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of so small a size in the Navy as a fifth rate, is auspicious to the hope that the East-India Company will appoint Chaplains to their regular ships. A Fifth Rate may have only one hundred and forty-five men. An Indiaman, it is true, has sometimes fewer than a hundred men on the books, But the question is not (in the contemplation of moral purposes) how many sailors there are on the books, but how many souls there are on board, in the voyage out and home, including troops and passengers.--It will not be contended, that the
number is less, on an average, than two hundred
men *

“ When the blessed work shall be happily effected-when the Gospel of Christ Jesus shall become the established religion of Britons throughout Indostan; we may then hope, assuredly, to see the purity of evangelical truth extend its sacred influence, and its divine precepts work conviction in the hearts of the unenlightened natives. An ample field will then be opened for the further propagation of the Christian faith to the remotest provinces of India, and to the ends of the earth.

May the Almighty voạchsafe, in his appointed time, to prosper the undertaking, and to fulfil the prophecies concerning the kingdom of his Son! May he prepare mankind. for the universal reception of the Gospel, and for the arrival of that blessed period, foretold by the voice of Truth itself, when we shall be one fold under one Shepherd,' when

all the kingdoms of this world shall become the king• doms of our Lord and his Christ, and he shall reign for

and ever.''
See Sermon preached before the Society for the

Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts"
by Thomas, Lord Bishop of Lincoln, on Feb.
17th, 1786, p. 22.

ever

This, and other matters connected with the
welfare of India, and particularly the abolition of
inhuman customs inflicting death or tending to
death, will form subjects for the Quin-quennial
Review before mentioned, to be taken by Parlia-
ment during the continuance of the Company's
Charter. A period of twenty years is too long
an interval for the investigation of improvements,
which ought to be continually progressive ; refer-
ring, as they do, to the preservation of human
life, the moral condition of our own countrymen,
and the general happiness of so great an Empire.

* See CHARTER, 10th William III. 5th Sept. 1698.

And we do further will and appoint, that the said Con-
pany, hereby established, and their successors, shall take a
CHAPLAIN on board every ship which shall be sent by
the same Company to the said East Indies, or other the
parts within the limits aforesaid, which shall be of the bur-
then of five hundred tons or upwards."

APPENDIX.

CALCULATION

OF THE NUMBER OF

ENGLISH PROTESTANTS IN INDIA.

From the Honourable the East-India Company's printed Lists.

455

BenGAL.—Civil Officers (see East-India

Register for 1813, corrected to Dec.

31, 1812)............
Military Officers.......
European Inhabitants (men only)

2134

1519

4,108

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Total Officers (Company's only) and European

inhabitants (men only) at the three Presidencies} 7,846

KING'S TROOPS.

BENGAL; from the India printed Lists of 1806.

8th Light Dragoons ; 24th ditto; 25th ditto;
17th Regiment of Foot; 22d ditto ; 53d

ditto; 67th ditto; 75th ditto
In all, 8 regiments, 900 strong on an average

7,200

MADRAS; 1806.

19th Light Dragoons; 22d ditto
12th Regiment of Foot; 33d ditto; 34th ditto;

59th ditto; 69th ditto; 80th ditto ; 94th ditto. In all, 9 regiments

8,100

BOMBAY; 1808.

56th Regiment of Foot; 65th ditto ; 78th
ditto ; 84th ditto; 86th ditto.--5 Regiments

4,500

Total King's Regiments at the three Presidencies * 19,800

CEYLON; 1806.

19th Regiment of Foot; 51st ditto; 66th
ditto ; and 3 Companies Royal Artillery

3,000

22,800

• In Letter from Chairman of Court of Directors to Lord Melville (Dec. 16, 1808) the King's Troops at the three Presidencies are estimated at upward of 20,000 nien.

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