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LIST of SHIPS trading to INDIA and Eastward of the CAPE of GOOD HOPE. Destination. Ships' Names. Owners or Consignees. Captains. .
Where Reference for Freight or loading.
- At Richmond, in Surrey, the Right
Lately. At Cardiff, aged 45, Major T.
- In Queen-square, Loveday, youn-
- In the Stable-yard, St. James's, Esq., of Findon, in Sussex, in his 328 MʻIntosh, of the 9th regt. of Foot. a few hours of his decease, his son Wil ford Raffles. ster, Mary, relict of the late Lieut. Wm.
18. In Trinity-square, Daniel Curling, square.
- At Derby, the Rev. Henry Taft,
At Leipsic, Doctor Spohn, a most
In Clonmel, Sir Richard Jones. - At Paris, Sir J. Alex. Giffard, Bart., Comptroller of the Post-office.
- At Cheshunt, Herts, Mary, widow - John Watts, Esq. many years Dep. - Mrs. Raffles, mother of Sir Stam
Edward Bullock, Esq., of Bedfordof Lichfield and Coventry, and Dean of
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GENERAL VIEW OF THE NATIVE POWERS OF INDIA;
THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
* come a party in the late Mahratta to facilitate the acquisition of a por- confederacy for the suppression of the tion of history, which is absolutely British power in India, and if the Asiatic Journ.-No. 100.
promptness of Lord Hastings' mea- of all former conquerors of India, sures had not deprived them of their however numerous and powerful. Eng. allies before they were prepared for land alone has been able to make such action, a diversion would probably an impression upon them as seriously have been made on our eastern fron- to tame their arrogance. They are tier. We are not destitute, however, only controuled by fear of the Briof natural fortresses in that quarter. tish arms, and must be regarded as The mountains, it is true, 'are not so national foes. We must do them, impenetrable a barrier as the range of however, the justice of admitting the Himalaya, but the passes are of that they have seldom indicated an such a nature as to be easily defensi- ambitious spirit ; they may make inble by small bodies of disciplined roads for purposes of plunder, but troops. The country on the borders are generally content with their mounis, for a considerable breadth, both tains. Our successes in the late war mountainous and woody.
have greatly narrowed their domiThe district of Bhotan, adjoining nions; but they are nevertheless eron the north-west, has always been a tensive. That portion of Kemaoon friendly power; it is tolerably well and Sireenagur which extends from protected by natural boundaries from the western branch of the Gogra river the encroachments of the Nepaulese to the Alkanudra we retain in our own on the one side, and the Birmahs on possession by right of conquest; and the other. It is too feeble a state, the districts from the Alkanudra to however, to occasion us much alarm, the river Sutledge have been for some even if forced into an alliance with its years under British protection. neighbours, for an attack upon the The dominions of Runjeet Singh, British territories.
