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MARRIAGES. ings, encouraged as they now are, and June 1l. At Mysore, Mr. R. Fitzsimons, to Miss that a larger ought to be engaged : we

E. Atkinson.

July 27. At the Luz Church, Mr. J. M. Genot, are glad to learn, in support of this

to Louisa, youngest daughter of Mr. Favia. change, that the funds of the assembly At Berhampoor, Mr. W. R. M'Koy, to Julia are inuch improved.—(Mad. Gov. Gaz.

Maria, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Lavale.

30. At St. George's Church, J. W. Kindersley, dug. 18.)

Esq., civil service, to Miss J. C. Elliot.

Aug. 1. At the Scotch Kirk, Mr. James Alms.

son of Capt. J. M. B. Alms, of the Royals, to Miss LOSS OF THE THEODOSIA.

M. A. Carr.

15. At Ranipett, Mr. T. Morris, to Miss S. LinWe regret to find, that accounts have coln, fourth daughter of Mr. H. Lincoln, revenue reached the Presidency of the loss of the surveyor, centre division.

Lately. Alex.Grant, Esq., to Mademoiselle Marie Theodosia, of Liverpool, on the coast Therese de Champ. near Ganjam. This ship was from Cal- At Secunderabad, Lieut. and Adj. Pinson, cutta homeward bound: all on board

46th N.J., to Mrs. Cowen, widow of Dr. Coweli,

H.M.'s 41st foot. are stated to have been sayed. The Theodosia left the Bengal river about the 3d,

DEATHS. and was lost on the 14th Aug.-(Mad. Gov. Gaz.)

April 16. At Rangoon, Lieut. J. Williamson, Royal regt., son of Maj. Williamson, of Caithness, North Britain.

May 22. At Prome, Lieut. W. Stokes, 28th MaSHIPPING.

dras N.I.

June 9. At Masulipatam, Capt. F. Best, of the Arrivals.

Madras artillery Aug. 6. Minerva, Probyn, from London.-11. 26. At Manantoddy, Lieut. E. Newton, 14th Atlas, Hunt, from odon.-14. Warren Hastings, N.I. Mason, from London, and Jane, Maitland, from July 13. At Pondicherry, Mr. Aime de LasselNew York.-16. Princess Charlotte of Wales, Bi- les, second in council at that place. den, from London.-24. Isabella, Wallis, from 29. Mr. W. Maggs, late of the firm of Laird, Calcutta.-25. Lord Amherst, Lucas, from Cal- Maggs, and Co. cutta, and John, Popplewell, from London.-26. 30). At Vizagapatam, Mrs. E. Samuels. Sarah, Milne, from London and Ceylon.-34). Lady Aug. 1. At Nagpore, the lady of George Adams, Flora, M'Donald, from London. ---Sept. 3. Eliza, Esq., surgeon Madras establishment. Sutton, and Royal George, Reynolds, from Lon- 4. At Mahattee, Lieut. Bradley, 18th Madras don.-4. Guildford, Johnson, from London, and N.I., doing duty with the 10th regt. Boyne, Lawson, from Calcutta.

6. At Negapatam, William Arthur, infant son of

Mr. C. Richardson.

- Mr. D. J. Deckers, aged 52. Aug. 3. Atlas, Hine, for Penang, Singapore,

Margaret Bridget, infant daughter of Lieut. and China.-7. Herefordshire, Hope, for Penang

S. B. Goodrich, Ist N.I. and China.-13. Windsor, Haviside, for Penang

7. Mr. P. Samuels. and China.- 19. Minerva, Probyn, for Calcutta.

9. On board the Indiana, hospital ship, in the 20. Jane, Maitland, for Covelong and Calcutta.

Arracan river, Capt. Howell, 16th Madras N.I, 27. Warren Hastings, Mason, for Calcutta.-29.

