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But it must remain for the Histo- and seaman have been ensured by rian to appreciate and to record in a judicious and unexampled li. merited terms of commendation berality. In consequence also of the 'conciliatory but undaunted the erection of Churches, the conconduct with you displayed in the sideration evinced for the interests embarrassing and dangerous dis- of : religion, and the successful charge of your official duties dur- measures adopted for the educaing the last years of the late Peish- tion of the children of Europeans. wa's Government; the essential Christianity has been enabled to assistance which you contributed, diffuse most efficaciously through both by your presence and coun- these territoriesits benign influence. sels, to the successful termination To your wise and extended views, of the war in the Deccan; and therefore, must be principally asthe able measures which you adopt- cribed the increased prosperity of ed for rendering the unavoida. this presidency; and gratifying must able extension of British power it be to you to be convinced that the source of unknown felicity to you have not only thus materially the inhabitants of the conquered contributed to render this portion territories.
of the British Dominions of so of the manner in which you much greater importance to the have presided over the Govern- mother country, but that you have ment of the Presidency during the also taught its Native subjects, Jast eight years, it would not be- from this resolt having been procome us to express circumstantialduced by essential amelioration in ly the opinion which we have form- their condition, to appreciate and ed ; nor is it necessary, as we admire the unwonted benefits doubt not that it will receive from which they enjoy under the British the proper authorities that distin- Government. guished approbation to which it is for many causes so justly enti- We are at the same time persu. tled. But we may be allowed to ob- aded that the recollection of none serve, that during this period, of the liberal and enlightened meacommerce has been encouraged by sures which you have originated the considerate attention and liber- and promoted, will afford you a al support with which every sug- more lasting gratification than gestion for the convenience of the those which bave been adopted mercantile community has been at for the extension of moral and inall times entertained. The Civil tellectual improvement amongst administration has been most ma- the Native inhabitants. For it terially improved in all its branch- may be confidently expected, es, and these improvements have from the prosperous commence been rendered of permanent utili- ment of the endeavours now exty by a revision of the Code of Ci. erting for this purpose, that they vil Regulations, and by the zeal will be ultimately crowned with to acquire an acquaintance with success. But how unavailing would the native languages, customs, these efforts have proved, had it and laws which your enlightened not been for the animating supmeasures and discriminating pa- port with which you have so contronage have excited in the Ju- stantly encouraged and protected nior Civil Servants. Nor have them ! As bowever, the Native the · Military and Marine services gentlemen have determined to tesbenefited in a less degree, since in tify, in a manner the most approthem likewise have been introduc- priate, the high respect and aded important ameliorations in miration with which they regard every department, and the comfort your character, and the grateful and accommodation of the troops sense which tbey entertain of the
ADDRESS OF THE BRITISH INHA-
numerous and invaluable advan- plate, which will be prepared and tage which the Native subjects of presented to you in England. this presidency have derived from
We have the honor to be, your auspicious government, any further remarks on this point
Hon'ble Sir, would be superfluous.
Your most obedient and most
Humble Servts. It is with mingled feelings of pleasure and regret that we now
THOMAS BUCHANAN, address to you these few expres
Chairman, sions of our unfeigned and heart- Followed by about 200 signatures. felt respect, esteem, and admira. tion. We rejoice that after an 5th November, 1827.} absence of thirty years, and after displaying the highest and most important situations those private MR. ELPHINSTONE'S REPLY TO THE virtues and public qualifications with which you are so peculiarly distinguished, you are about to be restored to your home and your
Gentlemen, friends and to that country on I receive the honor conferred on wbicb you reflect so much lustre, me with gratitude proportioned to and which, we trust, may still be- my respect for the intelligent and nefit by your pre-eminent abili- enlightened community from which ties ; but we lament the privation, it comes. of that affable, pleasing, and in- My long acquaintance with this structive intercourse which has establishment, while it renders your afforded us so much gratification, of kindness particularly grateful to that animating and discriminating my feelings, enables me also to ap. encouragement which has excited preciate the value of your opinion, zeal in all ranks, and of those and renders the present an occasion commanding abilities which have of pride and gratification of which promoted with such success the I shall never lose the impression, welfare and prosperity of this Qualified as you are from your chaPresidency. Under such impres. racter and situation to judge of my sions we can only alleviate the public measures, the approbation profound regret occasioned by you have conferred on them is the your departure, by uniting in sin. highest reward I could receive. cere and earnest wishes that you Nor in this avowal of the satismay long enjoy uninterrupted faction which I derive from your health and bappiness by assuring applause, do I forget how small a you that our breasts will ever be share I can individually claim in inspired by these sentiments which the proceedings that have called it our words have so inadequately forth. Much is due to the able conveyed.
