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phant. Capt. H. Ralfe from 30 comp. 4th bat. to. Fort William, Nov. 18.49th N.I. Ens. E. Lyon Ist comp. 5th bat., v. Timbrell. Capt. W. Oli. to be lieut. from 18th Nov., v. Sandby resigned. phant from 4th comp. 4th bat. to 3d comp. 4th bat., Capt. A. Warde, 3d L.C., to command 5th local V. Ralfe. Ist-Lieut. G. Twemlow from 4th comp. horse, v. Gough prom. 4th bat. to 4th coinp. 5th bat., v. Greene dec. IstLieut. H. Rutherford from 2d comp. 2d bat. to 4th
Nov. 5.--Cadets admitted. Messrs. C. U. Tripp
and H. Cotton for inf., and prom. to ens.--Messrs. comp. 4th bat., v. Twemlow. Ist-Lieut. J. D. Crommelin from 3. comp. 2d bat. to 2d comp. 2d
R. Foley and R. M'Intosh as assist.surgs. bat., v. Rutherford. Ist-Lieut. H. M. Lawrence Capt. W. B. Salmon, 4th extra N.I., to comto 3d comp. 2d bat. Ist-Lieut. R. F. Day from 4th
mand escort of resident at Lucknow in room of comp. 4th bat. to 4th comp. 2d bat., v. J. W. Scott
Lieut. Crommelin. from latter to forner. 2d-Lieut. C. S. Reid from His Majesty's Brevet. Maj. Gens. John Gordon, 4th comp. 4th bat. to 1st comp. 5th bat. 2d-Lieut. Sir Gabriel Martindell, Sir George S. Browne, and E. Sunderland to 2d comp. 2d bat. 2.-Lieut. E. Sir Thomas Brown, to be lieutenant-generals.P. Master to 19th comp. 6th bat.
Cols. J. Cunninghame, and T. Shuldham, to be Ens. G. Wilcox to do duty with 4th N.I. at Loo
m jor-generals.--Lieut. Col. George Carpenter, to diana instead of 28th N.I., 'as formerly directed.
be colonel. Nov. 9. - Lieut. Dawkins, adj. of Gov. Gen.'s
Lieut. Col. W. B. Walker, 43d N.I., transferred
to invalid estab. body guard, directed to proceed to Rangoon to join detachment of guards in Ava.
Cadets admitted. Mr. H. Marsh for cav., and Nov. 10.-Assist.surg. Hardie to proceed to Per
prom. to corn.- Messrs W. A. Butler, H. Cheere, taubghur and relieve Assist- surg. Lawrie from
r. S. Fast, C. Rogers, J. K. Phibbs, F. Daly, medical charge of Rampoorah local battalion, and
and E. K. Hopper, for inf., and prom. to ens.Surg. Castell to resume inedical charge of artillery
Mr. R. Mercer as an assist.surg. details at Nusserabad; date 18th Oct. Lieut. Clayton, 4th L.C., permitted to join his
Head-Quarters, Nov. 11.-Lieut. and Act. Adj, corps under orders for field service.
Griffiths, Bareilly prov. bat., to officiate as major Assist.surg. Greenwell to do duty with detach- of brigade in Röhilcund on departure of Capt. ment of artil, at Arracan.
Lieut. Todd, 11th N.I., to proceed to Dacca to
join 2d L.I. bat., in place of proceeding to Arracan. Fort William, Nov. 18. - Capt. T. Hepworth, 61st N.I., to officiate as fort adj. of Fort William
Lieut. Arabin, adj. Goruckpore L.I., to do duty until arrival of Lieut. Shortland.
with 7th comp. of pioneers at Agra. Capt. A. Gerard, 27th N.I., appointed to duty
Capt. Broughton, 21st N.I., directed to proceed of surveying valley of Nerbudda, under orders of
and join his regt. at Agra. Surveyor. General of India.
Nov. 18.-Removals. Lieut. Col. Com. E. P. WilCapt. Morrieson, assist.quart.mast.gen., to con
son from 1st Europ. regt. to 44th N.I. Maj. Gen. duct details of quart.mast.general's department.
J. Cuninghame from 44th N.I. to Ist Europ. regte
Lieut. Col. A. T. Watson from 52d to 42d N.1. Lieut. Dalby, dep. judge adv. gen. of presidency Lieut.Col. T. Newton from 48th to 57th N.I., prodivision to receive charge of judge adv. gen.'s office ceeding to Dinapore. Lieut.Col. G. Sargent from and records during absence of judge adv. gen. 57th to 13th N.I., proceeding to Assam. Lieut.
