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(9) have had much praise to bestow, be begs, however, urat Captain Gray and the Officers of the detachment will accept of his thanks and congratulations on this occasion.

Lieuteuant Colonel Imlach considers it his duty publicly to express his thanks to Brevet Captain Hughes, not only for his conduer on this occasion, but from the commencement of hostilities, and from the several duties which that Officer has had to perform, be considers it an essential and pleasing duty to bring the same to the notice of His Excellency the Commander in Chief.

May 7, 1878. THE Governor in Couneil bas mureb pleasure is announcing that the hill fort of Maugbur bas been taken possessioni of by a detaebweise under die command of Captain Suppitt.

May 19, 1918. THE Right Honourable the Governor in Council has derived a high degree of satistaction from the report of a very gallant exploit * by a small detachment under command of Lieutenant Crosby, who attacked a body of tbe enemy stationed in the village of Pootaulpoor, in number more than double the force he leat, and immediately defeated and drove them from their post. In publishing the brigade orders by Lieutenant Colonel Prother, the Goverpor ju Council is pleased to express:liis core

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This affair is moticed in the extract from a dispatch fron the Government of Bombay, dated 12tb September 18.18, published in the London Gazette of 2511 February 1819,

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dial union with that Officer in every sentiment of admiration and applause at the zealous and intrepid conduct of Lieutenant Crosby, of Subahdar Ball Kissen Sing, and of all engaged in that brilliant affair.

Camp, before Ryghur, May 8, 1818. Extract from Brigade Orders by Lieutenant

Colonel Prother. THE Commanding Officer, with sentiments of applause, is gratified in publishing a letter received from Lieutenant James Crosby of the 2d battalion 5th regiment native infantry, and is certain the conduct of this young Officer will obtain the admiration of the field force, as it has gained that of Lieutenant-Colonel Prother.

The gallantry ot Subahdar Ball Kissen Sing, Ist battalion 5th regiment, under Lieutenant Crosby's command is also distinguished, the Subahdar having cut down five of the eneiny. Copy of the Letter from Lieutenant Crosby, dated

May 5, 1818, referred to in the preceding.

SIR, I HAVE the honour to report, for the information of Lieutenant-Colonel Prother, commanding the field force in the Concan, that having received intelligence of a body of men, consisting of 200 Marbattas, 200 Pattans, and 70 Arabs being posted in the village of Pootadpoor, I marched my detachment (75 raok and file and 140 Guicawar horse) to the place, and on my arrival found the report to be true; I immediately attacked the enemy, who fled in every direction in a quarter of an hour, leaving about 20 killed and wounded, and 16 prisoners; we bad only one horseman and horse wounded, the former severely. I am sorry from

the nature of the ground I was not able to follow them witb the horse.

I have, &c.

JAMES CROSBY, Lieutenant 2d battalion 5th regiment

native infantry.

June, 19, 1818. THE Right Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to minounce the surrender of the forts of Jeyghur * and Weejygbur, to the troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Kennedy.

The Right Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to announce the surrender of the town of Sunghumseer and the fort of Rutuaghurry,t to the troops under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Kennedy.

1818. THE Right Honourable the Governor in Council is pleased to announce the surrender of the fort of Vezeadroog, (or Gheriah, i) and of the remaining forts in that district, viz. Esswantghur, Omberghur and Karipatani, to the troops under the conimand-of Lieutenant-Colonel Imlach, C. B.

June 25,

June 27, 1818. THE Right Honourable the Governor iu Council is pleased to announce that Rajapoor bas been taken possession of by the troops under the comriąnd of Lieutenant-Colonel Imlach, C. B.

* Jerghur, upon the coast of the Concan, to the south of Bancnot, about sixty miles.

† Rutnaghurry, about fifteen miles south of Jeyghur. Gherinh upon

the coast of tbe Concan, about ove bundred miles sourb of Bancoot. C 2

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tract from General Orders by the Commander-inChief of the Army of the Deccan, dated April 18th 1818.

THE Commander in Chief is happy in having it in his power to correct an omission in bis Excellency's general orders of the 13th ultimo,* noticing the attack of the army of Bajee Rao, on the 20th February last, by the division of the army under the command of Brigadier General Smith, C. B.

The report of the Brigadier General stating, that the horse artillery were kept in reserve, led the Commander in Chief to understand that they were noť actively engaged, but his Excellency having received a subsequent report from the Brigadier General explanatory of the circumstance, and showing that the Bombay horse artillery ander Captain Pierce, bore an active and distinguished share in the dangers and honour of the action of the 20th February, his Excellency desires to offer to Captain Pierce, the expression of bis high approbation and thanks for the zealous and persevering exertions, which that Officer made in bringing bis guns into position, and opening their five under circumstances of great difficulty owing to the nature of the ground; and his Excellency requests that Brigadier General Smith, will communicate to Captain Pierce, and to the corps of Bombay horse artillery, under his conimand, the bigh sense entertained by the Commander in Chief of their mericorious services and good conduct.

T. H.'CONIVAY, Adjt. Gen. of the Army. * The general ordor here referred to was published in the London Gazette, 281h November 1818, page 21 22, and other ducunents relating to the battle with the Pristwa, of 20th February 1818, were published in previous Gazeties, vated 16th July 1818, pages 1230 to 1282, and 28th September 1818, page 1731.

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Copy of a Letter from Brigadier-General Pritzler,

to the Adjutant-General of the Army of the Deccan, dated Camp, l'ambia, 6th April 1818.

SIR, I HAVE the honour to report for the inforniation of His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, that the troops der my command arrived at Tambah on the 30th ult. distant from Wasset:ab * about seventeen miles ; but the road passing over a very difficult ghaut, and leading through a thick jimgle, it was not practicable further to advance the park and lieasy stores. I therefore ordered Colonel Hewitt to proceed with 1,500 men on the 3:1 st 10 invest the toit, anul the road could be rendered for for the transport of artillery.

Colonel Hewitt's march was very little interrupted, although the comtry was particularly strong, and sone of the parses had been stockaded; from whichi, however, the enemy fled, ulter disin charging their arms, on the approach of our troops.

Froni Colonel Howitt's report (a copy of whiclr is inclosedt,) it appears, that on the 31st ult. he oecupied the village of Judolie, distant from the fort whout two miles and a lialf; and, on the miorido ing of the Ist instant, the enemy was duiven inio" the fort, and the necessary posts occupied to prevent ibeir escape.

On the morning of the 20 I proceeded, with one howitzer and three mortars, carried upon

ele plants; but it was the 1th in the evening before tbey could be got into a batrery, which was established on a height called Old Wassotál, distant

* An extract of a dispatch from the Government of Bombay, dated April 11, 1818, announcing the capture of the tort of Wassutah, was published in the London Gazette of 28th Aug. 1918, page 1529. t Nut published.

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