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XIV. In case his highness shall at any time have occasion for any number of troops, for the security and collection of his revenue, the support of his authority, or the good order and government of his dominions, the said united company shall and will surnish a sufficient number of troops for that purpofe, on public representation being made by his highness to the president in council of Fort St. George, of the necessity of employing such a force; and the objects to be obtained thereby. In cafe of the march of such 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 shall enter into any negotiations, wherein the interests of the Carnatic and its dependencies may be concerned, the president in council of Fort St. George shall communicate the proceedings to his highness 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 representatives, it is nevertheless understood, that his highness shall be informed of all measures which shall relate to the declaring of war, or the making of peace with any of the Princes and Powers of Hindostan, so sar as the interests of the Carnatic may be immediately concerned therein; and the name of his highness shall be inserted in all treaties regarding the Carnatic; and his highness will not enter into any political negotiations or controversies, with any state or power, without the consent or approbation of the president in council of Fort St. George.

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

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

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made in the Nabob's kists, 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 superintendants and accomptants to inspect and examine the Cutcherry receipts of all the countries and districts of his highness the Nabob of the Carnatic, for the purpofe of ascertaining the amount of such deduction, which is to be carried as a charge to the account current of his highness.

XVIII. It is hereby stipulated, that the conditions mentioned in the articles of agreement between the president and council of Fort St. George, and his highness the Nabob, dated 28th June 1785, for payment of four lacks of pagodas annually to the honourable company, shall be null and void, the same being comprehended and included in the conditions of the present treaty.

XIX. It is further stipulated, that the said articles of agreement, dated 28th June 1785, as sar as relate to the discharge of the debts of his highness the Nabob, shall 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, invested with full powers on behalf of the India company, have subscribed and sealed two instruments, of the same tenor and date, at Fort St. George, on the day of February, in the year of the Christian æra one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven; and his highness the Nabob Wallawjah, for himself, his heirs and successors, hath also subscribed and sealed the same instruments, at Cheparek House, the day of

the moon Jemmady, in the year of the Hegyra twelve hundred and one.

Vol. II. Kk TAN JOUR,

TANJOUR.

1771. A RTICLES of agreement between 20 Oct. j£\. the East India Company and the Rajah of Tanjour.

E. Ind. "Treat, p. 61.

1771. An additional engagement on the part of

25 Oct. the Rajah.

E. Ind. Treat, p. 62.

1771. An additional engagement on the part of

26 Oct. the Rajah.

E. Ind. Treat. p. 63.

1776. An assignment 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 East 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 East 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, President and Governor of Fort Saint George, on Behalf of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and his Excellency Amer Sing, Rajah e/Tanjore.

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THE court of directors of the East India company, having taken into their serious consideration the great advantages which may be attained by improving the blessings of peace now happily re-established on the coast of Coromandel, in the Carnatic, and the country of Tanjour, and considering the present hour best suited for settling and arranging, by a just and equitable treaty, a plan for the future defence and protection of the Carnatic, the Tanjour country, and the northern circars, on a solid and lasting foundation, have communicated these their sentiments to his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, who, being fully impressed with the propriety and wisdom of such an arrangement, has for himself, his heirs and successors, adjusted and concluded a solid and permanent treaty with the honourable East India company, upon the principles and conditions hereinafter mentioned: in consequence whereof, it is stipulated and agreed, that due provision shall be made for the military peace establishment; and also, 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 coast of Coromandel, certain contributions, or proportions of the revenues of the contracting parries, shall be united into one common stock, to be applied for their mutual security and defence. And, as it is necessary that the application of the said contributions, both for peace and war, should be reposed in the united company, or their representatives, together with the direction of the war, the command of the army, magazines of stores and provisions, with full power to occupy or dismantle such forts as by them shall be deemed necessary for the general security; the said contracting parties do hereby solemnly engage and agree, for themselves and their successors, 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 East

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India company, shall be considered as the friends and enemies of both.

II. His Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour will contribute towards the military peace establishment, and shall pay into the treasury of the said united company the annual sum of four lacks of star pagodas, to commence 1 ath July, in the year of Christ 1787, corresponding to the 30th aunee of the Malabar month, ofPalavunga year, and to the Phufly n 97, divided into kists 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, estimated at 10 lacks of pagodas; and it is hereby stipulated and agreed, that whenever the annual gross revenues of the country shall rise above ten lacks of pagodas, the annual contribution of his Excellency, in time of peace, shall likewise be encreafed according to the same scale or standard.

IV. In case of sailure in the punctual payment of the four lacks of pagodas already mentioned, to the extent of fifty thouland pagodas, for the period of one month, after the same shall become due, his Excellency the Rajah agrees, that the company shall have power to enter upon any of the districts in the Tanjour country, that shall appear to them necessary to discharge the amount of the sum in arrear; and that the company

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