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India, for the judgment and skill with which he planned the siege of Bhurtpore, the operations of which, conducted by his Excellency in person, ended in the capture by storm of that fortress, before deemed impregnable by the natives, an achievement whereby the reputation and influence of the British power in India have been not only confirmed but most materially augmented.
Resolved unanimously, That the thanks of this Court be given to Majors-General Thomas Reynell, C.B., and Jasper Nicolls, who commanded the first and second divisions, for the eminent services which they rendered during the siege, and for the excellent dispositions which they made and personally directed for the assault of Bhurtpore.
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, who served under General Lord Combermere at the siege of Bhurtpore, for their gallant and meritorious exertions.
Resolved unanimously, That this Court doth acknowledge and highly approve the discipline, steadiness, and valour displayed by the Non-commissioned Officers and Private Soldiers, both European and Native, employed in the siege of Bhurtpore, and that the thanks of this Court be signified to them by the Commanders of their respective corps.
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL. At a COURT OF DIRECTORS held on Wednesday the 23d May 1827. Resolved unanimously, That as a mark of the high sense which the Court entertain of the skill, gallantry, and perseverance so conspicuously displayed by Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, G.C.B., in conducting the operations of the forces throughout the late arduous war with the Burmese, and also of the judgment and forbearance with which he availed himself of every opening for negociation which finally led to the happy termination of hostilities, Sir Archibald Campbell be granted a pension of (£1,000) one thousand pounds per annum, to commence from the date of the treaty of peace, subject to the approbation of the General Court of Proprietors and the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India.
At a GENERAL COURT held on Wednesday the 20th June 1827.
Resolved unanimously, That this Court approve the Resolution of the Court of Directors of the 23d May last, granting to Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell, G.C.B., a pension of one thousand pounds per annum, upon the grounds therein stated, subject to the confirmation of another General Court.
This Resolution was confirmed unanimously on the 26th September 1827.
MARQUESS OF HASTINGS.
At a COURT OF DIRECTORS held on Friday the 3d August 1827. Resolved, That this Court having been led to take into their consideration the circumstances of the present Marquess of Hastings, and
of the other members of the family of his late illustrious father, Resolve as follows:
That it will conduce to the high character for liberality which has always been maintained by the East-India Company, not to suffer the immediate successor and the family of a nobleman, to whose distinguished services, zeal, and devotion they are so highly indebted, to continue under the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, and that, therefore, it be recommended to the General Court to grant the further sum of £20,000 to Trustees, for the benefit of the present Marquess of Hastings, and for the express purpose of enabling him, when he shall come of age, to take possession of his paternal mansion.
At a GENERAL COURT held on Wednesday the 26th September 1827.
Resolved, That this Court approve the Resolution of the Court of Directors of the 3d ultimo, granting to the present Marquess of Hastings the sum of (£20,000) twenty thousand pounds, on the grounds therein stated, subject to the confirmation of another General Court.
This Resolution was confirmed on the 19th December 1827.
See Ecclesiastical Establishment.
Bishop of Calcutta.
See Ecclesiastical Establishment.
Board of Commissioners for the
Viscount Melville appointed presi-
Its denomination, 51.
Martial law, necessity of pointed
Order in council for rank of offi-
Warrant from Lord High Admiral
Provisions of Mutiny Act, 4 Geo.
Committee chosen in June1828,56.
Names of, for 1827 and 1828, 193.
At Madras, 194.
At Bombay, 194.
Present members of, in Bengal,
Names of the present, 193.
Pension to Major General Sir
Historical Sketch (continued).
Fall of Melloon and capture of
Treaty of peace, 41.
Bhurtpore, its siege and fall, 42.
Origin of the Act for the Relief
Courts for the relief of, to be held
Powers and jurisdiction of the