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Extract from a Despatch from the Hon. strengh, and one from which the Nizam's
Mountsluart Elphinstone to the Governor. country and our communications had myf. General and Commander in Chief, dated fered annoyance and interruption. He ineo Camp, at Yeer, 7th March, 1&18.
marched against Kurra,* a place which On the 13th February, Brigadier-General greatly appoyed the villages that bad sub. Smith proceeded in porauit of the Prishwah. mitted to the Collector of Ahmednageur : Bajee Row was then at Solapoor; more than it was capable of a long defence, but beias one hundred miles to the east of the Cieneral; vigorously attacked by Colonel Draeria a large body of his horse was at Khullow, it was soon intimidated into a surrender. in the hills between Sattara and the River Colonel Deacon then proceeded to Chakun, Maun, and his infantry and guns were in the where he was joined, on the 21st by erd. neighbourhood of Kerrar, on the Kistna. nance and artillerymen from Poonah. Os It appeared to be the Peishwah's intention the 22d his breaching battery was completel, to draw all these troops together, and pro after some ca-valties, when the garrison bably to move to the northward, where, surrendered themselves prisoners. The ar. after being joined by Ram Deen and Rarra tillerymen, furnished from Poonah to act Buye, he probably meant to stand an action. against Chakun, have now proceeded to He had been diverted from this plan by the Loghur,t where the 20 battalion 6th patise wish to sieze on the treasures of the late infantry and a detail of the 20 battalion of Sedashed Maonkaisur at Solapoor and Tam the 1st had already been detached, for the boornee, and he was returning from the purpose of joining a detachment under former place when Brigadier. General Smith Lieutenant-Colonel Prother. The detachobtained intelligence of his approach. The ment, consisting of about 3-0 Europeans manner in which General Smith availed and 800 natives, with a bittering train, bad himself of this opportunity has already heen been ordered from the Concan by the Right reported to your Excellency. The result Hon. the Governor of Bombay, for the has been, the precipitate retreat of the purpose of undertaking the siege of Loghur. Peishwah, the rescue of the Rajah of Satlara, It was to reach Carlee by the 2d instant; and the death of Gokla. The Peishwah and, nothwithstanding the strength of the passed Hurra on the 27th, where the Native place, I hope soon to hear of its reduction. Officer commanding the Party very gallantly These detachments, with another, which made a sally on one of the divisioos, killing co-operated in the siege of Singhur, and a and taking several men and horses. Another battalion which marched with a convoy to division attempted without success, to take General Smith, have left Poonah very weak, Newassa from Captain Gibbon's sebundies: but I peptured on them without hesitation, at length he reached Copergaum, where he as there is no reason to distrust the inhabi. was on the Ist instant; but as his Excel. tants, and all attack from without is reslency Sir Thomas Hislop was to be at Cas. dered difficult by the neighbourhood of the serbury, within thirty miles, on the same force under Gen. Pritzler, and of Colonel day, it is probable that the Peishwah has Deacon's detachment. before this been agaio attacked, or com Notwithstanding the inadequacy of the pelled to return to the southward as rapidly force under General Munro to any great as he left it. In the event of such a move operation, that officer has advanced towards ment, he will have great difficulty io escap the Kisiva, and has taken Badami and iog General Smith, and must soon loose a Bangalcote. The fint of these places 15 great part of his army by desertions. one of the strongest hill.forts in India, and
During these operations of General Smith, made a famous defence against the whole General Pritzler moved towards Singhur, Mahratia army, under Nana Furnasre, which, from the parure of the roads, he although allacked with a spirit unisoal to could pot reach till the 20th. The fort is of the people. The storm of this place, with great strength, and was obstinately defended such a furce, most impress the native with a but surrendered, as your Excellency is surprise and admiration that must raise our already informned, on the ed inst,
character, and facilitate our conquests is all At the same time that Sioghur was in. parts of the country. vested, Colonel Deacon marched against Your Excellency will have heard frontbe Chakun.t Colonel Deacon, on crossing the Godavery, drove the enemy's garrison
Near Seroor, and a hout halfway be out of Newasa. I a place of considerable
tween Ahmednoggar and Poona,
+ Upon the eastern side of the range of * Brigadier-General Smith's account of ghauts between Bombay and Poona, and the battle with the Peishwah, on the 2012 nearly in a direct line beiween those place. February, was published in the Gazette of # The surrender of this place was aothe 16th July, 1818.
nounced in a letter from Mr. Elphinstone, + A hili fori (supposed to the northward) dated 20th March, 1818, published ia the in the vicinity of Poona.
