flying enemy by himself and his brave followers ; and which he will not fail to request Captain Marryat to communicate to the officers and men of his majesty's navy, and also those of the transport service, who so handsomely came forward on this, as they have done on many former occasions.
Under these circumstances, I most fully coincide with you in opinion, that no time should be lost in proceeding to Penang, where those comforts essentially necessary for the recovery of your crew are at present most conveniently to be had ; aware as I am, that the most urgent necessity alone induces you to suggest the removal of the ship under your command. I feel fully convinced that you will not lose a moment in returning to partake of the further, and I trust more active, operations of the approaching campaign.
In taking I hope a very short leave of yourself, and the officers and men of the Larne, I shall not dwell, as I otherwise would, on the valuable and ready aid I have invariably received from you all, since the commencement of the present service, embracing duties of perhaps as severe and harassing a nature as ever were experienced by either sailors or soldiers, and under privations of the most trying nature. Any number of Malay sailors you may require, to assist in navigating the Larne to Penang, are at your service.
(Signed) A. CAMPBELL.
I have the honour to enclose sundry despatches from Captain Marryat, of his majesty's ship Larne, in command of the naval force in the river Rangoon, detailing various successful attacks on the enemy, while co-operating with the army under Sir Archibald Campbell ; and I feel much pleasure in recommending to their lordship's notice that officer, as well as those named in the margin, * to whose zealous exertions and cool intrepidity are to be attributed the successful results of the various attacks which they conducted against the enemy. I am pleased in having it in my power to recommend in the strongest terms, Mr. Henry L1ster Maw, midshipman of this ship, who volunteered his services to Sir Archibald Campbell, and who accompanied him in all his operations ; and I trust, from the high encomiums passed on his conduct, their lordships will be pleased to consider his services, and his having been most dangerously wounded.
A chart drawn by Mr. Winsor, admiralty midshipman of the Sophie, to whom I feel much indebted for his exertion and ability, he having
* Lieutenant William Burdett Dobson and Thomas Fraser, acting Lieutenant George Goldfinch, Mr. Robert Atherton, and Messrs. John Duffill, George Winsor, and Charles Kittoe Scott.
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