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With reference to the paragraph in the Report which relates to the Rev. Dr. Häberlin's edition of the Smritis, the senior Secretary read the following letter from Dr. Ilæberlin, dated the 30th January, 1817.
MY DEAR SIR,—With reference to my proposal to print an entire collection of the Smritis, as submitted to the meeting of the Asiatic Society on the 1st of July last, I have the pleasure to inform you, that soon after that date, I addressed a letter to Mr. H. Torrens, then Secretary to the Society, stating, at his request, the probable expense of the undertaking, and requesting to know as soon as possible whether the Committee of Papers had sanctioned the arrangement, and when I might commence upon the work.
In reply Mr. Torrens stated, that I could commence the work whenever I pleased. I send for your perusal his letter to me. A considerable portion of the work has in consequence of this intimation of the then Secretary, been already printed. A specimen of the same I beg herewith to forward to you.
As it now appears that the Asiatic Society is scarcely in a position to carry on this important work, I am ready to take the entire responsibility upon myself if the Society will subscribe for 100 Copies. The work will be issued in two octavo volumes, and the price per volume will not exceed 10 Rupees.
I should be sorry, if from any circumstance, the publication of this interesting work should be retarded. Hitherto no attempt has been made to collect these scattered writings. A few of these Smritis only were some years ago (printed in Bengálí characters, and in the form of the usual Native Putlis; but these are not generally known, nor are they at all fitted for common use. I am, therefore willing, with the assistance of the Society, to bear a considerable risk myself, rather than postpone the publication of the work to any future period. Kindly let me know, as soon as possible, whether this proposal meet with the approbation of the Society.
Believe me, yours sincerely,
The Senior Secretary stated on the part of the Committee of Papers, that they recommend to the Society the adoption of the Rev. Dr. Hæberlin's proposal, and a subscription to the Smritis for 100 copies, to be paid from the “Oriental Grant.” Agreed unanimously.
Captain Broome proposed the addition of a section to represent Numismatics and Architectural Antiquities ; this was seconded by Lieutenant-Colonel Forbes, and unanimously agreed to.
The Senior Secretary, on the part of the Committee of Papers, read the subjoined list of members proposed for the several Sections.
SECTION 1.-Oriental Literature and Philology.* The Rev. Dr. Hæberlin.
G. A. Bushby, Esq. Rev. J. Long.
Major Marshall. Baboo Debendronath Tagore. Welby Jackson, Esq. Baboo Hurreemohun Sen.
SECTION 2.-Natural History. J. W. Grant, Esq.
Captain Muuro. R. W. G. Frith, Esq.
Secretary-J. W. Laidlay, Esq.
SECTION 3.- Geology and Minerology. D. H. Williams, Esq.
Dr. Js. Dodd. Captain A. Broome.
Secretary-J. W. Laidlay, Esq.
SECTION 4.-Meteorology and Physics. Lieutenant-Colonel Forbes.
Rev. Mr. Pratt. J. W. Grant, Esq.
Secretary—Dr. W. B. O'Shaughnessy.
SECTION 5.-Geography and Indian Statistics. G. A. Bushby, Esq.
S. G. T. IIeatley, Esq. Dr. Duncan Stewart.
Baboo Hurreemohun Sen, Secretary-S. G. T. Heatley, Esq. The foregoing list having been approved of, Captain Broome expressed his desire to leave the nomination of the Section of Numismatics and architectural Antiquities to the consideration of the Committee of Papers.
Some typographical amendments having been suggested and agreed to, and various remarks made, leading however to no distinct resolution, the Report, with the additions above noted, was unanimously adopted.
W. B. O'SHAUGHNESSY,
Senior Secretary Asiatic Society, 11th February, 1817.
* Captain Latter having left Calcutta, is not included in this list.- Secs.
Statement of Disbursements on Account of Oriental Publications,
from 1812 to 1846. July 30th, 1812. Paid Maulari Abdullah
for 90 copies of Patawe Alamgiri, @
900 0 0 Stitching ditto @ 4 annas ditto,..
22 8 0
9:22 8 0 Dec. 19th, paid Maulavi Abdullah for 90 copies of ditto, vol. II.
900 0 0 Stitching ditto ditto, .
