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and Indian manufactures, were then very
to obtain from those courts an acknow. considerable, and formed one of the most ledgment of the prince in that quality. valuable items of our general trade. This beneficial intercourse, we may naturally
Cochin China. expect, will be resumed, and our manufactures once more find a ready and ex
Late accounts, of an authentic nature, tensive market in the interior of Sumatra. have arrived from Cochin-China, which -Sing. Chron., Dec. 12.
represent that kingdom to be in a very
disturbed state. An extensive insurrecThe Journal d'Anvers contains the fol. tion prevails not only at Saigon, the capilowing news “d letter from Holland tal of the southern and most fertile disannounces thut the natives of Sumatra, trict, but the Tonquinese are said to be having risen against the Dutch govern- in open revolt against the king, who is ment at, Batavia, have chosen a native reported to be a great tyrant; and Camking, and expelled the Dutch from their bodia, which is tributary to Cochin-China, possessions in that great island. It adds, is also disatfected. that preparations were making in Holland
We have been favoured with the folto send a force thither. The news was lowing details, the correctness of which brought by a ship which has arrived at may be depended on. Amsterdam from Batavia, after a voyage
The Mandarin Ta-kong, an ancient of 160 days. The whole of the staff and
eunuch of the late king, Ya-long, had Dutch merchants had arrived at Batavia, been appointed viceroy of lower Cochinwhere great anxiety was felt.”
China by his master. At the death of A Dutch paper of May 16th says :
the latter, Ming-Mang, who succeeded By the Indian we have received Java him, and who now reigns, did not dare, journals from the 15th to the 18th of Jan
as he had done in all the other provinces, nuary. These papers contain the follow.
to recall Ta-kong; on the contrary, he ing account :- In the night of the 8th of
endeavoured to attach himn to his inteJanuary a considerable part of the factory rests, and even caused himself to be of Tjanjor, in the regency of Preang, was
crowned by him, and on several occasions destroyed by a dreadful fire, which conti
followed his advice. Ta-kong, more fearnued nearly four hours, and spread rapidly ed than the king, and beloved by the poin consequence of a high wind.
pulation of the south, and of Saigon espe“ A number of distinguished native cially, was considered, throughout all the merchants and others lost all their property kingdom, as greatly superior to Mingby this event. "The of the captain of Mang. He protected the commerce of the Chinese at Buitenzorg, who happened
the Chinese, and facilitated the endeato be on the spot, honourably distinguished
vours of those who dared to carry on himself by giving, in the name of his father,
trade with Singapore, which at all times a quantity of rice for the subsistence of the had been prohibited by the king. By desufferers.”-Dutch Paper, May 16.
grees he rendered himself independent, At Manado, in Celebes, the whole of and governed lower Cochin China as a the Chinese camp and part of the adjacent king, though he never failed to remit the native plantations were destroyed by fire in
tribute due to the king. He reigned thus August last.
until 1832, when he died, and disorder arose in the country.
Immediately after the death of TaBirman Empire.
kong, the king sent one of his ministers
to take the reins of government. The Private letters from Rangoon state,
new governor was installed, and ordered the king continues in the same state of to furnish as pompous a funeral as possiseclusion and melancholy as that under ble in honour of his predecessor. A few which he has been labouring for the last months after his installation, the new two years; and the queen's brother, Men- ruler visited the magazines and arsenals, za-gyee, is in fact the person who now and examined the state of the finance. governs the empire,
He sent a statement of these things to An extensive fire lately broke out in the the king, who found a deficiency, very city of Ava, and destroyed upwards of small it would be in the eyes of Euro9,000 houses.
peans, but large for Cochin-China. The king issued an edict against. Ta-kong,
though deceased, and condemned him to Persia.
be chained ; changed his name from TaThe Suabian Mercury gives letters from kong* to that of Šlave, and caused to be Constantinople, announcing that Mahomet * There are four titles existing in CochinMirza has been declared heir to the throne
China, of which Ta-kong is one, which signifies
' a pillar of the state;' the personage holding it is of Persia (on the death of Abbas Mirza), minister of war: Mow-kong is another, given to and that Mirza Abdul Hussein Khan has the minister of finance; How-kong, to the minis
ter of the interior; and Twei-kong, to the minisbeen sent to St. Petersburgh and London Asint. Jour. N.S. Vol.14. No.54.