Gazette of the 28th Augu-l, I Near to Toka, a little to the right of About 50 miles north east of Darwar. the road between that place and Ahmed | About 20 miles north of Badams, og Duggor.
the banks of the Gulpurba River.
the Governor of Bombay the rapid progress not at present the intention of his Excellency of the detachments onder the immediate the Most Noble the Governor-General to orders of that Government, in reducing the recall the commissions issued to the above strong forts of the Concan. The same Officers; that on similar grounds Brigadier. activity and enterprize was also shewn in Generals Munro, Priizler, Sir J. Malcolm, the reduction of the fort of Narrapoora, on and Sir Augustus Floyer will also retain for the borders of Bangbana, by a detachment the present, the rank of Brigadier-General, which had been ordered from Surat.
and that Brigadier-Generals Munro, Smith,
and Prizler, will continue to act in the Extract from a Despoich from the Governor
same relations to each other as they now in Council nt Bumbay, to the Secret Com full. mittee, dated 22d April, 1818.
Lieut.-General Sir Thomas Hislop authoWe have the honour of transmitting to rises the general and personal staff at headyour Ilonourable Committee the
quarters to continue to maintain their field Copy of a Despatch from his Excellency establishments until the arrival of his Excel. Lien.-General Sir Thomas Hislop, dated Jency at Fort St. George. the 31st of last month, giving cover to his Sir Thomas Hislop would have deemed it despatch to the Address of the Most Noble quite siperfluous afier the high and flatterthe Governor General.
ing encomiums bestowed on the army of
the Deccan by his Excellency the Most Extract from a Despatch from Lieut.-Gene Noble the Governor-General and Comman
ral Sir Thomas Hislop, to the Governor der-in-Chief, to express those which the General and Communder-in-Chief, dated gallant army he has had the honour to comCamp at Aurungabad, 31st March, 1818. mand throughout so eventful a campaign, is I have the honour to transmit a transcript sonally from him. Impelled, however, by
in so pre-eminent a degree entitled to per. of a General Order which has been this day
a sense of what is due to them from their published to the troops under my command. I have apprised the Supreine Govern.
undeviating observance of the most exact ment, and the governments of Fort St.
discipline, thereby throwing a lustre on their George and Bombay, as also the Residents at
acknowledged achievemenis, he cannot resist the several Native Courts of the Deccan,
the opportunity which the present inoment that I have from this day relinquished the
affords of bearing the most public testimony powers, political and military, which were
10 their further just deserts. conferred opon me by the revolution of your
Each and every division of the army Lordship, dated the 10th May, 1817.
having entitled itself to and received the
Lieutenant-General's thanks and applause, General Order by the Commander-in-Chief.
it becomes unnecessary now to revert to the
particular occasions which called forth these Ilead-Quarters, Army of the Dec
acknowledgments ; nothing is therefore left can, Camp at Aurungabad, 31st
to his Excellency to repeat, but that they March, 1818.
have all most nohly done their duty, thereby Lieutenant-General sir Thomas Hislop leaving on his mind an indelible impression having, in porsuance of the authority vested
of admiration. To have been placed at the jo him for that purpose by the Most Noble
head of the army of the Deccan must, to the Governor-General and Commander in
the latest period of his life, prove the source Chief, made such arrangements as were of his greatest pride, as the conferring on necessary towards the braking up of the
him, by the Most Noble the Governorarmy of the Deccan; his Lxcellency pro. General-in-Council, of so distinguished a ceeds to issue his final orders as Commander command, must ever claim the ackoowledge in-Chief of that army.