and estimable colleagues with whom
I have been associated in the GoIn order, also, to perpetuate by vernment, and much to the circumostensible memorials the remem- stances under which I entered on brance of these sentiments and of my duties. the causes which have produced Placed at the head of an estabthem, permit us to request that lishment which was rapidly raisyou would allow your statue to be ing in importance and increasing sculptured in marble, in order that in extent, I found an impulse in all it may be erected in a suitable classes that must, under any guidplace in Bombay, and to solicit ance, have led to striking improve. your acceptance of a service of ment. In the Civil Service I found an enlarged and liberal inclination from a body of whose applause I to adapt our institutions to the pe. may well be proud, and from indi. culiarity of our situation,and to con- viduals for whom I shall retain ciliate even the prejudices of a peo- wbile I live the sincerest sentiments ple unaccustomed to our rule, and of respect and of attachment. averse to many of our most favorite I accept with a due sense of homaxims of Government. I found nor the splendid testimonials by the army characterized by a spirit which yon propose to perpctuate of discipline, order and forbear. the recollection of the sentiments ance calculated beyond all other which you liavc expressed. I canmeans to gain the affections of the not but set the highest value on a countries which its valor had sub- distinction which serves to coms dued. In all branches of the ser- memorate my connexion with this vice, and in all members of the Bri- establishment, and to record the tish Community, I met with the honorable judgment which you same zeal for the honor of the Na- bave passed on my services. tion, and the same expanded wish
M. ELPHINSTONE. to promote the welfare of the people with whom our conquest had connected us.
ADDRESS OF THE ARCHDEACON AND In enumerating the different im
CLERGY. provements that have taken place to the Honorable Mountstuart Elsince I have been in the Govern
phinstone, 8c. ment, you strongly recal my obligations to the gentlemen by whose Hon. Sir, talents, industry and ability those We the Archdeacon and Clergy measures bave been brought for- of the established Church of Engward and matured, and who owe land and Ireland in the Presidency little to me but for an anxious de- of Bombay, beg leave to offer to sire to encourage their labours, your Excellency the testimony of and to profit by the light that re- our unfeigned respect and attach sulted froin their enquiries and ex- ment, and to express the regret perience.
which we feel in the anticipation of Interested as I am in the success your intended return to Europe. of those institutions, and in the It is not because we do not corprosperity of this Presidency, I dially participate in those feelings cannot but feel the liveliest plea- which must naturally prompt the sure when I reflect on the hands to desire of revisiting the land of our which both are now committed, birth, that we view your approachThe versatile talents and solid judg- ing departure with regret : it is, ment of my successor, bis varied that while the eminent stations experience, his thorough know. which you have successively filled ledge of the natives and of man. and particularly that of the Gokind, combined as they are with a vernment of Bombay, have served kindness and benevolence that can- to display a character which has not be surpassed, afford a certain- excited our admiration and gained ty of rapid advance and improve. our esteem, we are thus rendered ment to every part of an establish- more sensibly alive to the loss ment, in which I shall never cease which we shall sustain. to take the deepest and most anxi- Our more peculiar province on ous interest.
this occasion is to offer our sincere I should be devoid of all feeling thanks for the kind attention which if I were insensible to the expres- you have uniformly shewn towards sion of personal esteem which you the interests of the Church and its have added to your commendation establishments, as well as to the of my official conduct. It comes cause of general education. When we compare their present state with the nature of European Society, what they were when you assumed and from the effect which their dethe government, we sce enough to meanour must have in communiensure to you our lasting grati- cating an impression of our faith tude.
to the innumerable natives by whom Uniting heartily in the senti. they are every where surrounded. ments expressed by the general In circumstances so arduous as voice of the community, we offer these, it must reflect honour our fervent prayers to Almighty on the Clergy of this establishment, God, that He may bring you in that their conduct commands the health and safety to your native highest respect of the community, land, where we doubt not the ho. and that their influence bas an unnours which you have so fully me- doubted tendency to raise the charited await you.
racter of the nation, and to mainWe remain,
tain the dignity of our religion.
