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ART. IV. Whatever part of Namkul Sunkaghurry, Salem Ourupoor, Attoor and Permuity, which is above stated, are comprised within the divifion ceded to the aforefaid company, fhall be fituated to the northward and eastward of the river Caveri, or if there fhould be any other talook, or villages of talooks, fituated as above defcribed, they shall belong to the faid company, and others of equal value fhall be relinquished by the faid company to Tippoo Sultaun in exchange for them; and if, of the above districts there fhall be any talooks, or villages of talooks, fituated to the wellward and fouthward of the faid river, they fhall be relinquished to Tippoo Sul taun, in exchange for others of equal value to the faid company.

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ART. V. On the ratification and mutual exchange of this definitive. treaty, fuch diftricts and forts as are to be ceded by Tippoo Sultaun, fhall be delivered up without any cavil or demand for outstanding ba lances; and fuch talooks and forts as are to be relinquished by the three powers to Tippoo Sultaun, fhall in the fame manner be delivered up; and orders to this effect, addreffed to the Aumils and commanders of forts, fhall be immediately prepared and delivered to each refpectively of the contracting parties; on the receipt of which orders, the difcharge of the money ftipulated to be paid immediately, and the releafe of prisoners on all fides, of which the contracting parties, confidering God as prefent and a witnefs, fhall releafe, (E 4) without

without cavil, all that are in exiftence, and fhall not detain a fingle perfon. The armies of the allied powers fhall march from Seringapatam: fuch forts and places, nevertheless, as thall be in the poffeffion of the faid company, and on the road by which the faid armies are to march, fhall not be given up, until the faid armies fhall have moved the ftores, grain, &c. and fick which are in them, and shall have paffed them on their return; as far as poffible no delay fhall be allowed to occur in the faid ftores, &c. being removed.

ART. VI. Whatever guns and fhot shall be left by Tippoo Sultaun in the forts which the faid Tippoo Sultaun has agreed to cede to the allied powers, an equal number of guns and fhot fhall be left in the forts which the allied powers have agreed to restore to Tippoo Sultaun.

ART. VII. The contracting parties agree that Zemindars and Aumildars being in balance to either party, and repairing to the country of either party, protection fhall not be given them, and they fhall be reftored. If hereafter it should happen that any difputes arife on the boundaries of the allies and the faid Tippoo Sultaun, fuch difputes fhall' be adjufted with the knowledge and approbation of all parties.

ART. VIII. The Polygars and Zemindars of this country, who, in the courfe of the prefent war have attached themfelves and been serviceable to the allies, fhall not, on that account, in any fhape or manner, be injured or molested by Tippoo Sultaun.

Whenever three copies of this treaty, confifting of eight articles, fhall be delivered by Tippoo Sultaun, bearing his feal and fignature, accompanied by three schedules, alfo under the feal and fignature of the

faid Tippoo Sultaun, fpecifying the detail of the countries ceded to the three powers, one to the faid com. pany with the fchedule, one to the faid Nawaub Afoph Jah Behauder with the schedule, and one to the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behaudeṛ with the schedule, three counterparts thereof, and of the fchedule, thall be delivered to the faid Tippoo Sultaun by the allies, that is to fay, one counterpart with the schedule on the part of the company, bearing the feal and fignature of the faid Nawaub Afoph Jah Behauder, bearing the feal and fignature of the faid Nawaub, and of Azeem ul Omrah Behauder, and one with the schedule on the part of the faid Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder, bearing the feal of the faid Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder, and the fignature of the faid Hurry Ram Pundit Tantia Behauder.

Signed and fealed in camp, near
Seringapatam, this 18th day of
March, 1792.

A true copy,

(Signed) G. F. CHERRY. Perf. tranf, to the gov. gen, True copies, A true copy, (Signed) JOHN MORRIS, fec. (Signed) S. AUCHMUTY, military fec.

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from the wisdom and juftice of the British legislature, a reform in the internal government of the royal burghs of Scotland, think it their duty, at this time, to declare, that they entertain the most loyal attachment to our most gracious fovereign, and his illuftrious family, the deepeft fenfe of the fuperior excellence of the British conftitution, and the moft firm and inflexible determination, to maintain for ever the principles on which it is eftablifhed, and to defend it from every innovation by which it may, in the flightest degree, be hurt or injured.

