The history of British India, Volum 7


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Side 539 - Had India been independent, she would have retaliated ; would have imposed preventive duties upon British goods, and would thus have preserved her own productive industry from annihilation. This act of self-defence was not permitted her ; she was at the mercy of the stranger. British goods were forced upon her without paying any duty, and the foreign manufacturer employed the arm of political injustice to keep down and ultimately strangle a competitor with whom he could not have contended on equal...
Side 585 - Lordship's particular endeavour to ascertain the motives which may have led to conduct so different from that which formerly distinguished the native army. From this inquiry it has appeared that many persons of evil intention have endeavoured, for malicious purposes, to impress upon the native troops a belief that it is the wish of the British Government to convert them by forcible means to Christianity...
Side 463 - It being the duty of the ruling power to protect all classes of people, and more particularly those who from their situation are most helpless, the Governor-General in Council, will, whenever he may deem it proper, enact such Regulations as he may think necessary for the protection and welfare of the dependent talookdars, ryots, and other cultivators of the soil...
Side 603 - That it is expedient that all the privileges, authorities, and immunities, granted to the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies, by virtue of any Act or Acts of Parliament now in force, and all rules...
Side 605 - Investments in India, in remittances to China for the provision of Investments there, or towards the liquidation of debts ,in India, or such other purposes as the Court of Directors, with the approbation of the Board of Commissioners, shall from time to time direct.
Side 539 - Had this not been the case, had not such prohibitory duties and decrees existed, the mills of Paisley and Manchester would have been stopped in their outset, and could scarcely have been again set in motion, even by the power of steam. They were created by the sacrifice of the Indian manufacture.
Side 167 - to pursue schemes of conquest and extension of dominion in India, are measures repugnant to the wish, the honour, and the policy of the nation.
Side 604 - Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, or any Three or more of them, in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, be fit and proper for the Deposit and safe Custody of all such Goods, Wares and Merchandize, as well as for the Collection of all Duties payable thereon, and shall have been...
Side 608 - Committee, that it is the duty of this country to promote the interest and happiness of the native inhabitants of the British dominions in India, and that such measures -ought to be adopted, as may tend to the introduction among them of useful knowledge, and of religious and moral improvement.
Side 461 - ... of those who were driven out when the village was depopulated ; and it is not a trifling matter that will drive them out, for they will often maintain their post through times of disturbance and convulsion, and acquire strength sufficient to resist pillage and oppression with success ... all acting in union with a common interest as regards the Government, and adjusting their own separate interests among themselves according to established usage.

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