the king of the Sikhs, are immediately The small district belonging to the beyond, and extend from Cashmere Rajah of Sikim, which separates Bho over the whole of the Punjab, to the tan from Nepaul, is immediately under deserts of Scind. The province of British protection, we therefore simply Peshwur, lately conquered from the mention it in this place as being in Afghans, is likewise a portion of the continuation of the line of frontier. Sikh empire. In our last number we
The kingdom of Nepaul, which is bad occasion to dwell at some length separated from the British territories upon the character and power of the by the continuation of the Sewalic Sikhs; we shall content ourselves, mountains, is next to be considered. therefore, at present with simply obWe have already experienced that the serving, that they have latterly become Nepaulese are no mean enemy. Si- substantially powerful, so far at least tuated in the neighbourhood of many as regards internal strength, and that of our finest provinces, their means their present sovereign manifests every of annoyance are very great. The disposition to cultivate friendly relabold and hardy natives of these moun tions with the British Government. tainous regions form soldiers that Such are the independent states would be respected in any quarter of on the frontiers of the Bengal Presithe globe, and have also acquired a dency, and we may also add, of our considerable degree of military disci- Indian empire. To us it appears selfpline. The Nepaulese, however, in evident, that they have, one and all, common with all mountainous nations, too great a respect for our power, to are too poor as a state, and not suffi- entertain, under present circumstances, ciently numerous as a people, to be any project of hostility. But let us capable of undertaking an extensive not repose in careless or false secucareer of conquest. But they have rity. An irruption of Tartars from been impenetrable against the attacks Central Asia is not likely indeed,
but certainly not impossible. A The connections of Scindia with commotion may also arise in the cen- the British Government, since the tre of our own dominions, and de- termination of the Mahratta war, mand the most vigorous and anxious have materially advanced his real inefforts on the part of Government. terests. He is emancipated from the The course that would then be taken thraldom of domineering Sirdars; his by such of our neighbours as view us territories have been delivered from with no friendly feelings, is by no organized associations of freebooters means problematical. It is manifestly, (we allude chiefly to a class denomitherefore, the most prudent as well nated Thugs*); and the revenue he as equitable course, to endeavour to collects has greatly increased, and is allay their jealousies by a respectful entirely at his own disposal : neverthough dignified deportment, by in- theless he is still a Mahratta, and viting commercial intercourse, and by as such, of a restless and grasping connecting as far as possible their in- disposition. His having been comterests with our own.
pelled to relinquish the chout,t or But there is a power in the heart of tribute extorted from several of his India that may still, to a certain ex- Rajpoot neighbours, is a degradation, tent, be regarded as independent. in the estimation of a Mahratta prince, SCINDIA has been awed into submis- not quickly to be forgotten. The folsion; but he is neither tributary to lowing anecdote, related in a pamphthe British Government, nor in that let which has just been published, is a situation which, in our Indian policy, is striking evidence of this feature in the technically styled-under British pro- Mahratta character: tection. By the terms of his treaty he Scindiah's minister appearing not wholly is not compelled to subsidize a British satisfied with the arrangement to which force in the heart of his dominions to the Maharajah had subscribed, it was protect him against foreign enemies represented to him that the gain was and maintain internal peace; neither unquestionable, since, where his sovereign is he bound by compact to submit his had received land, there was a considerdifferences with other powers to Brie able accession of territory as well as a tish arbitration; but surrounded as he great increase of income, beyond the rate is by our own dominions, or the terri * A copious and detailed account of this class of tories of those princes who are sub. robbers is given in a late volume of the Asiatic
Researcles. The following description is from ject to our controul, he is virtually the pen of the Marquess of Hastings. reduced to the latter extremity, and " This nefarious community, amounting, hy is happy to avail himself of the for
the first information, to abure a thousand indivi.
duals, was scattered through different villages mer to controul the turbulent disposi- often remote from each other ; yet they pursued tions of his own Sirdars. The dis with a species of concert, their avocation : this tricts he now holds are so indented
was the making excursions to distant districts,
where, under the appearance of journeying along by the dominions of other states, par the high roads, they endeavoured to assuciate
themselves with travellers, by either obtaining ticularly by those belonging to the
leave to accompany them as if for protection, or Rajah of Kota and the Nabob of Bho- when that permission was refused, keeping near paul, that a written statement would them on the same pretext. Their business was to be both tedious and unsatisfactory; when asleep or off their guard. In this three or
seek an opportunity of murdering the travellen we must content ourselves, therefore, four could combine without having riveu suspiwith referring to the latest maps, after acquainted, they had signs and rukens by which
cion of their connection. Though personally unstating in general terms that they ex one recognized the other as of the brother hvod ; tend from the river Chumbul, which
and their object being understood, without the forms their northern boundary, to
necessity of verbal communication, they shunned
all speech with each other till the utterance of a Hindia on the Nurbudda, and that mystical term or two announced the favourable their mean breadth is barely one-third
moment and claimed coin mon effort."
† Black Mail, to purchase an exemplion from of their extent from pørth to south.