- At St. Thomas's Mount, Mrs. M. Jepp. Sarah, Milne, for Calcutta.--Sept. 4. Isabella, Wal

11. At Sadras, the lady of B. Cunliffe, Esq., of lis, for London, and Princess Charlotte of Wales,

the Madras civil service. Biden, for Calcutta.-5. Royal George, Reynolds,

15. At Secunderabad, Ens. Wilson, H.M.'s 30th for Calcutta.-6. Lord Amherst, Lucas, for Lon

regt. don.-8. Boyne, Lawson, for London.

At Pondicherry, Mary Louisa, third daughter of Lieut. Col. Warren, aged five years.

20. At Cuddalore, Capt. W. Preston, late of 2d


At Negapatam, James Smart, Esq., surgeon,

July 19. At Jaulnah, the lady of Capt. Gib-

Bombay. bings, of a son.

21. At Secunderabad, the lady of Lieut. Poyntz, H.M.'s 30th regt., of a daughter.

MISCELLANEOUS. 27. The lady of Lieut. Col. G. L. Wahab, com manding 32d regt., of a daughter.

METROPOLITE OF THE SYRIAN CHURCH. - At Berhampore, the lady of J. T. Anstey.

A very interesting occurrence took place Esq., civil service, of a son.

28. At Trichinopoly, the lady of Capt. Fulton, at St. Thomas's church on Sunday last, dep. assist. quart. inast. gen. southern division, of and such as probably was never before a son. Aug. 5. At Nagpore, the lady of Capt. H. C.

witnessed in any church of our establishSandys, of a daughter.

ment. Many of our readers are aware 8. On board the Princess Charlotte of Wales, on

that a primitive Syrian church exists in her passage from England, the lady of Maj. Haddock, 97th regt., of a daughter.

Travancore, who were long accustomed to 10. On the Nilgherries, the lady of J. Sullivan, receive their bishops from Antioch. The Esq., of a daughter.

16. At Neemuch, the lady of Lieut. C. J. Lewes, Syrian Metropolite Mar Athansius, who sub-assist. com. gen., of a daughter,

has lately arrived in Bombay, and is proMrs. Blacker, of a daughter.

ceeding on a mission to that church from - At Masulipatam, the lady of Capt. G. Jones, in or of brigade, north div., of a daughter. the Patriarch, in the course of the last

21. At Jaulnah, the lady of Lieut. Col. Hackett, week waited ou the Bishop of Calcutta, 40th N.I.,

of a daughter. 21. At Trichinopoly, the lady of Capt. Bruce,

and on Sunday morning attended divine 35th regt, of a daughter.

service at St. Thomas's.

The metropo23. At Quilon, the lady of W. Huxham, Esq.,

lite remaining after the sermon to receive of a son. Mrs. R. Franck, of a daughter.

the sacrament, the lord bishop conducted 2 H 2


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him within the rails of the altar, placed valier Domeny 'de Rienzi, who lately arhim in his own chair, and administered rived here by way of the Red Sea. This the communion to him, together with the young French savant is well known by English clergy and the Syrian priest in his travels to Mount Caucasus, in Barattendance. It was not a little gratifying bary, in Syria, among the Druses, in to witness this friendly and brotherly America, the Orkneys, Greece, &c. It union of the head of our own church with is to be hoped he will give to the public the representative of one, so venerable for his recent travels in the three Arabias, to its antiquity. The two bishops left the Mount Sinai, Taief, in the plains of church together, and embraced at the Hali and Betelfaki, to Surakem, to Hindoor.-(Bom. Cour. Aug. 13.

terab aid in Abyssinia.

