A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from the Year MDCCXLV; To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan Volume 2, No. 2

A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan from the Year MDCCXLV; To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan Volume 2, No. 2

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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. 1778 edition. Excerpt: ...detachment, several Sepoys, with a Serjeant of one of the companies j and three Europeans, were killed. These operations were of consequence; for this. being the season of harvest, and the corn ready to reap, the renterSj as usual, yielded the government's share, which amounted to 100,000 rupees, to the stronger force. The intelligence of these successes had not reached Madrass, when Colonel Coote arrived there from the camp, . but ad-. vices were received that the greatest part of the French force were returning from the southward; nevertheless, the presidency were much inclined to indulge the anxious and repeated requests of the Nabob, . to reinforce Tritchinopoly with 200 Europeans, in order to retake Seringham and Utatoor, and to recover the countries which had lately been lost, with so much. detriment to his revenues; but the arguments of Colonel Coote, confirmed by the recent example of the. fame error committed by Mr.Lally, and its consequences, evinced 5 the impropriety of diminishing the army at this time, when it seemed that the French were collecting their whole force, in.order to risque the fate of the Carnatic in a general battle. His reasons prevailed; and he returned on the 25th to Covrepauk, where, dur-. ing his absence, nothing had happened, but a skirmish between the black horse of the army, which were encreased to 700, and an equal body of Morattoes, whom they beat off'. On the 24th, a detachment of 40 black horse, with some Sepoys of the garrison at; Vandiwash, Vandiwash, surprised a party of the enemy's Sepoys, quartered in a village called Niconum, 15 miles to the south, of whom they killed twelve, and dispersed the rest. The main body of the French army from Chittapett, encreased 'by the returning troops from...show more

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