Letter : Purley Hall, 24 May 1789.


Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818. Letter : Purley Hall, 24 May 1789.

Letter : Purley Hall, 24 May 1789.

ALS from Hastings written to unidentified recepient offering a male and two female goats that produce "shawl wool" in the interest of rendering them "of public use." He states t hat these goats have a so small an amount of English blood "that they can scarcely be distinguished from the true kind, suggesting that the breed was an exotic, perhaps Kashmir goats?

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Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818

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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...