The History of British India, Volume 3

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J. Madden, 1848 - Hindus

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Page 333 - The conduct of the Company's servants upon this occasion," says James Mill in his History of British India, " furnishes one of the most remarkable instances upon record of the power of interest to extinguish all sense of justice, and even of shame.
Page 432 - Under the Sanction of a Soubah every encroachment that may be attempted by Foreign Powers can effectually be crushed without any apparent Interposition of our own Authority ; and all real Grievances complained of by them, can, through the same channel, be examined into and redressed. Be it therefore always remembered that there is a...
Page 164 - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.
Page 165 - ... in hopes they would have reflected (after the first impulse of their panic was over) how cruel as well as shameful it was to leave their countrymen to the mercy of a barbarous enemy ; and for that reason we made no doubt they would have attempted to cover the retreat of those left behind, now they had secured their own : but we deceived ourselves ; and there never was a single effort made in the two days the fort held out after this desertion, to send a boat or vessel to bring off any part of...
Page 432 - Soubah ; that we have allotted him a stipend which must bje regularly paid in support of his dignity; and that though the revenues belong to the Company the territorial jurisdiction must still rest in the Chiefs of the country acting under him and this Presidency in conjunction.
Page 626 - I declare that I will not suffer Nuncomar to appear ' before the Board as my accuser. I know what belongs to the dignity and character of the first member of this administration. I will not sit at this Board in the character of a criminal. Nor do I acknowledge the members of this Board to be my judges.
Page 325 - A trade was carried on without payment of duties, in the prosecution of which infinite oppressions were committed. English agents or gomastahs, not contented with injuring the people, trampled on the authority of government, binding and punishing the Nabob's officers, whenever they presumed to interfere.
Page 327 - A gentleman sends a Gomastah here to buy or sell; he immediately looks upon himself as sufficient to force every inhabitant either to buy his goods or sell him theirs; and on refusal (in case of non-capacity) a flogging or confinement immediately ensues. This is not sufficient even when willing, but a second force is made use of, which is to engross the different branches of trade to themselves and not to suffer any...
Page 381 - Carnatick, and Salabat Jing for lawful Subah of the Decan ; and both parties shall renounce all demands and pretensions of satisfaction with which they might charge each other, or their Indian allies, for the depredations or pillage committed on the one side or on the other during the war.
Page 327 - ... to buy or sell the articles they trade in ; and if the country people do it, then a repetition of their authority is put in practice ; and again, what things they purchase, they think the least they can do is to take them for a considerable deal less than another merchant, and oftentimes refuse paying that ; and my interfering occasions an immediate complaint.

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