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THE

ASIATIC JOURNAL

FOR

JANUARY, 1824.

Original Communications,

8c, 8c, 8c.

SKETCH OF THE HISTORY AND ADMINISTRATION OF

MARQUESS HASTINGS.

(Continued from vol. xvi. p. 538.) The military results of the Mah- dissor, which likewise transferred all ratta and Pindarry war have been the territory south of the Sautpoora summed up in a few words : it would range of hills, and the fort of Sindrequire a considerable space to de- wah. This territory connecting imscribe fully the political advantages mediately with the British and Guickwhich have accrued to the British war possessions on the western coast, Government from this last struggle it became an important object to renfor superiority on the part of the na- der them as compact in themselves, tive powers of India. We must be and distinct from each other, as poscontent with exhibiting a faint outline sible. Our means for this end were of the recent territorial acquisitions, derived from the rights in Guzerat, by which the Anglo-Indian empire has arising out of the destruction of the been most skilfully consolidated; for. Peishwa's power, and the supply of a although of much larger dimensions, subsidiary force for the protection of its line of frontier is smaller than the Guickwar state. Accordingly the before,

Guickwar Raja ceded by treaty to With the conquest of the Poonah the British Government in perpetuity territory, the British possessions and all the rights obtained from the per-, authority (including some petty states, petual farm of the Peishwa's terrieither tributary or protected) have tories, subject to the city of Ahme. been extended along the western dabad, as secured by the treaty of coast, from the northern boundary Poonah in June; and certain British of the province of Goa, to the mouths districts in the vicinity of Baroda of the Taptee; and inland from the were exchanged for the Guickwar long-established western frontier of remaining share of the city of Ahme. the Nizam, from the junction of the dabad, and some territory about SuWurdah and Teombudra, to the junc- rat, bordering on the Company's postion of the Wagoor and Taptce. Such sessions. To the eastward, from Nusplaces of Kandesh, belonging to Hol- serabad, the first new acquisition is kar, as fell within these bounds, were the strong fort of Asseerghur (which ceded by him at the treaty of Mun- Marquess Hastings was induced to. Asiatic Journ, No. 97.

Vor. XVII. B

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