Empire in Asia, how We Came by it: A Book of Confessions

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Chʼeng Wen, 1872 - 426페이지
 

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392 페이지 - We desire no extension of Our present territorial Possessions ; and while We will permit no aggression upon Our Dominions or Our Rights to be attempted with impunity, We shall sanction no encroachment on those of others. We shall respect the Rights, Dignity, and Honour of Native Princes as Our own; and We desire that they, as well as Our own Subjects, should enjoy that Prosperity and that social Advancement which can only be secured by internal Peace and good Government.
90 페이지 - During that interval the business of a servant of the Company was simply to wring out of the natives a hundred or two hundred thousand pounds as speedily as possible, that he might return home before his constitution had suffered from the heat, to marry a peer's daughter, to buy rotten boroughs in Cornwall, and to give balls in St. James's Square.
281 페이지 - The consequence, therefore, of the conquest of India by the British arms would be in place of raising to debase the whole people. There is perhaps no example of any conquest in which the Natives have been so completely excluded from all share of the government of their country as in British India.
243 페이지 - The subsidiary force will, at all times, be ready to execute services of importance, such as the protection of the person • of His Highness, his heirs, and successors, the overawing and chastisement of rebels, or exciters of disturbance in His Highness...
15 페이지 - The increase of our revenue is the subject of our care as much as our trade : 'tis that must maintain our force, when twenty accidents may interrupt our trade ; 'tis that must make us a nation in India...
219 페이지 - You cannot imagine me to be indifferent to the transactions which have passed between you and the enemies of my country nor does it appear necessary or proper that I should any longer conceal from you the surprise and concern with which I perceived you disposed to involve yourself in all the ruinous consequences of a connection, which threatens not only to subvert the foundations of friendship between you and the Company, but to introduce into the heart of your kingdom the principles of anarchy and...
140 페이지 - Carnatic an everlasting monument of vengeance ; and to put perpetual desolation as a barrier between him and those against whom the faith which holds the moral elements of the world together, was no protection.
392 페이지 - East India Company are by us accepted, and will be scrupulously maintained, and we look for the like observance on their part. We desire no extension of our present territorial possessions ; and while we will permit no aggression upon our dominions or our rights to be attempted with impunity, we shall sanction no encroachment on those of others. We shall respect the rights, dignity, and honour of native princes as our own...
242 페이지 - Company, hereby declares that the British Government will never permit any power or State whatever to commit with impunity any act of unprovoked hostility or aggression against the rights...
392 페이지 - Now, therefore, we do by these presents notify and declare that, by the advice and consent aforesaid, we have taken upon ourselves the said government; and we hereby call upon all our subjects within the said territories to be faithful, and to bear true allegiance to us, our heirs and successors...

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