AL: Raja Punjin to Warren Hastings, Governor General of India, 1782.
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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...
Governor-general. Arrived in India in 1750. Governor of Bengal from 13 April 1772. By the Regulatory Act of 1773, was appointed Governor-General. Impeachment for maladministration began in 1788. Acquittal in 1795. From the description of Warren Hastings' official correspondence : Fort William, 1775-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122565797 ...