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This explanation may likewise serve to shew in a more pardonable light, any deficiencies which may be found in this particular volume: it has been composed under an aggravation of those difficulties to which I have presumed to allude; and it certainly is inadequate to my own wishes. The Historical and Critical Departments are not sufficiently extended; partly owing to these causes, and partly to the voluminous collection of State Papers, which it was indespensable to insert.

These important documents unfold the whole policy of the Marquis Wellesley's government, in regard to the Mahratta empire, and explain, in the fullest manner, all the various causes which combined to produce the late war with Scindeah and Boonsla. An attentive perusal of the official correspondence between the supreme government of the British dominions in India, and the British residents at the courts of the Peishwa and Scindeah, is essential to the forming a correct judgment, not only of the real policy and expediency of that war, but also of the sub

sequent

sequent rupture with Holkar. The less fortunate and less brilliant events of the contest with that Chief, and the clamour which has in consequence been raised against it, have rendered it the more necessary to point the attention of the public to those circumstances and transactions, from which it originally arose, and on which its merits must ultimately rest. The account of the military operations against Holkar, during the period of time which this volume embraces, I have postponed until the next, because it will be more satisfactory as well as more interesting to the publie, to see the whole of those operations, and of the official correspondence between the British government and that Chief, exhibited at one view.

The present condition of Europe, and the ambitious projects of France, point out the expediency of consolidating the resources of the British empire in India, and of fixing on a broad, stable, and permanent foundation a comprehensive, uniform, and vigorous system of policy, for the administration of its affairs, both in its

foreign,

foreign, and domestic relations. The principles, and provisions of such a system of policy can alone be thoroughly comprehended, and the necessity of their adoption adequately felt, by a full and fair exposition of the actual state of British India, of the true characters, interests, and views of those nations with which it is politically connected, and of the real situation of the Company's affairs. I shall therefore in the next volume of the Register endeavour to simplify and explain these most important, complicated, and ill-understood subjects, uninfluenced by any other consideration, than a regard to the truth of facts, and the maxims of reason.

L. D. CAMPBELL.

LONDON,
Feb. 15, 1806.

CONTENTS.

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MAGNIFICENT Fete, at the Royal Country News.

.. 12

military College, in honor of the Royal Military College

.. 15

most noble the Governor General 1 Heavy Rains at Bareilly.

25

Sinking Fund ....

Dry Weather, at Benares........ ibid

Company's Paper........

Sinking Fund..............

ibid

Address of Thanks from the Inha-

Company's Paper...................... ibid
bitants of Madras, to his Ma Successful Introduction of the Cow-

jesty's S4th Regt. ................... ibid pox ..............
Reply of Colonel Dickens............ 6 Country News ....... .............. ibid
Appointment of John Chamier, Esq. Ancient Ruins discovered on the

to the Council Board at Madras ibid Bank of the Kestria.................
Anniversary of the Capture of Se New Launch ........................... ibid
ringapatam .......... .............. ibid

Violent Gales ........................... ibid
Governor North's Tour through Death of the Nizam, Ali Khan,

the Seven Corles... ............... ibid Soubahdar of the Deccan......... ibid
Country News.......... .............. ibid Accession of his Highness Secun-
Restoration of the Peishwa to the dur Jah to the Musnud........... 23

Musnud .......... ............. 8 Sinking Fund............................ ibid

Celebration of his Majesty's Birth Company's Paper ..................... 29

day...................

....... 9 Sessions of Oyer and Terminer at

Appointment of Mr. G. Ousely,

Bombay ................................ ibid
under the Nawaub Vizier......... 10 "Sir James Mc Intosh's Charge to
General Sessions........................ ibid

ibid the Grand Jury .................... ibid

Sinking Fund ............................ ibid Importation of s

Company's Paper.... .................. 11 Further Particulars relating to the

Sir Henry Gwillim, and Colonel Ship Caledonia.......

Mandeville ......

...... ibid Sacrilege ........

