Spoiling the Egyptians; A Tale of Shame Told from the British Blue Books

Spoiling the Egyptians; A Tale of Shame Told from the British Blue Books

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... added, was done in consequence of a petition he had received, signed by all classes of the population, and which expressed the true wishes of the r J ' Ibid. p. 85. country The Consuls-General listened in blank dismay to this address, but at length appealed to Cherif Pasha for a public statement of his views. That statesman, in reply, laid great stress on the universal character of the discontent, and concluded with the following emphatic declaration: "It would have been impossible for the Khedive to have put himself in opposition to the will of the nation, which had been so positively expressed. His Highness had, in fact, no choice but to follow the course b pariiamentof action he had adopted, in order to allay the discontent, " oti&n, which would have led to disastrous consequences." " p'8s' It must here be specially remarked, as throwing much light on the more recent discontent, which not only wiped away the European Dictatorship, but chased every European out of the country, that the principal complaint against Mr. Wilson, which in fact led to his fall, was causdd by the inopportune publication of a secret Report, in which he had declared " that he intended to-abolish the Moukabala, whereby the discontent of the whole country, about which there could be no doubt, had aiid72. been increased." & It has been already shownb "Seeante, that the abolition of the Moukabala would have the effect, after 1885, of doubling what would otherwise have been the amount of the demand of the State for land tax on the vast majority of the landholders in the country, besides involving a serious breach of faith, and (unless full compensation were allowed) cheating them out of the sum of 17,000,000/., which up to 1879 they had advanced to the State on the faith of...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678869
  • 9781236678867