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Page Dewannee, additional fait collections from 1765

to 1772 • . 560

The monopoly of Cojaah WazeeJ, how protected 561

Britijb accounts, not diftinguifhing the different heads, the balance of profit or lofs, dated by oppofing grofs

receipts to grofs difburfements 562

Sources of Britijh error not difputed 562

This fpecies of monopoly well adminiftcrcd advantageous to the natives 563

2. Saltpetre, its monopoly of different political expediency 565

3. Opium its monopoly inexpedient 566

General conuderation on the practicable fitnplification

of fyftem 567

Accurate invefligation and local knowledge indifpenfible 569 The artificial management of finance exemplified by

the Company's definition of import export 570

Many errors already exploded 571

The errors of native conquerors not to be imitated 572 Commerce of Britijh India ought to be fubjedled to

fimple regulation, and effective control — 574

CHAP. XIV.

The Benefit of parliamentary Control.

Precludes myftery 577

The proceedings in 1784 took off the veil 578

Relinquifhed reluctantly —— 579

Dr. Robertfon mifled 580

The Directors' official ambiguity exemplified — 582

The fuperior control intelligible 585

The neceffity of executing the law on principle cor

refponding with the legiflature 586

The object of the aft of 1784 explained by the Directors, not to introduce a novel fyftem

The revenue department in Bengal explain its objeft

permanency by a novel fyftem <— 587

The difficulty of the fubjedt probably fuggefted the

publication of Mr. Sruce't plans for Britifl) India 590

And of Mr. Ru/cll's Short Hiftory 591

To be adopted with caution ——• —~ 593

Lead to a general review of Briti/b India — 594

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THE

PROVINCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, &c. &c.

CHAP. I.

The Principle of the Company's Government at the Period of the Acquifition of the Dewanee.

LORD CLIVE ftated his opinion of the nature of this government on a minute, dated October 28, 1765*. "As I am not a very young fervant of the Company, and have been twice honoured with the Prefidentmip of this fettlement, (Calcutta) I think I may, without vanity, prefume, that my knowledge is not in

* Appendix to Bolt's Confidcration of India, p. 75.

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