Capt. C. H. Glover, 35th N.I., and Capt. N. Col. J. Pester from 13th to 48th N.I. Penny, Ist extra inf., to act as dep. assist. quart. 61st N.I. Lieut. G. Cumine to be adj., v. Tom. mast. gen. with force assembling near Agra. Corps of Engineers. 2d-Lieuts. T. S. Burt (not
Mugh Levy. Lieut. H. A. Boscawen, 54th N..., arrived), B. Y. Reilly, T. Greene, and S. Mal- to be adj., v. Fairhead. lock, to be 1st-Lieuts.
Nov. 19.-En3. Cole to act as adj. to left wing of Infantry. Maj. T. Gough to be lieut. col. from
67th N.I. during its separation from head-quar2d Nov., v. Baker dec.
ters; date 9th Nov. 45th N.I. Capt. T. Worsley to be maj., Lieut.
Assist.surg. W. Stevenson posted to 42d N.I. H.E. Pigot to be capt. of a comp., and Ens. R. Haldane to be lieut., from 2d Nov., in suc. to Gough
Offic. assist. surg. J. M‘Rae directed to join de
tachment of artil. under orders for Arracan. prom.
46th N.I. Ens. H. W. Burt to be lieut. from 2d Nov., v. Fraser dec.
Fort William, Dec. 2.-Infantry. Maj. E. Si. Lieut. G. T. S. Sandby, 49th N.I., permitted mons to be lieut. col. from 25th Nov., in suc. to to resign service of Hon. Comp.
Walker transf. to inv. estab. Capt. the Hon. J. Amherst, mil. sec. to Hon. the 42d N.I. Ens. W. Jervis to be lieut. from 23d Gov. Gen., permitted to join his regt. during ap- Nov., v. Gibbs dec. proaching field service to westward of the Jumna. 2d Extra N.I. Capt. J. Aubert to be maj. ; Brev.
Capt. and Lieut. T. Williams to be capt.; and Ens.
J. Robertson to be lieut. ; from 25th Nov., in suc. Head-Quarters, Nov. 11. - Assist.surg. W. Ste
to Simons prom. venson, sen., posted to 2d local or Gardner's horse.
Surg. Thomas, sen. surg in south eastern div., Lieut. Forbes, of engineers, directed to proceed to officiate as dep. superintend. surg. to Agra to join army assembling for field service.
Cadets admitted. Mr. G. P. Ricketts for cav., and Nov. 12.-Capt. Oliphant directed to proceed to prom. to corn.-Messrs. J. H. Rice, W. Martin, Agra, and join artillery there.
T. M. Edgar, and J. O. Owen for inf., and prom. Lieut. G. Gordon, attached to corps of pioneers, to ens.-Messrs. J. Magrath and H. M. Twiddell as appointed adj. to Rajah Gumbeer Sing's levy in assist.surgs. Munnipore.
Capt. B. Blake, 69th N.I., to officiate for Capt. Nov. 14.-Ens. W. Buller, of 19th, removed to Thomas as superintendant of cadets at Fort Wil58th N.I. at Agra.
liam. 2d N.I. Lieut. Woodward to be interp. and
Mr. J. Brown, surg., to do duty temporarily as quart.mast., V. A. C. Beatson app. adj. to 10th an assist.surg. on estab. extra N.I.
Offic. Assist.surg. G. Evans permitted to resign 520 N.I. Lieut. McBean to be interp. and quart.
his temporary situation in H.C.'s service. mast., V. Auberjanois prom.
Assist.surg. J. Barker transf. from civil station Nov. 15. — Capt. Timbrell re-appointed to 1st
to that of Purneah. comp. 5th bat. artil.
Assist.surg. D. Stewart temporarily appointed to Capt. W. Oliphant, assist. sec. mil. board, di- medical charge of civil station of Ghazeepore. rected to proceed to Agra to join 3d comp. 4th bat. artil.
Head-Quarters, Nov. 19.-Lieut. Craigie, 38th Maj. Swinhve, 28th N.I., directed to join left N.I., directed to proceed to Agra and join his wing of that regt. at Barrrckporc.
corps. Nov. 16.-Maj. Battine directed to join 4th bat. Lieut. Farley, of invalids, app. to do duty with of artil, at Agra.
detachment of nat. invs. at Monghyr.
