Rare 1792 Newspaper Report On the Defeat of Tipu Sultan In Seringapatam
A rare 1792 newspaper reporting the defeat of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam. This 4-page fairly well-preserved newspaper is The Salem Gazette of August 21, 1792, published from the USA. What makes this newspaper a rarity is that it has a short article on the defeat of Tipu Sultan. Published just 5 months after the actual battle took place in February 1792.
Read the full article in the second image above. It refers to the defeat of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam. That Lord Cornwallis arrived off Seringapatam with his troops on 4th February. And made their attack on Tippoo’s (Tipu) camp on the 6th, drove him out of his forts, took possession of 70 pieces of cannon, and razed all his works. On the 17th a cessation of hostilities took place, peace was concluded in March.
With the following conditions: Tippoo (Tipu) to give up one half of his country, and to pay 3 crores, 70 lakhs of rupees, equal to 3 million sterling. His two sons were given as hostages for the perfomance of the treaty. The ceded country and the money were to be equally divided among the three allied powers. Which included the Maratha Empire and the Nizam of Hyderabad. Both of whom were the allied powers of the British in this war. Click on the photo for better view.
Read more Anglo-Mysore Wars (1767-1799).
Did you know – this battle was fought at the end of the Third Anglo-Mysore War which began in 1790 and ended in 1792.
From the collection – Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph 1894., Government House British Era Madras, Old Photo 1888., Commercial Street In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1900., Old Book 1898-The Romance Of Glass-Making.