Mr. Buckingham's Claims Volume 1

Mr. Buckingham's Claims Volume 1

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... I had any property in them. ' If the Committee consider that the article Iwrote on Dr. B'ryce's appointment deserved the first punishment, the republication of Colonel Stanhope's pamphlet the second, and the notice of Mr. Ballard for the Revival of the new Journal the third, of these calamities inflicted on me (for the aggravation of this case is, that while others were the actors, I am the only sufferer, and that I am punished more severely for what I did not do, and what I could not possibly have prevented others from doing, than were they who performed the deeds complained of, my fortune being annihilated, and theirs comparatively untouched);-if the Committee think I deserve all this, then of course they will discard my claims altogether. But if I refer them to the communications sent home by the Bengal Government, which will be found among the Printed Papers, given in evidence, sec. 3, p. 10, l3,14, and 15, the Committee will see that this ruin was really premeditated, and that I was doomed to it before I even quitted the country-At, p. l0, par. 68, the Governor-General admits that " cases may be well imagined in which the banishment of an individual from India may be his total ruin;" and he says " the call for the enforcement of such a penalty should therefore be broadly visible;" before so " overwhelming a severity" should be resorted to; which the Committee will, I think, agree with me, was not visible in the slightest degree in the case for which I was banished. At p. 13, par. 6, the Government collectively, writing on the 15th of February, 1823, apprize the Directors at home that they have ordered me to quit the country, and they add in that part of their despatch this emphatic paragraph: they...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778464
  • 9781236778468