ments of his utmost gratitude, From and after the present date, there. To Major General Sir William Grant fore, the designation of the Army of the Keir, to Brigadier-Generals Munro, DoveDeccan is discontinued, and the corps com ton, Sir John Malcolm, Smith, and Priizler, manded by Brigadies. Generals Smith and and to Lieutenant-Colonel Adams, who Doveton, will revert to the footing on which commanded the several divisions of the thry slood previously to the Lieutenant army in the field, Sir Thomas Hislop once General's assuinption of the chief com more tenders to their acceptance the offer mand,
of bis most sincere and grateful thanks for As the divisions, of which Brigadier. the eminent services they have performed, Generals Doveton and Smith are to retain while serving under his command; and his the command, will still for some time ex Excellency requests they will each do him ceed the ordinary amount of the subsidiary the favour of conveying the same to the forces, which constituted their original com corps which have composed their division mands, and will continue to be employed in during the campaign. operations intimately connected with those The Lieutenant-General avails himself in which they have been engaged since they with pleasure of the present occasion, to have received that rank, Lieut. General Sir record the bigh sense he entertains of the Thomas Hislop notifies to the army that it is able and energetic assistance he has received
during the whole of the campaign, from his half distant, there were 500 men under one General and Personal Staff, in conducting of the Tella Subahdars, posted in a stockade. their respective departments and duties, I detached immediately the light company which justly entitles them to his unqualified of the 89th regiment, also the Bank comthanks and approbation. His Excellency panies of the 1st baltalion, 5th regimrot, at the same time deems it proper to remark, under Captain Rose, of his Majesty's 89.b that if the Commissariat arrangernents, regiment, and the whole of the agriliary during the short period when the army was horse, under Brigade Major Moore, who in the field in 1815, was such as to demand handsomely offered bis services on the oce his particular applause on that occasion, the casion. more arduous and complicated duties re The result of the service was very distinquired of the Department during the late gnished ; the plan of attack on the three service, which were most satisfactorily ful different stockades admirable ; and I have filled under circumstances of the greatest the honour to send, for the information of difficulty and embarrassinent, give Lieut.. his Excellency, the Commander-in-Chief, Colonel Morrison, aided as he has been by and perusal, a copy of my order, which the indefatigable exertions of Lieut.- Colo particolarizes the affair, nel Mackintosh, and the Officers of his de The Poona auxiliary horse were happy partment, the strongest claim to his Excel in overtaking a party of the enemy under jency's ackoowledgments and high com. the Dewan ; they di persed so fast and sa mendation,
many different ways amongst the joogle, All returns, reports, and cornmunications that it was impossible to prevent the slaughfrom the Army of the Deccan, are to be ter or take prisoners; and bad it oot been forwarded through the prescribed channels for the Officer who commanded, in directto Sir Thomas Hislop's head-quarters up to ing his attention to the Dewan, who had the this date inclusive ; and his Excellency will advantage of being mounted, it was not reserve to himself the right of giving such improbable he might bave escaped ; it is further orders and ins:ructions as may he therefore with great satisfaction, I bring necessary on all points at present ander Brigade. Major Moore's conduct to your referrnce, or requiring submission for ap Excellency's notice. proval to superior authority, up to the same It is also with a considerable degree of period.
satisfaction I bring forward Captain Rae, T.H. S. CONWAY, Adj.-Gen. of the of his Majesty's 89ih regiment, as having
Army of the Deccan. done every thing for the success of the Erlrart from a De patch from the Governor enterprise that could possibly be effected.
in Council at Bombny, to the Secret Com Indeed the conduct of every (15cer pod millee, dated 25th April, 1818.
man deserves I should bestow the only meed We have the lionour of transmitting to in my power, yet at the same time a most yoor Honourable Committee the following honourable reward, that of bringing thea documents : viz.
forward to his Excellency the Commander. Letter from bis Excellency the Comman. in Chief's consideration, der-in. Chief, with accompaniinents, report
From the information I have extorted ing the latest operations of the force in the from the Dewan, I find Tella to be bot Concan, under the command of Colonel slightly garrisoned, and considering it wald Proiber.
be most inconvenient to take on the guns. I Despatch from the Officer commanding at propose leaving thein on the present ground, Malwan, announcing the occupation of the and try if it will be possible to escalade. forts at Ramghur* and Caunta.
I march to morrow morning in Tella, ard P.S. Accoun's have been received of the hope to give his Excellency further particoreduction of the forts of Thulat and lars by the next post. Ghosala. I hy the detaciment under the Ryghur is only pine coss distant: I should command of Lieut.. Colonel Prother, and be most happy to find that my letrs of of Deeghur. by the force under Lieut.. yesterday met with the Commander-inColone! Iılack, C.B. who has occupied ibe Chief's approbation. Tast of the enemy's foris in the province of Salee.
Copy from a Despatch from Lient.-Colonel Extract from a Report from Lieut.-Colonel Imlock, C.B. 10 Mr. Hale, Resident et Prother to the Ailjutant.lieneral, dated
Malinn, dated Camp al Cumpla, 5! Camp, at Indiapore, April 17, 1818.
