Account book for the trial of Warren Hastings and others, 1785-1801.
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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...
Epithet: M P for Downton British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000408.0x000210 Warren Hastings' Counsel. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : to Sir Peter Burrell, 1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617658 ...
Warren Hastings (1732-1818) was the first governor-general of British India, from 1773 to 1785. He joined the British East India Company in 1750 as a clerk. In 1757 he was made the British Resident of Murshidabad; appointed to the Calcutta council in 1761; a member of the Madras council in 1769; made governor of Bengal in 1772; and appointed the first Governor-General of India in 1773. However, Hastings resigned in 1784, and, returning to England, was charged with high crimes and misdemeanors by...