Selections From the Records of the Bengal Government

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Page 59 - As in Upper Assam the great Officers of the State were allowed a certain number of Pykes, then called Liksoos, they possessed no fixed estates cultivated by the Fykes, for the Liksoos were attached to the officers and resumable. There was in consequence, very little alienation of land from the Government, though any person of rank could take up and clear jungle lands with their slaves, and these estates, called khat, were hereditary, and*** paid no rert to Government.
Page 77 - I am directed by the Deputy Governor of Bengal to acknowledge the receipt of your letter...
Page 51 - I have every reason to be satisfied with the manner in which Mr. McGrigor conducted the department under his directions, and I consider him one of the most able, industrious, and successful public servants I have ever met with.
Page 58 - Pykes of many Khels were frequently mixed up together in the same villages, each party or family paying their taxes to different collecting Officers, and many of these latter were constantly travelling through the province after stray Pykes.
Page 60 - Two such *** being engravings or sheets of copper held together by a copper ring. One was casually found, and no claimant has come forward to assert a right to the land, but the copper plates ( called Phullees ) were found amidst the ruins of a deserted temple in the mouza named in the Phullee, which mouza was all granted away for the support of the temple. In the other instance a large body of brahmins hold the lands named in the grant, and the grant has been confirmed by every succeeding dynasty.
Page 79 - Each district has from time immemorial been estimated at so many maunds of cotton, and the jooms or ryots pay their rents not by the quantity of ground each cultivates, but by capitation — so much each head of a family or each man that is married, when and not before, he is considered liable to the tax.
Page 57 - Upper Assam was divided into recognised local •Districts, Mauzas and Tangonis, which appear to have had little or no connexion with the khel system, and perhaps were the remains of a preceding system under former dynasties ; and these divisions greatly facilitated our carrying out our arrangement.
Page 14 - Jherria field, and extending forty miles from east to west, with a breadth from north to south never exceeding seven and a half miles. The coal is, so far as is known, in'erior both in quantity and quality to that of Ranigunj, but it is not worked.
Page 60 - Phullee, which mouza was all granted away for the support of the temple. In the other instance a large body of brahmins hold the lands named in the grant, and the grant has been confirmed by every succeeding dynasty. "The next oldest titles to lands are documents granted by the kings of Delhi or the local Governor of Rangamutty, mostly confirmatory of grants made by Durmpals, the originals of whose Documents are not now forthcoming. "The Mahomedans also granted away a very small quantity of lands...
Page 60 - ... being engravings or sheets of copper held together by a copper ring. One was casually found, and no claimant has come forward to assert a right to the land, but the copper plates ( called Phullees ) were found amidst the ruins of a deserted temple in the mouza named in the Phullee, which mouza was all granted away for the support of the temple. In the other instance a large body of brahmins hold the lands named in the grant, and the grant has been confirmed by every succeeding dynasty. "The next...

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