April, 1818. This morning, on arriving at the present
SIR, ground, I heard thar, ahol!! a mile and a
I have the honour to acquaint rou, for the Painghur, about iwemy miles north information of the Honourable the Governar east of Malwan.
in Council, that I have this moment received + Thula, about twenty miles north-east of an official communication, dared the 4th, Bancoote or Ford Victoria.
from Captain Pearson (whom I detached on I Ghosala, a few miles north of Thula. the 1st instant, for the purpose of reducing
Dewgliur, an island upon the coast of ibe strong fort of Ramghur, in the province the Concan, belween Goa and Bancoote.
of Salsee), and I am happy to state, ibat he
has taken the fort, and bas given orders to surrender of Ranjun, and though Cheetoo the different patells 10 proceed to Malwan, has Aled for the moinent with about twenty
I bave taken possession of the small fort followers, I must bope that the arrangeat this place, and have given directions for ments I have made, and the correspondence the principal people to proceed to you. I I have established with the different chiefs move to-morrow on Dewghur.
of this country, will ultimately succeed in I have the honour to be, &c. securing the person of this freebooter; Wu, IMLACK, Lieut. Col.-Coin. he is in great distress, and at present to
tally without means of giving us any anExtract from a Despatch from the Governor
noyance. in Council al Bombay to the Secret Commiltee, dated 11th May, 1818.
Copy from a Despatch from Lieutenant-Col.
J. W. Adams, C. B., lo Brigadier-General The following despatches have been received; viz.
Doveton, dated 17th April, 1818. From Brigadier-General Sir John Mal SIR, colm, dated the 8th April.
I have the honour to inform you, that From Colonel Adains to Brigadier-Gene. in consequence of intelligence ral Doveton, dated the 17th April, report ceived of Bajee Row being in full force at ing the defeat of the Peishwah’s troops on Peepulhote, I marched last night from the 17th of last mouth in a valley near Alumdeo at pine o'clock, in hopes of sur. Sewny,* on which event we beg leave tu prising hien by day-light. On reaching offer our cordial congratulations, and we Peepullote, I found the enemy had moved bave the furiher satisfaction of adding, that on to Sewng, and resolved to follow him by a letter subsequently received from Mr. up without delay: a little after sun-rise Elphinstone, we have been informed, that I encountered his advanced party, in full "all the villages in the Peishwa's country inarch, driven back to the northward, I are filled with his fugitives, followers, &c. ain induced to brlieve, by the intelligence and that the dispersion of bis adherents of your inovements on Pandurcourah, and appears to be complete. No certain intele perfectly ignorant of our approach. I pure ligence has been received where Bajee Row sued them over the most difficult country hinsell is, nor what troops are still with that can be inagined, and came upon the him."
Peishwah's united force in an extensive A letter froin the Provisional Collector valley near Sewny. of Atunednuggar to the Honourable Mr. I am bappy to state, that I have been Elpliosione, describes the distressed state inore successful thau could have been exof the enemy's troops who have made their pected, considering the rocks and jungles appearance in that district; and Mr. El through which the cavalry and horse artilphinstone has addded, that similar accounts lery were obliged to act. have been received from all parts of the The number killed, on the part of the country.
enemy, may be from three to four hundred. A letter from Mr. Elphinstone, dated the Four fine brass guns, about six pounder 7th of this month, to Mr. Secretary Adam, calibre, and oue considerably larger, with reports the military operations in the nor their proportion of tumbrils and stores, thern quarter of the Deccan, which have have fallen into my hands : three elephants, led to our occupation of the fertile valley nearly two hundred camels, and soine treaof Jooneer,+ aud the whole of the impor. sure, besides a variety of valuable property, tant district dependant ou that place. the amount of which I bave not as yet been
able to ascertain. The measured distance Extract from a Despatch from Brigadier
of the road from Alumdeo to this place is General Sir John Malcolm, to the Gover.
31 miles, the distance in the course of openor-General and Commnnder in chief,
rations, as marched by the troops, considerdated Camp, at Bauglee, 8th April, 1818.
ably greater; I have consequently deemed Your Lord:hip has been informed by it, vecessary to halt to-morrow, as well to my reports in the political and military refresh the troops as afford time for tlie departments, of the proceedings I have baggage and supplies to join; after this I recently taken against the Pindaree chiefs, shall have the sincerest pleasure in co-opeCheloo and Ranjun, who, after their Bight rating with you and receiving your instruc. to Bhoo paal, continued to lurk, with a few tions as to the best method of further haras. , followers, in their old haunts, amid the sing the enemy, on whose troops the surforests and mountains of this country. The prise of this morning may, I trust, have a consequence of my operations bas been the happy effect; dissension and disconteot
being already, as I am informed, prevalent * Probably the Seonoy marked upon among them, and the desertion of large Arrowsmith's large map, about twenty-five bodies from Bajee Row's cause not unfreiniles south west of Hoosingabad.
quent, + Jooneer, about fifty miles north of
I have, &c. Poona, and nearly the same distance west
J. W. ADAMS, Lieutenant-Colonel, of Ahmednuggar,
Commanding N. S. F.
Extract from a Despatch froin the Governor And men are stated to be exbausled to the
in Council at Bombay to the Secret Cum last degree. mittee, dated 16th May, 1818.
