HL Deb 16 August 1853 vol 129 c1752

rose to offer an explanation with reference to some observations which had fallen from him and another noble Earl (the Earl of Ellen-borough), with respect to a gentleman whose name had been mentioned in the course of the debate on the case of the Parsee Merchants. He (Earl Granville), upon the occasion to which he referred, had stated the fact that the Military Secretary at Hyderabad, Major Moore, had warned the petitioners whose case they had been discussing against lending money to the Nizam, and had told them that ruin would be the consequence of their pursuing such a course. The noble Earl opposite afterwards, in referring to that statement, had asked the House if Major Moore was not in the receipt of a pension from the Nizam, and had proceeded to make certain strictures upon the conduct of that officer. Now, he (Earl Granville), had since received a letter and documents from Major Moore, from which it appeared that the Court of Directors had in 1839 sanctioned the acceptance by Major Moore of the pension offered him by the Nizam, under very special circumstances.

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