Considerations on the State of British India; Embracing the Subjects of Colonization; Missionaries; The State of the Press; The Nepaul and Mahrattah Wars; The Civil Government; And Indian Army

Considerations on the State of British India; Embracing the Subjects of Colonization; Missionaries; The State of the Press; The Nepaul and Mahrattah Wars; The Civil Government; And Indian Army

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... freebooters, -abstaining from punishing their atrocities, and enlisting them in its service, --could it be regarded in any other light than as a kindred power, animated by the same spirit; and thus exposed to the vengeance of civilized society? At this ver.y period, and prior to the signature of the treaty, a correspondence had been detected between this prince and the court of Nepaul, wherein he exhorted that state to make common cause against the Englishvgovernment. In these circumstances, we are only left to admire the dignified moderation which pervaded the Governor-general's conduct!I The measures of Lord Hastings were crowned with the same success in the negotiations with Umeer Khan, the Patan general. Perceiving the hopelessness of the contest, this fortunate soldier agreed to disband this. army, on condition that the British government should guarantee the integrity of the territories whiqh he held under a grant from the Holkar family.. By' this arrangement, a compact and wellordered force of 80,000 men, devoted to purposes of "t A similar circumstance afforded Lord Wellesley a pretext for assumingthe dominion of the Carnatic. oppression and plunder, were compelled to abandon these lawless pursuits, and to begin a career more favourable to the interests of society. With an ardent desire to improve the character of this body, and a wish to change their predatory habits, the British government made an offer of lands to such as were willing to embrace this occupation; whilst the more warlike and turbulent spirits were taken directly into our military service. This successful treaty accomplished the liberation of Rajpootana from this force. Their deliverance filled them with unbounded joy, and inspired a noble...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897110
  • 9781236897114