JOURNAL OF AN EMBASSY
but this is a matter which rests not with you and me, but with the Governor-General. It will be expedient towards maintaining peace and harmony between the state of Munnipore and the Government of Ava, and eventually between the latter and the British Government, that a well-defined boundary should be established between the Burmese and Cassay territories. I am prepared, therefore, to discuss with you any plan you may have in view for this purpose ; or to propose one myself, should you prefer it."
The Burmese Commissioners made ample notes of the substance of the paper now addressed to them, and the following conversation took place in regard to it :a
B. You state in the paper which has just been read to us, that you will either stay here for the third instalment, or, returning to Martaban, send ships for it to Rangoon. Which do you intend to do ?aE. I will be guided in this by circumstances. If a fair and equitable arrangement be concluded conformably to the Treaty of Yandabo, I am disposed to return immediately, that I may make a report to the Governor-General.
B. Should you stay here, how long are you disposed to remain ?aE. As long as I may find convenient. The Treaty of Yandabo provides that accredited agents shall reside at the seat of each other's Government. I will do nothing contrary to the Treaty of Yandabo.
B. In conformity with the Treaty of Yandabo, we have withdrawn from all interference with Akobat (Cachar) and We-tha-li (Assam). We think also that you ought to withdraw your officers from Cassay.
E. Have you withdrawn your troops and agents from Cassay as well as from Assam and Cachar?aB. Yes.
E. How do you know that there are British officers in Cassay ?aB. We have received information that such is the case, from our out-posts. Our letters to this effect are dated in September last."
I had ascertained, while at Rangoon, and still more precisely since coming to Ava, that a public dispatch, addressed by Captain Grant, of Gumbheer Singh's levy, to the Quartermaster-general of the Army, for the information ofI had ascertained, while at Rangoon, and still more precisely since coming to Ava, that a public dispatch, addressed by Captain Grant, of Gumbheer Singh's levy, to the Quartermaster-general of the Army, for the information of