A Narrative of the Political and Military Transactions of British India: Under the Administration of the Marquess of Hastings 1813 to 1818

J. Murray, 1820 - 468 pagina's

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Pagina 170 - Still, however, their depredations during this campaign or season of 1816-17 had embraced a more ample expanse of territory than had ever before been attempted, extending from shore to shore of the peninsula of India, and including all the intermediate provinces they had omitted the preceding year. By this time it was very completely demonstrated that stationary posts of defence could not prevent the Pindarrees from crossing the Nerbudda and getting into our territories; and that it would...
Pagina 87 - ... court. A Brahmin has been massacred, almost in the temple, during one of the greatest solemnities of your religion ; and I must not conceal from your Highness, the impunity of the perpetrators of this enormity has led to imputations not to be thought of against your Highness
Pagina 165 - Concan, and thence shaped his course due north, plundering the western shores of India, from the 17th to the 21st degree of north latitude, and returning by the valley of the Taptee, and the route of Burhaunpore, the capital of the Khandeish province of the Deccan.
Pagina 23 - Pindarae lust or avarice ; it was their common practice to burn and destroy what could not be carried away, and, in the wantonness of barbarity, to ravish and murder women and children, under the eyes of their husbands and parents.
Pagina 352 - Kiladar, who came out by the wicket,, along with some buneeas, native merchants, and proffered his surrender to Colonel Conway. The third and fourth gates were then opened, and the party advanced to the fifth, which led into the body of the place. This was found closed, and the garrison from within demanded terms, and expressed their dissatisfaction. After a very short parley, in which they were distinctly summoned to surrender at discretion, the wicket-gate was opened from within, and Lieutenant-colonel...
Pagina 220 - Hastings briefly declared his reasons for deviating from the more limited views that seemed to be entertained in England ; and at the same time 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 226 - 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 87 - Trimbnkjeo remains at large, his situation enables him to commit further acts of rashness, which he may undertake on purpose to embroil your Highness with the British Government. He is at the head of the administration at...
Pagina 351 - 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 279 - 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.

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