The History of British India, Volume 7

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Page 438 - Committee, that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures -ought to be adopted, as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge, and of religious and moral improvement.
Page 420 - Lordship's particular endeavour to ascertain the motives which may have led to conduct so different from that which formerly distinguished the native army. From this inquiry it has appeared that many persons of evil intention have endeavoured, for malicious purposes, to impress upon the native troops a belief that it is the wish of the British Government to convert them by forcible means to Christianity...
Page 269 - His Excellency engages that he will establish in his reserved dominions such a system of administration (to be carried into effect by his own officers) as shall be conducive to the prosperity of his subjects, and be calculated to secure the lives and property of the inhabitants; and his Excellency will always advise with, and act in conformity to the counsel of the officers of the said Honourable Company.
Page 387 - It was stated in evidence that the cotton and silk goods of India up to the period could be sold for a profit in the British market at a price from 50 to 60 per cent lower than those fabricated in England. It consequently became necessary to protect the latter by .duties of 70 and 80 per cent on their value or by positive prohibition. Had this not been the case...
Page 387 - Had India been independent, she would have retaliated ; would have imposed preventive duties upon British goods, and would thus have preserved her own productive industry from annihilation. This act of self-defence was not permitted her ; she was at the mercy of the stranger. British goods were forced upon her without paying any duty, and the foreign manufacturer employed the arm of political injustice to keep down and ultimately strangle a competitor with whom he could not have contended on equal...
Page 424 - Commander-in-Chief of the Forces of Fort St. George. The Governor in Council must lament with the deepest regret the necessity of resorting to an extreme measure of this nature, but where a manifest endeavour has been used to bring into degradation the Supreme public authority, it is essential that the vindication should not be less signal than the offence ; and that a memorable example should be given that proceedings subversive of established order can find no security under the Sanction of rank...
Page 438 - Europeans with the interior of the country be preserved, and that the principles of the British Government on which the natives of India have hitherto relied for the free exercise of their religion be inviolably maintained.
Page 436 - Investments in India, in remittances to China for the provision of Investments there, or towards the liquidation of debts ,in India, or such other purposes as the Court of Directors, with the approbation of the Board of Commissioners, shall from time to time direct.
Page 170 - ... majesty, for enabling the commissioners acting in execution of an agreement made between the East India company and the private creditors of the nabobs of the Carnatic, the better to carry the same into effect.
Page 330 - ... of those who were driven out when the village was depopulated ; and it is not a trifling matter that will drive them out, for they will often maintain their post through times of disturbance and convulsion, and acquire strength sufficient to resist pillage and oppression with success ... all acting in union with a common interest as regards the Government, and adjusting their own separate interests among themselves according to established usage.

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