Selections from Calcutta Gazettes

Selections from Calcutta Gazettes

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...above account, which we believe to be authentick, confirms the opinion we entertained in our last Gazette, that the conflict between Tippoo and the brave Nairs would be bloody and doubtful. The superiority is now decidedly with the latter, and, what may seem of greater importance, there appear evident marks of disgust and revolt amongst Tippoo's troops. We shall not now be thought too sanguine in concluding that the present campaign will put a successful termination to the war, for, if Tippoo has spent near four months in fruitless attempts against the Rajah of Travancore singly, what resistance can he be supposed capable of making to the combined forces of the English, the Mahrattas and the Nizam?' The 6th May 1790. The Madras Government has drawn on Bengal for twenty lakhs of Rupees, at the exchange of 410 Arcot Rupees for 100 pagodas, at thirty days' sight; considering the largeness of the sum, the terms are favorable to Government. Tins 6th May 1790. The Governor General in Council has, we understand, come to the very important resolution of taking into the immediate charge of Government, the collection of the Gunge, Bazar, Haut, and other duties, generally denominated Sayer, throughout the Provinces as well in the Zemindaries, Talooks, and other lands termed Malgoozaree, or paying revenue to Government, as in the Altumghas, Aymas, Jageers, and other Lakhiraj lands exempted from the payment of the publiek revenue. The many vexatious and oppressive exactions experienced whilst these collections were made by the land-holders, and the proved insufficiency of prohibitory regulations to prevent the same whilst the power of levying any duties was left to the land-holders, rendered the resumption of this privilege-of Government more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919149
  • 9781236919144