The Life And Correspondence Of Henry St. George Tucker; Late Accountant-general Of Bengal And…

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bySir John William Kaye

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854. Excerpt: ... ARRIVAL OF LORD CORNWALLIS. 161 CHAPTER VI. Arrival of Lord Cornwallis--State of Public Affairs--Condition of the Finances--Death of Cornwallis--Succession of Sir G. Barlow--Mr. Tucker re-appointed Accountant-General--Financial Measures--Their Unpopularity--Correspondence with Sir G. Barlow and others--Financial Results. On the 30th of July, 1805, Lord Cornwallis a second time took the oaths of office, and was proclaimed Governor-General of India. Long years of hard service in the West and in the East had impaired his robust constitution; but his prudence, his experience, and his great name were considered alike by the Court of Directors and the King's Ministers more than sufficient to counterbalance the disadvantages of age and infirmity. And so the venerable nobleman was called from the retirement of his country seat at Culford, again to take part in the active concerns of public life. Reluctantly he consented to take what he himself called the "rash step of returning to India;" and he went to his grave. To the student of Indian history there is nothing more interesting than this epoch--nothing in all the annals of British connexion with the East more suggestive of reflection, and provocative of controversy, than the incidents which this period embraced. M Into the consideration of these events, even in the page of deliberate history, something of the old leaven of partisanship, which embittered cotemporary discussion, has been suffered to enter; and the Wellesley and Cornwallis schools of politics are still talked of as though it were a necessity that a public writer should belong to the one or the other. I do not myself perceive that the followers of the former nobleman were moved by a " general frenzy for conquest and victory," or that those of the l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854. Excerpt: ... ARRIVAL OF LORD CORNWALLIS. 161 CHAPTER VI. Arrival of Lord Cornwallis--State of Public Affairs--Condition of the Finances--De...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217122469

ISBN - 13:9780217122467

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