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THE

WORKS

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

EDMUND BURKE.

A NEW EDITION.

VOL. XI.

London:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

St. Paul's Church-Yard;

SOLD ALSO BY J. HATCHARD, PICCADILLY.

1813.

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NINTH REPORT

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From the SELECT COMMITTEE (of the House of Commons) appointed to take into consideration the state of the Administration of Justice in the provinces of Bengal, Bahar, and Heads Orissa, and to report the same, as it shall appear to them, to the House; with their observations thereupon; and who were instructed to consider how the British Possessions in the East Indies may be held and governed with the greatest security and advantage to this Country; and by what means the happiness of the Native Inhabitants may be best promoted.-(25th June 1783.)

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I.-OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATE OF THE
COMPANY'S AFFAIRS IN INDIA.

IN order to enable the House to adopt the most proper means for regulating the British Government in India, and for promoting the happiness of the Natives, who live under its authority or influence, Your Committee hold it expedient to collect, into distinct points of view, the circumstances, by which that government appears to them to be most essen2 VOL. XI. B

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