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John Adam

Monument of William Adam at St Johns Church, Calcutta

John Adam monument inside church
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To the memory of JOHN ADAM, eldest son of
The right honble. William Adam, Lord Chief Commissioner of the jury
court in Scotland.
He arrived in Bengal in 1796
and passed through the highest offices in the civil service of the East
India Company.
Placed in the supreme council in 1819, he was again appointed to that
station
when the usual term of holding it had expired.
From January to August 1823 he acted as Governor-General of India.
Bad health compelled him to embark for England in March 1825,
But he died on the 4th of June in the 47th year of his age, and his
remains were committed to the ocean.
His indefatigable zeal, and exemplary integrity, the firmness of his
conduct,
his elevated views, and the wisdom of his measures, have been recorded
by the supreme council of Bengal,
and by those who preside over the affairs of Indian in England.
The modesty of his demeanor, his cultivated and intelligent
conversation, the kindness of his nature, and active benevelonce will
long be cherished in the hearts of those
who dedicate this marble to his virtues.

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