Report No. 81
VII. Assent to the Bill
Assent to the Bill on 25th July, 1856.- The Bill was passed in the Legislative Council on 19th July, 18561. On 24th July, 1856, residents of the District of Dacca urged their support to the Bill, as it was "by no means against their Hindu Shastras what is shown by Pt. Ishwarchundra Vidyasagar in his two discourses on the re-marriage of Hindu widows".
1. National Archives File, p. 1233.
The next day, on 25th July, 1856, the Bill was assented to by the Governor General1.
1. National Archives File, p. 1242.