Correspondence and Proceedings in the Negociation for a Renewal of the East-India Company's Charter

Correspondence and Proceedings in the Negociation for a Renewal of the East-India Company's Charter

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...at our conference on the 4th instant. In submitting to you these observations, however, 1 beg to be distinctly understood, as conveying to you only the present sentiments of His Majesty's Government on the several points to which the propositions relate. Public discussion on such an important question, may possibly produce an alteration of opinion on some of the details; and though tlie subject has been fully considered, it may be deemed necessary, of the Company's Charter, the Court do not appear to have succeeded in establishing the proposition, that any detriment will arise to the public interest, either in this country or in India, or ultimately even to the interest of the Company themselves, from the introduction of private adventuiers. If the Company carry on their trade more expensively and with less activity and industiy than private individuals, it is unjusc to the country, as well as to the inhabitants of British India, that the exclusive monopoly should be continued; and in such a state of things, the trade is more likely to be advantageous to the country, and beneficial to the individuals in their hands, than in those of the Company: but if the latter shall conduct it with skill and enterprize, and with due and unremitting attention to economy, the extent of their capital, and the superior facilities which they must continue to possess, of providing their investment in Inilia at the cheapest rate, will undoubtedly afford them the means of successful rivalship with all other competitors. In adverting, in your letter of the 41)1 instant, to the statement contained in mine of the iyth December, on the proposed transfer of the Company's army to the Crown, you do not appear to have understood accurately the purport of my...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989295
  • 9781236989291