Remarks on Lieut-Colonel Outram's Work, Entitled "The Conquest of Sinde, a Commentary"

Remarks on Lieut-Colonel Outram's Work, Entitled "The Conquest of Sinde, a Commentary"

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ..." accuracy," frivolous or valid charges? If his character of these charges now, be his genuine opinion, did he suppose that Sir Charles Napier and Lord Ellenborough desired to have "frivolous charges"preferred, and did he, in that case, make himself the tool of such unworthy policy? If he believed they desired to have only just and valid charges, why did he prefer very frivolous ones? was it to prejudice their minds and delude their judgments? Though somewhat beyond the task I have undertaken, (that of unfolding Colonel Outram's method of controversy, and testing the value of his authority and the consistency of his opinions, ) I must here mention shortly the number and nature of these charges. There were in the " two returns," five charges against, the Ameers of Upper Sinde, and twenty-five against those of Lower Sinde: and five days after Sir Charles Napier had sent the returns, and all documents to sustain them, to Lord Ellenborough, a further charge of hostile correspondence, carried on at this very time, between Roostum and Nusseer of Hyderabad, was made by Colonel Outram on 30th October. Of these charges, thirty-one in all, there were, Four charges of hostile correspondence. One, of aiding the escape of a State prisoner, and employing him to excite insurrection. Two, of arresting British subjects, &c. Two, of summoning, without reference to the political authorities, a British subject to appear before themselves. Two, of failure in payment, of sums they were bound to pay, by treaty. One, of coining secretly debased money, to defraud the British Government in the payment of those sums. Four, of a miscellaneous character, viz. levying troops to attack other Ameers; their disputes being referred at F the more

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