Narrative Of A Five Year's Residence At Nepaul (volume 2) by Thomas Smith

Narrative Of A Five Year's Residence At Nepaul (volume 2)

byThomas Smith

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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. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. A. THE MEMORIAL OF SIR DAVID OCHTERLONY, TO THE HON. THE COURT OF DIRECTORS. To the Honourable the Court of Directors of the East India Company. Honourable Sirs, After serving the East India Company nearly half a century, I now approach you, on relinquishing employment, to place in your hands a defence of the only part of my official conduct which has ever met with public reprehension. Having lost the confidence and incurred the censure of the present Governor-General in Council, for adopting measures hostile to the recent usurpation of the sovereignty of Bhurtpore, I feel myself reduced to the alternative of tacitly acknowledging error, or of openly charging my superior with injustice. I come prepared, in consequence, to shew that my proceedings were not only expedient in themselves and demanded by the circumstances of the period, to maintain the honour and tranquillity of the state, but fully sanctioned by the same government which has since condemned them without reservation. In protesting against acts which followed this disavowal of my procedure, I hope also to exonerate my character and memory from the just reproach, which might otherwise await the unwilling agent of a transaction in which the British government shrunk from an important duty, and for a time abandoned the high station that it had obtained in India. I shall, therefore, proceed first to advert briefly to those principles which have hitherto been recognised in our relations with Indian States ; next to the disposition of the public mind when I was called on to decide ; and lastly, to the affairs of Bhurtpore which led to my interference as a political functionary and military commander. 1 st.--Were it not for the doctrine solemnly inculcated by his Lordship in Council, that " the'will of...

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Title:Narrative Of A Five Year's Residence At Nepaul (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217261388

ISBN - 13:9780217261388

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