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THE

ASIATIC JOURNAL

AND

MONTHLY REGISTER

FOR

British India and its Dependencies:

CONTAINING

Original Communications.

Missionary and Home Intelligence, Births,
Memoirs of Eminent Persons.

Marriages, Deaths, &c.
History, Antiquities, Poetry.

Commercial Intelligence.
Natural History, Geography.

Shipping Intelligence, Ship Letter-Mails,

&c.
Review of New Publications.

Lists of Passengers to and from India.
Debates at the East-India House.

State of the London and India Markets.
Proceedings of the Colleges of Haileybury Notices of Sales at the East-India House.

and Fort William, and the Military Times appointed for the East-India Com-
Seminary at Addiscombe.

pany's Ships for the Season.
India Civil and Military Intelligence, Ap- } Prices Current of East-India Prudụce.

pointments, Promotions, Births, Mar- India Exchanges and Company's Secu-
riages, Deaths, &c. &c.

rities.
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. { Daily Prices of Stocks, &c. &c. &c.

VOL. X.

JULY TO DECEMBER 1820.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR BLACK, KINGSBURY, PARBURY, & ALLEN,
BOOKSELLERS TO THE HONOURABLE EAST-INDIA COMPANY,

LEADENHALL STREET.

Printed by Cox and Baylis, Great Queen Street,

Lincoln's Inn-Fields.

TIE

ASIATIC JOURNAL

FOR

JULY 1920.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

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To the Editor of the Asiatic Journal. SIR : --As many of your readers prevent a similar case from oecurmay not have access to the late ring. The possession of £1,000 publications on the subject of the stock is in one proprietor the power recent acquisitions in India, I have of contributing to sustain a judi. transcribed, for their information, cious system of policy, and to consone parts of Mr. Prinsep's quarto duct it on principles which gire work, which, to those Proprietors protection and stability to the fruits of India Stock' who do not attend of success; while it entitles anothe India House debates, may, I ther to gratify his vanity, to disconceive, prove useful. Mr. Prin- charge his 'rancóur, or to betray sep has given a most copious detail his entire ignorance of Indian poof the preparations for the late war, licy. I am sorry say,

that many and of its proceedings; and the of the debates upon the pensions result fully shews the capacious granted to distinguished individuals mind of the noble Marquis, who will but act as a beacon to India projected the plans, and employed servants hereafter, to take care of the means whereby so successful their private concerns, whilst they and unexpected an issue has been are ably discharging their public obtained. But in the political re- duties. Some of tbe late pensions trospect to which these consideras have been assented' to in a way tions lead, the Indian public never that, to generous minds, must have can forget, that had the Marquis of proved so very galling, that noWellesley's plans, with Lord Lake's thing but extreme necessity could great victories, been followed up as reconcile spirits, whose high serthey should have been, many mil- vices claim the meed of « dignity lions of money and thousands of in retirement,“ to their acceptance: lives would have been saved to the This conduct is unworthy such a

If we except a pertinacious great government as the Company's few, I believe that a great majo. now is; and I trust, in future, more rity of those persons who in Eng- delicacy will be exercised in India land resolutely condemned that no- Debates.' bleman's administration, now ac. The territorial revenue of the knowledge their error. But the Peishwa in 1815, exclusive of asbest regulations at home cannot sigoments on military tenure, was Asiatic Journ...No. 55.

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