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projector, publisher, or conductor XXIII. And be it enacted, That as aforesaid.

all copies of any book wherein XIX. And be it enacted, That there shall be copyright, and of the proprietor of the copyright in which entry shall have been made any encyclopædia, review, maga- in the said registry book, and which zine, periodical work, or other shall have been unlawfully printed work published in a series of books or imported without the consent or parts, shall be entitled to all of the registered proprietor of such the benefits of the registration at copyright, in writing under his Stationers Hall under this act, on hand first obtained, shall be deementering in the said book of regis- ed to be the property of the protry the title of such encyclopædia, prietor of sach copyright, and who review, periodical work, or other shall be registered as such, and work published in a series of books such registered proprietor shall, or parts, the time of the first pub- after demand thereof in writing, lication of the first volume, num- be entitled to sue for and recover ber, or part thereof, or of the first the same, or damages for the denumber or volume first published tention thereof, in an action of after the passing of this act in any detinue, from any party who shall such work which shall have been detain the same, or to sue for and published heretofore, and the name recover damages for the conversion and place of abode of the proprie- thereof in an action of trover. tor thereof, and of the publisher XXIV.* No proprietor of copythereof, when such publisher shall right commencing after this act not also be the proprietor thereof. shall sue to proceed for any in

XX.* The provisions of 3 & 4 fringement before making entry in W. 4, c. 15, extended to musical the book of registry. Proviso for compositions, and the term of copy- dramatic pieces. right, as provided by this act, ap XXV And be it enacted, That plied to the liberty of representing all copyright shall be deemed perdramatic pieces and musical com sonal property, and shall be transpositiors.

missible by bequest, or, in case of XXI.* Proprietors of right of intestacy, shall be subject to the dramatic representations shall have same law of distribution as other all the remedies given by 3 & 4 personal property, and in Scotland W. 4, c. 15.

shall be deemed to be personal and XXII. And be it enacted, That moveable estate. no assignment of the copyright of XXVI.* Limitation of actions; any book consisting of or contain not to extend to actions, &c., in ing a dramatic piece or musical respect of the delivery of books. composition shall be holden to con XXVII.* Saving the rights of vey to the assignee the right of the Universities, and the Colleges representing or performing such of Eton, Westminster, and Windramatic piece or musical composi. chester. tion, unless an entry in the said XXVIII.* Saving alls ubsisting registry book shall be made of such rights, contracts, and engagements. assignment, wherein shall be ex XXIX.* Extent of the act. pressed the intention of the parties XXX.* Act may be amended that such right should pass by such this session. assignment.

The following clauses of the XXIV. And be it enacted, That Customs' Act 5 & 6 Vic. c. 47, from and after the said first day of prohibit the introduction of pirated April one thousand eight hundred editions of works of which the and forty-three all books wherein copyright still exists.

the copyright shall be subsisting, XXII. And whereas by the said first composed or written or printed last- mentioned act books first com- in the United Kingdom, and printposed or written or printed in the ed or reprinted in any other counUnited Kingdom, and printed or try, shall be and the same are reprinted in any other country, hereby absolutely prohibited to be imported for sale, except books not imported into the United Kingdom. reprinted in the United Kingdom XXV. Provided always, and be within twenty years, or being parts it enacted, That no such book shall of collections the greater parts of be prohibited to be imported unless which had been composed or write the proprietor of such copyright ten abroad, are absolutely prohibit. or his agent shall give notice in ed to be imported into the United writing to the Commissioners of Kingdom : and whereas great abuse Customs that such copyright subhas prevailed with respect to the sists, and in such notice shall state introduction into this country for when such copyright shall expire ; private use of such works so re and the said Commissioners of printed abroad, to the great injury Customs shall cause to be made, of the authors thereof and of and to be publicly exposed at the others; be it therefore enacted, several ports of the United King. That from and after the first day dom from time to time, printed of April one thousand eight hun- lists of the works respecting which dred and forty-three so much of such notice shall have been duly the said act as is lastly hereinbefore given, and of which such copyrecited shall be repealed.

right shall not have expired.

