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THE

HISTORY

OF

BRITISH INDIA

BY JAMES MILL, ESQ.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

Hoc autem pressè et distinctè excutiamus, sermone quodam active
et masculo, nusquam digrediendo, nil amplificando.

Bacon, De Augm. Scient. lib. ii.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1817.

C. Baldwin, Printer, New Bridge-street, London.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER II.

Pie CHAPTER III.

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CHAPTER IV.

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CHAPTER IX.

Situation of Oude, as left by Lord Teignmouth, highly satisfactory to the Home

Authorities---Great Changes meditated by Lord Mornington---Extirpation of

British Subjects not in the Service of the Company---Apprehended Invasion of the

Afghauns---Endeavour to obtain the Alliance of Scindia---The Idea abandoned--

An Embassy to the King of Persia---Insurrection by Vizir Ali---Reform of his

military Establishment pressed on the Nabob of Oude---His Reluctance---He

pro-

poses to abdicate in favour of his Son--- The Governor-General presses him to

abdicate in favour of the Company---He refuses---Indignation of the Governor-

General---He resorts to coercion on the Reform, which meant, the Annihilation of

the Nabob's military Establishment---The Business of the Annihilation judiciously

performed--- The Vizir alleges the Want of Resources for the Maintenance of so

great a British Army---From this, the Governor-General infers the Necessity of

taking from him the Government of his Country---If the Nabob would not give

up the whole of his Country willingly, such a Portion of it as would cover the

Expense of the British Army to be taken by Force--- This was more than one half-

The Vizir to be allowed no independent Power even in the rest - The Vizier

desires to go on a Pilgrimage--- The Hon. H. Wellesley sent to get from him an

Appearance of Consent---The Cession of the Portion necessary for the Expense of

the Army effected---A Commission for settling the Country, with Mr. H. Wellesley

at the Head---Governor-General makes a Progress through the Country---Trans-

actions between him and the Nabob of Oude--- Proposition of the Bhow Begum

Objections of the Court of Directors to the Appointment of Mr. H. Wellesley--

Over-ruled by the Board of Control---Government of Furruckabad assumed by

the Company---Settlement of the ceded Districts---Full Approbation of the Home

Authorities...

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