Speeches of the Managers and Counsel in the Trial of Warren Hastings, Volume 3

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Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1860 - Impeachments
 

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Page 186 - It is not the thin veil alone that hides them, but, in the inmost recesses of their zenana, they are kept from public view by those reverenced and protected walls, which, as Mr. Hastings and Sir Elijah Impey admit, are held sacred even by the ruffian hand of warfare, or the more uncourteous hand of the law.
Page 574 - William aforesaid, shall directly, or indirectly, by themselves, or by any other person or persons for his or their use, or on his or their behalf accept, receive, or take, of or from any person or persons, in any manner, or on any account whatsoever, any present, gift, donation, gratuity, or reward...
Page 186 - Mohammedan countries — not even from that of the Turks, for they are a mean and degraded race in comparison with many of these great families, who, inheriting from their Persian ancestors, preserve a purer style of prejudice and a loftier superstition. Women there are not as in Turkey — they neither go to the mosque nor to the bath. It is not the thin...
Page 554 - Company's interest, and instrumental in conveying letters between the Shahzada and the French Governor General of Pondicherry.
Page 187 - ... find that whatever treasures were given or lodged in a zenana of this description must, upon the evidence of the thing itself, be placed beyond the reach of resumption. To dispute with the counsel about the original right to those treasures — to talk of a title to them by the...
Page 571 - And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that no Governor-General, or any of the Council of the said United Company's Presidency of Fort William in Bengal, or any Chief Justice, or any of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William aforesaid, shall directly, or indirectly, by themselves, or by any other person or persons for his or their use, or on his or their behalf accept, receive, or take, of or from any person or persons, in any manner, or on any account whatsoever,...
Page xxix - Government, which was so many years confided in me, I did in no instance intentionally sacrifice the interest of my country to any private views of my own...
Page 678 - ... the collections of the provinces should be brought down to the Presidency and be there administered by a Committee of the most able and experienced of the covenanted servants of the Company under the immediate inspection of, and with the opportunity of constant reference for instruction to, the GovernorGeneral and Council.
Page 352 - ... secured to her the possession of her jaghires " for life, and that the Nawab did not interfere with " her upon any account. I excused myself because of " the insignificancy of the sum, but offered to comply " with her terms in case of her granting fifty lakhs. " This I had authority for from the Nawab, who, on "desiring me to undertake the negotiation, repeatedly " and earnestly expressed his desire not to use any "violence. And in order to prove it, he said 'he " ' would submit to the Company's...
Page 136 - had been long and generally imputed to him. It was reported that he had inherited a vast mass of wealth from his father, Balwant Singh, which he had secured in the two strong fortresses of Bidjeygur and Lutteefpoor, and made yearly additions to it; that he kept up a large military establishment, both of cavalry, of disciplined and irregular infantry, and of artillery; that he had the above and many other fortresses, of strong construction and in good repair, and constantly well-stored and garrisoned;...

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