The History of the British Empire in India, Volume 1

Wm. H. Allen, 1859 - 655 pages

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Page 180 - That the influence of the crown had increased, was increasing, and ought to be diminished:" and Mr Burke's bill of reform was framed with skill, introduced with eloquence, and supported by numbers.
Page 247 - English government shall occasionally judge it necessary to offer to him, with a view to the economy of his finances, the better collection of his revenues, the administration of justice, the extension of commerce, the encouragement of trade, agriculture, and industry, or any other objects connected with the advancement of his Highness' interests, the happiness of his people, and the mutual welfare of both States.
Page 290 - Lake, on whom he bestowed several titles, such as " the sword of the state, the hero of the land, the lord of the age, and the victorious in war.
Page 177 - Sir, the Nabob having determined to inflict corporal punishment upon the prisoners under your guard, this is to desire that his officers, when they shall come, may have free access to the prisoners, and be permitted to do with them as they shall see proper.
Page 280 - February he instructed General Stuart, then present with the army on the frontier of Mysore, to adopt the necessary measures for the march of the British troops into the Mahratta territory, leaving it to the judgment of the general to determine the amount of force necessary to be detached for the purpose. The choice of a commander Lord Clive did not delegate to another. He selected for the command...
Page 375 - Seven redoubts, and many batteries, mounted with heavy cannon, occupied the most commanding grounds within the lines. The fort of Cornelis was in the centre, and the whole of the works were defended by a numerous and wellorganized artillery. The season was too far advanced, the heat too violent, and our numbers insufficient, to admit of regular approaches.
Page 286 - April, 1808." weakened his influence in the northern parts of CHAP. XVI II India. In states constituted like those of the Mahratta confederacy, the authority of the prince is always endangered by absence or inactivity ; and in the case of Scindia, the causes of decline previously at work had been powerfully aided by the success of Holkar. The result was, in the words of the governor-general, " to found an independent French state on the most vulnerable part of the Company's frontier."* Nor was it...
Page 310 - should not have leisure to breathe for a moment ; and that calamities would fall on lacs of human beings in continued war, by the attacks of" Holkar's " army, which overwhelm like the waves of the sea.
Page 357 - ... live ; and such was the opinion of his friends who had last seen him at Portsmouth. The arguments used by the other speakers were little more than repetitions of those brought forward by Lords Melville and Grenville ; and, on the question being put, both motions were lost without a division. Three days afterwards, the subject underwent some discussion in the House of Commons. In a committee of the whole House on the India Budget, Mr. Johnstone, after taking a review of the conduct...
Page 326 - Hosheingabad, and succeeded. It had been rumoured that Scindia, in consideration of a sum of money to be paid by the Rajah of Berar, was to assist that chief with a military force, to be employed in reducing Hosheingabad once more under his authority ; and in consequence, the Nabob of Bhopal had made application to the British resident with Scindia to be placed under the protection of the British government.

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