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qualifying themselves to pass in India the test required of all Writers previously to their being reported qualified for the public service.
Interpretation of the Test.-Every candidate is expected to be prepared for examination in the four Gospels in Greek, and two at least of the following portions of the Latin authors enumerated in the test. Three Books of Livy, eight Satires of Juvenal. In Cicero, an equivalent in quantity equal to the whole of the Offices. In Tacitus, an equivalent in quantity to the two first books of the Annals.
The examiners expect that each candidate should be prepared to answer questions respecting the Sacred History, and the Geography and Chronology connected with the events of the New Testament.
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA.
Hon. Hugh Lindsay, M.P.
William Astell, Esq., M.P.
The Right Honourable Lord William Cavendish
(Took charge of the Government on the death of Sir Thomas Munro.)
17 Jan. 1827..
Right Hon. Stephen R. Lushington 18 Oct. 1827.
17 Jan. 1827.. Major-Gen. Sir John Malcolm,G.C.B. 1 Nov. 1827.
15 Feb. 1825..
15 Feb. 1825
MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.
J General Lord Combermere, Com-
Took his Seat.
7 Oct. 1825.
William Butterworth Bayley, Esq.. 11 Nov. 1825.
Sir Charles T. Metcalfe, Bart..... 24 Aug. 1827.
William Blunt, Esq., Provisional Counsellor.
Henry Sullivan Graeme, Esq....... 10 June 1823.
John Hugh Donnel Ogilvie, Esq... 13 July 1824.
Lieut. General Sir Thomas Bradford,
3 May 1826.
Richard Thomas Goodwin, Esq. 8 July 1823.
James Joseph Sparrow, Esq.
Prince of Wales' Island, Singapore and Malacca.
26 Apr. 1827..
BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN INDIA.
9 Feb. 1825..
General Lord Combermere, G.C.B.
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AT MADRAS.
11 May 1825.. Lieut. General Sir Geo. T. Walker, G.C.B.
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AT BOMBAY.
20 July 1825.. Lieut. General Sir Thomas Bradford, K.C.B.
VOTES OF THANKS
WAR AGAINST AVA.
LORD AMHERST, SIR THOMAS MUNRO, SIR ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL, OFFICERS AND MEN, SIR JAMES BRISBANE, and the OFFICERS and CREW of HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS.
At a GENERAL COURT held on Wednesday the 13th December 1826.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Court be given to the Right Honourable Earl Amherst, Governor-General, for his active, strenuous, and persevering exertions in conducting to a successful issue the late war with the Government of Ava, which was provoked by the unjust aggression of the enemy, prosecuted amid circumstances of very unusual difficulty, and terminated so as to uphold the character of the Company's Government, to maintain the British ascendant in India, and to impress the bordering states with just notions of the national power and resources.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Court be given to Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, Bart., K.C.B., for the alacrity, zeal, perseverance and forecast, which he so signally manifested throughout the whole course of the late war, in contributing all the available military and territorial resources of the Madras Government towards bringing it to a successful termination.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Court be given to Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, K.C.B., for the skill, gallantry, and perseverance so conspicuously displayed by him in conducting the operations of the forces throughout the late arduous war, and which enabled him to surmount difficulties of no ordinary character, as well as for his judgment and forbearance in availing himself of
every opening for negociations which finally led to the happy termination of hostilities.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Court be given to the Brigadiers-General, Brigadiers, Field and other Officers of his Majesty's and the Company's Forces, both European and Native, for their gallant and meritorious conduct in the field throughout the late operations against the state of Ava.
Resolved unanimously, That this Court acknowledge and highly applaud the zeal, discipline, and bravery, together with the patient endurance of fatigue, privation, and sickness, displayed by the Noncommissioned Officers and Privates, both European and Native, employed against the Burmese; and that the thanks of the Court be signified to them by the Officers of their respective corps.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Court be given to Commodore Sir James Brisbane, C.B., and to the Captains and Officers of his Majesty's and the Company's ships who co-operated with the army in the Burmese war, for their cordial, zealous, and most useful exertions, and to the Crews of his Majesty's and the Company's ships and boats employed in the service, for their spirited and intrepid conduct on all occasions; and that the Commander of his Majesty's ships on the Indian station be requested to communicate the thanks of this Court to the Officers and Men under his command.
SIEGE OF BHURTPORE.
GOVERNOR-GENERAL IN COUNCIL, LORD COMBERMERE, GENERALS REYNELL and NICOLLS, and OFFICERS and MEN.
At a GENERAL COURT held on Tuesday the 19th December 1826.
Resolved, That the thanks of this Court be given to the GovernorGeneral in Council, for his forbearance in not resorting to measures of coercion against the usurper of Bhurtpore, as long as hopes could reasonably be entertained of accomplishing, by means of negociation, the restoration to power of the legitimate Rajah, and for his decision, on the failure of negociations, to effect the reduction of that important fortress by force.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Court be given to General Lord Viscou nt Combermere, G.C.B., Commander-in-chief in