From persons so justly estimaHonorable Sir,
ble, the favourable terms which Your most faithful & obdt. servts.' you bave been pleased to apply to (Signed)
me, cannot but afford me the ut
most gratification. J. Hawtayne, Archdeacon,
It would give me great satisfacH. Davies,
tion to think that it had ever been T, Carr, E. Mainwaring,
in my power to forward the inte
rest or facilitate the duties of a bo. S. Payne,
dy so well entitled to the acknowF. Webber,
ledgments of the government, for A, Good,
its zeal and exertions in promoting S. Warde,
moral and religious improvement, C. Jackson,
and for the discretion with which R. Y. Keays,
it avoids all offence to the Natives J. E. Denham, and H. Jeffreys.
in the earnest discharge of duties,
which its particular situation renThe time did not admit of der as delicate as they are importhe Reverend J. Gray the Chap- tant. lain at Cutch.--Mr. M. Davies has I accept, with respect and gratisent in his cordial concurrence. tude, the warm and benevolent
wishes wbich you have expressed WR. ELPHINSTONE'S REPLY TO THE
in my favoar. I beg you to believe that I cordially and sincerely
return them, and it will ever afford AND CLERGY.
me the greatest pleasure to hear of Ven. Sir & Rev. Gentlemen,
your individual happiness, and of The honour which you have just the prosperity of the establishment. conferred on me is rendered dou
M. ELPHINSTONE. bly valuable by the hands from which it came.
The reverence which we are ac. GRAND BALL AND SUPPER customed to pay to the Clergy in TO MR. ELPHINSTONE. our own country is due to the members of the Church in India, on ad- On Wednesday evening last, the ditions and peculiar grounds. The Society of Bombay gave a splendifficulties, privations and obstruc- did entertainment to the Hon. M. tions, with which they have to Elphinstone on the eve of his decontend are multiplied by many parture for England. The spot causes, while the importance of chosen for this féte was the elegant their example is increased from bungalow of Mr. Newaham, the use
ADDRESS OF THE ARCHDEACON
of which he had most kindly and On the left of the entrance to readily accorded. Various and ex- the bungalow, a magnificent sa. tensive additions were, however, loon, supported by pillars, and de. made on the occasion in order to corated with pink and white muse afford accommodation to the great lin festoons, was erected, and bere number of persons assembled, and a sumptuous supper was laid out to make the entertainment every for nearly 400 persons. At the way wortby the excellent and ex- bottom of this saloon was a transalted individual whom all delight- parency representing Fame crowned to bonor.
ing a bust of Mr. Elphinstone In the front of the premises on with a laurel wreath; and on the which the bungalow is situated, a pedestal supporting the bust were triumpbant arch was erected and inscribed the various scenes of Mr. splendidly illuminated. In the Elpbinstone's principal political centre was a transparency of the and military achievements. At arms of Mr. Elphinstone, sur- the lower end of the saloon, above mounted by the words “ Farewell the entrance, the following lines, Elphinstono.” At the base of the in letters of geld, met the eye:arch were the words «
Literary We saw him rising in the East Society and “ Educatian Society In all his energetic glows, in variegated lamps, reminding We see him setting in the West the spectator, if such were neces
More glorious than he rose. sary, how greatly those two insti.
About nine o'clock the company tutions were indebted to Mr. El- began to assemble, and at ten Mr. pbinstone for their prosperity and Elphinstone arrived and entered consequence. At the sides of the the ball-room, accompanied by Sir arch, raised on the same base, were John Malcolni, in his full uniform two pyramids of lamps, in the and decorated with his orders, Sir middle of each of which “ Assye" Thomas Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. and “ Kirkce" appeared in trans. Lushington, and several other disparencies. The whole edifice was tinguished individuals. terminated at either end by Corinthian pillars, likewise in variegate sisting solely of quadrilles, and
Dancing then commenced, coned lamps.
was kept up with great spirit an. The spacious apartment in the til considerably past eleven, when centre of the bungalow was ap- a brilliant display of artificial firepropriated to dancing, and ac. works took place. At the concordingly niches at the sides of the clusion of this part of the enterroom were formed for the recep- tainment supper was announced, tion of the several bands engaged and accordingly in a few minutes on the occasion.
afterward the saloon was filled. At the back of the bungalow a
The tables were covered with splendid marquee was pitched, and every delicacy that the place affords, carpets, whose softness rivalled and abundance of excellent hock. the richest velvet, were spread champaigne and claret were throughout. Ottomans, couches, freely circulated. Towards the &c. were here disposed for the termination of supper. His Exaccommodation of persons reti- cellency the Commander in Chief, ring from the ball-room, and of who kindly presided at the enterthe numerous highly respectable tainment, rose, and addressing a Natives who were invited to the few words tothe company, proposed féle ; whilst dancing girls, accom
" the Health of Mr. Elphinstone," panied by native minstrels, occa- which was received with loud ap. sionably entertained the guests plause, a band playing The Garb with a Nautch.
of Old Gaul. Nr. Elphinstone