Chese travels would be more interesting, as the

Chevalier de Riepzi is the first EuroThe Lord Bishop of Calcutta and his

pean who has ever visited the country family embarked in the H. C. S. Disco

between Mount Samen and Assab, and very on Monday, in prosecution of his

the vicinity of the ancient 'Adulis. Seepiscopal visitation to Ceylon, taking satisfaction of inspecting the collection of

veral gentlemen in Bombay have had the with him the Rev. Thomas Robinson, of Poona, as his chaplain. His lordship inscriptions, antiques, plants, minerals, was accompanied into town from Parell

and other curiosities, brought by the Cheby the hon. the Governor, and was received

valier de Rienzi from antient Ethiopia, at the government house by the general

besides the various drawings he made dustaff, many of the civil servants, and the ring his travels.- [Bom. Cour. Aug. 6. archdeacon and several of the clergy, hy whom also he was attended to the pier BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND head; and there, in taking leave of the gen

DEATHS. tlemen, the bishop made his grateful acknowledgments for the great attentions

July 6. At Booj, the lady of Capt. Soppitt, 18th which had been paid to him, and with regt., of a son. wishes for the prosperity and happiness of

15. At Marine Villa, the lady of Lieut. Col.

Tucker, dep. adj. gen., of a son. those he left, expressed the pleasure he 25. At Mahidpoor, the lady of Capt.Dangerfield, had derived during his residence from the assist. opium agent Malwa, of a daughter. excellent and valuable society of this pre

Aug. At Huttah, Mrs. M. F. Barthelemy, wife of

Mr. F. Barthelemy, of a daughter. sidency. The high talents of Bishop He- 8. At Belghaum, Mrs. Mignan, of a daughter. ber, united with his very kind and ami

11. The lady of the Rev. D. Young, of a daughable feelings, engage the regard and friendliness of all who know him; and his frequent discourses from the pulpit, exbi

Aug. 10. At St. Thomas's Church, John Vibert, biting with unusual force the leading fea- Esq., of the civil service, to Anna Holland, fourth tures of the Christian faith and character,

daughter of the late John Forbes, Esq., of Oyer

Skibo, Sutherlandshire. leave an impression on his hearers which will long remain to their delight and im. provement. He carries with him, we

July 21. At Poonah, Lieut. C. D. Blachford, are sure, the prayers of every good man adj. 2d troop of horse artillery, aged 31, son of for his health and success in the arduous Maj. Gen. Blachford, of this establishment.

22. At Girgaum, Mrs. Trash, aged 40, the wife and awfully important duties in which he

of Mr. E. Trash, chief officer on board the H.C.'s is engaged-[Ibid, Aug. 20.

ship Elizabeth,

Aug. 5. At Seeroor, Helen Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Sykes, aged 6 months.

9. At Mazagon, Master J. M. de Quadros, aged 8 On Monday evening a beautiful Lunar years, youngest son of the late Rozario de Qua

dros, Esq. Iris made its appearance towards the west, and continued visible nearly twenty minutes. It formed a perfect arch of about 60°, the extreme altitude of which was

Ceylon. 500 from the horizon : but as the moon

CIVIL APPOINTMENTS. rose, the circle of which it formed a seg

Aug. 5. T. Eden, Esq., to be an additional de ment diminished, till its altitude was not puty secretary to government and secretary to more than 300. The colours were council. times very brilliant, and, from the con

C. P. P. Stewart, be an assistant to col

lector of district of Chilaw and Putlam. trast of dark clouds to which they were

H. R. Scott, Esq., to be an assistant to collector opposed, the effect was singularly grand. of districts of Colombo. Bom. Gaz. Aug. 3.


By a regulation, dated July 4, 1825, Among the strangers who have from the legal currency of the island is declared time to time visited Bombay, is the Che. to be the silver and copper coin of Great








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Britain; the silver rix dollar to pass eur. cipal merchants, which lately arrived from rent at Is. 6d., and the present copper Poongah with a full cargo of rice, sea. coin of the island, as under:

slug, birds-nests, tin, &c., quitted this 1 Fanam at


island last week, with a very valuable cargo, ditto

consisting principally of piece goods and opium, for the west coast of Sumatrafor

which trade the junk is destined, and in 1 Challie

which a very considerable number of junks belonging to this island are at pre

sent engaged. - [Penang Gazette.
June 19. At Colombo, the lady of the hon. J.W.
Carrington, of a daughter.

