The History of British India, Volume 2

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1817 - 777 pages
 

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Page 304 - That all Acquisitions made under the Influence of a Military Force or by Treaty with Foreign Princes do of right belong to the State.
Page 196 - I could trust to the information of my eyes without stopping to ask questions), I am sure their frequency can bode no good to the Nabob's revenues, the quiet of the country, or the honour of our nation, but evidently tends to lessen each of them.
Page 419 - I do not trust to Mr. Francis's promises of candour, convinced that he is incapable of it. I judge of his public conduct by his private, which I have found to be void of truth and honour.
Page 420 - any measures which the Governor-General shall " recommend for the prosecution of the war in which " we are supposed to be engaged with the Mahrattas, " or for the general support of the present political " system of this Government. Neither will he him...
Page 311 - It was an innovation by which the whole property of the country, and along with it the administration of justice, were placed upon a new foundation...
Page 237 - Upon my arrival, I am sorry to say, I found your affairs in a condition so nearly desperate as would have alarmed any set of men whose sense of honour and duty to their employers had not been estranged by the too eager pursuit of their own immediate advantages.
Page 684 - In point of ability he is beyond all question the most eminent of the chief rulers whom the Company have ever employed ; nor is there any one of them who would not have succumbed under the difficulties which, if he did not overcome, he at any rato sustained.
Page 310 - to stand forth as Diwan and by the agency of the Company's servants to take upon themselves the entire care and management of the revenues."!
Page 258 - Under the Sanction of a Soubah every encroachment that may be attempted by Foreign Powers can effectually be crushed without any apparent Interposition of our own Authority ; and all real Grievances complained of by them, can, through the same channel, be examined into and redressed. Be it therefore always remembered that there is a...
Page 99 - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.

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