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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 09 (of 12)   By: (1729-1797)

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THE WORKS

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

EDMUND BURKE

IN TWELVE VOLUMES

VOLUME THE NINTH

[Illustration: Burke Coat of Arms.]

LONDON JOHN C. NIMMO 14, KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND, W.C. MDCCCLXXXVII

CONTENTS OF VOL IX.

ARTICLES OF CHARGE OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS AGAINST WARREN HASTINGS, ESQUIRE, LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF BENGAL: PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN APRIL AND MAY, 1786. ARTICLES VII. XXII.

ART. VII. CONTRACTS 3

VIII. PRESENTS 22

IX. RESIGNATION OF THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR GENERAL 42

X. SURGEON GENERAL'S CONTRACT 60

XI. CONTRACTS FOR POOLBUNDY REPAIRS 60

XII. CONTRACTS FOR OPIUM 63

XIII. APPOINTMENT OF R.J. SULIVAN 70

XIV. RANNA OF GOHUD 72

XV. REVENUES

PART I. 79

PART II. 87

XVI. MISDEMEANORS IN OUDE 95

XVII. MAHOMED REZA KHÂN 179

XVIII. THE MOGUL DELIVERED UP TO THE MAHRATTAS 202

XIX. LIBEL ON THE COURT OF DIRECTORS 228

XX. MAHRATTA WAR AND PEACE 238

XXI. CORRESPONDENCE 266

XXII. FYZOOLA KHÂN

PART I. RIGHTS OF FYZOOLA KHÂN, ETC., BEFORE THE TREATY OF LALL DANG 268

PART II. RIGHTS OF FYZOOLA KHÂN UNDER THE TREATY OF LALL DANG 275

PART III. GUARANTY OF THE TREATY OF LALL DANG 278

PART IV. THANKS OF THE BOARD TO FYZOOLA KHÂN 286

PART V. DEMAND OF FIVE THOUSAND HORSE 287

PART VI. TREATY OF CHUNAR 296

PART VII. CONSEQUENCES OF THE TREATY OF CHUNAR 302

PART VIII. PECUNIARY COMMUTATION OF THE STIPULATED AID 306

PART IX. FULL VINDICATION OF FYZOOLA KHÂN BY MAJOR PALMER AND MR. HASTINGS 313

APPENDIX TO THE EIGHTH AND SIXTEENTH CHARGES 319

SPEECHES IN THE IMPEACHMENT OF WARREN HASTINGS, ESQUIRE, LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF BENGAL.

SPEECH IN OPENING THE IMPEACHMENT.

FIRST DAY: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1788 329

SECOND DAY; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 396

ARTICLES OF CHARGE

OF

HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

AGAINST

WARREN HASTINGS, ESQUIRE,

LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF BENGAL:

PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN APRIL AND MAY, 1786.

ARTICLES VII. XXII.

VII. CONTRACTS.

That the Court of Directors of the East India Company had laid down the following fundamental rules for the conduct of such of the Company's business in Bengal as could be performed by contract, and had repeatedly and strictly ordered the Governor and Council of Port William to observe those rules, viz.: That all contracts should be publicly advertised, and the most reasonable proposals accepted; that the contracts of provisions, and for furnishing draught and carriage bullocks for the army, should be annual ; and that they should not fail to advertise for and receive proposals for those contracts every year .

That the said Warren Hastings, in direct disobedience to the said positive orders, and, as the Directors themselves say, by a most deliberate breach of his duty , did, in September, 1777, accept of proposals offered by Ernest Alexander Johnson for providing draught and carriage bullocks, and for victualling the Europeans, without advertising for proposals, as he was expressly commanded to do, and extended the contract for three years , which was positively ordered to be annual , and, notwithstanding that extension of the period, which ought at least to have been compensated by some advantage to the Company in the conditions, did conclude the said contract upon terms less advantageous than the preceding contract, and therefore not on the lowest terms procurable ... Continue reading book >>


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