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any writer delay so to proceed, he shall only take rank among the writers classed at the last examination previous to his departure for India, whether that examination may have been by the London Board of Examiners or by the College Council, and shall be placed at the end of that class in which rank was originally assigned to him.

Plan for the Examination of Candidates. The candidates will be examined in the Greek Testament, and in some of the works of the following Greek authors, viz. Homer, Herodotus, Demosthenes, or in the Greek Plays; also in some of the works of the following Latin authors, viz. Livy, Cicero, Tacitus, and Juvenal, which part of the examination will include collateral reading in Ancient History, Geography, and Philosophy.

They will also be examined in Mathematics (including the four first and sixth Books of Euclid), Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, and Mechanics.

In Modern History, principally taken from “ Russell's Modern Europe;" and in “ Paley's Evidences of Christianity.”

Test.-No candidate will be deemed qualified unless he be found to possess a competent knowledge of the Greek Testament, and of some portion of the works of at least two of the above-mentioned Latin authors (the particular works to be selected by the candidates, subject however to the previous approval of the examiner), and also of the principles of Grammar, the common Rules of Arithmetic, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, the four first Books of Euclid, or the Elements of Algebra, including Simple Equations; it being understood that superior attainments in either of the departments of literature or science comprised in the foregoing plan of examination shall, at the discretion of the examiners, be considered to compensate for some deficiency in other of those departments.

These are the minima of qualification. The candidates so qualified will be classed in the order in which they reach higher degrees of attainment, and such classification will determine the relative rank in the service of the candidates when appointed Writers.

Notice.—Dr. Wilkins will attend at each examination, for the purpose of examining such of the candidates as may have previously signified their intention to present themselves to undergo an examination in the Oriental languages. A knowledge of two of those languages (of which the Hindoostanee or the Persian must be one) is an indispensable qualification in India, to enable a civil servant of the Company to fill official situations there : and although an examination in those languages will not at present be positively required in England for nominees not educated at the East-India College, yet such persons will essentially promote their own interests, by commencing in England the study of those languages, so as to pass an examination in this country, and prosecuting it during the voyage, and thereby

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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.

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PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR

THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA.
Date of Appointment.
14th Feb. 1828.. Viscount Melville.

CHAIRMAN AND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN.
1827: Chairman.... Hon. Hugh Lindsay, M.P.

Deputy.... James Pattison, Esq.
1828: Chairman.... William Astell, Esq., M.P.
Deputy..

John Loch, Esq.

GOVERNOR GENERAL. Appointed. 18 July 1827.. The Right Honourable Lord William Cavendish

Bentinck, G.C.B.

Took his Seat.

GOVERNORS.

Madras.
Appointed.

Henry Sullivan Greme, Esq. 10 July 1827.
(Took charge of the Government on the death of Sir Thomas Munro.)
17 Jan. 1827.. Right Hon. Stephen R. Lushington 18 Oct. 1827.

Bombay. 17 Jan. 1827.. Major-Gen. Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B. 1 Nov. 1827.

Took his Seat.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.

Bengal.
Appointed.
15 Feb. 1825.. (General Lord Combermere, Com-
mander-in-chief

7 Oct. 1825.
15 Feb. 1825
[Provisional.] William Butterworth Bayley, Esq.. 11 Nov. 1825.
11 Apr. 1826
11 Apr. 1826
(Provisional.] Sir Charles T. Metcalfe, Bart. .... 24 Aug. 1827.
9 July 1828
9 July 1828.. William Blunt, Esq., Provisional Counsellor.

Madras Madras. 11 May 1825.. {

Lieut. General Sir G. T. Walker,
Commander-in-chief

3 Mar. 1826. 12 July 1820 (Provisional.] Henry Sullivan Græme, Esq....... 10 June 1823. 17 Dec. 1823 23 Dec. 1823.. John Hugh Donnel Ogilvie, Esq... 13 July 1824. 4 July 1827.. James Taylor, Esq., Provisional Counsellor.

Bombay.
S Lieut. General Sir Thomas Bradford,
20 July 1825..
Commander-in-chief

3 May 1826. 22 Jan. 1823.. Richard Thomas Goodwin, Esq. . 8 July 1823. 4 July 1827 (Provisional.] James Joseph Sparrow, Esq. 30 Jan. 1828 30 Jan. 1828.. John Romer, Esq., Provisional Counsellor.

JUDGES.

Bengal. 2 Feb. 1825.. Sir Charles Grey, Knt., Chief Justice. 7 Mar. 1825.. Sir John Franks, Knt., Puisne Judge. 29 Sept.1826. . Sir Edward Ryan, Knt. do.

Madras. 28 Jan. 1825.. Sir Ralph Palmer, Knt., Chief Justice. do

Sir Robert Buckley Comyn, Knt., Puisne Judge. n7 Mar. 1825.. Sir George William Ricketts, Knt. do.

Bombay. 8 Dec. 1823.. Sir Edward West, Knt., Chief Justice. do.

Sir Harcourt Chambers, Knt., Puisne Judge. 28 Aug. 1827.. Sir John Peter Grant, Knt. do.

Prince of Wales' Island, Singapore and Malacca. 3 Oct. 1825.. Sir John Thomas Claridge, Knt., Recorder.

BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.
The Rev. John Thomas James, D.D.

26 Apr. 1827..

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

BY THE

EAST-INDIA COMPANY.

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

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