How England Acquired India: A Chronology of Broken Treaties and Wanton Confiscations

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Page 16 - We hold ourselves bound to the natives of our Indian territories by the same obligations of duty which bind us to all our other subjects ; and those obligations, by the blessing of Almighty God, we shall faithfully and conscientiously fulfil.
Page 248 - And it is our further will that, so far as may be, our subjects of whatever race or creed, be freely and impartially admitted to offices in our service, the duties of which they may be qualified, by their education, ability, and integrity duly to discharge.
Page 246 - We hereby announce to the native princes of India that all treaties and engagements made with them, by or under the authority of the Honourable East India Company, are by us accepted, and will be scrupulously maintained; and we look for the like observance on their part.
Page 9 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care as much as our trade : 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade ; 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
Page 227 - We hereby announce to the native Princes of India that all treaties and engagements made with them by or under the authority of the Honourable East India Company are by us accepted, and will be scrupulously maintained, and we look for the like observance on their part.
Page 158 - I take this fitting occasion of recording my strong and deliberate opinion, that in the exercise of a wise and sound policy the British Government is bound not to put aside or neglect such rightful opportunities of acquiring territory or revenue as may from time to time present themselves...
Page 168 - The result of our deliberation is, that, con-?iew. curring with you in opinion, we are fully satisfied that, by the general law and custom of India, a dependent principality, like that of Sattara, cannot pass to an adopted heir without the consent of the paramount power ; that we are under no pledge, direct or constructive, to give such consent, and that the general interests committed to our charge are best consulted by withholding it.
Page 16 - We all know that these claims and expectations never can or will be fulfilled. We have had to choose between prohibiting them and cheating them, and we have chosen the least straightforward course...
Page 227 - East India Company are by us accepted and will be scrupulously maintained, and we look for the like observance on their part. "We desire no extension of our present territorial possessions and while we will permit no aggression upon our dominions...
Page 50 - Carnatic an everlasting monument of vengeance ; and to put perpetual desolation as a barrier between him and those against whom the faith which holds the moral elements of the world together, was no protection.

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