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APPENDIX B. N° 2.

AN ACCOUNT of Money paid into the Company's Treasury by the Governour-General, since the Year 1773.

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APPENDIX B. N° 3.

To the Honourable the Secret Committee of the Honourable Court of Directors.

Fort-William, 22d May 1782.

Honourable Sirs,

IN a letter, which I have had the honour to address you in duplicate, and of which a triplicate accompanies this, dated 20th January 1782, I informed you that I had received the offer of a sum of money from the Nabob Vizier and his ministers to the nominal amount of ten lacks of Lucknow Siccas; and that bills on the house of Gopaul Doss had been actually given me for the amount, which I had accepted for the use of the Honourable Company; and I promised to account with you for the same as soon as it should be in my power, after the whole sum had come into my possession. This promise I now perform; and, deeming it consistent with the spirit of it, I have added such other sums as have been occasionally converted to the Company's property through my means, and in consequence of the like original destination. Of the second of these you have been already advised in a letter,

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a letter, which I had the honour to address the honourable Court of Directors, dated 29th November 1780. Both this and the third article were paid immediately to the treasury, by my order to the sub-treasurer to receive them on the Company's account, but never passed through my hands. The three sums, for which bonds were granted, were in like manner paid to the Company's treasury, without passing through my hands; but their appropriation was not specified.

The sum of 58,000 current rupees was received while I was on my journey to Benares, and applied as expressed in the account.

As to the manner, in which these sums have been expended, the reference, which I have made of it, in the accompanying account, to the several accounts, in which they are credited, renders any other specification of it unnecessary; besides that those accounts either have, or will have, received a much stronger authentication than any that I could give to mine.

Why these sums were taken by me; why they were, except the second, quietly transferred to the Company's use; why bonds were taken for the first, and not for the rest; might, were this matter to be exposed to the view of the Publick, furnish a variety of conjectures, to which it would be of little use to reply. Were your honourable Court to question me upon these points, I would answer A A 3

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that the sums were taken for the Company's benefit at times, in which the Company very much needed them; that I either chose to conceal the first receipts from publick curiosity by receiving bonds for the amount; or possibly acted without any studied design, which my memory could at this distance of time verify; and that I did not think it worth my care to observe the same means with the rest. I trust, honourable Sirs, to your breasts for a candid interpretation of my actions, and assume the freedom to add, that I think myself, on such a subject, and on such an occasion, entitled to it.

I have the honour to be,

Honourable Sirs,

Your most faithful, most obedient,

and most humble servant,

Warren Hastings.

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AN ACCOUNT of Sums received on the account of the Honourable Company by the Governour-General, or paid to their Treasury by his order, and applied to their service.

1780.

October. The following sums were paid into the Treasury, and Bonds granted

for the same, in the name of the Governour-General, in whose possession the Bonds remain, with a declaration upon each endorsed, and signed by him, that he has no claim on the Company for the amount either of Principal or Interest, no part of the latter having been received:

One Bond, dated the 1st

October 1780, N° 1539, 1,16,000 One Bond, dated the 2d

October 1780, N° 1540, 1,16,000

One Bond, dated the 23d

November 1780, N° 1354, 1,74,000

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November. Paid into the Treasury, and car-
ried to the Governour-General's

credit in the 12th page of the Deposites
Journal of 1780-81, Mohurs of Sorts, which
had been coined in the Mint, and pro-
duced, as per 358 and 359 pages of the
Company's General Journal of 1780-81,
Gold Mohurs
or Calcutta Siccas

Batta 16

per cent.

12,861 12 11 2,05,788 14 9 32,926 3 6

4,06,000

2,38,715 2 3

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