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pany shall have power to appoint superintendants or receivers to collect and receive from the Rajah's renters, managers, aumildars, all the rents, revenues, duties, and customs of the said districts; and these superintendants or receivers shall exercise all necessary authority for collecting such rents, revenues, duties, and customs of the said districts, giving regular receipts for all the monies which may be received by the said superintendants; who shall have full power to inspect and examine all Cutcherry receipts and accounts of the lands and districts aforesaid, as well as to ascertain the state of all other revenues, which shall be collected annually within the said districts; and when the full amount of the arrears due shall have been paid to the company, the superintendant or receiver shall be immediately recalled.
V. At the appointment of the superintendant or receiver, his Excellency the Rajah will furnish the company with the obligations of the aumildars, renters, or farmers of each district; and if they do not pay the money punctually to the superintendants or receivers, agreeable thereto, his Excellency the Rajah, at the request of the governor in council of Fort St. George, shall and will immediately dismiss the said aumildars, renters, or sarmers, and appoint such others in their stead as the president in council of Fort St. George shall recommend, after taking from them the usual obligations, which shall be delivered to the company by his Excellency.
VI. That the exercise of power over the said districts and sarms, by virtue of the conditions mentioned in the 4th and 5 th articles, in cafe of sailure in the payment of any of the kists, shall not extend or be construed to extend to deprive his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, or his successors, of the civil government thereof, or the honour and dignity of his samily; but the same shall be preserved to him and them inT
Kk 3 violate, violate, saving and excepting the powers in the articles N° 4 and 5 expressed and mentioned.
VII. That in the event of any war breaking out in the Carnatic, in Tanjour, or on the coast of Coromandel, the said united company shall charge themselves with the direction, order, and conduct thereof; and, during the continuance of such war, shall 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 shall pay into the treasury of the said united company four-fifths of his revenues, to the general expences of such war, to be applied in such manner as the said united company or their representatives shall find necessary for their common sasety and interests, as also for the interests of their allies in the Carnatic, and on the coast of Coromandel. And it is moreover agreed, that his Excellency's proportion of the debt and expences incurred by war, shall henceforth be settled at one fifth part of the whole amount thereof.
IX. For the more effectual security 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 secretion or diversion of the said revenues from the purpofe asoresaid, the president in council of Fort St. George, in behalf of the company, shall have full power and authority, during such war, to appoint one or more inspectors or accountants, to inspect and examine all country and Cutcherry accounts and receipts, of all the countries and districts of his Excellency, as well as all other revenues, duties, or customs, collected by or for the use of his Excellency. And in case the said four-fifths of the revenues, or any part thereof, are diverted from the discharge of the current expences
of the war, or the debts and expences incurred thereby, the said united company shall have full power to appoint superintendents and receivers over the said countries and districts of the Rajah, in the manner specified in the 4th article of this treaty, with the same authority, and under the like restrictions and conditions therein expressed, in case of sailure.
X. That the said annual four-fifths, payable from the revenues of his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjore, shall, aster the termination of the war, continue to be applied to the discharge of all debts and expences that may be incurred or arise during the course of the war, until his proportion of one-fifth part of the whole ex- pence is paid off and discharged.
XI. It is expressly understood and declared, that so soon as the expences incurred by the war are paid off and discharged, the superintendants and receivers shall be immediately recalled.
XII. That during the application of the said proportion of four-fifths of the said gross revenues to the discharge of the debts and expences incurred in time of war, the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5 th articles of this treaty shall be and remain dormant, and be ofno effect; but shall re-commence, and regain their full force and validity, from and immediately aster all the debts and expences of such war have been fully and proportionally paid off and discharged.
XIII. In case his Excellency shall at any time have occasion for any number of troops for the security and collection of his revenues, the support of his authority, or the good order and government of his country, the said united company shall and will furnish a sufficient number of troops, on a public representation being made by his Excellency, to the president in council of Fort St. George, of the necessity of employing such force, and the objects to be obtained thereby. In case of the march of such troops, the additional batta and
K k 4 expences cxpences attending their movements shall 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 peishcash, since the year 1776, which, at the commencement of the Phusly 1197, or 12th July, 1787, will amount to the sum of twelve lacks fifty-seven thousand one hundred forty-two pagodas; and having also been indebted to British subjects, whofe names are set forth in a schedule hereunto annexed, for various sums of money lent by them, to and for the use of the Rajah, which, with interest, are computed to amount to about the sum of four lacks of pagodas; it is hereby stipulated and agreed, that, for the liquidation of the said arrears of peishcash, his Excellency shall appropriate annually the sum 'of — — Pagodas 1,05,715
To his annual peishcash to the Nabob,
the sum of — — 1,14,285
And to his Excellency's private creditors^
die annual sum of -^ — 80,000
XV. The private debts of his Excellency not being as yet accurately ascertained, it is hereby agreed, that the debts due to British subjects shall be forthwith examined, adjusted, and settled; for which purpose, the creditors shall be called upon to deliver their demands to the president in council of Madras, stated with simple interest, at the rate of 11 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 creditors, after which, they will be laid before his Excellency; and on receiving his final approbation, they shall be classed amongst the list of his private creditors, and become entitled to a share, or rateable proportion, of the said sum of 80,000 pagodas, agreeable to such 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 so soon as the debts and interest due from the Rajah to British subjects are paid off and discharged, the annual payment of 80,000 pagodas, agreed to be made by the Rajah, for the benefit of the creditors, shall from henceforth cease and determine.
XVI. And whereas his highness the Nabob of the Carnatic has, by a solemn deed, assigned over to the united East India company the arrears of peishcash already due, and the annual peishcash which shall henceforth become due to his Highness, in payment of his debt to the company, his Excellency the Rajah of Tanjour, willing to manifest 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 Highness, specified in the 14th article, upon the president and council of Fort St. George indemnifying his Excellency for the amount of all such monies as they shall receive on that account.
In like manner, the company shall be accountable