A Complete and Authentic Detail of the Several Debates in the House of Commons, on the East India Bill

A Complete and Authentic Detail of the Several Debates in the House of Commons, on the East India Bill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ... imptrium in imperio than the proposed Commissioners. The worst species of government is that which can iuh counter to all the ends of its institution with impunity. Such exactly was the East-India Company. No man can fay, that the Directors and Proprietors have not, in a thousand instances, merited severe infliction; yet who did ever think of a legal punishment for either body? Now the great feature of this bill is to render the Commissioners amenablej and to punish them upon de'linquency. The learned Gentleman prides himself that his bill did not meddle with the commerce of the Company; and another Gentleman, after acknowledging the folly of leaving the government in the hands of the Company, proposes to separate the commerce entirely from the dominion, and leave the former safe and untouched to the Company itself.---I beg leave to appeal to every gentleman conversant in the Company's affairs, whether this measure is, in the nature of things, practicable at this moment. That the separation of the commerce from the government of the East may be ultimately, tiltimately brought-about I doubt not; but when gentlemen reflect upon the immediate state of the Company's affairs, when they reflect that their government was carried on for she fake of their commerce, that both have been blended together for such a series of years'; when they review the peculiar, perplexed, and involved state of the eastern territories, their dissimilitude to everyfystem in this part of the globe, and consider the deep and laborious deliberation with which every step for the establishment of a salutary plan of government, in the room of the present odious one, must be taken--the utter impossibility of instantly detaching the governing power from interference with the..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236634322
  • 9781236634320