That, in planning and promoting a reform in the internal government of the royal burghs of Scotland, the burgeffes confider themselves as having acted in ftrict conformity to the principles they have thus avowed. Every fyftem of political government, fupreme or fubordinate, is liable to decay and abufe, and can only be effectually preferved by a wife and temperate correction of thofe defects which time, corruption, or improper deviations from original principles, have introduced. The conftitution has wifely placed the power of remedying thefe evils in the hands of the legislature, and the burgeffes confider thofe as the best friends of the conftitution, who, in a temperate and refpectful manner, lay before parliament the abufes which prevail in the depart ment to which they belong, and humbly fuggeft the conftitutional means that occur to them, as the most likely to remedy the existing grievances, to restore fuch part of our happy conftitution to its original purity and vigour, and to prevent the deftructive confequences that muft infallibly refult from the corruption or failure even of the smallest member of the great machine of

government. That although, from the mifreprefentations of the enemics of reforin, the applications already made to parliament have not met with the fuccefs that was expected; yet the burgeffes of Scotland are fully perfuaded, that when the nature of the grievances of which they complain fhall be completely and fully understood, the wifdom and justice of the parliament of Great Britain will not hesitate to afford them redrefs.

Therefore, refolved unanimoufly, to purfue, with inflexible perfe verance, the moft legal and conftitutional meafures for regulating the internal government of the boroughs, by deftroying the present pernicious fyftems, and never to abandon thefe falutary measures ori ginating in constitutional right, prompted by the deepest fenfe of abufe, and directed to objects of the highest public advantage to the national fpirit, industry, and prafperity of Scotland.

While, from the great political events of the prefent times, the public mind appears to be agitated, and even withheld, by a fear of confe quences, from expreffing their fenfe of known exifting abufes, the bur geffes of Scotland feel the greatest fatisfaction in reflecting, that the object at which they aim, in correcting the abuses in the internal adminiftration of the royal boroughs, by restoring their ancient governments, has not the remoteft tendency to alter or infringe in any respect the political conftitution of their country, which they hold in the highcit veneration, and are determined to fupport, convinced that its errors. and defects admit of an easy remedy in the most perfect confiftency with its fundamental principles, which, by the fecurity it affords to private


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The convention having read, and deliberately confidered the bill prepared, and brought into the houfe of commons by the right honourable the lord advocate, "for better regulating the mode of accounting for the common good, and revenues of the royal boroughs."

Refolved unanimously,

First, That without deftroying the felf-elections of the town-councils, it is utterly impoffible ever to eftabFifh an effectual method for bringing the magistrates to an account in a proper manner.

2ndly. That even although this object were attainable, without the deftruction of the felf-election, yet the bill propofed by the lord advocate is not only totally inadequate to its profeffed purpofe, of better regulating the mode of accounting for the common good of boroughs, but is in effect, though certainly not in the intention of its honourable author, a deception on the burgeffes and the legislature, holding out in appearance a complete remedy for the abufes in the adminiftration of the revenues of the burghs, when

in reality the enactments of the bill, if paffed as it now ftands, omitting many neceflary limitations on the power and management of magiftrates; and containing among many exceptionable regulations a provifion, that the auditors of the accounts of magiftrates felf-elected fhall be nominated by the magistrates themfelves, would tend to rivet, if

not even to extend the abufes which it profeffes to correct.

3dly. That the committee of convention and the committee of reform at London, be fpecially inftructed to autherife Mr. Sheridan to communicate thefe refolutions to the honourable houfe of commons, as containing the fixed and decided fentiments of the burgeffes of Scotland, affociated to obtain a reform in the internal government of the royal burghs in that part of the united kingdom.

Mr. Melifs of Perth moved a refolution, in addition to those reported by the committee, which was feconded by Mr. Biffet of Dundee, and after being confidered by the convention, was adopted, with fome variations, and is as follows:


That this convention cannot, however, omit to exprefs their fatisfaction, that this delufive and efficient plan of reform has been submitted to the confideration of parliament, as it must neceffarily deftroy that unaccountable confidence which parliament has been inclined to repofe in the affertions of their enemies. For feven years the oppofers of reform uniformly perfifted in declaring, that. no abufes whatever exifted; and even in courfe of laft feffion of parliament, they boldly averred that the only grievance was the want of a jurifdiction of accounts; while the very gentlemen who firft had the


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