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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 Excerpt: ...Much of this dancing took place in the Old Court House, which for over thirty years was the scene of most of the public entertainments, and assembly balls. Towards the close of the century the old house became unsafe; society, too, had begun to break up into classes, and subscription assemblies went out of fashion. Entertainments of every kind were transferred to private houses, and hosts, led by the GovernorGeneral in his new and splendid Government House, gave weekly receptions, besides large dinner-parties, balls, and fites. The eventful years at the close of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century gave many opportunities for entertainments, and other displays of rejoicing, either for victories obtained in war, or for the return of peace, or the celebration of some important treaty. A curious document in connection with one of these occasions is "Lord Clive's bill of ist January, 1766," which was passed and paid in the Proceedings of the Calcutta Board in February of the same year. Clive had concluded a treaty with Shuja-ul-Dowlah, Nawab Vizier of Oude, by which the East India Company obtained the Dewanny of the three provinces of Bengal, Behar, and Orissa, and his bill of expenses ran as follows: --Charges for building and fitting up an assembly house with furniture for celebrating the late Rs. An. Pies. peace concluded with Shuja-ul-Dowlah. 4,853 7 3 Expense of feeding wild beasts and making a place for them to fight in 384 14 3 Charges paid for fireworks on this occasion.. 12,179 8 o Sundry presents to the keepers of the wild beasts, etc 2,426 15 3 Expenses of three public entertainments.. 3,927 2 6 Paid for liquors 5,451 9 o 29,223 8 3 This celebration took place in Oude, and had more of the character of native rejoicings. In ...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217453219
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publisher Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Height: 246 mm
No of Pages: 54
Series Title: English
Weight: 113 gr
ISBN-10: 021745321X
Publisher Date: 20 May 2012
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 189 mm
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