The Life and Correspondence of Charles, Lord Metcalfe, Late Governor-General of India from Unpublished Letters and Journals Preserved by Himself, His Family and His Friends; In Two Volumes Volume 2
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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...sentiments expressed in mine, but conveying a reproof for having written it, given in a tone which leaves me no reason to suppose that the Court entertain the least desire for the continuance of my services. " Under all these circumstances, I must conclude: 1st, that I REMARKS OF LORD AUCKLAND. 325 was intentionally disgraced when I was passed over in the nomination of a Governor for Madras; 2nd, that the Court retain the sentiments under which that disgrace was purposely inflicted, and have no wish to remove the feelings which it was calculated to excite; and 3rd, that the Honorable Court must have been aware that your letter of the 15th of April, with reference to mine of the 22nd of August last, could only produce the eflect which it has produced, and consequently that my resignation was contemplated in the despatch of that letter. " I trust that I have sufficiently explained the causes which compel me reluctantly to retire from the public service, to which, if I could have remained with honor, I would willingly have devoted the whole of my life. " I have the honor to be, Sir, " Your most obedient, humble servant, " C. T. Metcalfe." Such was the correspondence, copies of which he forwarded to Lord Auckland, when, on the same day, he formally tendered his resignation of the Lieutenant-Governorship of the North-Western Provinces. By Lord Auckland this announcement was received with less astonishment than sorrow. " Your letter has pained," he wrote, "but has not surprised me, for I knew how strongly you felt upon the subject on which you had written to the Court; and although the answer admitted no decrease of confidence and regard, I felt that it was wanting in the cordiality of expression to which I knew that you looked, as the condition of...
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