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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... TRIAL. SATURDAY, 14th JUNE, 1794. EIGHTH DAT Or BEPLY. (mr. Burke.) My Lords, --Tour lordships heard, upon the last day of the meeting of this high This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... TRIAL. SATURDAY, 14th JUNE, 1794. EIGHTH DAT Or BEPLY. (mr. Burke.) My Lords, --Tour lordships heard, upon the last day of the meeting of this high court, the distribution of the several matters which'I should have occasion to lay before you, and by which I resolved to guide myself in the examination of the conduct of Mr. Hastings with regard to Bengal. I stated, that I should first show the manner in which he comported himself with regard to the people who were found in possession of the government when we first entered into Bengal. We have shown to your lordships the progressive steps by which the native government was brought into a state of annihilation. We have stated the manner in which that government was solemnly declared by a court of justice to be depraved and incompetent to act, and dead in law. We have shown to your lordships (and we have referred you to the document) that its death was declared, upon a certificate of the principal attending physician of the state, namely, Mr. Warren Hastings himself; this was declared in an affidavit made by him, wherein he has gone through all the powers of government, of which he had regularly despoiled the Nabob Mobarick ul Dowlah part by part, exactly according to the ancient formula by which a degraded knight was despoiled of his knighthood; they took, I say, from him all the powers of government, article by article, his helmet, his shield, his cuirass, at last they hacked off his spurs, and left him nothing. Mr. Hastings laid down all the premises, and left the judges to draw the conclusion. Tour lordships will remark (for you will find it on your minutes), that the judges have declared this affidavit of Mr. Hastings to be a delicate affidavit. We have heard of affidavits that were...


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... TRIAL. SATURDAY, 14th JUNE, 1794. EIGHTH DAT Or BEPLY. (mr. Burke.) My Lords, --Tour lordships heard, upon the last day of the meeting of this high This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... TRIAL. SATURDAY, 14th JUNE, 1794. EIGHTH DAT Or BEPLY. (mr. Burke.) My Lords, --Tour lordships heard, upon the last day of the meeting of this high court, the distribution of the several matters which'I should have occasion to lay before you, and by which I resolved to guide myself in the examination of the conduct of Mr. Hastings with regard to Bengal. I stated, that I should first show the manner in which he comported himself with regard to the people who were found in possession of the government when we first entered into Bengal. We have shown to your lordships the progressive steps by which the native government was brought into a state of annihilation. We have stated the manner in which that government was solemnly declared by a court of justice to be depraved and incompetent to act, and dead in law. We have shown to your lordships (and we have referred you to the document) that its death was declared, upon a certificate of the principal attending physician of the state, namely, Mr. Warren Hastings himself; this was declared in an affidavit made by him, wherein he has gone through all the powers of government, of which he had regularly despoiled the Nabob Mobarick ul Dowlah part by part, exactly according to the ancient formula by which a degraded knight was despoiled of his knighthood; they took, I say, from him all the powers of government, article by article, his helmet, his shield, his cuirass, at last they hacked off his spurs, and left him nothing. Mr. Hastings laid down all the premises, and left the judges to draw the conclusion. Tour lordships will remark (for you will find it on your minutes), that the judges have declared this affidavit of Mr. Hastings to be a delicate affidavit. We have heard of affidavits that were...

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