The Marquis of Dalhousie's Administration of British India ...: Annexation of Pegu, Nagpor, and Oudh, and a general review of Lord Dalhousie's rule in India (Google eBook)

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Saunders, Otley, and Company, 1865 - India
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Page 13 - 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 to neglect such rightful opportunities of acquiring territory or revenue, as may from time to time present themselves...
Page 120 - I take this opportunity 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 326 - Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm from an anointed king ; The breath of worldly men cannot depose The deputy elected by the Lord.
Page 8 - And whereas to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour, and policy of this nation...
Page 229 - England is calling aloud for the Cotton which India does already produce in some degree, and would produce, sufficient in quality and plentiful in quantity, if only there were provided the fitting means of conveyance for it from distant plains to the several ports adopted for its shipment. Every increase of facilities for trade has been attended, as we have seen, with an increased demand for articles of European produce in the most distant markets of India...
Page 382 - We have emancipated these pale and ineffectual pageants of royalty from the ordinary fate that awaits on an oriental despotism. . . . This advantage (of securing able and vigorous princes through rebellion) we have taken away from the inhabitants of the States of India still governed by Native Princes. It has been well said that we give these Princes power without responsibility. Our hand of...
Page 97 - Bunnah, and is willing to consent that hostilities should cease. " But if the King of Ava shall fail to renew his former relations of friendship with the British Government, and if he shall recklessly seek to dispute its quiet possession of the province it has now declared to be its own, the Governor-General in Council...
Page 96 - The Court of Ava having refused to make amends for the injuries and insults which British subjects had suffered at the hands of its servants, the GovernorGeneral of India in Council resolved to exact reparation by force of arms. The forts and cities upon the coast were forthwith attacked and captured ; the...
Page 123 - Rao's hands, will be released, and placed at the head of an independent sovereignty of such an extent as may maintain the Raja and his family in comfort and dignity.
Page 367 - In modification of article 6 of the treaty above referred to, it is hereby provided that the King of Oude will take into his immediate and earnest consideration, in concert with the British Resident, the best means of remedying the existing defects in the police and in the judicial and revenue administrations of his dominions ; and that if his Majesty should neglect to attend to the advice and counsel of the British Government or its local representative, and if (which God forbid) gross and systematic...

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