Notes on the Affairs of India in Connection with the Charter ACT Discussion, 1853

Notes on the Affairs of India in Connection with the Charter ACT Discussion, 1853

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr., afterwards Sir Robert. Sir Evan Nepean, Lord Clare, and Sir George Arthur, the exceptions referred to, were men of good talent, of reat industry and experience in business, --the latter gentleman being one of the o (lest and most experienced Colonial Governors in Her Majesty's service. THE HONORABLE MOUNTSTUART ELPIIINSTONE 2--1820-I827. The Hon'ble Mountstuart Elphinstone, a scion of a noble Scottish family, entered the Bengal civil service in 1798, and was early distinguished for the assiduity and devotion with which he devoted himself to business, --for his extensive and varied attainments in Oriental literatnre, --but above all, for the uprightness of his conduct and amiable gentleness and benevolence of disposition. In the year 1808, when the glory of Napoleon was at its height, and nothing less than universal empire seemed to suffice his ambition, General Gardenne was sent to the Court of Persia with views as was understood in the last degree inimical to the tranquility and interests of our empire in the East; and the British Government in India resolved on dispatching an embassage into Eastern Atfghanistan, with the view of obtaining information as to the geography of the countr, the character and dispositions of the people, and the probability of a hostile emonstration in this direction on the part or at the instigation of France bein likely to annoy us. Mr. Elphinstone was appointed Ambassador, and it was resofied that the embassage under him' should be on such a scale of splendour and magnificence as to meet the conceptions understood to be entertained of European greatness by the Court at Cabool. Mr. Richard Strachey was appointed Secretary, Messrs. Fraser and Alexander assistants: all these were men more

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