Remarks on Lieut.-Colonel Outram's Work, Entitled "The Conquest of Sinde, a Commentary" ...

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J. Ridgway, 1847 - India - 138 pages

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Page 128 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. It will be proved to thy face that thou hast men about thee that usually talk of a noun and a verb, and such abominable words as no Christian ear can endure to hear.
Page 29 - I shall have it in my power shortly, I believe, to expose the hostile intrigues of the Ameers to such an extent as may be deemed by his lordship sufficient to authorize the dictation of his own terms to the chiefs of Sinde, and to call for such measures as he deems necessary to place British power on a secure footing in these countries.
Page 84 - I was determined that when there was a breach of treaty, whether great or small, I would hold all the Ameers responsible...
Page 8 - ... determined to march out to-night to fight the British army ; that the Ameers had lost all control over them, and could not be answerable for what they did. To this I replied, that whatever the Ameers said as to the Beloochees being disobedient, would avail their Highnesses nothing ; that they inevitably would be made to answer for whatever their subjects did in the shape of hostility to the British, or plundering the country ; that if their Highnesses could not control their people, it would...
Page 47 - And if thou saidst I am not peer To any lord in Scotland here, Lowland or Highland, far or near, Lord Angus, thou hast lied!
Page 57 - Lordship's instructions to the letter, and I might have easily abolished the toll for ever, but this would be a hazardous step till we substitute our own influence in Sinde. The toll binds the Ameer to protect property ; the release from it would remove it from his shoulders.
Page 48 - ... infraction of the articles, words, and spirit of the Treaty, upon Article V of that Treaty. Upon the above four points General Napier does, in the most explicit manner, state, — First. That the Governor-General of India will not suffer the slightest infraction of the Treaty. Second. That Article V of the Treaty does not, and cannot, guarantee to the Ameers the power to break any other Article of the Treaty, still less the spirit of the Treaty throughout.
Page 91 - It is necessary to proceed upon a strong presumption of intended hostility, where hesitation might seriously affect great national interests. Your force being now collected, I am disposed to think that no delay should take place in communicating to the Ameers, the ultimate decision of the British Government, with respect to the revision of our engagements with them, which their conduct has compelled us to demand.
Page 92 - Sir Charles Napier had my instructions more than three months before the battle of Meeanee. He was during all that period at the head of a preponderating force ; but, acting with extreme forbearance, in the true spirit of a generous soldier, he earnestly endeavoured to effect the objects of the Government without using the military means at his disposal. The firmness of the language he adopted, and the energy of his measures, were best calculated to control a barbarous Durbar; and, had the Ameers...
Page 42 - On the day on which you shall be faithless to the British Government, sovereignty will have passed from you ; your dominions will be given to others ; and, in your destitution, all India will see that the British Government will not pardon an injury received from one it believes to be its friend.

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