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British India and its Bependencies:
bury, Fort William, and Fort St.
currences, Births, Marriages, Deaths,
Proceedings of the Royal Asiatic So-
ciety of Great Britain and Ireland.
pany's Ships for the Season.
JULY TO DECEMBER, 1826.
&c. &c. &c.
THE FINANCES OF OUR EASTERN EMPIRE.
Few subjects are so unattractive to general readers as those of a financial character. The minute details of a public account, and their peculiar arrangement, which are necessary to afford a person who wishes to investigate the statement critically, a full knowledge of the matters to which it relates, are calculated to oppress and perplex others.
So much interest, however, attaches, especially at the present season, to topics connected with the political condition of our Eastern empire, and the absence of correct information upon those topics leads to so much misapprehension and misrepresentation, that we shall continue the practice we commenced last year, of placing prominently before our readers a condensed and perspicuous Statement of the Annual Official Accounts laid before Parliament respecting the Finances of the East-India Company, accompanied by a few explanatory observations of our own.
The accounts from whence we extract the succeeding figures bear the following titles, which fully refute the charge of a desire of concealment:
Accounts respecting the Annual Revenues and Disbursements, Trade and Sales, of the East-India Company, for Three Years, 1821-22, 1822-23, 1823-24, according to the latest Advices, together with the latest Estimate of the same, 1824-25, Ordered to be printed 9th May 1826.
Annual Account, made up to the 1st May 1826; containing the Amount of the Proceeds of the Sale of Goods and Merchandize of the East India Company, and of their Commercial and other Receipts, Charges, and Payments, in Great Britain, under the several Heads thereof; together with an Estimate of the same for the current Year; and a Statement of their Bond Debts and simple Contract Debts, with the Rates of Interest they respectively carry, and the Amount of such Interest; and the State of Cash remaining in their Treasury, and other Effects appertaining to the Company, in Great Britain and Afloat ; distinguishing the Receipts and Payments, Debts and Assets in the Political and Territorial Branch, from the Receipts and Payments, Debts and Assets in the Commercial Branch. Ordered to be printed, 31st May 1826. Asiatic Journ. Vol. XXII. No. 127.
ABSTRACT OF EAST-INDIA ANNUAL ACCOUNTS, 1826.
Total Revenues .........C.Rs. 14,12,89,700 12,91,45,704 13,42,06,200
8,90,91,651 9,64,82,907 10,88,11,379