DESPATCHES.

DESPATCHES AND PAPERS RELATING TO MILITARY

OPERATIONS IN AFFGHANISTAN.

1.-POLITICAL.

SIR W. H. MacNAGHTEN, Bart., Envoy AND MINISTER AT THE

Court of Shan Shooja, To T. H. MADDOCK, Esq., SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.

was

Cabul, Oct. 26, 1841. 5. On the first point I may observe Sir,- I have now the honour to that the necessities of his Majesty, report the circumstances attending and the frequent prohibitions I the recent rebellion of certain of had received against further rethe Eastern Ghilzie Chiefs.

liance on the resources of the Bri2. The first intimation I re tish Government, appeared to adceived of this rebellion was about mit of no alternative. I three weeks ago, to the effect that assured that the chiefs had admitted the chiefs had suddenly left Cabul; the justice of, and cheerfully acand, the day after, I learnt that quiesced in, the reduction; morethey had stopped a caravan on the over, that, after the reduction was high road, and had taken the pro- effected, the chiefs would, in conperty and its owners to the hills, sequence of the enhanced value of at a distance from the road. grain, receive larger allowances

3. I immediately waited upon than they did in the time of Dost his Majesty, and prevailed upon Mahomed. him to send the governor, Humza 6. On the second point, I am Khan, with a message to the re- compelled to state that the grievbels, inviting them to return to ance of the chiefs was well founded. their allegiance, and promising re Their liabilities should have been dress of any real grievance they only co-extensive with their remight have sustained. This mis- spective jurisdictions.

Unfortusion failed of success, because nately they never represented their Humza Khan was the chief insti. grievance to me. They have been gator of the rebellion.

prohibited from visiting me by the 4. Two reasons have been as before-named governor, on the part signed for this rebellion. First, of the Shah (Humza Khan), a the reduction of the allowances worthless man, alike inimical to us the Ghilzie chiefs; and, secondly, and to his Majesty. The good the engagement that was required result of the recent rebellion, is of them to be responsible for rob- the disgrace and imprisonment of beries by the Eastern Ghilzies, this man. His father was killed wherever committed,

in the Shah's service; and his

Majesty, an amiable weakness, was surrounding tribes to rebellion, unwilling to acknowledge the de but I have much gratification in merits of the son, of which, how adding that he has in no instance ever, he is now fully sensible. succeeded, a fact which speaks well

7. One of the chief rebels, for his Majesty's government. Mahomed Shah Khan, has very Gool Mahomed Khan was immelarge possessions in the district of diately deposed, and his place supLughman. I therefore urged the plied by Burkut Khan, a chief of Minister to send out a relative of great influence and respectability. his own with 300 Huzarbash 10. On the separation of the horse to that neighbourhood. This rebels, Mahomed Shah Khan rewas done without the delay of an treated to Lughman. Khoda hour, and the designs of the rebels Buksh Khan, with not more than were for the time frustrated. They 100 followers, proceeded to occupy attacked the party, en roule, but the Koord Cabul Pass ; and Gool did comparatively little damage ; Mahomed Khan went into his own and the conspirators found it neces country to raise the tribes. Lughsary to separate, and each to look man was already occupied by the after his individual interests, be Huzarbash horse, and I had no fore the plot was matured. apprehension from that quarter. I