ter of marine.
chained all the mandarins who had served two revolting parties could be effected by under him. Several executions took sea as well as by land, the king will have place at Saigon; many of the chiefs es- much to dread. caped ; the tomb of Ta-kong was sur- The centre of Cochin-China is not rounded with chains, and his name, quiet either. Some suspicions, perhaps wherever inscribed, was effaced. The false, have been attached to the king's friends of Ta-kong could not bear this in- brother, and he has been condemned to sult offered to his memory; they excited carry a chain, though he is allowed to rethe discontented, put a man called Thay main in his own palace. at their head, attached to themselves all All the Christians are persecuted exthe Chinese population, mar to che cessively, and several have been conprisons, and liberated about 2,000 pri- demned to death. Of this number is M. soners, who joined them, took the fort
Gagelin, a French missionary, who was of Saigon, and beheaded the new governor at Saigon with Ta-kong, and who was and three of his mandarins. Thay, at the returning to Hue to take his leave before head of the populace, marched to Dong- departing for Macao. M. Jacard and nai and Tieu-Douc, and took possession father Odorico were prisoners at Hue, of all the province. The Cambodian po- and there are strong reasons for suppulation of Athiene and Gayto joined the posing they have already been executed. revolters, and their army altogether mus- Sing. Chron., Jan. 2. tered about 10,000 men. The king was soon informed of these proceedings, and immediately ordered an army of 25,000
Australasia. men, which was increased on the way to 110,000. Fifteen vessels and about 100 NEW SOUTH WALES. galleys were despatched, and the arma
LAW. ment arrived in April last at Saigon, after having sustained considerable damage
Supreme Court, November 26.-The King, during the voyage in a storm. The king's
at the pros. of Therry, Esq. v. Raine. This forces encamped on the side of Saigon
was a prosecution for a libel contained in
letter addressed to Mr. Roger Therry, in river, opposite the city, and have erected a battery, in order to play upon the fort.
his official capacity as Commissioner of the The revolters, however, have the whole
Court of Requests, by Mr. John Raine, country open behind them, as far as the
who complained that his son, when about borders of Siam, from which state they dated by the Commissioner, and also de
to give evidence in that 'court, was intimi. have already derived some aid.
signated the conduct of the learned gentle. Thay, finding he could not maintain himself long against such a formidable
' indecent, improper, and uncour.
teous." force, retired with his adherents into the fort of Saigon, abandoning Dong-nai and
The jury found the defendant quilty, but Tieu-Douc to the royalist troops. Dong
recommended the whole case, under all the
circumstances, to the attentive consideranai was taken by treachery; a mandarin sent by the king joined the rebels with a
tion of the court-a recommendation which part of the troops. The town was en
the judge (Mr. Justice Burton) said should
be attended to. trusted to him, and soon after the departure of Thay, he allowed the royal troops to enter freely, and ordered a terrible massacre of the population.