Fort William, Dec. 9.49th N.I. Ens. F. C. El- To Madras.-Dec. 8. Lieut. J. B. Neufville, 42d wall to be lieut. from 1st dec., v. Macgregor dec. N.I., dep.assist.quart.mast.gen., for eight months, · Mr. A. Walker admitted an assist.surg.
for health (also to Isle of France). Lieut.Col. W. Francklin, inv. estab., and Surg.
To Penang.-Oct. 14. Lieut. G. D. Johnstone, G. O. Gardner permitted to retire from H.C.'s
40th N.I., for six mouths, for health. service on pay of their respective rank.
To Sea.-Nov. 11. Capt. G. F. Paton, engineers, Offic. Assist. surg: Wilkie's temporary app. in
for twelve months, for health. H.C.'s service cancelled.
To China.--Oct. 14. Capt. S. P. C. Humfrays, Capt. T. M. Black, 58th N.I., directed to return dep. assist. adj. gen., for ten months, for health to command of escort of political agent at Oodey
(also to New South Wales). poor.
To Cape of Good Hope. -Oct. 14. Lieut. Col. Assist.surg. J. Davidson directed to return to
Vaughan, town maj. of Fort William, for twelve Nagpore.
months, for health.
To New South Wales.-Oct. 28. Lieut. A. GarsMaj. Gen. Shuldham appointed in that grade to
tin, 58th N.I., for twelve months, for health (via general staff of Bengal army, from 27th May 1825.
Cape of Good Hope).-- Nov. 11. Capt. A. Lomas, Dec.'16.-In conformity with a communication
Ist N.I., ditto, ditto. from Hon. Court, Major, now Lieut. Col. W. Dickson, 7th L.C., restored to service without prejudice to his rank.
FROM HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES. 10th N.I. Lieut. R. Rideout to be capt. of a comp., and Ens. R. Ramsay to be lieut., from
To Europe. - Sept. 27. Assist.surg. Stark, 44th 9th Dec., in suc. to Thomas dec.
regt., for health.-Oct. 4. Corn. Alexander, 13th
L.Dr., for health.-Lieut. Tathwell, 41st regt, for 55th N.I. Ens. J. Awdry to be lieut., v. Clarke
health.–6. Lieut. Knox., 45th regt., for health.resigned, with rank from 13th May, for augmen- 14. Maj. Tovey, 31st regt., for health. - Capt. tation.
Pickard, 47th regt., for health.-Lieut. and Adj. 56th N.I. Lieut. A. Garstin to be capt. of a
M'Carthy, ditto, for health.-24. Capt. Brunton, comp., and Ens. B. W. D. Cooke to be lieut., v.
13th L.Drs., for health.-Capt. Champagne, 20th Webb ret. with rank from 13th May.
regt., for health.—Capt. Semple, 38th regt., for Med. Depart. Assist.surg. W. Watson to be surg., one year, for purpose of retiring on h. p.-Capt. v. Heaslop ret. with rank from 8th Sept., in suc. Harpour, 67th regt., for one year, to precede his to Grant dec.
regt. to England.-28. Lieut. M'Ghee, 31st regt., Assist. surg, J. Allan to be surg., v. Hamilton
for health.-31. Quart. Mast. Wallis, 46th regt., ret. with rank from 24th Oct., in suc. to J. Gibb
for health.-Lieut. and Adj. Clarke, 54th N.I., for dec.
health. – Nov. 3. Capt. Moore, 45th regt., for Lieut. Col. Com. MacInnes, 61st N.I., appointed
health.--Capt. Otway, 46th regt., for health.
Brig. Gen. Mackellar, Ist or Royals, for health.to temporary command of Arracan force, with rank of brigadier, during absence, on sick leave,
Assist.surg. Verling, 44th regt, for health.-Nov.
9. Brig. Gen. Morrison, 44th regt., for health. of Brig. W. Richards.
Nov. 15. Capt. Kettlewell, 30th regt., for health. Maj. F. Sackville, 55th N.I., permitted to re- Capt. Jackson, Queen's Royals, on private sign office of agent for army clothing Ist div., and affairs.--23. Ens. Taylor, 46th regt., on private Capt. J. Wilkie, 8th N.I., to officiate in that situa- affairs. tion.
Fort William, Dec. 23. — 49th N.I. Brev. Capt.
