History of British India. with Continuation

History of British India. with Continuation

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...enormous and incessant expenses in which these transactions inCost and volved them, and which they had not been able to defray position of without reducing their dividend 25 per cent. They had pou" also found extreme difficulty in answering the demand for men, which indeed would have been impossible, had not government supplied them with some regular troops; it was not even very easy to charter vessels for their conveyance. They soon discovered the reckless profusion and even gross corruption which prevailed Want of a among their Indian servants. A statesman of compreaWe'govei-hensive views and vigorous character seemed wanting to nor. place their affairs in the East on a stable and tranquil footing, as well as to introduce order and regularity into the various branches of so extended an administration. With this view, their attention was directed to the same person who had been the real founder of their dominions; Appointment and Lord Clive, about three years after his return, was of LordCiiva propOsed a second time for the supreme command of the British provinces in India. He refused to accept unless invested with the most ample powers, and placed entirely beyond the control of the council. This was strongly objected to, yet finally sanctioned by the small majority of thirteen to eleven. Hisan-ivaiat His lordship arrived at Calcutta early in the year Cakutta. 17(J5;--but we shall reserve till another occasion our notice of his internal regulations, and proceed at present to record those measures by which he achieved the farther extension of the Company's territory. Sujah Dowlah, though defeated in successive battles, and driven even beyond his frontier, still possessed energy and great resources. Having collected his scattered troops, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542452
  • 9781236542458