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pany fhall have power to appoint fuperintendants or receivers to collect and receive from the Rajah's renters, managers, aumildars, all the rents, revenues, duties, and cuftoms of the faid diftri&ts; and thefe fuperintendants or receivers fhall exercise all neceffary authority for collecting fuch rents, revenues, duties, and cuftoms of the faid diftricts, giving regular receipts for all the monies which may be received by the faid fuperintendants; who shall have full power to infpect and examine all Cutcherry receipts and accounts of the lands and districts aforefaid, as well as to afcertain the ftate of all other revenues, which fhall be collected annually within the faid districts; and when the full amount of the arrears due fhali have been paid to the company, the fuperintendant or receiver fhall be immediately recalled.

V. At the appointment of the fuperintendant or receiver, his Excellency the Rajah will furnith the company with the obligations of the aunildars, renters, or farmers of each diftrict; and if they do not pay the money punctually to the fuperintendants or receivers, agreeable thereto, his Excellency the Rajah, at the requeft of the governor in council of Fort St. George, fhall and will immediately difinifs the faid aumildars, renters, or farmers, and appoint fuch others in their ftead as the prefident in council of Fort St. George fhall recommend, after taking from them the ufual obligations, which fhall be delivered to the company by his Excellency.

VI. That the exercise of power over the faid diftricts and farms, by virtue of the conditions mentioned in the 4th and 5th articles, in case of failure in the payment of any of the kifts, fhall not extend or be conftrued to extend to deprive his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, or his fucceffors, of the civil government thereof, or the honour and dignity of his family; but the fame fhall be preferved to him and them inKk 3 violate,

violate, faving and excepting the powers in the articles N° 4 and 5 expreffed and mentioned.

VII. That in the event of any war breaking out in the Carnatic, in Tanjour, or on the coaft of Coromandel, the faid united company fhall charge themfelves with the direction, order, and conduct thereof; and, during the continuance of fuch war, fhall apply four-fifths of their whole revenue, in the Carnatic and the northern circar, annually, to the military expences of the war.

VIII. That in the like event, his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour fhall pay into the treasury of the faid united company four-fifths of his revenues, to the general expences of fuch war, to be applied in fuch manner as the faid united company or their reprefentatives shall find neceffary for their common fafety and interefts, as alfo for the interefts of their allies in the Carnatic, and on the coaft of Coromandel. And it is moreover agreed, that his Excellency's proportion of the debt and expences incurred by war, fhall henceforth be fettled at one fifth part of the whole amount thereof.

IX. For the more effectual fecurity of the payment of four-fifths of the revenue of his Excellency, annually, to the military expences of the war; and to remove every doubt on the part of the company, of any fecretion or diverfion of the faid revenues from the purpose aforefaid, the prefident in council of Fort St. George, in behalf of the company, fhall have full power and authority, during fuch war, to appoint one or more inspectors or accountants, to infpect and examine all country and Cutcherry accounts and receipts, of all the countries and diftricts of his Excellency, as well as all other revenues, duties, or cuftoms, collected by or for the use of his Excellency. And in cafe the faid four-fifths of the revenues, or any part thereof, are diverted from the discharge of the current expences of

of the war, or the debts and expences incurred thereby, the faid united company fhall have full power to appoint fuperintendants and receivers over the faid countries and diftricts of the Rajah, in the manner fpecified in the 4th article of this treaty, with the fame authority, and under the like reftrictions and conditions therein expreffed, in cafe of failure.

X. That the faid annual four-fifths, payable from the revenues of his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjore, fhall, after the termination of the war, continue to be applied to the discharge of all debts and expences that may be incurred or arife during the course of the war, until his proportion of one-fifth part of the whole expence is paid off and discharged.

XI. It is exprefsly understood and declared, that fo foon as the expences incurred by the war are paid off and discharged, the fuperintendants and receivers fhall be immediately recalled.

XII. That during the application of the faid proportion of four-fifths of the faid grofs revenues to the difcharge of the debts and expences incurred in time of war, the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th articles of this treaty shall be and remain dormant, and be of no effect; but fhall re-commence, and regain their full force and validity, from and immediately after all the debts and expences of fuch war have been fully and proportionally paid off and discharged.

XIII. In cafe his Excellency fhall at any time have occafion for any number of troops for the fecurity and collection of his revenues, the fupport of his authority, or the good order and government of his country, the faid united company fhall and will furnifh a fufficient number of troops, on a public reprefentation being made by his Excellency, to the prefident in council of Fort St. George, of the neceffity of employing fuch force, and the objects to be obtained thereby. In case of the march of fuch troops, the additional batta and Kk 4 expences.

expences attending their movements fhall be annually discharged by his Excellency, at the end of each year.

XIV. The late Rajah of Tanjore having been, at the time of his death, indebted to his highness the Nabob of the Carnatic, for arrears of peifhcafh, fince the year 1776, which, at the commencement of the Phusly 1197, or 12th July, 1787, will amount to the fum of twelve lacks fifty-feven thoufand one hundred forty-two pagodas; and having alfo been indebted to British fubjects, whofe names are set forth in a schedule hereunto annexed, for various fums of money lent by them, to and for the use of the Rajah, which, with interest, are computed to amount to about the fum of four lacks of pagodas; it is hereby ftipulated and agreed, that, for the liquidation of the said arrears of peifhcash, his Excellency fhall appropriate annually the fum *of

Pagodas 1,05,715



In all, three lacks of pagodas 3,00,000

To his annual peifhcash to the Nabob, the fum of

And to his Excellency's private creditors, the annual fum of

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XV. The private debts of his Excellency not being as yet accurately afcertained, it is hereby agreed, that the debts due to British fubjects fhall be forthwith examined, adjusted, and fettled; for which purpose, the creditors fhall be called upon to deliver their demands to the president in council of Madras, stated with simple intereft, at the rate of 12 per cent. per annum, to the 12th day of July, 1787; which accounts will be examined by agents to be appointed on the part of the Rajah, and by the governor in council, on behalf of the cre ditors, after which, they will be laid before his Excellency; and on receiving his final approbation, they fhall be claffed amongst the lift of his private creditors, and become entitled to a fhare, or rateable proportion, of the faid fum of 80,000 pagodas, agreeable to fuch equitable arrangement as may be formed by the governor in council, for the benefit of the Rajah and the creditors: and it is agreed, that fo foon as the debts and intereft due from the Rajah to British subjects are paid off and difcharged, the annual payment of 80,000 pagodas, agreed to be made by the Rajah, for the benefit of the creditors, fhall from henceforth ceafe and determine.

XVI. And whereas his highness the Nabob of the Carnatic has, by a folemn deed, affigned over to the united East India company the arrears of peishcash already due, and the annual peifhcafh which fhall henceforth become due to his Highness, in payment of his debt to the company, his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, willing to manifeft his regard to the company, and upright intentions towards the Nabob of the Carnatic, does hereby cheerfully agree to pay into the hands of the India company, for the account of the Nabob of the Carnatic, the whole annual appropriations to his Highnefs, fpecified in the 14th article, upon the prefident and council of Fort St. George indemnifying his Excellency for the amount of all fuch monies as they fhall receive on that account.

In like manner, the company fhall be accountable


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