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THE EAST INDIA V A D E - M E C U M ; OR, COMPLETE GUIDE TO GENTLEMEN INTENDED FOR THE CIVIL, MILITARY, OR NAVAL SERVICE OF THE HON. EAST INDIA COMPANY.

BY CAPTAIN THOMAS WILLIAMSON, Author of 'The Wild Sports of the East.'

LONDON: PRINTED FOR BLACK, PARRY, AND KINGSBURY, Booksellers to the Honorable East India Company, 7, LEADENHALL-STREET, 1810.

Volume II of II (*Williamson 1810*):

[*back to Volume I*]
*Table of contents ((v-vii))*
(1) *Great heats, modes of refrigeration, general plan of building, various kinds of lime and cement, tarras floors ((1-16))*
(2) *Pucka and Cutcha houses, ancient buildings, white-ants, sleeping in the open air, floors on pots, north-westers, bungalows and out-offices, mats of sorts, satrinjes, cheeks, glass windows, talc as a substitute, Chalk-Hills, purdahs ((17-53))*
(3) *Various kinds of timber, modes of floating them, prices and uses, mango-fruit, and plantations ((54-84))*
(4) *Bamboos, mode of fitting-out trading-boats, toddy-tree, coir rigging, cocoa-nuts, oil from them, meemii-ke-tale, writing on cocoa-tree leaves, hot winds ((84-106))*
(5) *State of society among Europeans, sitting-up, meals, wines, malt liquors, Invalid Establishment, levees, sugar-candy, bread, camp-ovens, milk, ghee-butter, meats, buffaloes ((107-149))*
(6) *Spirits, wines, fish, poultry, table apparatus, furniture, china-bazar, Europe-shops, wax and candles, insects, snakes of sorts, antidotes to their poison, musquitoes, and curtains to repel them, cock-roaches, scorpions, centipedes, wasps, hornets ((150-196))*
(7) *Shampoing, amusements, theatres, races, gaming, music, balls, Churches, schools, Fort-William, military establishments ((198-223))*
(8) *False ideas of Indian prosperity, anecdote, depreciation of specie, the bore, brackish waters, preservation of rain-water; the several great rivers, physical properties, fossile alkali, streams impregnated with minerals, inundations, Hindu corpses, plague not known in India ((223-268))*
(9) *Tanks and jeels, eleemosynary alligators, seraies, gunjes, durgaws, Hill people, bunds, quicksands, wells on great roads, hot-wells, sol-lunar influence on fevers, huckeems, state of medicine, refrigerating principle, state of learning, Koits, Lalahs, Gooroos, good books ((269-325))*
(10) *Posts, and conveyance of parcels, &c., travelling in a palanquin, rice, mode of expelling weevils, meal from barley, wheat, &c., travelling by water, the Soonderbund Passage, water in jars, fire-wood, New Harbour, entrances of the Hoogly River; opinions regarding Gour, and the great Delta of the Ganges ((325-366))*
(11) *Salt manufacture ((367-368))*
(12) *Hire of budjrows, rates and distances, precautions, contraband trade, trading and baggage-boats, tracking, Dacoits, or pirates, guards requisite, Coolies, Chokey-dars, and Dowraws, expert thieves, anecdotes, leger de main, puppet-shows, gymnastic feats, Nuts, or Indian gypsies, curious comparison of their language ((368-420))*
(13) *Slavery, how far tolerated, Indian Lock-Hospitals, summary punishment of adultery, curious incident, dancing-girls ((421-429))*
(14) *Elephants,their points, qualities, prices, &c., camels, the appropriate soils, conveying them over rivers, bullocks, the Company's regulations, tattoos, or indigenous breed of horses, tanians, tazees, serissahs, horses imported from Persia, the Punjab, &c., stables ((430-467))*
(15) *Tanning, artificers, great improvements made in most professions, newspapers, Persian Akbars, paper ((468-475))*
(16) *The Mocurrery or perpetual System of Revenue; the periods for collection, stations of collectors, judges, commercial residents, custom masters, and diplomatic characters ((474-498))*
(17) *Security afforded to private property, inland traders, agency-houses, rates of commission and remittance, trade and situation of Calcutta; conclusion ((499-506))*

 

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