The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House that he had received from the Earl of Auckland the following letter, in return to the thanks of the House, communicated to his Lordship by the Lord Chancellor, in obedience to an order of the House of the 4th of February last.
Calcutta, May 4, 1840.
My Lord,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your Lordship's letter, transmitting to me the resolutions of the House of Lords of the 21st of February last, respecting the late military operations to the westward of the Indus. These resolutions, with your Lordship's letter, have been published in general orders, and the separate resolutions have been forwarded to the officers whom their Lordships have been pleased to honour by their particular approbation. The great distinction conferred by the unanimous thanks of the House of Lords, will be most sensibly appreciated by all to whom it has been directed; and must be regarded by them as amongst the highest rewards of public service. On my part, I request your Lordship to submit to the House of Lords my grateful acknowledgments of the honour which has been done to me.
I am your Lordship's most faithful and obedient servant,
The Lord High Chancellor, &c.
§ On the motion of the Lord Chancellor, the Governor-general's letter was ordered to be entered on the journals.