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Monument to the late Lord Metcalfe, a Vice President of the Asiatic

Society of Bengal.

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The Editors gratefully insert a fac simile with which they have been favored by Mr. Bushby, of the tablet lately erected in Winckfield Church, Berks, to the memory of the revered Lord METCALFE. The inscription is from the classic pen of Mr. Macaulay.

Lord Metcalfe was elected a member of the Asiatic Society on the 4th September 1819–a Vice President on the 2nd of January 1828. Ilis exertions for the advancement of the Society and the promotion of the noble ends it should pursue, were cordial, constant and effective. Many of his most intimate friends became members of the Society at his instance. IIe advised and encouraged them to active co-operation in its labours. The correspondence and records of Government, on all scientific and literary topics, were by his directions rendered freely available for publication under the Society's auspices.

After a separation of several years, while the ruler of another vast dependency of the British Empire, where this great and good man designed to found an Institution for the advancement of similar pursuits, the writer of this brief notice heard him refer with pride and affection to the Asiatic Society of Bengal as the model by which he desired to construct the Institute of Canada.

While busts and portraits record the services of other Vice Presidents of the Society, the insertion of this slight memorial will at least erince that the grave has not obliterated the grateful sentiments with which the memory of Lord METCALFE should be held among us.

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Meteorological Register kept at the Surveyor General's Office, Calcutta, for the Month of Nov. 1817.

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30.010 83.0 83.0 77.0 N.

.021 82.5 83.0 78.0 N. W.
.022 80.5 81.0 73.1 N. W.
.019 77.2 77.0 71.8 V. W.
.069 79.0 77.8 71.8 V.

.040 79.1 79.871.4 N.
29.911 78.7 79.0 75.0 E.

.851 78.5 79.2 77.0 S.

.956 78.2 77.8 73.0 N. 30.012 76.0 75.0 72.0 V. W.

.022 78.0 76.8 77.0 N. W. .041 74.5 74.1 67.0 N. .032 75.0 75.1 72.0 N.

.001 75.5 75.2 70.5 N, W.
29.972 75.0 75.2 67.3 N.W.

.972 76.9 76.7 69.6 V.
.982 78.0 78.0 72.0 V, W.
.982 78.4 77.2 69.8 V.
.996 77.6, 77.8 09:2 V. E.
.974 77,8 77.8 70.0 V.
30.027 80.0 79.0 70.8 E.

.039 79.8 80.0 68.0 N. W.
29.997 80.0 79.5 70.01 N.
30.01478.8 78.7 68.0 V. E.
1.045/76.6 76.2 67.3 V.
.050 74.9 74.6 65.4.V.
.008 74.9 75.0 67.4 V.
.00 75.0 74.7 67.9 V, W.
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Clear.

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Cirro strati.
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Inches 29.899 86.0 84.0 70.0 N. Clear. .912 87.0 85.5 74.0 X.

Ditto. .917 85.0 84.0 71.1 N. W.

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.931 83.5 82.0169.8 N.

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.946) 63.5 82.0 69.0 N.
904 85.5 83.6 70.0 N.

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.838 77.0 77.0 75.0 E.

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.766 81.5 81.0177.2 3. Cumuli.
.882 80.4 79.2 71.0 N.

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.920: 79,0 77.8 68.8 N. W. Ditto.
.920 78.0 77.0 67.5 N.

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.924 78.877.0 64.5 N. Clear.
.898 79.2 77.8 66.4 N.

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.883 79.5 78.2 65.3 N.

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.805 80.5 79.2 70.2 N. Cumulo strati.
.788 82.0 80.3 69.0 N. W. Cumuli.
.852 82.8 81.2 72.5 N.

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.862 83.0 81.0 69.5 N. W.

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.888 82.0 80.3 69.0 N.

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.899 816 81.2 70.8 N. E. Cloudy cirro cumuli.
.919 82.6 81.3 70.2 N. W. Cumuli.
909 83.5 82.5 68.8 W. W. Clear.
„889 80.0, 79,5 67.8 N.

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.899 814 80.2 66.9 N. Cirro xtrati.
.918 80.5 78.3 66.5|n. W. Clear
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A STATESMAN TRIED IN MANY HIGH POSTS AND DIFFICULT CONJUNCTURES,

AND FOUND EQUAL TO ALL.
THE THREE GREATEST DEPENDENCIES OF THE BRITISH CROWN

WERE SUCCESSIVELY ENTRUSTED TO HIS CARE.
IN INDIA HIS FORTITUDE, HIS WISDOM, HIS PROBITY AND HIS MODERATION

ARE HELD IN HONORABLE REMEMBRANCE
BY MEN OF MANY RACES, LANGUAGES AND RELIGIONS.
IN JAMAICA, STILL CONVULSED BY A SOCIAL REVOLUTION,

HE CALMED THE EVIL PASSIONS
WHICH LONG SUFFERING HAD ENGENDERED IN ONE CLASS,

AND LONG DOMINATION IN ANOTHER.
IN CANADA, NOT YET RECOVERED FROM THE CALAMITIES OF CIVIL WAR,

HE RECONCILED CONTENDING FACTIONS

TO EACH OTHER AND TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY.
PUBLIC ESTEEM WAS THE JUST REWARD OF HIS PUBLIC VIRTUE,

BUT THOSE ONLY WHO ENJOYED THE PRIVILEGE OF HIS FRIENDSHIP
COULD APPRECIATE THE WHOLE WORTH OF HIS GENTLE AND NOBLE NATURE.

