MINUTES of proceedings on the trial of' Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal; copied from shorthand notes by Mr. Joseph Gurney; 1788-1795. The speeches have been printed in "Speeches of the Managers and Counsel in the Trial of Warren Hastings,... Late 18th century
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Hastings was the first governor general of British India. He began in 1750 as a clerk at the East India Company. In 1761, he was appointed to the Calcutta Council, and in 1769, was made a member of the Madras Council. In 1771, he became governor of Bengal, and in 1774, governor general of India. In 1784, he resigned and returned to England, where he was charged with high crimes and misdemenears. He was impeached in 1787 but, after a long trial, was acquitted in 1795. He was made a privy councilo...
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