A History of British India; To the Union of the Old and New Companies Under the Earl of Godolphin's Award [1708

A History of British India; To the Union of the Old and New Companies Under the Earl of Godolphin's Award [1708

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... the petty tumult on the Hiigli, except by calling for a map2 of that scarcely known region. The Viceroy of Bengal, then in his eighty-fifth lunar year, had betaken himself to the round of devotions amid which a pious Musalman prepares for death,3 and thought he had sufficiently punished the traders by driving them out of their miserable refuge at Hijili. Charnock thus got a respite of a year. He had tried four places on the river: Hugli town, 100 miles from the sea and beyond the protection of his ships: Ulubaria, literally 'the Abode of Owls, ' 1 Letter of the Court of June, 1687. Hedges' Diary, ii. Directors, dated 27th August, 63,64. 1687. 5 He retired from the Viceroy a Letter from the Fatna alty of Bengal in 1689, and died Factory to Sir John Child, 25th in 1694, in his 93rd lunar year. 1687-8 about half way down, where there was no trade: the fever creeks of Hijili near its mouth; and, twice over, the long pool at Sutanati and its high eastern bank protected by swamps to landward. With infinite labour and endurance of misery through the hot weather and drenching rains of 1688, he there threw up a rough shelter for his ague-stricken followers and began some poor Sept. 1688 defensive works. To him arrived on September 20, 1688, Captain Heath with another reproachful despatch from the Directors, and orders to put the whole survivors on board ship and to sail for the conquest of Chittagong. Charnock pleaded hard for his rising settlement. The despatch grudgingly allowed that if he had already fortified some suitable place, their servants might stay there, 'since we can't now help it.'1 With the aid of this argument Charnock managed to avert the catastrophe for some weeks. But Heath, a 'capricious and futile feather-brained'2 sea-captain, had..show more

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