Selections from the Letters, Despatches, and Other State Papers Preserved in the Foreign Department of the Government of India, 1772-1785 Volume 2

Selections from the Letters, Despatches, and Other State Papers Preserved in the Foreign Department of the Government of India, 1772-1785 Volume 2

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...Luckipore Factory have taken the talooks from the talookdars, talooks from the izadars by force, for their own use, and will not pay the rent." We do not doubt that many other instances of the same nature might be produced, if it were worth while to lookfor them. The Governor roundly insists on the futility of attempting to maintain a Country Government. He asserts that " all the arts of policy cannot conceal the power by which these provinces are ruled, nor can all the arts of sophistry avail to transfer the responsibility of them to the Nahob," yet this was the original and is to this hour the invariable policy of the Company; nor do we believe that they have had recourse to anyarts of sophistry to support it. The relation in which Mr. Hastings stands to the Company does not oblige him to disavow his political principles in submission to any authority whatever, but neither has he aright to oppose them in practice to those of the Court of Directors. An old servant of the Company might at least have treated their deliberate and invariable opinion with greater respect. With regard to us, if our ideas on this subject had not entirely concurred with theirs, and if we had not been convinced that, in their circumstances, it was the only rational system they could pursue, we should still have thought it our duty (though not bound to the Company by those ties and obligations which Mr. Hastings has so often acknowledged) to have adopted their doctrines, and supported their interests, on that ground, which they themselves thought most firm and defensible. If the Nabob be a mere pageant, if his authority be a shadow, we think it is not the office of the confidential servant of the Company to betray to the world even the weakness...show more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844130
  • 9781236844132