LAW. and Lieut. J. Mackintosh to be capt. of a comp. from 19th Dec., v. Knight dec.
SUPREME Court, Nov. 29. 63d N.I. Brev.Capt. and Lieut. J. H. M.Kinlay
Among the prisoners brought up for to be capt, of a comp., and Ens. E. T. Erskine to lieut., from 12th Dec., in suc. to Fergusson dec. sentence, at the general gaol delivery this
Capt. F. Crossley, 62d N.I., to command escort day, was Appah, a Chinese, who had been with resident at Hyderabad. v. Holroyd permitted
sentenced to be hung for a murder comto proceed to Europe. Cadets admitted. Mr. W. M. Shakespeare for
mitted by him on board the brig Nimrod, artil., and prom, to 2d-lieut.-Messrs. ). Macdo- but on whom, in consequence of some nald, D’A. Johnson, P. Hay, and M. E. Loftie mistake in the indictment, the sentence was for inf., and prom. to ens.
not put in execution ; he was brought up
this morning. His aspect was very forFURLOUGHS.
bidding, and imprisonment, since his conTO Europe.—Sept. 30. Maj. G. Williamson, 1st
viction in January last, instead of bringing extra N.I., for health.-Oct. 7. Ens. W. Elliott, 58th N..., for health.–14., Capt. G. Everest, artil., him to a sense of guilt, seemed only to for health.-Lieut. G. Dyke, ditto, for health.- have 'hardened him. He was loud and Lieut. A. J. Anstruther, 54th N.I., for 'health.Lieut. C. H. S. Freeman, 69th N.I., for health.
boisterous ; clenched his fist, and though Lieut. J. Knyvett, 66th N.I., for health.-Maj. C. his arms were in irons, frequently beat W. Brooke, 46th N.l., on private affairs.--28. Lieut. B. Roxburgh, 6th L.C., for health.-Surg.
them against the bar in which he stood ; J. Swiney, gar. surg. of Fort William, for health. he gave vent to oaths and imprecations, Assist.surg: 1. Shutter, for health. --Lieut. R. Gled- and every time the Chief Justice attempted stanes, 161h Madras N.l., for health.—Lieut. Col. Com. T. Garner, 13th N.I., for health.-Surg. P.
to speak, was louder and more impetuous; Halket, for health.--Lieut. H. Fowle, 44th N.I., till at last his Lordsbip was under the for health.-Ens. J. Sinclair, 10th Madras N..., necessity of telling the Chinese interpreter for health.--Nov. Il. Lieut. Col. S. Reid, 2d L.C., for health. Surg. J. Atkinson, on private affairs. to explain to him his sentence only and to -18. Capt. T. M. Taylor, 57th L.C., for health. send him away: he was sentenced to be
Lieut. C. I. C. Collins, 40th N.I., for health.Nov. 25. Maj. E. C. Browne, 44th N.I., for health.
transported to Prince of Wales' Island - Capt. J. Craigie, 37th N.I., for health.-28. for life. Lieut. A. Watt, 27th N.I., for health.-Dec. 2.
On the sentence being stated to him, Assist. surgs. T: B. Barker and J. M. Todd, for health.--Capt. T. Webster, 59th N.I., on private he said “ No! I not go, I go China.' affairs. – 8. Lieut. Col. Com. D. M‘Leod, 17th After which he was taken down stairs, N.I., for health-Lieut. B. Boswell, 2d N.I., for health.--16. Lieut. G. C. Holroyd, 57th N.I., for
where he was very obstreporous. health. - Lieut. Col. A. Richards, 34th N.I., on The Chief Justice then observed to the private affairs.-Lieut. J. G. M. Horne, 2d N.I., Advocate General that, in consequence of for health.-Dec. 23. Lieut. Col. J. Alexander, 6th extra N.I., on private affairs.
the interruption of the criminal, he had
been prevented expressing the opinion of observed, that if Mr. Barretto failed in the court.