Aug. 10. At Colombo, the lady of Capt. Hilton,
H.M.'s 45th regt., of a daughter.

From a report from the deputy master attendant at Penang, despatched by go

vernment to the Nicobar islands, to en. MARRIAGE. Aug. &. At St. Peter's Church, Colombo, H. R.

deavour to rescue the crews of two vessels Scott, Esq., Ceylon civil service, to Eliza, third wrecked there, it is evident that these peodaughter of Lieut. Col. Hook, commanding 16th

ple really are pirates, two of the inhabitants regt., and commandant of Colombo.

of Bompoka having confessed that several

ships had been lately cut off and their June 17. At Kandy, Capt. R. P. Campbell, of

crews murdered by the natives.

The the Ceylon rifle regt.

editor of the Penang Gazette observes, Aug. 15. At Colombo, the infant daughter of that the inhabitants of these islands are Capt. Hilton, H.M.'s 45th regt.

represented to be stout, well-proportioned men, resembling the Malays in their ge

neral appearance. They have been conMalacca.

sidered as a quiet, inoffensive, and rather

hospitable people. It is very certain, howWe are rejoiced to learn that, during

that several vessels have been wrecked the last fortnight, the harbour has been

close to these islands and the crews have full of shipping, and a great deal of busi

never been heard of, especially during ness transacted. Trade is reviving, and

the last few years. the acting resident daily receives the most gratifying tokens of confidence and good

COCHIN CHINESE TRADERS, will from all classes of the inhabitants,

The Cochin Chinese, we understand, In former years, during the British admi

bave disposed of the whole of their cargoes nistration, Malacca was a place of con

of sugar, rice, raw silk, &c. and are making siderable trade, and we have little doubt large purchases of woollens, glass-ware, that, under the same liberal and benevo

and various other articles. It is amusing lent government, commerce will be re

to see these men going about from shop vived, and its dormant energies restored.

to shop followed by their retinue, and to Its centrical situation, internal resources,

observe their tenacity at making bargains, and close vicinity to Siak, on the fast

and their keenness with regard to the coast of Sumatra, and Salengore on the

measure and weight of any thing they Peninsula, together with the convenient

purchase. They are constantly accomposition of the port for ships passing to

panied by a man with a measure in his and from China, Batavia, &c., must al

hand, which is applied to every piece of ways ensure to Malacca a very considerable woollen they purchase, and with such portion of trade.- [Penang Gaz. May 21,

scrupulous nicety, that they haggle about the slightest deficiency. They seem an

intelligent people, civil and well behayed, July 19. At Malacca, Adrian Koek, Esq.

and although they spend the most part of their time ashore, no disturbance of any

description has taken place. They talk of Penang.

quitting a month hence, but very pro

bably may be induced to wait the arrival SHIP-BUILDING.

of the Indiamen of the season. Thé Ex-King of Acheen, the second son of the late Syed, proceeded a few months ago to Cochin, and intends bring- June 27. At Penang, the lady of Capt. W. H. ing with him, on his return, a new ship of

Hewitt, 40th regt. B.N.I. four hundred tons, for this port.

Several handsome junks, of large dimensions, have lately been built at Poongah,

Singapore. pear the island of Junk Ceylon, for Chinese merchants of this place. One in

ORES OF ANTIMONY AND TIX. particular, a very fine vessel of 225 tons, - In some of our earlier numbers we spebelonging to Che Toah, one of the prin- culated upon these two commodities as



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in the middle of which sparkled two of the « Futty-Ali-Shah is about sixty-six largest diamonds ever known. On each

years of age, less remarkable by his feaside of the hall many of his sons were seen tures than by a beard, which has become fixed motionless as wax-work figures; they historical : it almost covers his face, scarcewere all magnificently dressed, and covered ly allowing his eyes to be seen, and deswith pearls. Opposite the shah, and be- cending to his waist. This excites great hind us, in a sort of vestibule, appeared admiration amongst his subjects, who demen in grand uniform, bearing golden axes clare that there is not a greater king upon on their shoulders, emblems of their terri- the earth, for he has a long beard, an infible office; their eyes fixed upon the lord nite number of wives, and plenty of of all, they indicated not by the smallest motion that they were of this world.

