Vol. CCLXXVIII (ff. i+101). Negotiations at Paris and Lille; Sept.-Dec. 1796, and June-Oct. 1797. Bound into the volume (ff. 39-44) is a letter from Warren Hastings to Dundas concerning Bengal and the peace negotiations; 1 Nov. 1796. Copy.France; Sov... 1796-1797
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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...
George III, King of Great Britain from 25 October 1760 until his death on 29 January 1820. From the description of George III, King of Great Britain manuscript material : 2 items, 1793-1801 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 232498897 John Halkett was Captain General for Great Britain and governor of the Bahamas. From the description of British Trade with West Indies, Document, 1801 December 15. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 12261...
Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville (1742-1811), statesman, was the father of Robert Saunders Dundas, the second Viscount Melville (1771-1851), also a statesman. Henry Dundas was educated at Edinburgh High School and University, before becoming solicitor-general for Scotland in 1766. He was M.P. for Midlothian 1774-1790, except for a few months in 1782, when he sat for Newtown, Isle of Wight. He was lord advocate 1775-1783, lord rector of Glasgow University 1781-1783, privy councillor, and...