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Ceylon Intelligence ................ 34

Arrival of the Marquis Corn.

wallis's Statue .................. 35

New Launch .........

ibid

Violent Earthquake .................... ibid

Sinking Fund .......................... ibid

Company's Paper ........................ ibid

Proclamation relating to Grain..... 36

Arrival of Lord Wm. Bentinck,

Governor of Madras...............

Dangerous Shoals described ....... ibid

Inundation at Maghill...............

Particulars relating to the Private

Trade of India.

Isle of France described. ..........

Account of the Wahabees, a new

Sect in Arabia ....................... 47

Elegant Dejeune, on board his Ma-

jesty's Ship Elphinstone...... ..... 49

Publić Thanks to the Bombay Fen-
cibles...........

............. ibid

Flourishing Condition of Botany

Bay..................... ....... 50

Pardon granted to Lieutenant G.

B. Bellasis, on the 4th of June ibid
Barbarous Execution at Candy... ibid
Public Thanks to Captain Beaver,

H M's 19th Regt.................... ibid

The same to Lieutenant Mercer,

and Lieutenant Mc Veagli.........

Engagement at Hangwelle...........

Important Victory........................

Capture of Rowanelle................

Return of Ordnance Stores taken... i

Artillery taken at Hangwelle... ...

Visit from General Lake to the

King at Delhi,........................ 6

Account of a Wreck discovered at

Sea..................

Remarkable Occurrence ............. 57

New I.aunches.

.... ibid

Dreadful Earthquake at Matura... ibid

Government Loan ......................

58

Sinking Fund........

61

Death of Abdulah Wahabee ........ ibid

Desperate Engagement................ 62

Interesting Account of the late Re-

volution in Delhi.................... ibid

Extract of a Letter from Camp Bro-

dera......................................

New Launch ............................. 65

Interesting Correspondence ......... ibid

Singular Adventure.....................

67

Lieutenant Alder (not killed)....... ibid

Farewel Entertainment ............... ibid

Departura of Lord Clive............ 68

Lady Wm. Bentinck's Ball and Sup-

per............ ........................ ibid

Madras Police ......................... ibid

PACE

Lieutenant Bellasis ................. 68

Melancholy Accident ................. ibid

Government Notification ............

Quarterly Sessions .....................

Interesting Information...............

Persian Entertainment ..............,

Important Ceylon Intelligence

Pearl Banks..........

The Ladrones........
Ceremony of Presenting the Khe-
laut......

ibid

New Launch...

77

Fatal Accident ........

ibid

Private Festivities ...............

The Atalanta Frigate................

78

Dreadful Storm......................

ibid

Heavy Gales.............................. ibid

The Hyæna.

1......

Nesbitt and al. v. the Honorable

Company.......... ...........

Extract of a Letter from Prince of

Wales's Island........................ 80

Particulars of the Loss of the Ships

Cato and Porpoise ................. ibid

Pasha of Bagdad........................

Departure of Aka Hussen............ 85

Progress of the Wahahees ........... ibid

General Orders......................... 86

New Launches .......................... 87

Royal Marines... ...................... 88

Loss of the Ship St. George......... ibid

Loss of the Ship General Baird, by

Fire, and two others wrecked 89

Capture of a national Vessel, from

Mauritius .............................

Bombay Quarter Sessions............ ibid

Ratification of Peace in India...... 91

Death of Mr. Edward Galley, Cola

lector of Surat ....................... 9

Extract of a Letter from Captain

Page.............

ibid

Smart Engagement ............ 93

The Sea Otter...

ibid

Admiral Linois's Squadron......... 94

Canine Madness............

95

Inhuman Murder .................... ibid

Deliberate Suicide.................

Extract of a Letter from Kedgeree 96

The Order of Christ conferred on

Miguel de Lima e Sousa........... ibid

Brief History of the above Order 97

Curious discovery relating to Vac-

cination................................

Loss of the Ship Fanny............... 99

Captain Page...........

Unknown Wreck discovered at Sea ibid

Fire.............

............

ibid

Calcutta Militia........................ 101

Defeat of the French Squadron.... ibid

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