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In 1763 bring of the Supreme Council at Calcula, he with one more was appointed to treat with MEER lossım, and remained a voluntary hollage, that his senior and others of his countrymen mnight be allowed to leave. Patna, where by the Tyranis order he was murdered October ihe 3 1763 ,

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PRINTED BY J. NICHOLS; AND SOLD BY J. DODSLEY,
PALL-MALL; J. ROBSON, NEW BOND-STREET;

AND B. AND J. WHITE, FLEET-STREET.

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It is certain, that the merit or the faults of an author are intrinsic; and no laboured panegyrics, or accidental circumstances, will probably do more than give the Ton to fashion for a short time, nor any severity of animadversion create a prejudice that will be lasting; but, without either, it may be agreeable to some readers to be told a few things relating to him, which are not to be found in his writings.

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Introductory addresses, therefore, seem intended to bring the reader acquainted with the man, rather than

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