James Talboys Wheeler.

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European element at Calcutta
Trade at Calcutta ....

Social life

Native life, Hindu and Muhammadan
English supreme within the Company's bounds
Administration of justice amongst the English
Administration of justice amongst the Natives
Revenue of the English at Calcutta

Total revenue

General use of cowries

The Kotwal or head of police

Subordinate factories .....

Changes in the transaction of business : abolition of

like Omichund ....
Suraj-u-daula, Nawab, 1756 ....
Capture of the English factory at Cossimbazar
Capture of Calcutta .....
Holwell's narrative of the tragedy of the Black Hoi
DifHculfcy in writing the narrative
Importance of Holwell's narrative
Tranquillity of mind on the voyage to England
State of the prisoners on the evening of the capture
Factory in flames ....
Bravei-y of Mr. Leech .
Prisoners driven through the barracks into the Black M
Eight o'clock ....

The situation ....



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l^espair

Necessity for tranquillity

Fearful prospect .

Bribing the Jemadar : the Nawab

Perspiration .

Expedients for relief

Nine o'clock .

EflBuvia

Water ....

Sad results

Kavings

Diversion of the guards .

Eleven o'clock

IJank and distinction forgotten

Centre of the Black Hole

The platform

Death of Mr. Eyre

Insupportable thirst

Thirst increased by water

Strange refreshment

Delirium

Suffocation

Half-past eleven till two o'clocl

Suicidal temptation

Mr. and Mrs. Carey

Death of Mr. Carey

Stupor ....

Loss of sensation .

Interval of unconscioiisness

Carried to the window .

llecovery of consciousness

Release ordered

Restoration .

Slow opening of the door

Demands of the Nawab for hidden

Callous Nawab

Nawab inexorable .

Severe treatment

J{eason for the Nawab's cruelty

Further sufferings .

Iron fetters

Embark for Murshedabad

Sufferings on the voyage

Poor diet a preservation



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