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Appendix to the comment on the petition of the British inhabitants of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, to Parliament. Containing Memorials and Authentick Papers.
London: 1780 - 2 works in 1 vol., first work in 5 parts pp. [iv], 24, 8, 8, 8, 8, 4to, [bound with:] Stuart (Andrew) A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Amherst, from Andrew Stuart, Esq. January 3, 1781. [London: 1781], outer leaves slightly soiled, pp. [i], 48, modern calf backed boards, good The ‘Appendix’ contains: 'Authentick papers relating to the right of trial by jury [in civil case at Calcutta in Bengal].', 'The memorial of the British inhabitants of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa', 'Letter from George Bogle', 'Translation of two Persian petitions from the natives of the Patna and Dacca Provinces.' 'Translation of a petition from the renters or farmers of the Patna province.' (the titles vary between the Contents and the actual articles). The question of who was subject to English law in India was a knotty one.In Andrew Stuart’s Letter to Lord Amherst he defends his brother James, who had been suspended and then passed over for promotion after the Lord Pigot affair. Scarce: ESTC 2009 (ESTC T105259, 4 locations (6 copies) in the UK, 2 copies in the US)
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