The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 250 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: that paper be still in being, whether it be in the hamdi of that person, or whether that person can recoiled anything distinctly concerning it, ? has been guilty of gross evasions, and of palpable prevarication and deceit, as well as of contumacy and disobedience to the lawful orders of the Court of Directors, and thereby confirmed all the former evidence of his having constantly used the influence of his station for the most scandalous, illegal, and corrupt purposes. E. ?RESIGNATION OF THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOB- GENERAL. That Warren Hastings having by his agent, Lauch- lan Macleane, Esquire, on the 10th day of October, in the year 1776, signified to the Court of Directors his desire to resign his office of Governor-General of Bengal, and requested their nomination of a successor to the vacancy which would be thereby occasioned in the Supreme Council, the Court of Directors did thereupon desire the said Lauchlan Alacleaue to inform them of the authority under which he acted in a point of such very great importance; and the said Lauchlan Macleane signifying thereupon his readiness to give the court every possible satisfaction on that subject, but the powers with which he was intrusted by the papers in his custody being mixed with other matters of a nature extremely confidential, he would submit the same to the inspection of any three of the members of the court, the said Court of Directors empowered the Chairman, Deputy Chairman, and Richard Becher, Esquire, to inspect the authorities, powers, and directions withwhich Mr. Macleane was furnished by Mr. Hastings to make the propositions contained in his letter of the 10th October, 1776, and to report their opinion thereon. And the said committee did accordingly, on the 23d of the said month, report, that, having conferr...
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