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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA.

BY

EDWARD THORNTON, Esq.,

AUTHOR OF “INDIA, ITS STATE AND PROSPECTS," &c. &c.

VOLUME III.

LONDON:

WM. H. ALLEN AND CO.,
7, LEADENHALL STREET.

DS 463 T52

v.3

Printed by J. L. Cox & SONS, 75, Great Queen Street,
Lincoln's-Inn Fields.

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Proceedings in Tanjore-Death of the Rajah and Usurpation
of his Brother to the prejudice of the Rajah's adopted Son-
Restoration of the latter by the Earl of Mornington-Re-
trospect of British connection with Surat-Assumption
by the British Government of the entire Civil and Military
Administration-Fresh Disturbances excited by Dhoondia-
A Division of his Army surprised and destroyed by Colonel
Wellesley-Dhoondia flies, is pursued, defeated, and
killed-Observation of Sir Thomas Munro-Governor-
general created Marquis Wellesley-Differences between
Governor-general and Admiral Rainier-Expedition to
Egypt under General Baird—Affairs of the Carnatic; dis-
putes with Omdut-ul-Omrah, Son of Mahomet Ali-Dis-
coveries made in Seringapatam of the perfidy of Mahomet
Ali and Omdut-ul-Omrah-Subsequent investigation-
Governor-general determines to assume the Government
of the Carnatic for the Company-Death of Omdut-ul-
Omrah-Communications between his servants and depu-
ties of the British Government respecting the Succession of
Ali Hussein, the late Nabob's reputed Son-Interview of

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Desire of the Governor-general to Resign-Causes of the
desire-Requested to prolong his stay, and consents—
Duplicity of the Peishwa-His difficulties dispose him to
receive a British Subsidiary Force-Renewed Negotia-
tions-Advance of Holkar upon Poona-Peishwa quits the

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