An Inquiry Into the Practical Merits of the System for the Government of India, Under the Superintendence of the Board of Controul

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A. Constable, 1809 - 260 páginas
 

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Página 102 - And whereas to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour, and policy of this nation...
Página 209 - I should do injustice to my own feelings, if I did not here declare my regret that I could not agree with the President.
Página xix - That the orders of the Court of Directors of the East India Company, which have conveyed to their servants abroad a prohibitory condemnation of all schemes of conquest and enlargement of dominion, by prescribing certain rules and boundaries for the operation of their military force, and enjoining a strict adherence to a system of defence upon the principle of the Treaty of Allahabad, were founded no less in wisdom and policy than in justice and moderation.
Página 110 - Considerations of the Affairs of India," speaking of the Dacca muslins, says that, according to report, the Emperor Aurungzebe once "was angry with his daughter for showing her skin through her clothes, whereupon the young princess remonstrated, in her justification, that she had seven jamahs, or suits, on...
Página xx - It had previously been resolved by the house, " that the maintenance of an inviolable character for moderation, good faith, and scrupulous regard to treaty, ought to have been the simple grounds on which the British government should have endeavoured to establish an influence superior to...
Página 78 - English aforesaid, a crops of British troops consisting of six native battalions, with their proportion of artillery ; and his said Highness, for the purpose of subsisting and bearing the charge of the said corps, doth hereby cede to the English, forts and territories yielding an annual revenue of twenty-five...
Página 24 - ... reverse of it ; the highest and lowest condition of which humanity is capable. But even the meanest subject of the very worst government possesses a blessing which my fortune and fate forbid. He owns the gratifying sensation of knowing himself safe amidst the society of his fellows ; while I, alas ! have no friendly or kindly sociality, none of those relations and ties which are made to secure the comforts and happiness of life, — an unit, as it were, in the sum of the people of the Carnatic...
Página xx - That the maintenance of an inviolable character for moderation, good faith, and scrupulous regard to treaty, ought to have been the simple grounds on which the British governments should have endeavoured to establish an influence superior to that of other Europeans, over the minds of the native powers in India. And that the danger and discredit arising from the forfeiture of this preeminence could not be compensated...
Página 192 - Confidered politically or commercially ; that unlefs any thing unforefeen fhould occur, the debts may, in a few years, be reduced to the amount at which it may be prudent to limit them ; and that the furplus produce of the revenues may be applied to the purpofes intended, when the hit arrangement took place.

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