Letter no.4672 of 1855 from Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay, to Commander Felix Jones, Acting Resident in the Persian Gulf [181v] (4/4)
The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 14 Nov 1855. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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2. The Governor General requests that you will move the Right Honorable
the Governor in Council to have the Proclamation translated into all the Verna
cular languages employed within his jurisdiction, and to cause large numbers, both
in Vernacular and in English, to be distributed. The former should be circulated
through the Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. of the Tehsildars or other Purgunna Officers; and the
Governor General requests that the Governor in Council will be So good as to
impress upon the Subordinate Officers, to whom the duty may be committed, the
necessity of losing no time in effecting this object.
3. Hia Lordship further requests that the Governor in Council will be good
enough to report to him the completion of the distribution of the Proclamation by the
several Local Officers, and that his Lordship in Council will cause each of those
Officers to be informed that the Governor General attaches much value to the early
promulgation of this intelligence, and that His Lordship will judge of the zeal,
efficiency, and usefulness of each, by the alacrity which he may show in executing
I have the honour to be, &c.
(Signed) F. F. C ourtenay.
Offg. Chief Secretary to Government.
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The letter is a covering letter, enclosing a Government circular relating to the fall of Sebastapool [Sevastopol]. The printed copy of the circular (no.3359 of 1855), dated 13 November 1855, draws attention to a copy of a letter, included on the same printed page as the circular, from F Courtenay, Private Secretary to the Governor General, to the Chief Secretary of the Government of Bombay, dated 6 November 1855. Courtenay’s letter announces the fall of Sevastopol, requesting that a proclamation (enclosed with the original letter) be printed and published as widely as possible in English and any vernacular languages. Notes in the margins of Anderson’s letter indicate that the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. received 500 copies of the Proclamation in Persian, 200 in Arabic, and 100 in English.
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