The Asiatic Annual Register, Or, A View of the History of Hindustan, and of the Politics, Commerce and Literature of Asia, Volume 4

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Lawrence Dundas Campbell, E. Samuel
J. Debrett, Picadilly, 1803 - Books
Includes: A history of British India, monthly chronicles of Asian events, accounts, travel literature, general essays, reviews of books on Asis, political analyses, poetry, and letters from readers.
 

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Page 144 - It now remains for me only to pass the sentence of the law upon you, which is, that you be taken from hence to the place from whence you came, and thence to the place of execution, there to be HANGED BY THE NECK UNTIL YOU...
Page 7 - ... bamboo (or two), eight or ten feet long, is then stuck into the earth in the middle of each stool, and the canes thereof tied to it. This secures them in an erect position, and gives the air free access round every part. As the canes advance in size, they continue wrapping them round with the lower leaves as they begin to wither, and to tie them to the prop bamboos higher up ; during which time, if the weather is wet, they keep the drains open...
Page 257 - That the order of the day for the fecond reading of the Bill to incapacitate William Abraham, James Anderfon, junior, &c.
Page 8 - Their height, when standing in the field, will now be from eight to ten feet (foliage included), and the naked cane from an inch to an inch and a quarter in diameter.
Page 26 - Let this be received as a rule that if you will profit, seek it at sea, and in quiet trade ; for without controversy it is an error to affect garrisons and land wars in India.
Page 223 - With respect to the inhabitants of the countries restored or ceded, it is agreed, that none of them shall be prosecuted, disturbed, or molested, in their persons or properties, under any pretext, on account of their conduct or political opinions, or of their attachment to any of the contracting powers, nor on any other account, except that of debts contracted to individuals, or on account of acts posterior to the present treaty.
Page 222 - It is farther agreed, that in all the cases of cession stipulated in the present treaty, there shall be allowed to the inhabitants, of whatever condition or nation they may be, a term of three years, to be computed from the notification of the definitive treaty of peace, for the purpose of disposing...
Page 220 - III. All the prifoners taken on either fide, as well by land as by fea, and the hoftages carried away or given, during the war, and to this day...
Page 21 - LAWS thefe people have none written; the King's judgment binds, who fits and gives fentence once a week, with much patience, both in civil and criminal caufes, where fometimes he fees the execution done by his elephants, with too much delight in blood.
Page 26 - If it had been fit for trade, the natives would have chofen it, for they feel the inconveniency of a barred haven ; and it is argument enough of fome fecret inconveniency, that they make not ufe of it : but if it were fafe without the walls, yet it is not an eafy work to divert the courfe of trade, and draw the refort of merchants from their accuftomed mart, efpecially for our commodity, which is bought by parcels, and cannot be called ftaple. Secondly, The charge is greater than the trade can bear,...

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