Memoir Of General John Briggs, Of The Madras Army; With Comments On Some Of His Words And Work

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byEvans Bell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 28 CHAPTER II. As my object in this book is to give an account of the opinions and acts of General Briggs, in connection with Imperial policy and executive administration in India,-- opinions and acts that were emphatically his own, and often widely divergent from official commonplace,--I shall not devote so much space to his earlier career, when he held a subordinate place, as to the period when he acted more distinctly on his own initiative, and spoke with some of the authority of experience and position. Moreover, the military operations and diplomatic transactions in which Briggs was engaged in the first fifteen or sixteen years of his service in the East, have been frequently made the subject of published reports or narratives by those who took the leading part in them, or have been told in their biographies. The interest in them has died away, and in several instances we are now able clearly to recognise how much their objects and their results were miscalculated and overrated at the time. There would, for example, be no good in my telling at full length the story of the second mission of Sir John Malcolm to Persia in 1808-9, and of its cross-purposes and collision with the rival embassy of Sir Harford J ones. That story has not been left half told. Sir Harford Jones has told it in his way,* and Sir John Malcolm in his. Suffice it to say that Sir John, according to Sir Harford, was only an Envoy from Lord Minto, Governor-General of India. Sir Harford, according to Sir John, was a poacher on the Oriental preserves of the Honourable Company. But Sir Harford Jones, being duly accredited * He afterwards took the name of Brydges,--Sir H. J. Brydges, Transactions of Missions in Persia, 2 vols., 1834. by the Foreign Office and the King of Great Britain a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... 28 CHAPTER II. As my object in this book is to give an account of the opinions and acts of General Briggs, in connection wit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217510663

ISBN - 13:9780217510660

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