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1823.] Dr. Tate.- Account of the Battle of Assaye.

183 MONUMENT TO Dr. Tate. soldier, who thus afforded himself TH 'HE elegant Mural Monument re amusement and gratification while

presented by the annexed En- lying ill of his wounds. To see it in graving, and lately placed on the West your pages he would be delighted. wall of the Anti-Chapel of Magdalen of the Battle of Assaye, fought on the College, Oxford, is copied, with cer

23d of September, 1803, under the tain abatements and modifications, from

command of Major General Sir Arthe monument of Dr. Higden, Presi thur Wellesley. dent of the said College, and who, in Our small detachment, only con1524, was appointed by Cardinal Wol

tached sey to be the First Dean of his New Col- sisting of about 5,000 men,

from the Grand Army, under the lege in the same University. He was

command of General Stuart, Comalso Dean of York, and lies buried in

inander-in-chief of the Madras Coast; the North aisle of the choir of his Ca- viz. His Majesty's 19th Dragoons; the thedral, where a handsome tablet of Hon. Company's 1st, 4th, 5th, and 7th Purbeck marble remains to his memory: On a pannel beneath a highly regiments of Foot; and part of four

ditto ; His Majesty's 74th and 78th enriched canopy, was originally dis- battalions of the Hon. Company's played his effigy in brass, in a kneel

Sepoys. ing posture, and the following in

On the morning of the 23d we scription, both which are entirely ef

arrived at the ground of encampment, faced.

after a march of 21 miles and three“Of your charity pray for the soule of quarters; we were ordered to file to Master Bryan Higden, sometime Dean of our lines, when our General being inthis Metropolitical Church, and residen formed the enemy being close to us, tiary of the same by the space of xxi the bugle was ordered to sound, we years, which departed to the mercy of Al- fell in, 'struck our camp colours, and mighty God, the 5th of June, in the year

marched on to attack our enemy's of our Lord 1539."

lines. Our General then ordered the The Monument of Dr. Tate differs cavalry to load and trot, when we from its original only in the upper soon came in sight of their camp. part, having a single canopy instead He then formed the cavalry on the of two distinct arches, whereby a con- right fank of the enemy's lines, when siderable variety of ornaments, and they saluted us with 130 pieces of much expense, have been spared. It

After à march of twentyis executed in the most correct and five miles, pur General and his Aidbeautiful manner in a single block of de-camps inspected the situation of the white marble, finely polished, and enemy's line, and then rode back to proves highly creditable to the talents bring up our infantry line, on the of Mr. James Cundy of Pimlico, and proach of the advance picquet, the to the taste of Mr. Buckler, sen. by enemy opened a heavy fire of round whom it was designed.

and grape - shot, which made many It is painful to add, that before this fall

, besides a great many horses, Monument was fixed in its destined This tremendous fire was kept up for place, he who caused it to be erected two hours, before our infantry could to the memory of an affectionate Bro- form the line, on account of the ther, died. (See our vol. xcii.

part

i. enemy's line being undermined. Nearp. 567.). The tablet bears an elegantly the whole of the advance picquet Latin inscription from the pen of were killed before the first brigade the Reverend Dr. Routh, President were formed. Out of our small numof Magdalen College, and the inti ber we were forced to leave one batta. mate friend of the deceased. EDIT, lion of Sepoys behind, to protect our

baggage and sick men. Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 6. When our infantry were all formed, THE "He following account

of the battle they opened a severe fire of musketry; of Assaye, in the East Indies, but the enemy kept up such a may perhaps not be unworthy of ab- heavy fire of round and grape, that taining a place in your repository of our infantry suffered severely. The interesting essays. It has no adorn right brigade charged, but was forced ment to recommend it, but plain and to retreat; for they were nearly all simple from the hands of a British killed and wounded. The 74th regi

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Dr. Tate.- Account of the Battle of Assaye. . 193 | MEST TO Dr. Tate.

soldier, who thus afforded himself dese: Vanal Monument re- amusement and gratification while

the ansesed En- lying ill of his wounds. To see it in - inced on the West your pages he would be delighted.

to excel of Magdalen of the Battle of Assaye, fought on the E, sosped, with cer

23d of September, 1963, under the advoculations, from

command of Major General Sir Ar. I Hizden, Presi

thur Wellesley. arts, and who, in

Our small detachment, only conCardinal Wot sisting of about 5,000 men, detached staabi Sew Col

from the Grand Army, under the ist. He was

command of General Stuart, Com. ili baried in

mander-in-chief of the Madras Coast; 22 erf bis Ca

riz. His Majesty's 19th Dragoons; the
2. osee uslet of Hon. Company's ist, 4th, 6th, and 7th
sa s me ditto ; His Majesty's 74th and 18th
is a highly

regiments of Foot; and part of foor
baitalions of the Hon. Company's
Sepoys.

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castedet

arrived

at the ground of erscamperent,

after a march of 21 miles and the sizde quarters; we were ordered to file to

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cre of which
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what they are
nd district at
that, under
and rate, the
table at that
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circumstances
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acre during the
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could realize any
at the present day,
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a corn at 44s. per

this to be true, :s of his severe aty and oppression of c I advert to is the

he maintains is the 790—4. In reply, I e the case of a neighn a part of the country tural. In 1792, the

that parish were 5001. ing the expense of the d attorney; the present same parish, after allows duction in consequence of

price of provisions, are
annum, exclusive of the
and legal expenses. I trust,
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