WARREN HASTINGS PAPERS. Vol. IV (ff. 190). Letterbook, containing copies of letters between the Governor and Council of Bengal and Col. Alexander Champion, Commander-in-Chief, during the campaign against the Rohillas; 18 Feb.-18 Oct. 1774. A number o... 18 Feb 1774-18 Oct 1774
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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...
1768 commissioned into the East India Company; 1774 Commander-in-Chief; 1774 served in the Rohilla War Epithet: army officer of the East India Company British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001196.0x00036a ...