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XIV. In cafe his highness fhall at any time have occafion for any number of troops, for the fecurity and collection of his revenue, the fupport of his authority, or the good order and government of his dominions, the faid united company fhall and will furnish a fufficient number of troops for that purpofe, on public reprefentation being made by his highnefs to the prefident in council of Fort St. George, of the neceffity of employing fuch a force; and the objects to be obtained thereby. In case of the march of fuch troops, the additional batta, and expences attending their movements, will be annually discharged by his highness at the end of each year.

XV. Whenever the company fhall enter into any negotiations, wherein the interefts of the Carnatic and its dependencies may be concerned, the prefident in council of Fort St. George fhall communicate the proceedings to his highnefs the Nabob of the Carnatic, as the firm ally of the company; and, although the direction of the combined force of the country is committed entirely to the honourable company or their reprefentatives, it is nevertheless understood, that his highness fhall be informed of all measures which fhall relate to the declaring of war, or the making of peace with any of the Princes and Powers of Hindoftan, so far as the interefts of the Carnatic may be immediately concerned therein; and the name of his highnefs fhall be inferted in all treaties regarding the Carnatic; and his highness will not enter into any political negotiations or controverfies, with any ftate or power, without the confent or approbation of the president in council of Fort St. George.

XVI. Nothing in this treaty contained fhall be understood to injure the claim of his highness the Nabob to the Tanjore country.

XVII. Should there be any effential failure in the crops in time of peace, owing to the want of rain, or any other unforeseen calamity, a deduction shall be made

made in the Nabob's kifts, to the extent of the injury which the revenues may sustain, as shall be estimated and fixed on by the governor in council; to whom his highness grants full power and authority to appoint one or more fuperintendants and accomptants to inspect and examine the Cutcherry receipts of all the countries and diftricts of his highnefs the Nabob of the Carnatic, for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of fuch deduction, which is to be carried as a charge to the account current of his highness.

XVIII. It is hereby ftipulated, that the conditions mentioned in the articles of agreement between the prefident and council of Fort St. George, and his highnefs the Nabob, dated 28th June 1785, for payment of four lacks of pagodas annually to the honourable company, fhall be null and void, the fame being comprehended and included in the conditions of the prefent treaty.

XIX. It is further stipulated, that the faid articles of agreement, dated 28th June 1785, as far as relate to the discharge of the debts of his highness the Nabob, fhall be and continue in full force and virtue.

In confirmation of all the articles in the preceding treaty, the president and council of Fort St. George, invefted with full powers on behalf of the India company, have fubfcribed and fealed two inftruments, of the fame tenor and date, at Fort St. George, on the day of February, in the year of the Chriftian æra one thousand feven hundred and eighty-feven; and his highness the Nabob Wallawjah, for himself, his heirs and fucceffors, hath alfo fubfcribed and fealed the fame inftruments, at Cheparek Houfe, the day of the moon Jemmady, in the year of the Hegyra twelve hundred and one.




1771. 20 Oct.



RTICLES of agreement between the East India Company and the Ra jah of Tanjour.

E. Ind. Treat. p. 61.

1771. An additional engagement on the part of 25 Oct. the Rajah.

E. Ind. Treat. P. 62.

An additional engagement on the part of 26 Oct. the Rajah.


E. Ind. Treat. p. 63.

1776. An affignment from the Rajah of Tanjour 12 Apr. to the East India company.

E. Ind. Treat. p. 260.

1778. A treaty between the Rajah of Tanjour 17 June. and the Eaft India company. E. Ind. Treat, p. 263.

1787. The treaty and agreement between the 10 Apr. Rajah of Tanjour and Sir Archibald Campbell, on behalf of the Eaft India company. [The following is printed from an authentic copy.]

Treaty and Agreement concluded between the Honourable

Major General Sir Archibald Campbell, Knight of the Bath, Prefident and Governor of Fort Saint George, on Behalf of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and bis Excellency Amer Sing, Rajab of Tanjore.


THE court of directors of the Eaft India company, having taken into their ferious confideration the great advantages which may be attained by improving the bleffings of peace now happily re-established on the coaft of Coromandel, in the Carnatic, and the country' of Tanjour, and confidering the prefent hour beft fuited for fettling and arranging, by a juft and equitable treaty, a plan for the future defence and protection of the Carnatic, the Tanjour country, and the northern circars, on a folid and lafting foundation, have communicated these their fentiments to his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, who, being fully impreffed with the propriety and wisdom of fuch an arrangement, has for himself, his heirs and fucceffors, adjusted and concluded a folid and permanent treaty with the honourable East India company, upon the principles and conditions hereinafter mentioned: in confequence whereof, it is ftipulated and agreed, that due provifion fhall be made for the military peace establishment; and alfo, that for discharging the expence of war, in the event of war breaking out in the Tanjour country, or in the Carnatic, or any part of the coaft of Coromandel, certain contributions, or proportions of the revenues of the contracting parties, fhall be united into one common ftock, to be applied for their mutual fecurity and defence. And, as it is neceffary that the application of the faid contributions, both for peace and war, fhould be repofed in the united company, or their reprefentatives, together with the direction of the war, the command of the army, magazines of stores and provifions, with full power to occupy or dismantle fuch forts as by them fhall be deemed neceffary for the ge neral fecurity; the faid contracting parties do hereby folemnly engage and agree, for themfelves and their fucceffors, to and with each other, in manner following; that is to say,

I. The friends and enemies of his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, and of the English united Eaft) Kk 2 India

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India company, fhall be confidered as the friends and enemies of both.

II. His Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour will contribute towards the military peace establishment, and fhall pay into the treafury of the faid united company the annual fum of four lacks of ftar pagodas, to commence 12th July, in the year of Chrift 1787, correfponding to the 30th aunee of the Malabar month, of Palavunga year, and to the Phusly 1197, divided into kifts payable at the following periods:












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III. The annual contribution of four lacks of pagodas, to be paid by his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, towards the army peace establishment, is proportioned to the grofs revenues of his country, eftiinated at 10 lacks of pagodas; and it is hereby ftipulated and agreed, that whenever the annual grofs revenues of the country fhall rife above ten lacks of pagodas, the annual contribution of his Excellency, in time of peace, fhail likewife be encreafed according to the fame scale or ftandard.


IV. In cafe of failure in the punctual payment of the four lacks of pagodas already mentioned, to the extent of fifty thoufand pagodas, for the period of one month after the fame fhall become due, his Excellency the Rajah agrees, that the company fhall have power to enter upon any of the diftricts in the Tanjour country, that fhall appear to them neceffary to discharge the amount of the fum in arrear; and that the com


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