A vindication of mr. Holwell's character from the aspersions thrown out in an anonymous pamphlet ... intitled 'Reflections upon the present state of our East-India affairs', by his friends (Google eBook)

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106 페이지 - They knew the defperate ftate they had left and abandoned us in, without all poflibility or means to efcape or retreat; and this their own doing : They were fenfible, we had not ammunition to defend the fort two days, or, if we had, that our ftrength, with continued fatigue, watching, and action, was exhaufted, and that we were reduced to the wretched alternatives of either facrificing our lives, by...
20 페이지 - ... and collector of your revenues, the other, as judge of the Court of Cutcherry, a tribunal conftituted for the hearing, trying, and determining all matters and things, both civil and criminal, wherein the natives only, fubjects of the Mogul, are concerned. He tried in a fummary way, had the power of the lafh, fine, and imprifonment ; he determined all matters of meum and tuum ; and in all criminal cafes, proceeded to fentence and punifhment immediately after hearing, except where the crime (as...
80 페이지 - ... in repairing the parapet and embrasures of the fort, together with the gun-carriages — all sorely in need of reparation. This most necessary work — so imprudently deferred to the hour of imminent danger — -was but half done, when the president received a perwannah from the nabob, to the effect that he had been informed we were building a wall and digging a large ditch round the town of Calcutta, and further commanding us to desist at once from such works.
97 페이지 - Suba at laft would have been obliged to retreat with his army ; for it is plain he had none with him capable of erecting any battery that could have hurt us, (that which did us moft damage being our own 18 pounders turned againft us from the...
92 페이지 - May 1755, but no fteps were taken to repair it until we had reafon hourly to expect the enemy at our doors. The whole eafterly curtain had been for many years in fo ruinous a condition as not to bear a gun; one we fired from it, a three or four pounder, as I remember, which made its way through the terrace...
94 페이지 - ... regulation, I am forry to fay, was totally neglected, fo that when we came to action, there were hardly any amongft the Armenians and Portuguefe inhabitants, and but few amongft the European militia, who knew the right from the wrong end of their pieces.
110 페이지 - June) 1 was taken out from amongft the dead, and again carried before .the Suba, more dead than alive; he feemed little affected when I told him the miferable cataftrophe of my companions ; he anfwered me, by faying, he was well informed there was an immenfe treafure buried or fecreted in the fort, and that I was privy to it, and commanded me to point out where it was hid, if I expected favour (one of his Jemmautdaars had told me on the way the caufe of my being...
81 페이지 - Suba on the fame day at Rajamaal, a city about three days march from Muxadabad; and the French, by the completion of their baftion, being enabled to defift immediately, anfwered him accordingly...
20 페이지 - Such was the power annexed to this office, when this gentleman was appointed the head of it, and fuch had it been for a long term of years preceding that period ; a power by much too great for any one man to be intrufted with. Therefore in the year 1758, at the recommendation of Mr. Holwell, a flop was put to it by the Court of Directors, who appointed three judges of this court, members of the board, in monthly rotation. Before this gentleman took charge of this important poft, there never had been...
75 페이지 - To the Honourable the Court of Directors for Affairs of the Honourable the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the Eaft- Indies.

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