A Compendious View of Universal History, from the Year 1753 to the Treaty of Amiens in 1802; With Notes, to Verify or Elucidate the Passages to Which They Refer Volume 1

A Compendious View of Universal History, from the Year 1753 to the Treaty of Amiens in 1802; With Notes, to Verify or Elucidate the Passages to Which They Refer Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...accomplishment of that grand object. On the arrival of admiral Cornish with six shipsat Madras, therefore, he resumed his operations, with the aid of the sea and land forces on board his squadron, and reduced Permacoil, Allamparva, and the important maritime fortress and territory of Carical. The affairs of the french government in India were now in the utmost ' distress. Their fortresses were reduced: their troops were daily wasting away: their fleet was returned to Madagascar, contrary to the entreaties of Lally: ' and the council of the presidency, where all the talents of the civil governors and the chief officers ought to have been concentred, to devise cxpedients for extricating them from their embarrassments, as often happens under such circumstances, was a scene of feuds, in which the governor and his partisans on the one hand, and the commander in chief, who stood almost alone, on the other, were each preparing to save themselves from blame by criminating their adversary."'--Such was the state of affaits, when a character yet comparatively little known in India, was brought forward on the stage. Hyder, or, Ayder Ali, was the son of Nadim Saeb, the proprietor of a small territory in the province of Bengttelore, a general of ten thousand in the army of the empire, and in high esteem with Nizam al Moulouc, subah of the Decan. He was himself employed as the commander of his father's troops, in Nazerzit1g's expedition to the Carnatic as the ally of France, in 1750, being then twenty-two years of age; and was present in thg battle ' Their circumstances with respect to pecuniary supplies is thus described in Lally's Memoirs. " The officers had nothing left for their subsistence but the common allowance of...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937244
  • 9781236937247