It was not from an insuffici. his performance of the marriage-contract, ency of witnesses to justify the charge of they would bring an action against him, murder that the sentence of transportation which plainly evinced the workings of his for life had been awarded; on the contrary,
mind. Indeed, every thing taught the the court were convinced that he had been plaintiff her happiness was at no distant guilty of as atrocious a murder as any period, and that her infancy was no bar culprit ; but that, as the learned Judge to her prospects; for Mrs. Barretto, the who presided at the trial seemed to enter- mother of the defendant, and his prime tain some doubts that the man had not agent, when the young lady's age was experienced the full benefit of the English questioned, said, “ Oh, never mind, she law, and as he was now on a distant land, is thirteen ; I was married when I was and they possessed no documents or re- eleven.” Mr. Barretto's affections were so cords of his opinion, they were desirous fixed, that he insisted on Miss Wickede's of being on the safe side, and had pro- inmediate removal from school; observing nounced the sentence of transportation. * that he was afraid she might there meet December 1.
with some more attractive lover, and he
would then lose a prize; and the loss Breach of Promise of Marriage.-Caro
would indisputably cost him his life! (A line Lavinia Wickede, v. Luis Jos. Barretto.
laugh.) On the 6th of July a ceremony This case excited great public interest.
took place, which seems to be a custom in The damages were laid at 100,000 rupees. The Advocate General (Mr. Pearson) and
this country; the young gentleman asked Mr. Turton were counsel for the plaintiff;
permission to drive the lady round the Mr. Winter and Mr. L. Clarke for the
course; this in Calcutta, denotes a foredefendant.
gone conclusion. This attachment con
tinued unremitted ; at public parties and The Advocate General detailed the facts to the court as follows:
at dinner, the healths of the intended
bride and bridegroom were drank, and Mr. Barretto, the defendant, is about
thanks formally returned, till the 7th, twenty-seven years of age, the son of an
when he saw her, and saw her for the last opulent merchant; the plaintiff is the
time. One day passed, and no Mr. Bardaughter of the late Lieut.-Col. Wickede, Lieut.-Governor of Serampore ; she, like signs of him. On this the mother of the
retto; another and another, and yet no the defendant, is of the South Country. In June last there was a party at the plaintiff very prudently wrote to the decelebration of a marriage festival, and it
fendant to call, and he gave her a letter in
return. was there the defendant first saw the young duce; perhaps Mr. Barretto doubting much
There are no love letters to prowoman, and was instantly struck with her
his eloquence on paper, never wrote any ; appearance ; he there remarked, with true
but there is one which I will read. oriental rapidity, to a relation of his, Mr.
“ Mr. L. Jos. Barretto's best compliGill, that he would marry her, if he could gain her consent.
ments to Mrs. Corneeby, and by the bearer Mr. Gill asked him
sends her the Europe wool for your worthy what settlement he would wish to make upon her; he first proposed 50,000 rupees,
daughter which he promised the other and afterwards fixed 80,000, After a day
day.” or two had expired the offer of marriage
(On the back)
66 Mrs. CORNEEBY." was made to the mother of the plaintiff, a
“ Calcutta, 4th July, 1825.” Mrs. Cornabe. The defendant's attachment increased; he talked of settlements, He sent her woollen stockings, observed love, and marriage in the month of No. the learned Counsel, perhaps as a prevember. The settlement was originally ventive against the inclemencies of a iroordered to be prepared on the 9th of July, pical climate! Now for Mrs. Barretto's but Mr. Barretto's ardour growing unre
letter, who has on more occasions than mitting, he insisted ou its being prepared
one acted for her son. on the 6th. On that day Mr. Cornabe,
“ MR. CORNBY, Mr. Hudson, and several others asseinbled “ Sır; I was very happy to hear that at the house of Mr. Barretto for the pur- your daughter will be married with my pose, and in the course of conversation son, now, I very sorry to inform you Mr. Gill probably inisunderstood Mr. that he not incline to marry her in conHudson relative to the age of the young sequence
younger. lady. The assertion that she was too
I am, Sir, young never came from Mr. Hudson, but
"6 Your obedt. Servt. froin Mr. Barretto's relative. Mr. Hud
(Signed) “ R. BARRETTO.” son on the day in question, while they “ 141h July 1825.” were discussing the intended marriage,
Here, continued the Advocate-General, * If this be an accurate report of the learned is a most magnanimous contempt for lan. Judge's remarks, we think them very extraordi. guage, and the parts of speech. A cernary, to say no more. Ed. A. J.
