History of the Political and Military Transactions in India During the Administration of the Marquess of Hastings, 1813-1823, 2. kötet

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Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen, 1825
 

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111. oldal - The time of the year too was precisely that, at which the heat of the day is most strongly contrasted with the cold of the night. All these circumstances, superadded to the crowded state of the camp of so large an army, gave to the epidemic, when it did break out, a degree of violence much exceeding what it had manifested in other parts of the country. For about ten days, that it raged with particular fury the whole camp was a hospital*; and the deaths in this short period amounted, according to...
110. oldal - 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.
423. oldal - The struggle which has thus ended in the universal establishment of the British influence, is particularly important and worthy of attention, as it promises to be the last we shall ever have to maintain with the native powers of India. Henceforward this epoch will be referred to as that whence each of the existing states will date the commencement of its peaceable settlement, and the consolidation of its relations with the controlling power. The dark age of trouble and violence, which so long spread...
111. oldal - ... abandoned, and the army continued for some days to move to the eastward, in the hope of finding relief in a better climate; but each day's march many dead and dying were abandoned, and many more fell down on the road, — so many that it was not possible to furnish the means for carrying them on, although the utmost possible provision had been made by the previous distribution of bullock-carts and elephants for the accommodation of the sick. Nothing was heard along the line of march but groans...
25. oldal - 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.
218. oldal - 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...
35. oldal - 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...
154. oldal - While he staid, his horses were constantly saddled, and the men slept with the bridles in their hands, ready to fly instantly, in case of an attempt to seize them. Preparations were making for the purpose the very night he went off; but he was too well on his guard, and too much alive to suspicion, to allow them to be completed. He was instantly pursued by the Nuwab's people ; and General Malcolm also sent out parties to take him, which distressed him so much, that Rajun left him, and made his submission....
217. oldal - 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...
34. oldal - On searching these letters, written with the design of stirring up the Goorkhas to make common cause with the rest of the independent powers of India, were found neatly pasted between the leaves of a Sanscrit book of the Vedas, which one of them, travelling as a student, was carrying with him. Several sealed and some open letters from the chief himself were found upon them, the former were sent by his lordship to be presented to his highness in full Durbar, unopened and without comment ; in order...

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