Memoirs of the Life of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings, First Governor-General of Bengal Volume 3

Memoirs of the Life of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings, First Governor-General of Bengal Volume 3

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...of Mr. Pitt's Act, and heads for a new one: these I have presented to the Chancellor, the only man who can make any useful application of them; and he was, I know not if he is, disposed to it. These papers are voluminous, and I have nobody to copy them; but if I can, I will send copies of them to you, for you and my friends to read, and see that I have not grown torpid to the interests of the Company or the rights of its servants. Another deed I have done very lately, which has effected no good, and I wish it may not have done myself harm; I mean, an attempt to prevent the conclusion of a weak or wicked agreement with the new French India Company. The effect has served only to open my eyes on some discoveries which I do not venture to commit to writing. Two conclusions only I may write, viz. that the directors have totally lost their agency, and that the property of the Company is to be cut into slices, and dealt out for the purchase of advantages to the general state, and those perhaps ideal. My health is but feeble. Yet I certainly gain gradual strength, though tardily. My reputation stands as well as I can wish it, and I see or think I see, the beloved partner of my life stand as high in the public estimation, which I prize far beyond my own credit. She is also improved in health beyond what f I had dared to hope, and I trust will be restored in time to a confirmed strength of constitution. As to rewards and honours, I have almost given up the expectation of either, though the wishes of many, and of many to whom I am personally unknown, are sanguine yet in the belief that they are in store and ready for me. With respect to the former, I have been informed that they were withheld by Mr. Pitt, when proposed a little before my arrival, on the...
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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618211
  • 9781236618214