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Papers from the trial of Warren Hastings, British Governor of Bengal, 1785
(Catalogue ref: PRO 30/8/357 f117)
Warren Hastings, without thinking of his duty and the trust put on him, caused distress to the Company by wasting money recklessly.

He did this with a view to enrich himself and his favourites and dependants. He entered into many contracts without the least attention to the fact that these contracts did great harm to the East India Company.

Hastings did authorise and approve of many enormous salaries and extravagant allowances to his favourites and did lavish away much of the resources of the Company and the powers in alliance with it.
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