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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 08 (of 12)   By: (1729-1797)

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THE WORKS

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

EDMUND BURKE

IN TWELVE VOLUMES

VOLUME THE EIGHTH

[Illustration: Burke Coat of Arms.]

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

CONTENTS OF VOL. VIII.

NINTH REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA. JUNE 25, 1783.

OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATE OF THE COMPANY'S AFFAIRS IN INDIA 3

CONNECTION OF GREAT BRITAIN WITH INDIA 41

EFFECT OF THE REVENUE INVESTMENT ON THE COMPANY 56

INTERNAL TRADE OF BENGAL 75 SILK 83 RAW SILK 88 CLOTHS, OR PIECE GOODS 99 OPIUM 116 SALT 142 SALTPETRE 170

BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN INDIA 173

ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA. WITH EXTRACTS FROM THE APPENDIX. NOVEMBER 18, 1783 217

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 I. VI.

I. ROHILLA WAR 307

II. SHAH ALLUM 319

III. BENARES

PART I. RIGHTS AND TITLES OF THE RAJAH OF BENARES 327

PART II. DESIGNS OF MR. HASTINGS TO RUIN THE RAJAH OF BENARES 339

PART III. EXPULSION OF THE RAJAH OF BENARES 354

PART IV. SECOND REVOLUTION IN BENARES 380

PART V. THIRD REVOLUTION IN BENARES 386

IV. PRINCESSES OF OUDE 397

V. REVOLUTIONS IN FURRUCKABAD 467

VI. DESTRUCTION OF THE RAJAH OF SAHLONE 484

NINTH REPORT

OF THE

SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

ON

THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA.

June 25, 1783.

NINTH REPORT

From the SELECT COMMITTEE [of the House of Commons] appointed to take into consideration the state of the administration of justice in the provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, and to report the same, as it shall appear to them, to the House, with their observations thereupon; and who were instructed to consider how the British possessions in the East Indies may be held and governed with the greatest security and advantage to this country, and by what means the happiness of the native inhabitants may be best promoted.

I. OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATE OF THE COMPANY'S AFFAIRS IN INDIA.

In order to enable the House to adopt the most proper means for regulating the British government in India, and for promoting the happiness of the natives who live under its authority or influence, your Committee hold it expedient to collect into distinct points of view the circumstances by which that government appears to them to be most essentially disordered, and to explain fully the principles of policy and the course of conduct by which the natives of all ranks and orders have been reduced to their present state of depression and misery.

Your Committee have endeavored to perform this task in plain and popular language, knowing that nothing has alienated the House from inquiries absolutely necessary for the performance of one of the most essential of all its duties so much as the technical language of the Company's records, as the Indian names of persons, of offices, of the tenure and qualities of estates, and of all the varied branches of their intricate revenue... Continue reading book >>


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