Early Records of British India: A History of the English Settlements in India, as Told in the Government Records, the Works of Old Travellers and Other Contemporary Documents, from the Earliest Period Down to the Rise of British Power in India
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Page 242 - Mr. Jervas Bellamy, who lay dead, with his son, the lieutenant, hand in hand, near the southernmost wall of the prison.
Page 242 - Cary, and who had behaved with much bravery during the siege (his wife, a fine woman though country born, would not quit him, but accompanied him into the prison, and was one who survived). This poor wretch had been long raving for water and air ; I told him I was determined to give up life, and recommended his gaining my station. On my quitting, he made a fruitless attempt to get my place ; but the Dutch Serjeant, who sat on my shoulder, supplanted him.
Page 191 - English, some military, some servants to the Company, some private merchants residing in the town, and some seamen belonging to shipping lying at the town ; and before the beginning of January there were four hundred and sixty burials registered in the clerk's book of mortality.
Page 192 - CHANNOCK went one time with his ordinary guard of Soldiers, to see a young Widow act that tragical Catastrophe, but he was so smitten with the Widow's Beauty, that he sent his Guards to take her by Force from her Executioners, and conducted her to his own Lodgings. They lived lovingly many Years, and had several Children...
Page 340 - When we consider that the barrier of the country government was entirely broke down, and every Englishman throughout the country armed with an authority that owned no superior, and exercising his power to the oppression of the helpless native, who knew not whom to obey ; at such a crisis, we cannot hesitate to approve your obtaining the Dewanny for the Company.
Page 194 - Most gentlemen and ladies in Bengal live both splendidly and pleasantly, the forenoons being dedicated to business, and after dinner to rest, and in the evening to recreate themselves in chaises or palankins in the fields, or to gardens, or by water in their budgeroes, which is a convenient boat that goes...
Page 340 - This description of it is not the office we wish to execute ; the experience we have already had, in the province of Burdwan, convinces us how unfit an Englishman is to conduct the collection of the revenues, and follow the subtle native through all his arts to conceal the real value of his country, to perplex and to elude the payments.
Page 129 - ... of them have been so fond of that privilege, that Mr. Yale hanged his groom (Cross) for riding two or three days' journey off to take the air; but, in England, he paid pretty well for his arbitrary sentence.
Page 222 - The Zemindar acts in a double capacity, distinct, and independant of each other, (with very few exceptions) the one as Superintendant and Collector of your revenues, the other, as Judge of the Court of Cutcherry, a tribunal constituted for the hearing, trying, and determining all matters and things, both civil and criminal, wherein the natives only, subjects of the Mogul, are concerned...
Page 345 - 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...