COSTLY MONUMENTS IN ASIATIC AND AMERICAN CITIES
ATTEST THE GRATITUDE OF NATIONS WHICH HE RULED.

THIS TABLET RECORDS THE SORROW AND THE PRIDE,
WITH WHICH HIS MEMORY IS CHERISHED BY PRIVATE AFFECTION.

HE WAS BORN THE 30TH DAY OF JANUARY 1785.

HE DIED THE 5TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1846.

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Abstract Statement of Account of the Asiatic Society for the year 1842.

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DISBURSEMENTS.
MUSEUM
To paid Mr. Blyth's Salary as Curator @ 250

per

month, 3,000 0 0 Establishment of Taxidermists, Artists, Carpenters, &c. . 1,591 3 3 Contingencies for Museum,

827 12 6 Mr. Gomes Travelling Taxidermist, through Lieut. Tickell and Mr. Blyth,

169 0 0 Rewards to Messrs. Bouchez and Nicholas for Extra work in the museum,

20 0 0 Mr. Holquett for proceeding to Darjeeling

195 0 0 2 Insect cases,

118 0 0

ASSETS. MUSEUM By allowance authorized by the Hon'ble the Court of Directors

for the services of a Curator @ 250 per month, Ditto for preparation of Specimens @ 50 per month.

LIBRARY. By allowance on account of Establishment for the custody of

Oriental books tranferred from the College of Fort Wil

liam @ 78 per month, By Sale proceeds of Books. By refund on account of attendance of Assistant Librarian,

3,600 0 0

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5,920 15 9

936 0 0 829 8 0 20 0 0

1,785 80

MISCELLANEOUS. By Subscriptions from Members for a Portrait of Sir E. Ryan, 908 0 0 By Cash of a Interest received from Government Agents on Government Securities in their custody,

300 0 0 By Sale proceeds of the following Government

Paper, one 5 per cent. paper No. 4852 of

3209 dated 14th July, 1827, for.. Sa. Rs. 5,000 0 0 Interest thereon from 14th July to 19th Dec. 1842,

108 5 4

99

3,833 10 3

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6,723 2 9

LIBRARY
To paid Dr. E. Roer's Salary as Librarian @ 100 per month... 1,200 0 0

Establishment for Oriental works, @ 78 per month, · 936 0 0
Establishment and Contingencies,

1,284 13 0
Books purchased from Messrs. Thacker and Co., Ostell
and Lepage, and P. S. D'Rozario and Co.

207 11 0 Coins purchased from Mr. Mytton,

36 0 0 Freight and Insurance on Books sent to London,

169 2 3 MISCELLANEOUS. To paid Messrs. Lyall, Matheson aud Co. of a refund of Mr. G.

G. McPherson's subscription consequent on his ab-
sence from India,

144 0 0
Messrs. Mandy and Co. for Varnishing an oil painting
(Landscape), ..

50 0 0 MUSEUM ECONOMIC GEOLOGY. To paid Mr. Piddington's Salary as Joint Curator (from 26th February),

2,276 12 6 Establishment and Contingencies,

652 13 6 Mr. J. B. Plumb for Aparatus purchased of him,

50 0 0 Mr. De Garnier for a pair of Scales,

70 0 0 MUSEUM MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY. To paid Contingencies,

143 2 3 One Mineral case,

40 0 0 Minerals purchased from Mr. Mornay,

120 00 SECRETARY'S OFFICE ESTABLISHMENT. To paid Establishment and Contingencies,

JOURNAL. To paid the Secretary (Mr. H. Torrens) for Journals supplied by him to Members,

2,563 8 0 For Copying, Drawing, &c,

58 8 0 ORIENTAL PUBLICATIONS. To paid J. Bennett for Sir A. Burnes' Drawings,

650 0 0 Messrs. Ballin and Co. for ditto ditto,

2,145 2 0 W. Rushton and Co, for paper for ditto,

643 09 Moulavee Abdoolla for 2 volumes of the Futuwa Alumgiri, 1,845 0 0 Rev. J. Thomas for Printing Index to the Mahabharata.. 2,012 7 9

BUILDINGS.
To paid in part for additions and repairs to the Society's Premises,

5,108 5 4 Less Discount @lr. 2 a. per cent. 57 7 7

Sa. Rs. 5,050 13 9

Co.'s Rs, 5,387 9 0 By Cash of a 6th Dividend from Assignee to the Estate of McIntosh and Co.

127 9 9 PUBLICATION OF ORIENTAL WORKS. By grant from Government @ 500 per month..

MUSEUM ECONOMIC GEOLOGY.
By allowance from Government for the services of a Joint Cura-

tor from 26th Feb. @ 250 per month..

CONTRIBUTIONS AND ADMISSION FEES.
By receipts from members,..
By balance as per a/c rendered on the 31st Dec. 1841.

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6,000 0 0

3,049 100

2,276 12 6

303 2 3

7,038 0 0 1,849 7 1

1,424 9 6

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