22 8 0
922 8 0 Ditto ditto paid Rev. J. Thomas for printing Index to the Malábhá rata,
2,012 17 9 Jan. 31, paid Pandit for correcting the proof sheet of Mahábhárata,
16 0 0 March 8th, paid Yusúf Ali for copying Deván Sherif it ersian,
19 0 0 Ditto “Share Gulestán,” 6 sections,
2 0 0
21 0 0 April 2d, paid Munshi for copying Jawahar ul Qurán
in Persian, 19 sections, of 8 leaves to a section @3
6 5 3 Nov. Sth, paid Assistant Maulavi's salary for Sept. and Oct. 1812,
18 5 3 Dec. 12th, paid ditto ditto ditto for Nov. 1812,
10 0 0 Jan. 13th, 1813. Paid Shatátullah for copying Tawarikh i Nádiri, per bill for Dec. 18-12,
10 0 0 Sept. 21st, paid Maulavi Abdullah for print
ing 90 copies of Fatawe Alamgiri, vol.
900 0 0 Stitching ditto @ 4 annas per ditto,
922 8 0
Paid in part, 600 0 0 Oct. 20th, paid ditto ditto,
in full, 322 8 0 April 5th, paid Shafátullah, Assistant Maulavi, for co
pying and correcting Persian works for March, 1813, 10 0 0 May 5th, paid Munshi Shafátullah for copying Persian books,
9 0 0 Paper for the same,
1 0 0
10 0 0 Nov. paid Munshi for copying 45 juz of Tafsir Ali Ibn Ilasan Zauwárí for the month of Oct. 1813,
30 0 0 Jan. 9th, 1844. Paid Helal Uddin for copying a Persian book,
6 0 0 March 8th, paid Tlájí Farhat Ilusain for copying an Ara
bic work, Kholásatul Ophá, being 52 juz @ 2, per
18 0 0
March Sth, paid lelál Uddin for copying a Persian book,
watti and a Sketch of Deepauldenna Amrawatti,
lahát Sútia, Jan. 9th, prid Háfiz Ahmad Kabir for printing 500 co
pies ot' Istalahát Sútia, March 5th, paid Munshi IIclal Uddin.for copying 32
pages of Kitáb Umda Darfane Jarálát, u 9 pages
Assam, &c. per Bill,
" kitab Umda,"
loured of the Nurbudda River, . Nov. 6th, paid for copying Tawárikh Dost Muhammad, Dec. 30th, paid Mauluvi Amánatullah for a printed copy
of Burlán Qáte, compiled by Ibn Khalatut Tabrezi
- a copy of Pusto Dictionary, by Najibullah Khan,
bir for printing 500 copies of the Tawárikh i Nádiri
(History of Nadir Shah) 386 pages (a 2-8 per page. : July 11th, paid Persian writer for copying the Arabic
book Vaharul Fáeq Sharch Kanzud Daqaak for June
last, Angrist, paid ditto for translating an Arabic work, Sept. lth, paid Maulavi Qurbán Ali for copying the
Arabic work Naharul Fieq Shareh Kanzud Daqaak
for lugust. Nor. 24th, paid Maulavi Qurbán Ali for copying the Ara
bic work Vaharul Fáeq Sharch kanzud Daqúak for
lege, for press work and paper of 9 pp. 500 copies of
Coi's RS, 6,163 16
Statement of Disbursements on Account Purchase of Oriental
Publications from 1842 to 1816.
August 8th, 1842. Paid Thacker and Co., for 5 copies
of Alif Lailah, vol. 4th,
books per bill,
du Law, Vol. II. 8 Rs. ; Crawford's History of the
Indian Archipelago, Vol. I. 5 Rs..
of Sarfe Urdu, by Maulavi Amánatullah, in Hin
dustání Poetry, Feb. 4th, 1816. Paid James Francis Corcoran for 35 co
pies of the 1st part of the Urdu Translation of Æsop's
books, per bill,
Commentary on the Hindu System of Medicine, Nov. 21th, paid Ostell and Lepage for a copy of Forbes'
Co.'s Rs. 657 10 0
SECRETARY's Note.-Of the account thus furnished the following items seem to be irregularly charged to the Oriental grant.
Mr. Smith's Bill for map of Nurbudda river, Rs. 136 4 0
Coi's Rs. 141 4 0