Considerations Arising Out of the Late Proceedings in Parliament Relative to the India Question

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J. Hatchard and son, 1830 - 120 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 35 - We should look upon India not as a temporary possession, but as one which is to be maintained permanently, until the natives shall in some future age have abandoned most of their superstitions and prejudices and become sufficiently enlightened to frame a regular government for themselves, and to conduct and preserve it.
Pàgina 23 - With regard to precipitation he has this observation : ' One great error in this country, during a long course of years, has been too much precipitation in attempting to better the condition of the people, with hardly any knowledge of the means by which it was to be accomplished, and indeed without seeming to think that any other than good intentions were necessary. It is a dangerous system of government, in a country of which our knowledge is very imperfect, to be constantly urged by the desire...
Pàgina 7 - REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE AFFAIRS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY. CHINA TRADE. THE SELECT COMMITTEE appointed by the House of Commons to inquire into the present state of the affairs of the East India Company, and into the trade between Great Britain, the East Indies, and China...
Pàgina 35 - Hindoos as for other nations, and consider how slow the progress of improvement has been among the nations of Europe, and through what a long course of barbarous ages they had to pass before they attained their present state. When we compare other countries with England...
Pàgina 57 - But if, by her constant maxims, and by the whole tenor of her conduct, a nation evidently proves herself to be actuated by that mischievous disposition, — if she regards no right as sacred, — the safety of the human race requires that she should be repressed.
Pàgina 59 - ... and that it shall not be lawful for the Company " to put up their tea for sale at any prices which shall, upon the whole of the teas so put up, at any one sale, exceed the prime cost thereof, with the freight and charges of importation, together with lawful interest from the time of the arrival of such tea in Great Britain and the common premium of insurance, as a compensation for the searisk incurred therein.
Pàgina 35 - Reformation ; and we are apt to regard every foreign country as ignorant and uncivilised whose state of government does not in some degree approximate to our own, even though it should be higher than our own was at no very distant period. We should look upon India not as a...
Pàgina 30 - ... did before; so that we suffer no loss on this, while we gain on the other side. I think it is better that we should have no engagements with foreign nations about reciprocal duties, and that it will be more convenient to leave them to their own discretion in fixing the rate whether high or low. India is the country that has been worst used in the new arrangement. All her products ought undoubtedly to be imported freely into England upon paying the same duties and no more, which English products...
Pàgina 32 - ... to be fixed, the next question is, by what agency it is to be managed ? There can be no doubt that it ought, as far as practicable, to be native. Juster views have of late years been taken of this subject, and the Court of Directors have authorized the employment of the natives on higher salaries and in more important offices. There is true economy in this course, for by it they will have better servants, and their affairs will be better conducted. It is strange to observe how many men of very...
Pàgina 72 - Be it therefore enacted, that a sum equal to the actual payments which shall have been made from the commercial funds at home on account of territorial charges...

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