Excerpt from Historical Fragments of the Mogul Empire, of the Morattoes, and of the English Concerns in Indostan, From the Year 1659: Origin of the English Establishment, and of the Company's Trade, at Broach and Surat; And a General Idea of the Government and People of Indostan
<... br/>Having laid what was conlidered as a firm foundation (for lub fequent attainments in commercial bufinefs, young orme embarked for India, and arrived in the year 1742 at Calcutta, where his brother \vill-ia'm then relided as a writer in the Company's fervice. William was originally intended for the fea; but, difliking that element, obtained the above-mentioned appointment at' Calcutta; where he died at about twenty-five years of age (a): before'which time he had loft both his parents.
Robert did not return to India in the Company's fervice; but on his arrival in Calcutta, engaged himfelf, for improvement, in the houfe of Jackfon and Wedderburn, at that time the firfr Englifh mercantile firm in India; Mr. Jackfon being one of the council; and Mr. Wedderburn (of the fame family as the late earl of Ro¿lyn) a free merchant. While with them, young orme made a voyage round the Peninfula to Surat in one of the freight-¿iips, as they are termed; and it was on his return to Calcutta, in 1743, that he'
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