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THE necessity of a publication which should exclusively devote itself to the Interests of the Army and Navy, having been particularly pointed out by several eminent Members of those Services, who have promised much valuable assistance, has induced individuals long and intimately conversant with Naval and Military Affairs, to undertake the Editorship of this Magazine.

The utility of a work that presents a medium for correspondence to Officers on points regarding which they desire to receive and give information, and no such distinct or available channel having existed, since the discontinuance of those valuable publications, the ROYAL MILITARY PANORAMA, the NAVAL AND MILITARY CHRONICLES, and the MILITARY REGISTER, render the Editors sanguine of obtaining the patronage and support of the United Services. They pledge their best exertions to constitute this undertaking a source of general information, instruction, and useful criticism; but at the same time they must observe, that the degree of excellence and utility to which the NAVAL AND MILITARY MAGAZINE may arrive, will in some respects depend on the Contributions of Officers of the ARMY AND NAVY, MARINES, YEOMANRY, and MILITIA, and also of the HONOURABLE EAST INDIA COMPANY'S MILITARY AND MARINE FORCES.

The Editors have in view a feature which they conceive will be universally admitted as important, so far as the benefit of example extends, and the honour of the Services may be concerned---the rescuing from oblivion and handing down to posterity the careers of distinguished Officers who may die during the period of their publication, and also recording the merits and achievements of the Soldier and Sailor of fortune-thus supporting the character of the Services in all its lustre and dignity, and refreshing the recollection of the Public as to the claims and pretensions of Naval and Military Men on their gratitude. The latter is a point most deserving of notice, at a time when a continual, and in most respects a senseless clamour, prevails for reduction and retrenchment in these two important branches of the State; and the Editors therefore appeal to all officers to come forward and support, by communications and assistances to this work, the Interests of the Services. A further point to which the Editors may bespeak attention is the necessity of all Officers, whether on Full or on Half Pay, being well informed as to Regulations and Orders which are continually issuing

from the Departments, but which are not known to the Services at large, owing to the want of a channel of communication such as that now proposed, and which from its price and limited periods of publica tion, will be accessible to all Officers wherever they may be situated. These Orders are frequently of the highest importance to the two professions, and in some cases more particularly so at the time of their Official but limited promulgation. Many individuals, both Naval and Military, as well as their relatives, are in ignorance of the advantages held out to them by these regulations, and which advantages emanate from the watchful and liberal feelings of a MOST GRACIOUS Sovereign, to whom, the Editors may freely assert, it will afford great delight to find His wishes and orders widely circulated, and that the several Members of the two Services, their widows and families, to whose cases they apply, generally avail themselves of the same.

The NAVAL AND MILITARY MAGAZINE will be distinguished by strict independence and integrity of principle. It is instituted for just, useful, and pleasing purposes. The best interests of the Services will alone influence the judgment of the Editors; and whilst their publication will be an Organ for Correspondence, it will neither admit of the dictation of office, nor intemperate effusions from disappointed or disaffected individuals. It will be a depository for facts, and its conductors will endeavour on all professional topics to express the wishes and hopes of the Navy and Army; and thus, it is presumed, this Magazine may be of mutual advantage to His Majesty's Government, the United Services, and the Public.

Where grievances exist, they will be fairly discussed, and the press, without abuse, has and always will obtain redress from the highest Authorities. There are cases which have been regarded as grievances, and have not been redressed, from want of proper representation. The NAVAL AND MILITARY MAGAZINE will, in this respect, be a valuable medium for those who are either unacquainted with the regular courses of proceeding, or imagine that it is necessary to have some more influential mode of address than a clear and simple statement before the proper authorities, and according to the precise regulations which

affect them.

Proceedings of Courts Màrtial; Trials; Essays; Narratives, Naval and Military; Memoirs of distinguished British and Foreign Officers; Stations; Reviews of Naval and Military Works; Histories of Corps; all Parliamentary Proceedings affecting the Army and Navy; Anecdotes of Heroism; Naval and Military Correspondence; and every other information that can interest the UNITED SERVICES, will be diligently collected, and incorporated in this work.

Naval and Military Magazine Office, 36, St. James's-Street,

28th February, 1827.

Memoir of Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Duke of York

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Burmese War-by Capt. W. White; 2. Narrative of the Burmese
War, containing the Operations of Major-General Sir Archibald
Campbell's Army, from its landing at Rangoon in May 1824 to
the Peace in Feb. 1826-by Major Snodgrass




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