A Comprehensive History of India, Civil, Military and Social: From the First Landing of the English, to the Suppression of the Sepoy Revolt; Including an Outline of the Early History of Hindoostan, Volume 1

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Blackie and Son, 1862 - India
 

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Page 348 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care, as much as our trade ; 'tis that must maintain our force when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade ; 'tis that must make us a nation in India. Without that we are but a great number of interlopers, united by His Majesty's royal charter, fit only to trade where nobody of power thinks it their interest to prevent us.
Page 312 - ... to judge all persons belonging to the said Governor and Company, or that shall live under them, in all causes, whether civil or criminal, according to the laws of this kingdom, and to execute justice accordingly...
Page 674 - And besides this, the gomastahs and other servants in every district, in every gunge, perganah and village, carry on a trade in oil, fish, straw, bamboos, rice, paddy, betel-nut and other things; and every...
Page 323 - Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.
Page 571 - Enter into business with Meer Jaffier as soon as you please. I am ready, and will engage to be at Nusary in twelve hours after I receive your letter, which place is to be the rendezvous of the whole army.
Page 356 - These adventurers shall be known as the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies, and the first Governor, Master Thomas Smith, alderman.
Page 665 - Mussulmans are so little influenced by gratitude, that, should he ever think it his interest to break with us, the obligations he owes us would prove no restraint : and this is very evident from his having lately removed his Prime Minister, and cut off two or three principal officers, all attached to our interest, and who had a share in his elevation.
Page 550 - ... much depends. Success on this occasion will fill the measure of my joy; as it will fix me in the esteem of those to whom I have the honour to subscribe myself with great respect.
Page 665 - But so large a sovereignty may possibly be an object too extensive for a mercantile company ; and it is to be feared they are not of themselves able, without the nation's assistance, to maintain so wide a dominion. I have therefore presumed, Sir, to represent this matter to you, and submit it to your consideration...
Page 689 - he says, " how is the English name sunk ! I could not avoid paying the tribute of a few tears to the departed and lost fame of the British nation — irrecoverably so, I fear.

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