8. There are four thanas, or had the greatest confidence in the posts, guarded by Ghilzies, be

new chief appointed by his Matween Cabul and Gundamuk. The jesty to supersede Gool Mahomed, first belongs to a chief named and the first thing to be done was Khoda Buksh, a relative, by mar to dislodge Khuda Buskh and his riage of the ex-Ameer Dost Ma- party of rebels from the strong dehomed Khan. The second to Sher file which they had occupied. The Mahomed Kban, the third to All manner in which this service was abzar Khan, and the fourth to Gool performed, has doubtless been reMahomed Khan. The second ported to Government by Majornamed of these (who has by far General Elphinstone, C.B., and it the greatest influence) was gained only remains for me to add, that over to our cause at an early pe the prowess displayed by the Bririod, and the third was always tish troops on this occasion was the staunch in his allegiance. Khoda admiration of all the Affghans, Buksh and Gool Mahomed went and there were not a few on our into open rebellion, and with them side who witnessed it. was joined Mahomed Shah Khan 11. Captain Macgregor having already mentioned, a Ghilzie chief, in the mean time returned from possessing extensive property in the Zoomut expedition, I caused Lughman, and a relative also, by him to communicate with the remarriage, of the ex. Ameer. bels, and he promised, in his Ma

9. T'he conduct of Gool Maho- jesty's name, and my own, to inmed was the most inexcusable of quire into, and redress, all their all. On the Shah's arrival in this grievances. Messengers with concountry, that individual was in a ciliatory proposals were also sent, state of destitution, and was placed but to no purpose. Whilst proin power and affluence by his Ma fessing the greatest desire to return jesty: He has been indefatigable to their allegiance, the party of in his endeavours to stir up the Khoda Buksh and Gool Mahomed,

seven

men.

which latter had joined the former joined at Tezeen by Mahomed after his expulsion from the pass, Shah Khan, Azeez Khan, and a made a night attack on the posi- party from Tugno. Captain Maction of the 35th regiment of Na- gregor estimates their united numtive Infantry at Khoord Cabul, bers at about

hundred the particulars of which also have no doubt been communicated to 14. Our troops moved upon TaGovernment.

zeen on the 22nd instant, and I 12. On this occasion a party of need not detail the operations his Majesty's own Affghan horse which there took place, as they were present in our camp; and will have been reported to his rumours, I understand, are rife Lordship in Council by the Genethat this party (consisting of about ral commanding in Affghanistan. eighty persons) were guilty of 15. I have now received informtreachery, and actually fired upon ation from Captain Macgregor to our troops. The particulars of the the effect, that our differences with case have not yet reached me, but the chiefs have been amicably arit shall be duly inquired into, and ranged. The particulars have not his Majesty will, I feel assured, reached me; but when Captain make a signal example of any one Macgregor submits a statement of who may be proved to have thus his negotiations, a copy of it shall offended. But if this party of be forwarded without loss of time Afghans suffered themselves to be for the information of Governsurprised by a night attack, or ment. From what little I know even if, in the confusion of the of the terms conceded to the rebels moment, they fired shots in the they would seem to me to be too direction of our own camp, it favourable; but I have the fullest would be uncharitable in any one reliance on Captain Macgregor's familiar with the Affghan charac- discretion. The chiefs have furter, to form from such premises nished hostages, and have consentthe conclusion that they were guilty ed to the appointment of Burkut of deliberate treachery. But í Khan, by which means their conmerely wish his Lordship in Coun federacy has been dissolved. cil to suspend his judgment on this 16. Í have been thus particutransaction, for I well know the lar in detailing the circumstances predisposition that exists in certain of this rebellion, from my convicquarters to condemn, without he- tion, that the most false and exag. sitation and without reason, every gerated reports regarding it will Affghan institution, and that even be circulated by a class of persons the irreproachable character of his whom I have already described to Majesty has not secured him from his Lordship in Council, and whose the attacks of malevolence and sole pursuit is the dissemination of calumny.

groundless and alarming reports, 13. After the night attack, the through the medium of the public 35th Native Infantry were joined prints. by her Majesty's 13th Light In 17. The inconvenience to which fantry, the 37th Regiment Native we have been subjected, by the Infantry, with a suitable propor- interruption of our communication of artillery and cavalry, and tions, has been very great, but it the rebels were in the meantime only shows how easily annoyance

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