Extract from a Despatch from Brigadier. The following despatches have been
General Lionel Smith, C.B. to tẢe llen, received subsequently to our letter of the
Mountstuart Elphinstone, dated Camy, Ilth of this month; viz:
Chickpour, 9th May, 1818. From the Provisional Collector of Ah
In my last report to you of the 20 in. mednugger to the Hon. M. Elphinstone, stant, acquainting you with my having pus. dated 30th April, reporting the dispersion sued a body of the enemy from The Godavery of the enemy's troops in that neighboure through the Danoor Ghaut, after which they bood.
had totally dispersed; I ipformed you al: Letter from Brigadier-General Smith
that I had detached the reformed horse, and its accompaniments, communicating
under Captaio Davies, to cut up pluoderers, the important intelligence of His High
bands, and straggling parties of the enemy. ness Chinoajee Appa,* and the Dessyet of
in a line through the Bheer di-trict upon Nepanee, having tendered their submission. Ahmedouggar; while Lieut.-Colonel Cuo. A report from Brigadier General Munro,
ningham, with the auxiliary horse, four of his progress in occupying the southern gallopers, and a detachment of infastry, part of the Peishwa's territory.
was sent to the westward to pass for the We have also the satisfaction of forward same purpose through the country betweca ing a copy of a letter from his Excellency
the Neera and Kurrah rivers, and theo the Commander in chief, and of one froin
porth upon the capital; I moved ooride Lieutenant-Colonel Prother, annoudcing
west myself centrically between those dethe reduction of the important fortress of
tachments to assist either or take up any Ryghur, t on the morning of the 29th of pursuit they might be engaged io. this month.
I have now very greal satisfaction in We beg to offer to your Honourable Com. transmitting to you a report from Captain mittee, our most cordial congratulations on
Davies, announcing his pursuit of, and the the submission of Chionajre Appa and of subsequent submission of Appa Desje Appa Dessye, which, it is hoped, will be
Nepaunker, with Chinoajee Appa Sabed, followed by that of Bajee Row, since he
the brother of Bajee Row, together with has llius been deserted by his principal their troops, amounting to between two and adbereots.
three thousand horse.
I am particularly well pleased with CapErtract from a Letter from Lieutenant Pol
tain Davies's conduct, it has been every linger, Provisional Collector of Ahmed
thing requisite to the spirits of our aroy, nugger, to the Hon. Mountstuart Elphin
to moderation and prudence. stone, ualed 30th April, 1818.
P.S. I beg to draw your notice to the I have much pleasure in informing you, accompanying order I have issued on this that almost the whole of the body of hirse occasion. that entered the Newassa Pergunnal.g on the Copy of a Report from Captain E. Daries 27th instant, and by whom a considerable to Captain Halifar, deling Deputy degree of alarm was excited in this part of Adjutant-Goneral to Brigadier-General the country, have dispersed and returned to Smith's Division, dated Camp Yeliun, their respective villages, under the terms of 7th May, 1818. your second proclamation.
Sir, Ram Deen || is still abroad, with about I did myself the bonor to forward last one thousand five hundred bien, but the night, for the information of Brigadier. jnhabitants of walled villages seem to speak General Smith, a leller which I received of him with contempt; and I have no yesterday from Appa Dessye Nepaunhee, doubt but that a very small body of aux stating that he was encamped at (100ndy, iliary horse would cut bim up, as his horses having quitted Bajee Row, with the icles
tion of making his submission to the Ho * Chionajee Appa, brother to the Peish- norable Mr. Elphinstone. wah.
I marched from Bheer at one o'clock this + Dessye of Napanee, or Appa Dessye morning, with a view of intercep'iog the Nepaunker, one of the Peisbwali's southern enemy. On the march I was informed that Jaghiredars.
he was moving on the Comerry Gaiet; i # Ryghur upon the Ghauts, which bound accordingly changed ny direction coasi. the eastern frontier of the Concan, and in a derably to the southward, in the bvpe of line between Poona and Bancoote. This crossing his route. After moving aboat is another of the fortresses, which ihe Peish- five miles in the new direction, and alte. wah surrendered on the Sth of May, 1817, gether about thirty, I came io sight of his as a pledge of his sincerity.
line of march. He formed upon a risies Ś The Newassa Pergunnah is to the north- ground as if to await our attack. A river eastward of Ahmednuggur.
lay between us, after crossing wbich I H Ram Deen, one of the Chiefs in rebel. formed a line and advanced with the iolrs. lion against liolkar's Goveromont, who had tion of charging when we had approached joined the Peish wah.
within four hundred yards, a dlag of trece