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BRITISH INDIA,

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^.^y JAMES MILL, Bbq.

Hoc autem presse et dhtincte excutiamus scnnone
quodam activo et masculo, nusquam digrediendo, nil
aroplificando. Bacon, De Augm. Scient. Lib. ».

SECOND EDITION,
IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.
1820.

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CONTENTS

BOOK IV.

FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT, ON LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY, OF ONE

EXCLUSIVE COMPANY, IN THE YEAR 1708, TILL THE CHANGE IN

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMPANY, BY THE ACT OF 13TH GEO.

III. IN 1773.

CHAPTER I. Page

The Constitution of the East India Company, its practical Ar-

rangements for the Conduct of Business, and Transactions till the

Conclusion of the War with France by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle 1

CHAPTER II.

Origin, Progress, and Suspension, of the Contest for establish-

ing Mahomed Ali, Nabob of Carnatic 77

v£HAPTER III.
Suraja Dowla, Subahdar of Bengal—takes Calcutta—attacked by

an Army from Madras—dethroned—Meer Jaffier set up in his stead 138

CHAPTER IV.

Renewal of the War with the French in Carnatic—Arrival of

Lally—French Power superior to the English—English Power su-

perior to the French—Pondicherrry taken—and the French driven

out of Carnatic 174

CHAPTER V.

First Nabobship of Meer Jaffier—Expedition against the Northern

Circars—Emperor's eldest Son, and Nabobs of Oude and Allaha-

bad, invade Bengal—Clive resigns the Government, and is succeeded

by Mr. Vansittart—Jaffier dethroned, and Meer Causini set up—*

Disorders by the private Trade of Company's Servants—War with

Causim—He is dethroned, and Jaffier again set up—War with the

Nabob of Oude—Death of Jaffier—His Son made nominal Nabob—

Courts of Proprietors and Directors—Clive sent back to govern

Bengal 237

CHAPTER VI.

Political State of Carnatic—Views of the Nabob on Governor of

Velore, King of Tanjore, and Marawars—Treaty with Tanjore—

Company's Jaghire—War on Mahomed Issoof—Mound of the Cavery 334

CHAPTER VII.

Second Administration of Clive—Company's Orders respecting the

Private Trade disregarded—Arrangements with the Vizir—With the

Emperor—Acquisition of the Duannee—Private Trade created a

Monopoly for the Benefit of the superior Servants—Reduction of

the Military Allowancesj—Its Effects—Clive resigns, and Verelst

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