M. de Richemont has since been taken “ This stillness, and the Eastern splen- seriously ill, owing to the excessive heat dour which reigned throughout the scene, and unhealthiness of Teheran. He has been produced mixed emotions of terror and attended by Dr. M`Neil of the British admiration ; it had such an effect upon mission, as well as the writer of the letter. our poor drogeman, that he became ill.


Postscript to Asiatic Intelligence.

The intelligence from the seat of war sickness has occurred at Rangoon, ali 'is very scanty. All accounts agree in re- though this season was last year attended presenting that great sickness has prevail- with very fatal disease. ed amongst our troops at Prome. A 'mor- The sickness at Arracan has been most tality appears likewise to have raged extensive. Almost the entire force had examongst the horses and bullocks; the perienced its effects, and in many cases it disease is described as the same which has proved fatal to the British officers. visited the lower provinces of India in Every provision had been made for the 1824, and was, probably, transferred to relief of the troops, by sending hospital the Burmese country by the army bullocks vessels for the reception and conveyance sent to Rangoon. The country about of the sick. Among the invalids is Brig. Prome has been flooded with water to

Gen. M'Bean, and it is said Gen. Morsuch a degree, that fears were entertained rison. By late accounts it is consolatory that the army must betake themselves to

to find that the sickness is daily decreasthe hills. The excessive moisture and ing, and that the troops are recovering the decay of vegetables, have produced a their health. The cause of the disease is dysentery amongst the natives; but it was traced to the unusual sultriness of the seanot of a dangerous nature.

The mon- son, the humidity of the place, and the soon had been, however, light, and the miasma arising from the stagnant water. troops were under excellent care. The ba

In ordinary circumstances Arracan is deszaar at Prome was well supplied, and the cribed as healthy, the climate being fine, climate is described as infinitely superior the nights cool, and the days not comto that of Rangoon. At the commence. monly hot. ment of August the waters began to sub

The communication between Arracan side ; and it is asserted in the Calcutta

and Prome has been found so difficult, that Government Gazette August 25, that

it is said the intention of crossing the Mug the army had recovered its health, and mountains is abandoned at Arracan. А that every thing was going on well. The Burmese seem intent upon further passage has been found to the east by water,

from Prome to Arracan, which realizes hostilities, though the reports upon this

the hope entertained that one of the point are contradictory. A communica

branches of the Errawaddy empties itself tion of some kind appears to have been made by the court of Ava to the Supreme of Cape Negrais.

at the Bay of Bengal, far to the northward Government, through the authorities at Rangoon. This circumstance is said to

Letters from Assam state, that the auxhave caused the visit which Sir A. Campo operating against the Singphos, and have

iliaries employed by Lieut. Neufville are bell paid to this place. He returned to Prome August 2d. The last accounts

occupied Beesagong. from Prome which appear on the Cal

Accounts from Ramree mention, that cutta Gazette of September 8th, state all was tranquil there ; the inhabitants that the bulk of the Burmese force in the were contented, provisions were plentiful, vicinity of that city had been summoned

and but little sickness exists there. to Ava, as a disturbance had taken place Gumbeer Sing has returned from Munniat the capital, supposed to have been an pore to Silhet, having left a force to garri. insurrection of the Shaum and Cassay son the place until the advance of our troops. The British army was not ex- troops in September. A detachment of pected to move for some time. But little the Rajah's pharis occupies Banskandi.



ing off the restriction as to the specific peaceable settlers. The Enterprize requantity of 4,050 piculs, and extending the mained at the Cape at the date of these indulgence of exemption from measure- advices, and Capt. Johnstone had issued ment duties at Whampoa, to vessels of any cards for the inspection of her machinery. size, provided they imported a full cargo of Lord Charles Somerset and a large party that article.

went on board, and partook of a splendid collation. She was to sail on the 22d for

India, after taking on board 280 chaldrons The Mauritius.

of coals. Government Notice.- His exc. the governor has been pleased to direct that the fol

Persia. lowing proclamation of Radama, king of Madagascar, be published in the gazette of the colony for general information.

