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THE HISTORY OF
FROM 1805 TO 1835.
BY HORACE HAYMAN WILSON, M.A. F.R.S.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY AND OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETIES OP PARIS AND
CALCUTTA; OF THE IMPERIAL SOCIETY OF NATURALISTS OF MOSCOW;
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
BOOK II. FROM THE RENEWAL OF THE East India Company's CHARTER,
1813, TO THE CLOSE OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MARQUIS OF HASTINGS, 1823.
Appointment of the Earl of Moira as Governor-General.—Entrance upon his office. — Financial embarrassments of the Indian Government.—Indications of hostility.- Situation and Extent of Nepal.—Sketch of its history.-Rise of the Gorkhas.--Succession of their Princes. Their Conquests in the Mountains.-Aggressions on the British frontier. - Causes of the War.-Claims on Bhotwal in Gorakhpur.—Commissioners appointed. — Aggressions on the Saran frontier.–Villages in Bettia attacked and annexed to Nepal. -Right of the British Government to Bhotwal established. -Lord Minto's Letter to the Raja.— Military preparations. -Right to Lands of Bettia determined.--Return to Nepal of Gorkha Commissioners.—Disputed Lands occupied. Outrage of the Nepalese.—War proclaimed.Mode of warfare to be adopted.- Plan of the Campaign. -Disposition of the British Troops.—Advance of the Second Division.First attack on Kalanga,-its failure. Second attack, repulsed.- Death of General Gillespie. - Third attack,--defeated.—Bombardment of the Fort.- Evacuation of Kalanga.—March to the Karda Valley.-General Martindell occupies Náhan-besieges Jytak.—Combined attacks by Major Richards and Major Ludlow,—defeated.—Operations suspended.-Proceedings of the first Division. - Nature of the Country.-Gorkha Forts.- Nalagerh evacuated.-General Ochterlony turns the Gorkha Lines at Ramgerh. - Affair with the Gorkhas.-Reinforcements required, and
operations suspended,—-resumed.-Gorkha communications