The History of British India; From 1805 to 1835 Volume 3

The History of British India; From 1805 to 1835 Volume 3

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...the representations and remonstrances of the Bombay Government; his inveteracy against the minister of his own election, because he enjoyed the confidence of the Resident, and his insulting treatment of the latter, at length exhausted the forbearance of the Government, and induced it to adopt vigorous measures for the enforcement of the engagements contracted by the Gaekwar, under its guarantee. It was resolved, accordingly, to assume the direct management of certain districts of the principality of Guzerat, yielding an annual revenue of twentyseven lakhs, and to apply the surplus, rated at twentyone lakhs, to the liquidation of the guaranteed DISTRICTS ASSUMED. 407 debt; after which, the districts were to be replaced Bookiii. under the Gaekwar's officers. A proclamation an-CHAF" nouncing the arrangement, was put forth, and 182S-35. possession was taken of the sequestrated territory by a military force. The general management was assigned to Vital Rao, who had been dismissed by Syaji from his office of minister. A further sequestration was subsequently authorised, in order to ensure the maintenance of the contingent horse, which the Gaekwar was bound by treaty to keep up for the service of the British Government. These measures widened the breach between the two Governments; and as the presence of the British Resident at Baroda only served to augment the irritation of Syaji, it was determined to withdraw that officer, and place the intercourse with Guzerat under the charge of a Political Commissioner, who should hold his residence at Ahmedabad1. This, however, was only a temporary arrangement; and after a short time it was found expedient to re-establish the Residency. In the interval, a plan was concerted in Syaji's own family, and by the...
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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544498
  • 9781236544490