History of the Political and Military Transactions in India During the Administration of the Marquess of Hastings, 1813-1823, Volume 2

Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen, 1825

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Pagina 110 - The year was one of scarcity, and grain had been collected for the troops, through the campfollowers, with extreme difficulty, and of course of inferior quality. The water of the country, except where it could be obtained from running streams, was indifferent. The time of the year, too, was that at which the heat of the day is most strongly contrasted with the cold of the night. To all these extraordinary circumstances was superadded the very crowded state of the camp of so large an army.
Pagina 423 - Henceforward this epoch will be referred to as that whence each of the existing states will date the commencement of its peaceable settlement, and the consolidation of its relations with the controlling power. The dark age of trouble and violence, which so long spread its malign influence over the fertile regions of Central India, has thus ceased from this time ; and a new era has commenced, we trust, with brighter prospects — an era of peace, prosperity, and wealth at least, if not of political...
Pagina 155 - The chief's mangled remains were given over to his son for interment, and the miserable fate of one, who so shortly before had ridden at the head of twenty thousand horse, gave an awful lesson of the uncertainty of fortune, and drew pity even from those who had been the victims of his barbarity when living.
Pagina 111 - For about ten days, that it raged with particular fury the whole camp was a hospital* ; and the deaths in this short period amounted, according to the nearest estimate that could be made, to a tenth of the whole number collected. Europeans and natives, fighting men and camp followers, were alike affected; but the latter, being generally worse clothed and fed, suffered in a greater proportion, Of the Europeans there were fewer cases of seizure ; but those which occurred were more frequently fatal,...
Pagina 153 - British service ; he decamped as suddenly as he had come ; while he staid, his horses were constantly saddled, and the men slept with the bridles in their hands, ready to fly, instantly, in case of an attempt to seize them.
Pagina 23 - ... Bhopal territories. Sir T. Hislop and Sir J. Malcolm were to settle the details of the treaty , they were soon expected to arrive on the Nerbudda The Marquess declared to the Council of Fort William, his reasons for deviating from the more limited views that seemed to be entertained in England, and expressed a confident hope, that the enlarged plan he had laid down, for the secure and permanent attainment of his object, would meet with the assent of the most considerable princes of Central India....
Pagina 33 - Sindheea, has signed a treaty, by which his Highness engages to afford every facilitation to the British troops, in their pursuit of the Pindarees through his dominions, and to cooperate actively towards the extinction of those brutal freebooters. In consequence, the troops and country of his Highness are to be regarded as those of an ally. " The generous confidence and animated zeal of the army may experience a shade of disappointment, in the diminished prospect of serious exertion ; but the Governor-general...
Pagina 217 - Taptee, was one of the places ceded to the English by Holkar under the late treaty. Sir Thomas had in his possession Holkar's own orders for the quiet surrender of the place ; yet a fire was opened upon his troops from the fort. The Mahratta killadar, or commandant, was warned that if he continued to resist the order of his master, he would be dealt with as a rebel; without heeding the message, the killadar continued to fire. Upon this Sir Thomas Hislop occupied the pettah, or open town, and turned...
Pagina 32 - On searching these letters, written with the design of stirring up the Goorkhas to make common cause with the rest of the independent powers of India, were found neatly pasted between the leaves of a Sanscrit book of the Vedas, which one of them, travelling as a student, was carrying with him. Several sealed and some open letters from the chief himself were found upon them, the former were sent by his lordship to be presented to his highness in full Durbar, unopened and without comment ; in order...

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