A Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Description of Hindostan, and the Adjacent Countries Volume 2
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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...fields without danger or apprehension. The evils'which were' formerly continual are now only occasionally experienced, and promptly and efficaciously suppressed by a vigorous government, whose duty it is to ensure equal protection to all ranks of its subjects.--( 5th Report, Hodgson, Sir Samuel Auc/mzut_z/, R. Grant, $0. ofyc. 630.) THE DISTRICT OF NELLORE AND ONGOLE. A district in the Northern Carnatic, situated between the 14th and 16th degrees of north latitude, and, besides the subdivisions above named, includes also 'some of the Western pollams. To the north it is bounded by the Guntoor dis trict, on the south by the northern division of Arcot, to the cast it has the Bay of Bengal, and on the west the district of Cuddapah. The principal river is the Pennar, but the country is also traversed by many small streams flowing from the Eastern Ghaut mountains into the Bay of Bengal. The principal towns are Nellore, Ongole, and Serapilly. In 1801, several copper mines were discovered in this district, portions of which were sent home and assayed. Although not equally rich in the metal, they were found to be remarkably fusible, very free from iron, and consequently well adapted for sheathing. These mines were in consequence leased to a contractor for five years, by the Madras presidency, in preference to working them on government account. On consideration of all the circumstances, it was thought that the direct interests of a speculator would naturally stimulate to greater exertion, and a more economical expenditure in effecting the object, than could be expected from the employment of a government agent; the latter having an immediate reward for his labour in a competent salary, whatever his success be, whereas the speculator is...
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