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Excerpt from The Carnatic Question Considered: In a Letter to a Member of ParliamentIf, by any fortunate turn of circumstances, a portion of the substance of these voluminous documents could be impressed on the public mind, or the understanding ofMoreExcerpt from The Carnatic Question Considered: In a Letter to a Member of ParliamentIf, by any fortunate turn of circumstances, a portion of the substance of these voluminous documents could be impressed on the public mind, or the understanding of the House, the result would be obvious. Show but the merits of the cause, and advocates must necessarily abound!The danger to be apprehended, from the undertaking of any individual, to put the House and Public in possession of the heavy subjects of complaint, which arise out of the papers in reference, is, that the mixed and multiplied matter of supposed gravamen, would be too complicated for individual retention: and that the well-intentioned and best-disposed mind, might sicken, and at last sink, under the voluntary labours which it had at first proposed to itself.You are not unacquainted, Sir, with the tricks of office, and the very stale practice of mingling with the official instruments required, and as often as they are required, every possible paper, which the ingenuity of placemen, or the interest of an opposite party, may luckily suggest. These, exhibited together, are in general of so formidable an appearance, as to forbid the meditated attack.I know not in any better way to account, why an inquiry has not long been instituted on an interesting subject, which has agitated in a very peculiar degree the public feeling, and opinion- the materials for which have been for years in the hands of every member of the House of Commons.The Gentleman, who first directed the attention of the House to the matter to which I have alluded, has not only the peculiar gift of a ready perception of a subject, but of easily communicating his own feelings to the bosoms of his auditors.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.