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8V7 . . ङिछ्ानि ढि । কৰ্ত্তব্য।* অবশেষে তাহাঁই স্থির হয়, এবং তঁাহারা প্ৰাচীন রাজবংশের সহিত সম্বদ্ধ অরকোতারার চামরাজের পুত্ৰ কৃষ্ণরাজকে মহিমুরের সিংহাসন প্ৰদান করেন। টিপুর পুত্রেরা বৃত্তি লাভ করিয়া প্ৰথমে বেলোর পরে কলিকাতায় আসিয়া বাস করিতে বাধ্য হন।

  • আমরা এস্থলে উক্ত বিষয় সম্বন্ধে লর্ড ওয়েলেসলির নিজের উক্তিই উদ্ধত করিতেছি। "It would certainly have been desirable that the power should have been placed in the hands of one of Tiphoo's sons; but the hereditary and intimate connection established between Tiphoo and the French, the probability that the French may be enabled to maintain themselves in Egypt, and the perpetual interest which Tiphoo's family must: feel to undermine and support a system which had so much reduced their partimony and power, precluded the possibility of restoring any branch of the family of the late Sultan to the throne, without exposing us to the constant hazard of internal commotion, and even of foreign war.

"Between the British Government and this family (the old Hindoo house of Mysore) an intercourse of friendship and kindness had subsisted in the most desperate crisis of their adverse fortunes.' "They had formed no connection with your cnemies. Their elevation would be a spontaneous act of your generosity, and from your support alone could they ever hope to be maintained upon the throne, either against the family of Tiphoo Sultan, or against any other claimant. They must naturally view with an eye of jealousy all the friends of the usurping family, and consequently be adverse to the French, or to any other states connected with that family in its hereditary hatred of the British Govern ent "In adition to these motives of policy, moral consideration and sentiments of generosity and humanity, favoured the restoration of the ancient family of Mysore. Their high birth, the antiquity of their legitimate title, and their long and un merited suffereings rendered their peculiar objects of compassion and respect; nor could it be doubted that their government would be both more accepted and more, indulgent than that of the Mahommedan tasurpers, to the mass of thc inhabitants of the country composed almost entirely of Hindoos."