Memoir Left by Jacob Christiaan Pielat
Excerpt from Memoir Left by Jacob Christiaan Pielat: To His Successor, Diederik Van Domburg, 1734The following memoir, left by Jacob Christiaan Pielat for the guidance of his successor, Diederick van Domburg, is neither one of the earliest of the series of memoirs of Dutch Governors extant, nor is it one of the largest or most comprehensive; but it may, I think, be reckoned among the more important of these documents, on account of the status and authority of the compiler, as well as of the circumstances attending his appointment to the Government. Pielat's position in Ceylon, as Special Commissioner, was higher than that of Governor. As he himself states in his Memoir, "the appointment by the Supreme Government (of India) of a Commissioner to administer the affairs of the Island was an unusual one." Only two other instances of such appointments are recorded during the Dutch occupation of Ceylon, and these occurred during the early years of their rule. Pielat's appointment in 1732 was induced by a state of affairs which required a strong head and a strong hand to cope with. From 1726 to 1729 the Island was governed by the infamous Petrus Vuyst. During his three years of misrule and tyranny, accompanied by acts of murder and treason, discipline both among the civil and the military, the administration of justice, and the smooth working of the various departments were sadly interfered with. When he was removed to Batavia, where he was tried and ignominiously executed, Stephanus Versluys was sent here with instructions to restore order and see that justice was done to the sufferers. But his rule did not give satisfaction either to the inhabitants of the country or to the authorities at Batavia. His attitude towards the officers of the Government brought about dissensions, and the Government of India had already resolved to remove him, naming the Commandeur of Galle, Diederick van Domburg, as his successor. The resistance offered to van Domburg's assumption of duties by several officers of the Government, and the necessity he was put to to appeal to Batavia, will be found referred to in the footnote to page 4.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.