Catastrophe at a newly-discovered groupe The Christians of all the provinces, of Islands. - We are enal to furnish, who were protected by Ta-kong, and who from the log-book of Capt. Finnis, the had nothing to expect from the king but following particulars respecting the recent punishment, fled to the fort of Saigon, return to this port of the barque Elizabeth, and 700 of them, at the taking of Dong- which sailed not long since from Sydney, nai, defended themselves heroically, and on a whaling voyage. On the 16th of Ocdid great execution amongst the enemy. tober, saw a groupe of low islands, not Thay sustained all the attacks of the laid down on any of the charts on board, royalists, and even made several very suc
distance twelve miles, bearing S. E. by E., cessful sallies. Being as politic as brave, he and in lat. by observation 4° 30', long. by gained over his brother-in-law, who com- chronometer 168° 35'. Having stood off mands in Tonquin, and created a diver- and on during the night, on the following sion by exciting a rebellion in that coun- morning, several canoes appeared in sight; try. The king was obliged to remove a and one came alongside with some natives, great part of his troops from the south to who bartered a few trifles with the crew. the north; but the result is not yet Shortly after, the boats were lowered, and known. There is, however, reason to manned by the chief and third mates and suppose that the revolt in the north will some of the crew, taking with them two be more serious than that of the south; muskets, two cutlasses, iron hoops, fishand if the communication between the hooks, &c., to trade with the natives. They
'had orders not to land, but to allow the towards Circular Head. Thirty aborigicanoes, the natives on board which might nes, whoiu Mr. Robinson has persuaded seem to bave friendly intentions, to ap- to leave the wilds, are on their way from proach them ; but if no provisions, of Macquarie Harbour, where others are which the ship stood in need, were to be waiting to be conveyed to Hobart Town. had, the boats were to return immediately ; Mr. Robinson confidently asserts, there particular orders being also issued that no are only seventeen aborigines now at offence should, on any account, be given large in the bush, and that, had be not to the people. The boats did not return been compelled to hurry his departure, that night. The Elizabeth lay-to off the every black native in the island would have island for the boats; in the mean time, been persuailed to give up his wandering upwards of thirty canoes filled with natives life. Mr. Robinson had opened a treaty collected in the direction whence the boats with the last tribe alluded to, and the tribe were expected to come. At sun-set, on was willing to join him; but when he the second day, there was no sign of the went to the place where he considered they boats; on the next morning, several canoes were, he found they had migrated to some approached the ship, and every preparation other part of the island. Mr. Robinson, was made against an attack by the natives, as we before said, was obliged to return, two of whom came on the taffrail : one was not being able to wait, till such time as immediately seized, the other jumped over- the natives might be expected to visit the board. On the following day, the ship same place. Mr. Robinson contemplates still remained lying off and on, near the one other expedition, when he is confident islands, but there was no sign of the boats he will bring in the last black native. or their crews. At sun-set, there being We must candidly acknowledge, we were every appearance of approaching bad wea- always doubtful as to the good likely to ther, and no prospect of hearing of, or ren- result from this gentleman's exertions; dering any assistance to the unfortunate but facts have convinced us, that no man boats' crews, the commander of the Eliza- ever yet deserved so much reward and beth thought it better, under all the circum- thanks, as does that gentleman, for his stances, to proceed on his voyage--a reso- having, by his own personal exertions, lution adopted, perhaps wisely; although ridded us of enemies of the very worst we cannot refrain from an expression of description.-Colonial Times. regret, that greater exertions were not made Whale-fishery.—The Independent says, either to rescue the ill-fated men who went that the supposed quantity of black whale on shore, or to punish those by whose trea- oil, obtained during the season, just then chery they were cut off. With a diminished terminating, at Research Bay, Adventure crew, then, Capt. Finnis made sail, and on Bay, and Oyster Bay, on the Derwent, his passage to this port took on board the amounted to 1,266 imperial tuns, the captain and chief officer of the Mary Jane, whole of which, if sold on the spot, at which vessel was lost on one of the Navi. the present prices of £16 per ton, would gator's Islands. The native secured by average £28,000. There are also about Capt. Finnis, and now on board his ship, 90 tons of bone, which, at £80 per ton, states that the unfortunate boats' crews, would average £7,200, making in all after being captured, had their hands bound £35,200. behind their backs, and were distributed Discovery of Cual.- The local govern(as slaves, we presume) through the groupe
ment is entitled to the warmest praise for of islands.-Sydney Gaz., Nov. 28. the zealous perseverance which it has ex
hibited in suffering no apparent disappointSydney, a free-port.-Sydney is to be ment to repress its exertions in pursuit of declared a free-port, so far as to allow the most valuable necessary of life,-coal. foreign powers to land and warehouse car- We rejoice to state, that these exertions goes there for exportation.---Sydney Gaz. have been followed with the most perfect The Press. The Emancipist Colonists
success. A vein has been opened, of large (originally convicts) are about establishing dimensions, so near the surface that it a public journal, the avowed object of
can be worked with the greatest facility, which is to support their own princi- and producing a supply equal to any conples !"
sumption, and possessing the important ad. vantage of immediate water-carriage.
