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THE LITERARY SOCIETY

OF

BOMB A Y.

TRANSACTIONS

OF

THE LITERARY SOCIETY

OF

BOMBA Y.

WITH ENGRAVINGS..

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATERNOSTER ROW;

AND JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

PRINTED BY RICHARD AND ARTHUR TAYLOR, SHOE-LANE.

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE

HE objects for which the Literary Society of Bombay was instituted, are explained in the Discourse of the President, and it is unnecessary to add any thing to what is there stated.

The first meeting of the Society was held on the 26th November 1804, at Parell-house, where Sir James Mackintosh then resided;-the Discourse which he read on that occasion is prefixed to the present volume. At this meeting the following persons were present:

The Honourable Jonathan Duncan, governor of Bombay.

The Honourable Sir James Mackintosh, knight, recorder of Bombay.
The Right Honourable Viscount Valentia.

General Oliver Nicolls, commander-in-chief at Bombay.
Stuart Moncrieff Threipland, esq. advocate-general.

Helenus Scott, M.D. first member of the medical board.

William Dowdeswell, esq. barrister-at-law.

Henry Salt, esq. (now consul-general in Egypt).

Lieutenant-colonel Brooks (now military accountant-general at Bombay).

Lieutenant-colonel Joseph Boden, quarter-master-general at Bombay. Lieutenant-colonel Thomas Charlton Harris, deputy quarter-mastergeneral at Bombay.

Charles Forbes, esq.

Robert Drummond, M.D.

Colonel Jasper Nicolls (now quarter-master-general in Bengal).
Major Edward Moor.

George Keir, M.D.

William Erskine, esq.

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