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Hastings (Warren (Governor-General of Bengal) Autograph Letter signed to Colonel Edmonson, 1790, on the situation in Bengal, "I have rece'd Intelligence that the Marathas [Maratha States] forces at Calcutta moved from their different Encampments, & assembled on the Road leading to Bengal... . Their professed Direction is to Dekka Nalla & Mohr... & I believe that they have no actual design to pass our Borders...".

 

 

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Hastings (Warren, Governor-General of Bengal, 1732-1818) Autograph Letter signed to Colonel Edmonson, 3pp., sm. 4to, Fort William, [Calcutta], 17th December 1790, on the situation in Bengal, "I have rece'd Intelligence that the Marathas [Maratha States] forces at Calcutta moved from their different Encampments, & assembled on the Road leading to Bengal... . Their professed Direction is to Dekka Nalla & Mohr... & I believe that they have no actual design to pass our Borders...", tears along folds, browned.

⁂ Hastings' efforts to increase British influence led to a combining of the Maratha states with dangerous implications for Bengal territory. In 1780 Mysore's troops routed British armies outside Madras and the French were able to land. The situation continued until the peace of 1783.

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Hastings (Warren, Governor-General of Bengal, 1732-1818) Autograph Letter signed to Colonel Edmonson, 3pp., sm. 4to, Fort William, [Calcutta], 17th December 1790, on the situation in Bengal, "I have rece'd Intelligence that the Marathas [Maratha States] forces at Calcutta moved from their different Encampments, & assembled on the Road leading to Bengal... . Their professed Direction is to Dekka Nalla & Mohr... & I believe that they have no actual design to pass our Borders...", tears along folds, browned.

⁂ Hastings' efforts to increase British influence led to a combining of the Maratha states with dangerous implications for Bengal territory. In 1780 Mysore's troops routed British armies outside Madras and the French were able to land. The situation continued until the peace of 1783.

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Please add your question to the description field below.