tain philosopher has observed that much of
the force and beauty of language depended pore, and did not return till July. On on particles, but some of the Portuguese the 4th of this month, Mr. Christiana, on of this country, and Mrs. Barretto and bis return from his evening's drive, found her son in particular, seem not to think so. Mr. Barretto in the upper verandah of his
After some remarks on the insult house, on which Mr. Christiana expressed offered to the plaintiff, the Advocate- his surprise that he had made himself such General called Mr. Guillermo Gill, Mr. a stranger. He staid to dinner, and after F. A. Cornabe, Mrs. Barretto (!) and Mr. the other meinbers of the family had reCharles Christiana, who deposed to the tired, he expressed to Mr. Christiana liis facts as stated above. Mr. Gill stated desire to marry his daughter if he could that the plaintiff's father was a poor man,
obtain her consent. Mr. Christiana, as a receiving 150 rupees a month in the kind and prudent father, could not object Harbour Master's department; but Mr. to this; and Mr. Barretto wished that Mr. Cornabe stated that she was the natural Christiana should go the next morning daughter of Lieut.-Col. Wickede. Mrs. and bring his daughter down from BarBarretto stated that she recommended her rackpore, offering him the use of his son not to marry the plaintiff, after she 'buggy and horse for the purpose. Early heard of her being a natural child, as she on the next day, Mr. Barretto wrote to thought her an unfit match for her son. Mr. Christiana to come over to his house, Mr. Christiana proved that the defendant which he did, when he put into his hands agreed to marry his daughter on the 15th the following letter. of July.
" To C. Christiana, Esq. At this stage, a consultation took place between the Judges, when the Chief Jus
“ My dear Sir : I have the pleasure to tice said that the marriage was intended
send you my buggy and horse for you to to be solemnized and the contract fulfilled go to Barrackpore. in November, and the action was brought daughter, Miss Maria, which I hope it
“ Last night I spoke to you about your in October, which afforded sufficient
will not be failed--and I shall be very ground for a nonsuit. The plaintiff was then nonsuited.
happy if you will settle the matter, and a Mr. Winter regretted that the whole good settlement shall be made for your case had not been disclosed, as it would daughter. have shown that the defendant was the
“ Believe me, my dear Sir, injured party ; and that an attempt had
“ Yours most affectionately,
« L. J. BARRETTO." been made to draw him into a connexion
July 8, 1825." not proper for him. Same day.
Mr, Christiana wished his daughter to Breach of Promise of Marriage.-Maria select for herself, and did not interfere at Jane Christiana, v. Luis Jos. Barretto. all on this occasion. The plaintiff conIn this case Mr. Turton and Mr. Dickens sented to the proposal both on account of were counsel for the plaintiff, and the the defendant being a mild man, and of 'Advocate-General and Mr. Winter for the his situation in life, as well as for the acts defendant.
of kindness she had experienced from him. Mr. Turton stated that this action was The defendant proposed to settle a lac of like the other, except in circumstances; rupees on the plaintiff, and instructions the defendant was the same, The plaintiff were given to Mr. Hudson to draw up the is a young woman of attraction and pro. settlement; but, at the suggestion of Mrs. perly educated, not having had the misfor- Barretto and others, it was reduced to fifty tune to lose her parents. The objections, thousand. On the 18th of July, Captain relative to religion and connexions made Read, the uncle of the plaintiff, and Mr. in the other case cannot be stated here; Colvin, met at the house of Mr. Barretto her mother is a Roman Catholic, and her to discuss the subject of the settlement, father, who has ten children, holds a re- when Mrs. Barretto again proposed thirty sponsible situation in the treasury. The thousand, which was not consented to by first acquaintance of Mr. Barretto with Mr. Christiana, as it was not consonant to the family arose from his frequent visits the former promise. to his property which is opposite to Mr. On the 26th the parties again met at Mrs. Christiana's house, where he became Barretto's, but some difference taking place familiar with his children by sending relative to the settlement, they left the them fruit. But no visits took place till house unsatisfactorily. On the evening of the present year. In the month of Fe- this day the defendant and Mr. D'Silva bruary the defendant met Mr. Christiana called on Mr. Christiana, and proposed to at Tulloh's auction, where he intimated settle the interest of a lac of rupees upon his wish to call upon him ; on which he the plaintiff, and that fifty thousand should, was invited to dinner the next day. He in the event of her death, revert to his own went, and continued to visit him from estate. "To these terms the plaintiff and that day till March, when Miss Christiana lier father acceded, and another settlement went to reside with her aunt at Barrack- was ordered to be drawn up. On the 4th
of August, Mr. Christiana addressed the Christiana, not knowing the custom of the following letter to Mr. Barretto:
country, did not wish it. Another circum• My dear Louis,-Send me the copy
stance likewise deserving mention was of the marriage settlement.
