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besides that of duties, tending to the welfare of his Govern-
ment, as well as the Company's. That he accordingly ought
to regard such an appointment as that of two gentlemen of the
Board as the strongest mark of our friendship and confidence
paid him; and that it therefore behoved him to write us
immediately that he would receive the deputation in a suitable
manner to treat upon business. That, if he refused so reason-
able a demand, it would not be in our power to remove the
suspicions and jealousies which he harboured in his mind ;
and, as the alarms in all parts of the country must be attended
with very great loss and detriment, both to his affairs and the
Company's, that a breach of the friendship between us would
infallibly ensue. That we once more assured him of our
hearty resolution to support and assist him in every branch of
his Government ; but that if he refused to receive the pre-
sent deputation, it would be regarded in no other light than a
declaration on his side of his intention to come to a rupture
with us.
Consultations, " Sincc the departure of INIessrs. Amyatt and Ha}-, we have
Nawab^"^ ■ received two more letters from the Nawab, in one of which
refusesTo receive he still declines receiving those gentlemen upon business for
epu a ion. ^^^ peasous he had before given. But, as we had already
resolved to be determined in our measures from the answer
which he shall send to our letter of the 1st April, we thought
it unnecessary to reply to those, and only transmitted copies
of them to Messrs. Amyatt and Hay for their information.
Nawab asked for " i^ quc of the President's letters to the Nawab he had

denmle charges

SP'"*' desired him to write what particular accusations he had to



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lay to the chai-fxe of Mr. Ellis; as also to point out to liim
any particular instances of the losses which he had sustained
through the oppression and bad behaviour of Eug-lish gomas-
tas. But we find from his answer, which is one of the
above letters, that all he has to allege against Mr. Ellis, are
the complaints which happened iu the course of last year; and
as to the last he refuses to discuss the affair further/^

The most important point in the foregoins^ court of Direc

I'll j_- ^ 1 1 11 -KT '^'"'^ comUiuii the

extracts is the action taken by the Nawab to evade *^'''*'""^ ""'^'■



Online LibraryJames Talboys WheelerEarly records of British India; a history of the English settlements in India, as told in the government records, the works of old travellers, and other contemporary documents, from the earliest perio → online text (page 27 of 33)