Vol. I. (ff. 127). Speeches intended to be delivered in the Warren Hastings impeachment, in which Windham undertook the conduct of the part of the trial dealing with the breach of the treaty of 1774 with Faizulla Khan. Owing to the curtailment of the... Unspecified
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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...