The mine is not very far distant from the VAN DIEMEN'S LAND.
river Carlton. Thus will be opened one
of the greatest advantages which any The Aborigines.—Mr. Robinson has re. maritime country can possess,-a nursery turned to Hobart Town, after a most suc- for sailors, and profitable employment for cessful expedition in search of the few colonial vessels. Austral- Asiat. Rev., remaining aborigines now wandering Oct. 27. over the island. This gentleman com- The South Pole.---An enterprising mer. menced his last excursion at Macquarie cantile house of this town (Hobarton) Harbour, and travelled in the direction proposes to send a vessel, well calculated
and properly equipped, to circumnavigate There will then be no such scenes as were the circle in the centre of which is sup- witnessed at the colonization of America, posed to be the South Pole, thereby to neither will the want of labour require a determine the fact of its existence or convict population. We look forward otherwise. The command of this vessel with a good deal of interest to every thing is to be bestowed upon the Tasmanian connected with New Zealand, as we feel Cook, Captain Stein. If any man has a confident, that, with judicious manageright to assume the mantle of that illus- ment, colonies of vast importance to the trious seaman, it is the gentleman we mother country may there be established, have named ; if alone in respect to his and with less difficulty and less expense voyage round the world, in a sloop of than any others ever yet formed." thirty tons, the whole crew composed of “ So strong appears the passion for emi. hiinself and five men, not one of the latter gration to New Zealand,” says another being able to read and write, and without V. D. Land
paper, " that even the first of even a dose of medicine on board, and the beau monde, the especial particulars' himself only twenty-two years old, his own themselves, seem to be taking wing for merits having obtained him the command that happy region. Major Oakes has ef a ship at the age of eighteen. We sailed in the Brazil packet, and would understand that Capt. Stein proposes to have been accompanied by certain others proceed due south, from our lands'-end ; but for particular impediments. The next in which case he will in all probability reach ship, however, is expected to be fully the icy region in a week or ten days, and laden. Unfortunately, they are not of that then, should he not fall in with the sup description whose junction with the proposed continent, by proceeding eastward in posed colony would be desirable. The short degrees of longitude, he will soon be drones, who have for their whole lives fat. enabled, although of course subject to tened upon the industry and activity of much peril, and with great privations in others, would soon starve in a community such a climate, to reach the ascertained where every man can receive only his own land, -Ibid.
The Austral-Asiatic Review of Hobart SWAN RIVER.
Town announces the following as the
principles of the constitution of the Accounts have been received from this
proposed colony to be settled from V. D. settlement to the 29th of Novemher. The
Land, on the eastern coast of New Zealand: arrival of Governor Stirling was looked “ That all men are born equally free, for with much anxiety. The crops were
with equal rights, and ought to enjoy li. looking very healthy, and a favourable har
berty of conscience, freedom of the press, vest was expected. The settlement was
trial by jury, power to form new states in healthy, and progressing favourably.
vacant countries, and to regulate their own internal police; that all elections ought to
be free: that all power is originally in the New Zealand.
people; that government ought to be in
instituted for the common benefit of the COLONY FROM VAN DIEMEN'S LAND.
community, and that the community have a “ The accounts of Cloudy Bay,” the right to reform the government; that the Colonial Times states, “ have been so ex- several magistrates and officers of the gotremely gratifying, that half the people of vernment, vested with authority, legislaHobart Town are crazy to leave for the tive, executive, or judicial, are the substinew colony now establishing. The soil is tutes and agents of the people, and are at described as of the very best quality; and all times accountable to the people; that the climate, although rather cold, salu- every member of society has a right to brious in the extreme. Should a colony, protection of life, liberty, and property; of the description intended, be founded, and, in return, is bound to contribute his which we deem easily practicable, there proportion of the expense of that pro. will be one vast advantage over any other tection, and yield his personal service colony yet established. Labour can be when necessary ; that the people have a had for a mere trifle, the generality of the right to keep and bear arms, for the comnatives being an extremely industrious and mon defence; that the people have a right good-tempered race. It will be madness to hold themselves, their houses, papers, to attempt to conquer such a vast popula- and possessions, free from search and tion : though in peace the New Zealanders seizure ; and, finally, the full and undismay be led, in war they are terrific; turbed posession of the natural right of and therefore the new settlers will find
man, as such were originally bestowed by it their interest not to fall out with them, the Great Creator."
ALLOWANCES OF THE COMMISSARY.
