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THE

ASIATIC JOURNAL.

VOL. X.

4

JULY TO DECEMBER, 1820.

THE

ASIATIC JOURNAL

AND

MONTHLY REGISTER

FOR

British Jndia and its Dependencies :

CONTAINING

Original Communications.

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

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

3 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 Produce.

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.

THE

ASIATIC JOURNAL

, • Job JULY 1820.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

i

Sir :— Aft many of your readers may not have access to the late publications on the subject of the recent acquisitions in India, I have transcribed, for .their information, some parts of Mr. Prinsep's quarto work, which, to those Proprietors of India Stock' who do not attend the India House debates, may, I conceive, prove useful. Mr. Prinsep has given a most copious detail of the preparations for the late war, »nd of its proceedings; and the result fully shews the capacious mind of the noble Marquis, who projected the- plans, and employed the means whereby so successful and unexpected an issue has been obtained. But in the political retrospect to which these considerations lead, the Indian public never can forget, that had the Marquis of Wellesley's plans, with Lord Lake's great victories, been followed up as they should have been, many millions of money and' thousands of lives would have been saved to the state. If we except a pertinacious few, I believe that '<a. great majority of those persons who in England resolutely condemned that nobleman's administration, now acknowledge their error. But the best regulations at home cannot Asiatic Journ.—'So. 55.

To the Editor of the Asiatic Journal.

prevent a similar case from occurring. The possession of £1,000 stock is in one proprietor the;power of contributing to sustain a judicious system of policy, and to con-1 duct it on principles which..give protection and stability to the fruits of success; while. it ehtitles another to gratify; his vanity, to discharge his rancour, or to betray his entire ignorance of Indian policy. I am sorry to say, that many of the debates upon the pensions granted to distinguished individuals will but act as a beacon to India servants hereafter, to take care of their private concerns, whilst they are ably discharging their public duties. Some of the late pensions, have been assented to in a Way that, to generous minds, must have proved so vtry galling, that nothing but extreme necessity c.oy!d reconcile spirits, whose high services claim the meed of " dignity in retirement," to their acceptance; This conduct is unworthy such a great government as'the Company's now is; and I trust, in future, more delicacy will be exercised i» India Debates.*

The territorial revenue of ' the Peishwa in 1815, exclusive of assignments on military tenure/ was

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