Lord Clive

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Clarendon Press, 1893 - India - 229 pages
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Page 200 - Calcutta should be restricted in its jurisdiction to petty cases of trade, and that in its place should be constituted a Supreme Court, to consist of a Chief Justice, and three Puisne Judges, appointed by the Crown.
Page 160 - Jaffier was allowed to collect the other half for himself, he was " no more than a banker for the Company's servants, who could draw upon him as often and to as great an amount as they pleased.
Page 204 - That very great sums of money and other valuable property have been acquired in Bengal, from princes and others of that country, by persons entrusted with the civil and military powers of the State, by means of such powers, which sums of money and valuable property have been appropriated to the private use of such persons
Page 207 - I can call my own, except my paternal fortune of 500/. a year ; and which has been in the family for ages past. But upon this I am content to live ; and perhaps I shall find more real content of mind and happiness, than in the trembling affluence of an unsettled fortune.
Page 238 - The present Lord Hardinge is in some respects exceptionally well qualified to tell the tale of the eventful four years of his father's Governor-Generalship.' — The Times. ' It contains a full account of everything of importance in Lord Hardinge's military and political career ; it is arranged ... so as to bring into special prominence his government of India ; and it gives a lifelike and striking picture of the man.' — Academy. ' The style is clear, the treatment dispassionate, and the total...
Page 98 - They approached apace, and by six began to attack with a number of heavy cannon, supported by the whole army, and continued to play on us very briskly for several hours, during which our situation was of the utmost service to us, being* lodged in a large grove, with good mud !>;m U.
Page 205 - Lord Clive, Baron of Plassey in the Kingdom of Ireland, about the time of the deposition of...
Page 203 - I am sure, Sir, if I had any sore places about me they would have been found: they have probed me to the bottom; no lenient plasters have been applied to heal; no, Sir, they were all of the blister kind, prepared with Spanish flies, and other provocatives!
Page 177 - Our possessions should be bounded by the provinces ; studiously maintain peace : it is the groundwork of our prosperity ; never consent to act offensively against any powers, except in defence of our own, the king's or ShujaDowla's dominions, as stipulated by treaty; and above all things be assured that a march to Delhi would be not only a vain and fruitless project, but attended with certain destruction to your army, and perhaps put a period to the very being of the Company in Bengal.
Page 203 - That all acquisitions made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign Princes, do of right belong to the State.

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