In this essay, the author discusses the principles and practices of colonial government, particularly in relation to the treatment of dependent peoples. The essay covers a wide range of topics, including the legal basis of colonial rule, the duties of colonial administrators, and the rights and obligations of colonial subjects. The author argues for a more humane and just approach to colonial government, based on respect for the dignity and autonomy of the governed. The essay was first published in 1841.
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