The road book of India; or, East Indian traveller's guide through the presidencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay

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J.M. Richardson and G.B. Whittaker, 1825 - 91 pages
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Sounds interesting, a chronicle of times and routes past.

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Page 42 - ... stimulating similar efforts on the part of those officers who may find any leisure moments from their military avocations, to devote to pursuits of a similar nature. This practice has of late become very general among the officers of the French armies; and from the adoption of it among us, many national advantages must result, as both the government will become acquainted with the state of its distant possessions, and the officers of our armies will become better informed and better fitted to...
Page 42 - ... stations to which they are sent in the course of service ; and he hopes his exertions, however feeble, may have some effect in stimulating similar efforts on the part of those officers who may find any leisure moments from their military avocations, to devote to pursuits of a similar nature. This practice has of late become very general among the officers of the French armies; and from the adoption of it among us, many national advantages must result, as both the government will become acquainted...

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