mrs. J. J. Fernandez, of a daughnister the government of this island, we
Dec. 11. At Colaba, the lady of Capt. Maclean, beg to subscribe ourselves, with the greatest Queen's Royals, commanding King's troops dépôt,
of a son. respect, honourable sir,
12. Mrs. J. C. Da Gama, of a son.
MARRIAGES. “ Hormanjee Bomanjee “Rugganath Sunkersett Oct. 20. At St. Thomas's Church, J. Williams,
Cursetjee Ardeseer Madowdass Runchor. Esq., civil service, to Mary, daughter of G. Jahangeer Ardeser
Evans, Esq., of Barnfield, Essex. Framjee Cowasjee Davidass Herjeewan- Nov. 2. At Kaira, A. Graham, Esq., assist.surg., Nowrojee Jamsetjee dass
to Laura, 4th daughter of J. Williams, Esq., Cursetjee Manickjee Vethoba Kanorjee Walthamstow, Essex. Bomanjee Hormanjee Rugnath Madowjee 7. At St. Thomas's Church, Capt. J. G. Ri. Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Washdew Wissonathjee chards, Ilth N.I., to Catherine, 4th daughter of Moolna Pheroz
Bhasker Dadajee R. Foquett, Esq., of Clatterford, Isle of Wight. Hormanjee Dorabjee Venoo Sunker S.
8. Mr. John Caldecott to Silva, eldest daughter Dadabhoy Pestonjee Tadoorung Dulvee of J. S. Darby, Esq., paymaster, Queen's Royals. Jahangeer Nosserwan- Annunta Bhumdaree 14. Lieut. M. Law, 2d bat. artil., and act. assist. jee
Kessowjee Pandoojee com. of stores at presidency, to Fanny Catherine, Nowrojee Nosserwanjee Shamo Kossnah Senoy daughter of Maj. Gen. Wilson. Hormanjee Dhunjee Annunta Ragoojee 24. Mr. John J. Griffiths, H.M.'s 6th regt., elLimjee Cowasjee Javerchund Atmaram dest son of Lieut. Gen. Griffiths, to Emma, only Cowasjee Manickjee Harjoonjee Nathjee daughter of Lieut. Col. Scott, H.M.'s 6th regt. Herjee Nosserwanjee Hurrydass Doosarka- At Coel, Lieut. and Adj. D. E. McKay, horse Froinjee Bomanjee dass
artil. brig., to Agnes Anne, fourth daughter of W. Furdoonjee Limjee Nagurdass Herjee Moo- Spotteswoode, Esq., Perthshire. Cooverjee Ruttonjee dy
29. At Ahmednuggur, Lieut. R. Bulkley, adj., Dorabjee Byramjee Tulseydass Kaleanjie left wing 20th N.I.,
to Sybella Jane, eldest daughMerwanjee Nowjojee Bhoydass Sakedass ter of Lieut. Gen. Bell, Madras estab. Mainekijee
Pemjee Peersootum Dec. 15. At St. Thomas's Church, G. Forbes, Jahangeer Fromjee Na- Ramjee Chatoor
Esq., to Matilda, second daughter of H. Willis, nabhoy
Luckmechund Poory- Esq., of Rumford, Essex. Cursetjee Cowasjee
Oct. 2. At Chanda, near Nagpore, the infant Hormanjee Rhicajee Aga Mahomed Soostry
daughter of Assist.surg. A. Montgomery. Hormanjee Rhicajee Mahomedally Rogey
7. At Bycullah, Jeresa, lady of Capt. P. Merjee Mahomed Seeaje Pur
Maughan, H.C.'s marine. Cowasjee Herjee Mer- kar
16. At Colaba, A. J. Ralph, assist.surg. Queen's jee Peerkhan Taebjee
Royals, aged 28. Jahangeer Herjee Hajderally Casunjee
22. Pestonjee Eduljee, chief interpreter of MaMerwanjee Nowrojee Valey Mahomed' Eb
haratta and Guzerattee languages to Hon. late ReCowasjee Manickjee rainjee
corder's Court at Bombay, aged 67. Sapoorjee Sorabjee Mahomedally Taeb
24. At Poona, Lieut. Col. B. Bellassis, commanSorabjee Pestonjee Muncherjee Cursetjee
dant of horse artillery at this presidency. Rustomjee Cowasjee Merwanjee Bhicajee
Nov. 3. At the presidency, Capt. G. Melville, Patell Merwanjee Bhomanjee
Ist L.C. Vicajee Merjee Patell Cursetjee Jamsetjee
4. At Poona, Mr. troop quart. mast. T, Tier. Dhagjee Dhadajee
nan, 2d tr. horse artil., aged 31. Bombay, 31st Oct. 1825.
5. At Mandavie, Capt, T. Remon, of engineers.
6. At the Baroda residency, Mrs. John Lester,
mother of Capt. Lester, commissary of stores at SHIPPING.
7. At Rampart Row, Anna Maria Louisa, infant Arrivals.
daughter of R. Baxter, Esq. Oct. 10. Britannia, Bourchier, from London. 9. At Joorabunder, on the route from Rajkote 12. Cambridge, Barber, from London.-Nov. 12. to Bhooj, Ens. J. G. Mudie, 2d Gr.N.I. John Biggar, Blair, from Liverpool.-Ceres, War
11. At Bhooj, R. Martin, Esq., assist.surg. ren, and Hannah, Shepherd, both from London. Capt. J. G. Richards, 11th N.I., aged 32. -14. Maitland, Studd, from London.-27. Cam- 12. On his passage from Mandavie to the presibrian, Clarkson, from China.-30. Alfred, Lamb, dency, Lieut. J. Whitaker, 16th N.I., aged 22. from China.-Dec. 8. Strah, Tucker, from Lon- 15. At Surat, Wm. Chalmers, son of the Rev. don.-12. Upton Castle, Thacker, from London. W. Fyvie, aged 2 years.
16. At Goa, His Exc. Don Manoel da Camara, Departures.
viceroy and captain general of Portuguese India, Nov. 8. Dorothy, Garnock, for Liverpool.-15. aged 45. James Sibbald, Forbes, for London.-20. Britan- 19. In camp, at Jooreah, near Bhooj, Lieut. R. nia, Bourchier, for London.--DPC. 4. Cambridge, Carr, 21st regt. N.I. Barber, for London.—7. John Biggar, Blair, for 20. Capt. G. Challon, 16th N.I., aged 43. Liverpool.-19. Hannah, Shepherd, for London. 26. The Rev. Dom Mathias de Monte e Faria,
vicar of the church of S. Miguel, at Mahim. BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND
29. Ens. R. Phillipps, 7th N.I., eldest son of
Surg. B. Phillipps, of this establishment.
H. F. Dent, Esq., only son of W. Dent,
Esq., of Brokendon-bury, Herts, aged 25.
Lately. At Mandavie, in Cutch, P. Macdonell, Sept. 20. At Broach, the lady of W. Stubbs, Esq., assist.surg., attached to political agent in Esq., acting judge, of a son and heir.