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The works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke Volume 2
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That before the appointment of the Governor-General and Council of Fort William by act of Parliament the allowances made by the East India Company to the Presidents of that government were abundantly sufficient; and that the said Presidents in general and the said Warren Hastings particularly was restrained by a specific covenant and indenture which he entered into with the Company from accepting any gifts rewards or gratuities whatsoever on any account or pretence whatsoever.
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