Select Speeches of George Canning; With a Preliminary Biographical Sketch and an Appendix of Extracts from His Writings and Speeches

Select Speeches of George Canning; With a Preliminary Biographical Sketch and an Appendix of Extracts from His Writings and Speeches

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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: ... all the information which the East India Company or the Government have received on this subject. With that information neither the East India Company nor the Government are satisfied. The only course which, under these circumstances, could be adopted, was to send instructions to the Government of-India to transmit to England the most ample information, and to institute, if necessary, the most minute inquiry. I am very far from admitting that because there has been an omission in sending home satisfactory documents, we are therefore to conclude that the transaction is not justifiable. The inference must be the other way: ---First, from the character of a British oflicer; secondly, from the individual character of this oflicer, whom (though I am not myself acquainted with him, ) I under stand to be eminently entitled to praise, not more from his professional talents, than for his abhorrence of every thing cruel or severe. We have further, in support of this inference, two separate approvals of his conduct by-the Marquis of Hastings, conveyed in the most unqualified terms. It is impossible to imagine any interest or affection that could have induced Lord Hastings to slur over a transaction, which in his conscience he thought deserving of blame. I say this the more confidently, because instances have occurred in the course of this campaign which prove that, however anxious Lord Hastings is to bestow praise where praise is merited, he knows his duty too well to withhold blame from those who have justly incurred it. Those instances it would be unfair to mention; but I can assure the House that such are in my possession. When the despatch which contains tlie account of the capture of Talnier, was transmitted in the military department of the.show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905865
  • 9781236905864