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ఇు द्रॉभ८भाँश्न द्रों★ To the Right Hon’ble Lord Minto Governor-General, etc, etc. The humble petition of Rammohun Roy Most humbly showeth, That your petitioner, in common with all the native subjects of the British Government, looks up to your Lordship as the guardian of the just rights tend dignities of that class of your subjects against all acts which have a tendency either directly or windirectly to invade those rights and dignities, and your petitioner more especially appeals to your Lordship as, from the nature of the treatinent, however degrading, which he has experienced, and from the nature of the existing circumstances with reference to the rank and distinction of the gentleman from whom it preeeesh.d, your petitioner is precluded from any other means of oritaining redress. - Confiding thorefcre in the impartial justice of the British Govorument and in the acknowledged wisdom which governs and directs all its measures in the just spirit of an oninrged and liberal golicy, your petitioner proceeds with diffidency and hurn.'ity $o lay before your Lordship, the following circumstances of severe Jegradation and injury, which he was unraeritedly Czperienced at the hands of Sir Frederick Hanuilton, On the 1st of 3anuary last, your petitioner arrived at the Ghant of the river of Bhatigulpur, and hired a house in that town. Troceeding to that house at about 4 o'clock in the afternwon, your petitioner passed in his palanquin through a road on the left side of which Sir Frederick Hauaiiton was standing among some bricks. The floor of tho palanquin being shut to exclude the dust of the road, your potitioner did not see that gentleman, nor did the peon who preceded the palanquin, apprize your petitioner of the circumstance, he not knowing the gentieman, much less supposing that, that gentleman (who was standing along among the bricks), was the Collector of the district. As your petitioner was passing, Sir Frederick Hamilton repeatedly called out to him

  • get out of his palanquin, and that with an epithet of abuse too