He was in the East India
Company's Civil Service, and his name appeared, at the period of which we write, in the Bengal division of the East India
Register, as collector of Boggley Wollah, an honourable and lucrative post, as everybody knows: in order to know to what higher posts Joseph rose in the service, the reader is referred to the same periodical.
Among the passengers was a number of officials and military officers of various grades, the latter being either attached to the regular British forces or commanding the Sepoy troops, and receiving high salaries ever since the central government has assumed the powers of the East India
Company: for the sub-lieutenants get 280 pounds, brigadiers, 2,400 pounds, and generals of divisions, 4,000 pounds.
"The same that had this gun." He showed me his weapon, a Tower musket, bearing date 1832 and the stamp of the Honorable East India
The East India
Company, in London, had a large stock of tea on hand, which they had expected to sell to the Americans, but could find no market for it.
Thus was created the famous "Northwest Company," which for a time held a lordly sway over the wintry lakes and boundless forests of the Canadas, almost equal to that of the East India
Company over the voluptuous climes and magnificent realms of the Orient.
The du Lac Sevres and the Trevenna George II plate were out; so was the van der Luyden "Lowestoft" (East India
Company) and the Dagonet Crown Derby.
He was the son of Richmond Thackeray, a collector in the service of the East India
Company, and was born in Calcutta in 1811.
While we were here, and going often on shore for refreshment, there comes to me one day an Englishman, a gunner's mate on board an English East India
ship, then riding in the same river.
The broad interminable perspective of the East India
Dock Road, the great perspective of drab brick walls, of grey pavement, of muddy roadway rumbling dismally with loaded carts and vans lost itself in the distance, imposing and shabby in its spacious meanness of aspect, in its immeasurable poverty of forms, of colouring, of life--under a harsh, unconcerned sky dried by the wind to a clear blue.
During the seventeenth century the English East India
Company, originally organized for trade, had acquired possessions in India, which, in the middle of the eighteenth century and later, the genius of Clive and Warren Hastings had increased and consolidated into a great empire.
Five days later, the vessel was in the river, and was towed into the East India
(with the single exception perhaps of the tragic muse, when playing extemporaneously on the barrel organ before the East India
Company) can parallel.