A Reply to the Strictures of the Edinburgh Review, on the Foreign Policy of Marquis Wellesley's Administration in India: Comprising an Examination of the Late Transactions in the Carnatic

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807 - 301 páginas

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Página 246 - Rajah shall be considered as an ally of the said Company in all treaties which shall in any respect affect the Carnatic and countries depending thereon, or belonging to either of the contracting parties contiguous thereto ; and the said Rajah agrees that he will not enter into any negotiations or political correspondence with any European or native power without the consent of the said Company.

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