this : Mr. Barretto took a fancy to a broach “ Your's sincerely,
of Miss Christiana's, which was given him, " Aug. 4, 1825." - Ć. CHRISTIANA.” and in return for which he gave a diamond To which the following answer
ring. This ring Mrs. Barretto afterwards
demanded of the plaintiff, alleging it was returned :
a present from a relation; and threatened “ My dear Sir,- I am just now come legal proceedings if it was detained. from Mr. Hudson, to-morrow will be ready. This, my Lords, said Mr. Turton, is “ I am, your's obediently, L. J. B.”
quite contrary to any thing proceeding As it was originally intended to give a
from a ford mother who was interested in lac of rupees, Mr. Christiana objected to the welfare of her son. When Mrs. Barthe clause of barring the dower, when Mr.
retto wrote this, she had not the common Brightman said he would consult Mr. honesty to return the broach given in exHamilton the attorney, whom Mr. Chris- change. Miss Christiana went with the tiana likewise consulted.
defendant to Europe shops, and he purIn the letter of Mr. Christiana, said Mr.
chased her a few little articles, by way of Turton, there are two words that may be
presents, but when the bills came in, they ridiculed; they are sordid consideration;",
were sent to Miss Christiana for payınent. but it certainly was not a case of sordid These bills were the last that we heard of consideration, and I don't see any thing to
Mr. Barretto. He has allowed himself on laugh at or ridicule.
account of some of these bills to be taken “ My dear Louis, --- I have communi
to the Petty Court, which evidently shews cated with my friends on the subject of the
that though he has a propensity to plea
That the fear of settlement, and agree to the terms specified sure, he has none to pay. in that document; my daughter's happi- expense was the origin of his breaking off ness being superior to sordid consideration,
the connexion, and that his conduct arose and I wave all objections to the clause of from sordid and avaricious feelings, I am dower, satisfied that you will do justice to
confident, and the only way to bring him your intended wife should circumstances
to a sense of the injury he has done, is render it at any period necessary..
through his purse, and not through his “ I will thank you to shew this note to
heart; and, as his mother has pointed out, Mr. Brightman: let me have an immediate through “ legal proceedings.' answer, all difficulties being at an end.
The plaintiff's case was established by " Your's truly,
the evidence of Captain James Read, Mr. “ Aug. 6, 1825." C. CHRISTIANA.”
Charles Christiana, father of the plaintiff,
Mr. Hudson and Mr. Srettell. After which, The above was enclosed in the following The Advocate General addressed the letter to Mr. Brightman:
court on behalf of the defendant in a “ My dear Sir,- I feel confident that speech of great length. He considered you will be satisfied with the enclosed : will Miss Christiana as an instrument in the you oblige me by sending it to Louis and hands of a designing parent; that the rupfavour me with his reply. My daughter ture of the connexion in the last action is at this moment dejected; and I wish to was owing to the advice of Mr. Christiana relieve her mind by shewing her I do not and that the plaintiff even knew when she throw impediments in the way.
accepted Mr. Barretto's offer that she was “ Your's truly,
robbing another of his affections. “ Aug. 6, 1825.” 6 C. CHRISTIANA.” The Chief Justice stated the opinion of
Miss Christiana had every idea that Mr. the court, which was in substance, that there Barretto would do that justice to her, to appeared to be no definite period appointed which she was entitled, and she disapproved for the fulfilment of the contract; that the very much of her father's interference in defendant had no right to snap at the the matter. Mr. Barretto had promised to plaintiff's father's objections to the bar of be her's for ever, and if it is language dower, to break the contract; and that, if that “ Jove laughs at," I hope the court
it had appeared in evidence, that the plain. will not; but that it will teach those who tiff had suffered in mind or in health, they make promises, to be cautious how they would give very heavy damages; but as break them.
the case stood, they could give no more Mr. Turton proceeded to observe, that than five thousand rupees damages. the conduct of the defendant had been These tiro cases are of a class altogether cruel in the extreme.
At the first dinner novel in India. at Mrs. Barretto's, Mrs. B. asked the
MISCELLANEOUS. plaintiff if she intended to marry her son, and on her replying in the affirmative, proposed that they should exchange rings The army which lias taken the field considered half a marriage); but Mr. against the usurper of Bhurtpore is a very
OPERATIONS IN THE UPPER PROVINCES.