APPOINTMENT OF MAJORS TO THE COMMAND
H.M. 16th Foot to march from Chinsu
rah to Cawnpore instead of to GhazeeGOVERNMENT ORDERS, &c. pore ; and H.M. 3d Buffs, from Berham
pore to Ghazeepore instead of to Cawnpore. Fort William, Nov. 28, 1833. — The Right
NEW SYSTEM OF CAVALRY PRACTICE. Hon, the Governor-general in Council has been pleased to resolve, in conformity
Head-Quarters, Calcutta, Dec. 21, 1833. to instructions from the Hon. the Court
- The Governor-general in Council having of Directors, that the pioneer corps on this
been pleased to sanction the introduction establishment shall be disbanded on the 1st
in the native cavalry of this presidency of February next, when the European com
“ the Regulations for the Instruction, missioned officers will rejoin their respec
Formation, and Movements of Cavalry, tive regiments.
recently approved by His Majesty, and adopted in the royal service, the Com. mander-in-chief is pleased to direct that
commanding officers of regiments will Fort William, Nov. 28, 1833.- The Go. adopt the practice of the new system on vernor-general in Council is pleased to re
receipt of the book of Regulations, eight solve, that the allowances of the commis copies of which will be sent for the use of sary-general be placed on the same scale
each regiment from the adjutant-general's as those of the adjutant.general and quar
office, and they are to be regularly acter-master-general of the army.
counted for in the quarterly return of print.
ed books with corps. DRESS OF THE COMPANY'S OFFICEKS. **Fort William, Dec. 12, 1833.- The Right Hon. the Governor-general in Council is pleased to direct that the following para
Fort William, Jan. 3, 1834.-The Go. graphs of a letter from the Hon. the Court
vernor-general in Council, concurring in of Directors to the government of Fort St.
opinion with the Right Hon, the Com.
mander-in-chief, that the appointment of George be published in general orders, as equally applicable to this presidency:
majors to the command of corps to which
they do not belong, is objectionable, has reExtract Court's Military Letter to Fort St.
solved that the practice shall be discontinued. George, dated 17th July, 1833. “ (Letter, 3d April 1832, 19 and 20-submit for Court's consideration the recommendation of the Commander-in-chief for a general assimilation of the dress of the different branches of the Madras army with the corresponding dress in his Majesty's
Fort William, Jan. 3, 1834.--The Goservice.]
vernor-general in Council is pleased to di. “ Par. 18. The patterns of clothing for rect, that, with the exception of acting in. the officers of infantry of your establish- terpreters, no officer shall do duty with a ment, transmitted with our letter of 4th corps to which he does not belong. Aug. 1830, were closely assimilated to those at that tiine worn by the officers of Head-Quarters, Calcutta, Jan. 8, 1834. his Majesty's regiments of foot.
_The Commander-in-chief is pleased to • 19. We cannot sanction successive al- direct, in conformity to Gov. G. O. of the terations in the dress of our officers corres- 3d instant, that all captains and subalterns, ponding with those which may from time doing duty with regiments of the line, to time be made in his Majesty's army."
shall proceed forth with to join the corps to
which they stand posted, with exception to RELIEF OF REGIMENTS.
those who may be officiating as interpreters Head-Quarters, Calcutta, Dec. 16, 1833.
to corps they do not belong to. -With the sanction of Government, the following relief and movement of corps
COURTS MARTIAL, will take place:
LIEUT. T. S. FAST. 43d regt. N. I., from Secrora to Bar- Head- Quarters, Calcutta, Dec. 19, 1833, rackpore; 47th do. from Cuttack to Se- -At an European General Court Martial, crora; and 31st do., from Barrackpore to assembled at Cawnpore on the 29th July, Bancoorah.
1833, of which Col. J. Shelton, of H.M. Dec. 24. The Commander-in-chief has 44th Foot, is President, Lieut. T. S. Fast, been pleased, with the sanotion of Govern- of the 59th N. I., was arraigned on the folment, to make the following alterations in lowing charge :the relief of his Majesty's regiments : Charge.Lieut. Thomas Snodgrass Fast,
OFFICERS DOING DUTY WITH CORPS TO
WHICH THEY DO NOT BELONG.