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BRITISH INDIA.

PART II.

PROVINCIAL A»d REVENUE ESTABLISHMENTS

Of

BRITISH CONQUERORS.

The privileges to the natives confirmed by Akler—The

cuftom of Bengal and Bahar — — 331 The French appear to have taken the lead in a judicious foundation of a fyftem in India 333

. CHAP. II.

Firft Period of the Dewannee. Mahomed Rcza Khan's adminiftration — — 336

CHAP. III.

Second Period of the Dewannee.

Provincial adminiftration, 1771 — — 338

Failure of the fettlement of the Committee of Circuit 339

CHAP. IV.

Second Period corrected by Aft of Parliament.

Difference of opinion in 1776 as to a plan to avoid the errors of the five-years fettlement 342

Supreme Court of Judicature inapplicable to Brttijh India - 34.

Corrected by Parliament in 1781 — . — 347

Commercial and revenue departments fcpnrated, and a fubfidiary principle fubflituted to the farming fyftem, but without accurate data — — 349

CHAP. V.

Speculative experiments propofed in 1772 fuperfeded by the controverlies of this period. 350

Sir James Steuart's opinions as to the means of improving and augmenting the riches and circulation of Sengal , .1

Page Means of improving its foreign trade "" ••• 364

Objects of the regulations of its trade — — 369

CHAP. VI.

Third Period of the Dewannee, 1785.

Sir John Macfhtrfotfs adminiftration —. 381

Concurrence of two plans at this period • — 384

Comparative advantages of 1785 over the former periods, and inferior to thofe fubfequent to 1786 — 386 The plans eftablifhed at that period — «— 387

The reductions made at that period 390

CHAP. VII.

On the certificates relative to the definition of Zemindars 392

Candour of the Pundit's anfwer in 1773 — 393

Contraft of the Naib Sauba/j'» anfwer 394

Queftions renewed in 1787 to native officers — 395 The fame queflions propofed to independent characters

in the Carnatic, in Oude, and in Bengal 398

Anfwers of Nabob Amul ul Omra/j, heir apparent of

the Carnatic — — — 400

Anfwer of Meer Abul Coflim, Ambaflador from the
Nizam, and Meer Bend AH, a native Judge in Ben-

Certificate of Meer Send Ali, from John Pctrie, Efq.

and Sir Robert Chambers — — 405

Anfwers of Mahomed Abdul Speckoor Khan, Governor

of Allahabad — — 407

CHAP. VIII.

Lord CornwallisV Adminiftration.

Inftruction to decide the queftion of property between the Sovereign and Zemindar — — 411

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