Rise and Progress of the British Power in India, Volume 2

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W. H. Allen & Company, 1837 - Great Britain - 4 pages

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Page 21 - 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 524 - It was by preponderance of power,' he wrote to England in 1815, 'that those mines of wealth had been acquired for the Company's treasure, and by preponderance of power alone could they be retained. The supposition that the British power could discard the means of strength and yet enjoy the fruits of it, was one that would certainly be speedily 1 Summary, &c., p. 35. dissipated ; in the state of India, were we to be feeble our rule would be a dream, and a very short one...
Page 351 - I fear my poor friend Monson is gone. Whatever _ may have been his fate, or whatever the result of his misfortunes to my own fame, I will endeavour to shield his character from obloquy, nor will I attempt the mean purpose of sacrificing his reputation to save mine. His former services and his zeal entitle him to indulgence ; and however I may lament or suffer for his errors, I will not reproach his memory if he be lost, or his character, if he survive.
Page 671 - 3. That it is expedient that the government of the British possessions in India be intrusted to the said Company, under such conditions and regulations as Parliament shall enact, for the purpose of extending the commerce of this country, and of securing the good government and promoting the moral and religious improvement of the people of India.
Page 221 - I was at the top of the tree in this country ; the governments of Fort St. George and Bombay which I had served, placed unlimited confidence in me, and I had received from both, strong and repeated marks of their approbation. Before I quitted the Mysore country, I arranged the plan for taking possession of the ceded districts, which was done without striking a blow; and another plan for conquering Wynaad and re-conquering Malabar, which I am informed has succeeded without loss on our side. But this...
Page 449 - Europe, has been thus wrested from the short usurpation of the French Government, added to the dominion of the British Crown ; and converted from a seat of hostile machination and commercial competition, into an augmentation of British power and prosperity.
Page 217 - I had early intelligence of his situation, but the night was so bad, and my horses so much fatigued, that I could not move. After a most anxious night I marched in the morning, and met the King of the World with his army, about five thousand horse, at a village called Conahgull, about six miles from hence.
Page 580 - ... existing establishments; to encourage the diffusion of education and useful knowledge ; and to advance the general prosperity and happiness of the British empire in India. This invitation is addressed to all native gentlemen, landholders, merchants, and others; to all Europeans, both in and out of the service, including that useful and respectable body of men, the indigo planters, who from their uninterrupted residence in the Mofussil, have peculiar opportunities of forming an opinion upon some...
Page 350 - Grievous and disastrous as the events are, the extent of the calamity does not exceed my expectation ; from the first hour of Colonel Monson's retreat, I have always augured the ruin of that detachment, and if any part of it be saved I count it so much gain.
Page 563 - ... by the enemy. The left breach was to be mounted by the brigade of general Nicolls, headed by the 59th regiment ; that on the right by general Reynell's brigade, headed by the 14th regiment; the explosion of the mine under the north-east angle was to be the signal for the attack. At eight o'clock, the mine was exploded with terrific effect; the whole of the salient angle, and part of the stone cavalier in the rear, were lifted into the air, which for some time was in total darkness ; but from...

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