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By Keith Arthur. Berriedale

This ebook, first released in 1936, presents a finished description and research of each constitutional point of British rule in India from 1600 to 1936. starting with an outline of the East India corporation ahead of Plassey, its structure, management of settlements, and relation to the Indian states, the e-book closes with an account of the reforms of the Nineteen Thirties, the occasions best as much as the White Paper and an research and elucidation of the govt of India Act 1935.

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But trade advantages were found to be superior in the Hindu territory to the south, and in 1626 a subsidiary settlement was formed at Armagaon, which was the first fortified post of the Company in India. I The English removed from Armagaon in 1640, and in September 1641 the new station, named Fort St. George, superseded Masulipatam as the English headquarters on the Coromandel coast. In 1645-7 the surrounding district was overrun by the forces of Golconda, but the grant made by the Hindu raja was continued in operation by the new ruler.

By charter of September 19th 1757 the moiety of booty reserved was granted by the Crown to the Company, save only that any part thereof which was captured from the King's subjects should be returned on payment of salvage. A more important charter of January 14th 1758 established generally the principle that the Company might keep any booty taken in wars legitimately waged in the charter limits against the enemies of the Company or the King, subject to the right of the King to distribute the booty at his discretion when royal forces took part in the operations concerned.

John as chief justice, but he failed entirely to meet the wishes of the two Childs, for, fortified by the fact that he held a commission from the King as well as from the Company, and embittered by the Company's refusal to continue him in charge of the Court of Judicature, he set up extravagant claims of judicial independence. In Thorburn's case,' where the Court of Judicature, under the new head John Vaux, had condemned him, he argued that the court had no right to try a mercantile cause, his jurisdiction being exclusive, but this was clearly an impossible claim, and appears to have been negatived.

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