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FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF

INDIA; A°. 1784, TO THE TERMINATION OF THE WAR WITH THE MAHRATTAS, A°. 1805.

CHAPTER I.

Administration of Mr. Macpherson-State of the Government in India, internal,

and external - Board of Control pays, without Inquiry, the Debts of the Nabob
of Arcot-Orders the assignment of the Carnatic Revenues to be given up-
Absorbs the Power of the Directors—Lord Cornwallis appointed Governor-
General_Commencement of the Proceedings in Parliament relative to the Im-
peachment of Mr. Hastings—The best Mode of proceeding rejected by the House
of Commons- Articles of Charge against Mr. Hastings—Three Bills to amend the
East India Act—Proceedings in Parliament relative to the Impeachment of Mr.
Hastings-Impeachment voted -- Proceedings in Parliament tending to the Im-
peachment of Sir Elijah Impey-Motion for Impeachment negatived-Mr. Pitt's
Declaratory Act.....

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CHAPTER II.

The Trial of Mr. Hastings...

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CHAPTER III.

Arrangement about Troops and Money with the Nabob of Oude-The Guntoor

Circar obtained from the Nizam, and a new Arrangement made with that Prince
-Aspect which that Arrangement bore to Tippoo Saib— Dispute of Tippoo with
the Rajah of Travancore-Tippoo attacks the Lines of Travancore—The English
prepare for War-Form an Alliance with the Nizam, and with the Mahrattas-
Plan of the Campaign-General Meadows takes Possession of Coimbetore, and
establishes a Chain of Depôts to the Bottom of the Gujelhutty Pass-Tippoo

descends by the Gujelhutty Pass-And compels the English General to return for
the Defence of Carnatic-End of the Campaign, and Arrival of Lord Cornwallis at
Madras–Operations in Malabar-A new. Arrangement with Mahomed Ali, re-
specting the Revenues of Carnatic ..

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CHAPTER IV.

Cornwallis takes the Command-Second Campaign begins-Siege of Bangalore-

March to Seringapatam-Operations of the Bombay Army-Battle at Arikera
between Cornwallis and Tippoo-Army in Distress for Bullocks and Provisions-
Obliged to return-Operations of the Mahratta Contingent—Negotiations with
Tippoo-Debate in the House of Commons on the War with Tippoo-Prepara-
tions for a third Campaign-Reduction of the Fortresses which commanded the
Passes into Carnatic, and threatened the Communications-Operations of the
Nizam's Army, and of the Mahratta Contingent, in the Interval between the first
and second March upon Seringapatam-Operations of the Bombay Army-Opera-
tions of Tippoo-March to Seringapatam-Entrenched Camp of the Enemy
stormed before Seringapatam-Preparations for the Siege-Negotiations-Peace-
Subsequent Arrangements.

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Proceedings in Parliament relative to the Renewal of the Company's Charter in

1793—Sir John Shore succeeds Lord Cornwallis as Governor-General Relations
of the English Government with the Nizam and the Mahrattas-Death of Mhadajee
Scindia-War between the Nizam and Mahrattas—Guarantee of the Treaty of
Alliance-Death of the Peshwa, and its Effects—Treaty fulfilled by Tippoo, and
the Hostages restored-State of Oude-Death of the Nabob of Oude, and Succes-
sion of his Son—The young Nabob dethroned by the English on a Charge of
Spuriousness, and Saadut Ali made Nabob-Affairs at Madras-Death of Maho-
med Ali-Lord Hobart endeavours to obtain the Transfer of Part of the Nabob's
Country-Dispute between Lord Hobart and the Supreme Board-Capture of the
Dutch Settlements

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CHAPTER VIII. .

Lord Mornington Governor-General--Agents of Tippoo at the Isle of France

Governor-General resolves on immediate War--Import of the Circumstances---
Opinions in India---Nizam Ali receives more English Troops, and dismisses the
French---Unfruitful Negotiations at Poona---Progression of Governor-General's
Demands on Tippoo---War begins---Plan of the Campaign---March of the Army--
Siege of Seringapatam---Alarming Situation of the British Army in regard to
Food---Seringapatam taken, and the Sultan killed---Division and Settlement of the
conquered Country. ....

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CHAPTER IX.

Situation of Oude, as left by Lord Teignmouth, highly satisfactory to the Home

Authorities---Great Changes meditated by Lord Mornington---Extirpation of
British Subjects not in the Service of the Company---Apprehended Invasion of the
Afghauns---Endeavour to obtain the Alliance of Scindia---The Idea abandoned---
An Embassy to the King of Persia---Insurrection by Vizir Ali--Reform of his
military Establishment pressed on the Nabob of Oude--His Reluctance---He pro-
poses to abdicate in favour of his Son--- The Governor-General presses him to
abdicate in favour of the Company---He refuses---Indignation of the Governor-
General---He resorts to coercion on the Reform, which meant, the Annihilation of
the Nabob's military Establishment--- The Business of the Annihilation judiciously
performed---The Vizir alleges the Want of Resources for the Maintenance of so
great a British Army--- From this, the Governor-General infers the Necessity of
taking from him the Government of his Country--If the Nabob would not give
up the whole of his Country willingly, such a Portion of it as would cover the
Expense of the British Army to be taken by Force--- This was more than one half-
The Vizir to be allowed no independent Power even in the rest--- The Vizier
desires to go on a Pilgrimage--- The Hon. H. Wellesley sent to get from him an
Appearance of Consent--- The Cession of the Portion necessary for the Expense of
the Army effected---A Commission for settling the Country, with Mr. H. Wellesley
at the Head---Governor-General makes a Progress through the Country--- Trans-
actions between him and the Nabob of Oude--- Proposition of the Bhow Begum-
Objections of the Court of Directors to the Appointment of Mr. H. Wellesley---
Over-ruled by the Board of Control--Government of Furruckabad assumed by
the Company---Settlement of the ceded Districts---Full Approbation of the Home
Authorities...

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