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Memoirs of William Hickey (1790-1890)

1890

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Roger Ingpen the editor and annotator of perhaps the best of the many editions of.BeswelPs.Jo/ iron for the useful advice which out of his long experience he wall able to give rue in the prepartion of the early volumes. [...] On theft 14th the leitzwilliam and William Pitt Indiamen both full of troops and military stores arrived in the Roads to the unspeakable joy of Lord Oornwallis who-18 MEMOIRS OF WILLIAM HICKEY then only wanted the QlteeM and the Prince William Henry to complete the stock of expected stores. [...] This villain who was related to the most respectable families upon the coast of Coromandel and possessed great personal influenceTREACHERY IN THE BRITISH CAMP 19 from his abilities and connections ; rho had too been brought up from early infancy among the English was the chief agent employed to procure the requisite supplies of provisions for the British Army in the field likewise to engage s [...] At that season of the year we expected to have bean from twenty to twenty-five clays upon the passage the wind usually blowing fresh from the north-east and northward instead of which upon my getting up on the morning of the 20th I found the ship running at the rate of six knots an hour with the yards square studdinsails being sot on both sides. [...] According to the usual routine it was together with the whole of the proceedings sent to Lord Cornwallis in his double capacity of Governor-General and Coimnander-iChief when his Lordship instead of confirming or diapproving the sentence referred the matter to the Court of22 MEMOIRS OF WILLIAM HICKEY Directors who the ensuing SOILS011 sent out an order dismising Lieutenant-Colonel Sh

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Preface i-xii Alfred Spencer

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Chapter I. 1790-1791 In Calcutta A Voyage to Maruras in the Warren Hastings 1-13 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter II. 1791 In Madras with Friends and Acquaintances and Return Voyage to Calcutta in the Warren Hastings 14-25 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter III. 1791 New Places of Residence sir William Dunkin and his Childrin 26-41 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter IV. 1791 Charles Johnston and the Dunktns the Deposition of the Governor of Chandnrnagord Narrow Escape from Ruin 42-58 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter V. 1791-1992 The Strange Career Of Robert Moiutis The Flight of Mr. Benjamin Mee of the Bengal Bank Lord Coenwallis’s Attack On Seringapatam 59-76 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter VI. 1793 Edmund Burke’s Terrible Nustake and Trial Arrival in Calcutta of Sir John Shore and Sir Robert Abercrombie 77-97 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter VII. 1793 Letters from Mr. Benjamin Mee a Mad Doctor and a Whimsical Colonel 98-112 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter VIII. 1793-1794-1795 Death of Sir William Jones the Purchase of Sir Robert Chambers’s Mansion Sir Robert Aberciromibie’s Disastrous Campaign 113-128 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter IX. 1796 French Privateerino Death of Mr.Justice Hyde a Distressing Scene in Court Last Letters form Mr.Can and Mr.Mee 129-152 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter X. 1797 Entertainments at Chinsurah General John St.Leger and General Sir Alured Clarke a Ruined Chaplain 153-173 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XI. 1799-1800 A Prince’ Generosity. The Death of Edmund Burke his Foundation of Penn College the Story of Miss Bawlinson and Mr.Rees 174-191 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XII. 1797 Sir Henry Russell and Sir. John Anstruther Lord Morningtion as Governor-General 192-211 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XIII. 1799-1800 A Serious Insurrection in Benares the Death of General John St. Leger Lady Russell and Her Nieces Miss Rose Aylmer and Miss Mary Lloyd Tiie Storming of Sering Apatam 212-231 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XIV. Lord Welllsley’s Magnificence. The Capture of the Kent. “The Bread Room General” 232-247 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XV. Shumsed Dowlah the Frustrated Embassy from Pfrsia Breaking up the Chinsurah Home 248-268 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XVI. 1803-1804 Partnership Troubles the war Against the Mahrattas General Lake’s Successes Housekeeping with sir Henry Russell 269-288 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XVII. 1804-1805 289-309 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XVIII. 1805 Dissolving Partnership. Sir Henry Russell’ Serious Accident. Lord Cornwallis Returns to Government House. his Death. Sir George Batrlow as Governor-General 310-326 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XIX. 1806 Sir Henry Russell is Made Chief Justice. the Mutiny at Vellore Thoughts of Returntng to England 327-346 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XX. 1806 A Captive Indian Prince the Murder of Mr. Arnott Prepring to Leave Indian an Ambassador from Persia Arrival of Lord Minto and his Sons 347-368 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XXI. 1806 The Rice Ordeal Farewell Letters and Gifts Selling up Nchinners Picture of Sir Henry Russeli 369-391 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XXII. 1806 A Generous Creditor. Capital and Income. the Voyage Down the Hooghley. on Board the Castle Nden 392-409 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XXIII. 1808 Iiomeward Bound an Address Tc the Lords of the Admiralty at Point de Calie with Capt.Byng the Catture of the Pielmontese 410-430 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XXIV. Accidents at Sea Violent Storms a Painful Illness Ashore at st. Helena 431-449 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XXV. A Determined Lunatic. Riotous French Prisoners. Arrival in the Downs 450-463 Alfred Spencer

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Chapter XXVI. The Journey to London Visting Mrs.Burke and Lady Russell Scandalous Conduct of the Custom-House Settling Down at Beaconsfield 464-478 Alfred Spencer

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Glossary 479-480 Alfred Spencer

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The Hickey Family 481-484 Alfred Spencer

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Errata and Notes 485-496 Alfred Spencer

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Index 497-512 Alfred Spencer

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529
SARF Document ID
sarf.144377

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