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MYSORE. authenticated by the Rev. Mr. Swartz, and interchanged with Trimulrow, No. XXIV. the Agent of Her Excellency the said Ran a, and with me as representative of the Honourable Company, at Tanjore on this 28th day of October in the year of our Lord 1782, shall be received and acknowledged as the basis of a Treaty of amity and alliance between the said Honourable Company and the said Rana, subject to the before recited condition. And I do hereby solemnly engage that all and every the Articles annexed shall stand inviolably as the fixed and unalterable terms of the said Treaty, unless by mutual consent of the said Rana or Her Representatives, and the Representatives of the Honourable Company, it may hereafter be deemed expedient to amend and alter them. In witness whereof, in the presence of Almighty God, I have hereunto affixed the seal of the Honourable • Company, and have also subscribed my signature, this 28th day of October in the year of our Lord 1782.
Signed and sealed (Signed) John Sullivan,
in the presence of . Resident, fyc.
(Signed) C. T. Swartz. „ J. C. Hippesley,
Articles of Agreement concluded
Hyder Naig has usurped all our master's country, destroyed him and his two sons and still keeps his widow our Rana in prison at Serin gapatam. The English know that Hyder Naig was a servant of our master's when he did these things.
If the English who are great and powerful will punish this usurper, and deliver to our master the coun
Mr. Sullivan with the Rana Of
The English Company are well acquainted with the usurpation of Hyder Ali and the misfortunes which he has brought upon the family of the Rajah of Mysore, whose servant he was. They are willing to assist with their troops in reducing Hyder Ali, and in re-establishing the Rajah in his hereditary dominions upon the con
tries Hyder has taken from him, we will enter into the following conditions:—
\st.—We will pay to the Company three lakhs of Kandirayen Pagodas as soon as their troops shall have driven the enemy out of the Coimbatour, &c, countries on this side of the mountains.
2nd.—As soon as the English t roops shall have ascended the Balaghat and possessed themselves of the forts of Ardmelli or Viseyburam we will pay the further sum of one lakh of Pagodas.
3rd.—Upon the surrender of the fort of Mysore, and the government of the country being given to our Rana or whoever she may adopt, we will pay another lakh of Pagodas, and
—Upon the fall of Seringapatam we will pay five lakhs of Pagodas, that is to say, in all, the sum of ten lakhs of Pagodas.
hth.—We will engage further that from the day our Rana or whoever she may adopt shall be proclaimed in Seringapatam, the sum of five lakhs of Pagodas* shall be paid annually to the Company by monthly instalments, and moreover that a jaghire to the annual value of one lakh of Pagodas shall be assigned to the Company, in whatever part of the said dominions
ditions proposed in the first, second, MYSORE. third, and fourth Articles. No. XXIV.
hth Sr 6ih.—The Company will undertake to protect the government of Mysore, and will maintain an army in that country; but as the number of troops that may be required for that purpose cannot now be determined, the government of Mysore must engage to pay whatever the charges of such an army may exceed the sum of five lakhs of Pagodas.
MYSORE. they may think proper, upon the
No. XXIV. following conditions :—
6th.—That the Company shall take the protection of all our country into their own hands, and that for this purpose they shall keep an army of sepoys, of European soldiers, and of European artillery, with all the officers, guus, stores, &c, field and garrison equipage usually attached to such an army, in the same manner as given to the Rajah of Tanjore.
1th.—That the Company shall not interfere in the management of the country nor in the arrangements for the peshcush and chout; that the killadars, amuldars, and other officers who may be appointed by the Rana for the management of the country shall be employed, and none others in the collections; and that they shall be supported by the Company's troops in the execution of their office; and further that the Company shall not interfere in the business of the polygars.
1th.—The amount of the former peshcush from Mysore to the Mogul, as well as the amount of the former chout to the Mahrattas, must be regularly paid into the Company's Treasury, to be by them accounted for to the Mogul's officer and to the Mahrattas. If by their influence and friendly offices the Company should prevail with the Mahrattas and the Mogul to exempt Mysore from the future payment of peshcush and chout, the amount of those charges will be held by the Company as a fund for defraying any extraordinary expenses which may be incurred either in future wars, in the building and repairing of forts, or in the augmentation of the military force for the defence and protection of Mysore. The Company will not interfere in the business of the
polygars in the collection of the MYSORE, revenue, or in the nomination of No. XXIV. killadars, &c, but will support and assist all officers who may be appointed by the government of Mysore, provided the stipulated payments are regularly made by the government, and provided care is taken to have twelve months' provision in every garrison where the Company's troops may be stationed, otherwise the public safety will oblige the Company to collect money and provisions to the extent of this agreement. Hh.—That the Company will Sth.—According to the rules of order to be delivered over to us war established in European armies, whatever jewels, treasure, elephants, whatever is found in a place taken horses, military stores and effects by storm, and whatever is taken in of every kind, belonging to Hyder the field from the enemy, becomes Naig and his officers, that may be the immediate property of the' found in the different forts, towns, troops : a compromise is often made &c, or that may be taken in the on such occasions, whereby the field. army relinquish their claim for a
specific sum of money; the Com-
9lh.—That Hyder Naig and all 9th.—As the Company are already prisoners of every rank who may engaged as principals in a war be taken in the field and in the against Hyder Ali,they cannot agree different forts, towns, &c, shall be to this Article. They will however delivered over to the Rana's officers, shew particular regard to the interest of the Mysore government in this and every other instance. 10^.—That Seringapatam being \Oth.—It must be left to the a place of religious worship, no Company to determine in what Vol. v. t
MYSORE, troops shall be stationed within the No. xxiv. walls of that place except in time of actual war.
Wth.—That the Rana shall be at liberty to station sebundees and polygars in such places as may be necessar}' for the security of the revenue and the protection of the inhabitants.
Mth.—Should it so happen that the Company may not be able to reduce Hyder Naig, but on the contrary that they should be obliged to make peace with him, in that event the Company must take us and all the people who may join with us under their protection, and continue the same to us and our family for ever. And further they must engage to pay back whatever money may be advanced them on account of our Rana for the purposes before mentioned.
\&th.—The Governor and Council of Madras must procure a Sunnud from the Company in England to confirm to our Rana and her successors the full possession and government of all the countries that may be taken as before mentioned from Hyder Naig for ever and ever, upon the conditions hereinbefore expressed.
\it h.—As there is no reason to hope that the revenues of a country
places garrisons shall be placed, what forts shall be kept up, and what shall be destroyed. 11 Admitted.
12^4.—The Company will comply with this Article in all its extent, as well in regard to the protection of persons as to the reimbursement of money.
\Mh.— (Tide Note at the end). General Coote is now invested with full powers from the Company, his cowle will be sufficient for the present. A Sunnud from the Supreme Government of Bengal will be procured by him, and apublicletterfrom the Company will be obtained aa soon as possible to confirm the whole in the same manner as it has been granted to the Rajah of Tanjore.
\ith.—The Company cannot consent to this proposal in all its