The History of Java Volume 2

The History of Java Volume 2

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...against his subjects, by a total disregard of all his representations for redress, by an evident intention on the part of the Dutch to become masters of the whole island, and by the harsh and uncivil conduct of the Resident towards the first men of the court, which was the more obnoxious from his being the son of a Javan woman, and for that reason, and the illegitimacy of his birth, much despised by the natives. When this intelligence reached Semdrang, the Dutch began to open their eyes. The first step that was taken was to pass a decree, absolving the Pangeeran of Madura from his allegiance to the Susunan. This decree was formally signed by the government of Semdrang, and accepted by the Pang&ran, who being married to a sister of the Susunan, returned his wife back to her brother. No sooner had he delared himself the ally of the Dutch, than he ordered all the Chinese on the island of Madtira to be put to death, and embarking his forces immediately, took possession of Sidayu, Tuban, Jstpang, and Lamung'an. At Grisik about four hundred Chinese were put to death. VOL. II. R The Chinese, in the meantime, finding themselves reinforced by the Javans, spread over the whole country without encountering opposition, and laid siege at the same time to nearly all the Company's settlements along the coast, from Ttyal to Pasuruan. After many feeble and unskilful attacks on the fort of Semarang, and the loss of many lives, the united forces of the Javans and Chinese were compelled to raise the siege. A negociation was now brought about by means of the Pangeran of Madura, who represented to the Dutch that the attack upon the fort, as well as the subsequent part taken by the Javans, was solely at the instigation of the minister, Nata Kasuma, and that more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123651095X
  • 9781236510952