The French papers contain a letter from Chief Secretary's office, Port Louis, 16th

M. Belanger, who accompanies the Vic June 1825.

comte de Richemont in his mission to G. A. BARRY, Chief-sec. to Gov.

Persia, dated from Teheran, where they “ By Radama, King of Madagascar.

arrived in June last. He states, that M. “ Whereas having recently possessed my

de Richemont was received at the Persian self of the town of Muzungay and of the capital with the same honours paid to him bay and harbours of Bombatok, and it ap

at Tabriz.* He was lodged with Aboul pearing that various exorbitant and undefin. Hassan Khan, the ambassador to England, ed sums have heretofore been extorted from who is now minister for foreign affairs. British vessels, as well as others visiting this M. Belanger gives the following descripharbour for the purpose of trade or refresh

tion of their presentation at court: ment, and being desirous of manifesting

“ We were conducted into the preon all occasions my high consideration for sence of his majesty by the grand master the British nation, and my friendship for of the ceremonies, and by the minister for Commodore Joseph Nourse, C. B., com- foreign affairs, attended by a crowd of other manding his Britannic Majesty's ships and khans in court dresses, and a multitude of vessels in these seas, it is hereby ordered :

armed men.

When we arrived at a little That all British vessels, visiting the said gate, a porter of enormous size, and like ports and harbours for the purpose of en

Lucifer in figure, opened it, and we engaging in lawful trade, shall have free tered a garden where two tents were pitched liberty to do so, without let or hindrance opposite each other. At the extremity of of any kind, on payment of the sum of that which looked towards the hall of audififteen dollars anchoring money, and of ence, was a number of courtiers in magfive per cent. duty on all articles the pro- nificent dresses, arranged in line, and duce of Madagascar exported for the pur

motionless as statues, scarcely daring to pose of such trade and traffic. The said breathe, although they were about 200 feet duty to be levied in the most equitable and distant from him who, by a motion, could convenient manner, and no other duties or cause the thread of their existence to be cut. fees of any kind whatsoever to be imposed. “ Before we ascended to the hall of

* That, with a view to encourage the resi- the throne, the grand master of the ceremodence of British subjects in my dominions, nies announced, as loudly as he could, that for the better civilization of my people, and • the Vicomte de Richemont, bearer of a the introduction of various arts and sciences, letter from the King of France, desired to I hereby assure them of my special protec

be introduced.' The shah replied: Let tion; and that they shall have free liberty him be welcomed.' Accordingly, after to dwell therein, to build ships and vessels two salutations, we were admitted - the Vi. and houses, and cultivate lands, to carry on

comte deposited, accord to etiquette, before lawful trade and traffic, to come and to the shah, who was seated upon a kind of go at their own will and pleasure, without throne or chair of ancient form, but covered let or hindrance of any kind, and without with jewels, the letter and present of the king. payment of any duty or tax than before- “ The hall of audience was extremely mentioned.” (Signed) RADAMA. superb, adorned with ornaments or glass

work resembling crystal. Near the shalı, on his left hand, were placed, in a theatri

cal attitude, the grandees of his court, holdCape of Good Hope. ing, one his diadem, another his scymetar,

a third his shield, and a fourth his sceptre. Cape papers have reached England to Nothing could be more splendid. All the 22d October : a great portion of the these articles were covered with jewels; at colonists have suffered materially from the top of the shield was an emerald of exdrought and the excursions of the Caffres

traordinary size. The shah had bracelets, and Bushmen. The latter evil seems to

in have become a terrible scourge upon the

See Asiat. Jour. vol. xx. p. 483.


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