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With reference to the paragraph in the Report which relates to the Rev. Dr. Hæberlin's edition of the Smritis, the senior Secretary read the following letter from Dr. Hæberlin, 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 Puthis; 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.
Secretary-Dr. W. B. O'Shaughnessy.
SECTION 5.-Geography and Indian Statistics.
G. A. Bushby, Esq.
Dr. Duncan Stewart.
S. G. T. Heatley, Esq.
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, 1847.
* Captain Latter having left Calcutta, is not included in this list.-Secs.
Statement of Disbursements on Account of Oriental Publications, from 1842 to 1846.
July 30th, 1842. Paid Maulavi Abdullah for 90 copies of Fatawe Alamgiri, @
10 Rs. per vol. ..
Stitching ditto @4 annas ditto,..
Dec. 19th, paid Maulavi Abdullah for 90
copies of ditto, vol. II.
Stitching ditto ditto, ..
922 8 0
2,012 7 9
Ditto ditto paid Rev. J. Thomas for printing Index the Mahábhárata,
Jan. 3d, paid Pandit for correcting the proof sheet of
March 8th, paid Yusuf Ali for copying De
wán Sherif in Persian,
Ditto "Share Gulestán," 6 sections,
16 0 0
19 0 0
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 sections per Rupee,
Nov. 8th, paid Assistant Maulavi's salary for Sept. and
Dec. 12th, paid ditto ditto ditto for Nov. 1842,
Jan. 13th, 1813. Paid Shafátullah for copying Tawárikh i Nádiri, per bill for Dec. 1842,
Sept. 21st, paid Maulavi Abdullah for printing 90 copies of Fatawe Alamgiri, vol. III. @ 10 Rs. per vol.
Stitching ditto @ 4 annas per
900 0 0
Oct. 20th, paid ditto ditto,
pying and correcting Persian works for March, 1843, May 5th, paid Munshí Shafátullah for co
Nov. paid Munshí for copying 45 juz of Tafsir Ali Ibn
Jan. 9th, 1844. Paid Helál Uddin for copying a Persian
March 8th, paid Hájí Farhat Husain for copying an Arabic work, Kholásatul Ophá, being 52 juz @ 24 per Rupee,
March 8th, paid Helál Uddin for copying a Persian book,
Jan. 9th, paid Hafiz Ahmad Kabir for printing 500 co-
March 5th, paid Munshi Helál Uddin.for copying 32 pages of Kitáb Umda Darfane Jaráhát, 9 pages per Rupee,
August 8th, paid Nacoo Painter for painting a Map of
Sept. 5th, paid II. M. Smith for printing 750 copies co-
Nov. 6th, paid for copying Tawarikh Dost Muhammad,
Dec. 30th, paid Mauluvi Amánatullah for a printed copy of Burhan Qáte, compiled by Ibn Khalafut Tabrezí Muhammad Husain,
Ditto, paid extra Munshi for copying the following works: -a copy of Pusto Dictionary, by Najibullah Khán, a Gulestán in the same language, by Mir Muhammad Peshawari, and a poetical Urdu translation of Shaikh Fariduddin's letters, Pandanámah made by Maanuddin Tabrezí,
March 6th to April 21st, 1846. Paid Hafiz Ahmad Ka-
Angust, paid ditto for translating an Arabic work,
Arabic work Naharul Faeq Shareh Kanzud Daqaak
Nov. 24th, paid Maulavi Qurban Ali for copying the Ara-
Dec. 4th, paid ditto ditto ditto for Nov.
lege, for press work and paper of 9 pp. 500 copies of
Co.'s Rs. 6,463 1 6
Statement of Disbursements on Account Purchase of Oriental Publications from 1842 to 1846.
August 8th, 1842. Paid Thacker and Co., for 5 copies of Alif Lailah, vol. 4th,
June 25th, 1844. Paid Bhabánícharan Bánarji for sundry
August 9th, 1845. Paid ditto ditto ditto per ditto,
Oct. 4th, paid Dr. Roer for sundry books per vouchers,
Feb. 4th, 1846. Paid James Francis Corcoran for 35 copies of the 1st part of the Urdu Translation of Æsop's Fables,
March, paid Bhabánícharan Bánarji for sundry Bengálí books, per bill,
60 0 0
3 10 23 8
13 0 84 8
April 6th, paid ditto for a copy of Bhágabat Gítá,
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
5 0 0
Co.'s Rs. 141 4 0