Oriental Scenery/Part 2/Plate 12

No. XII.

WESTERN ENTRANCE OF FORT ST. GEORGE.

Fort St. George is considered by engineers as a work of very great strength. This bridge leads into the Fort by the road from the Governor's garden house. The business of the English at Madras is chiefly transacted within the Fort; but in general the opulent have houses in the country a few miles from it, as the heat of the air within the Fort, owing to the quantity of masonry and closeness of the buildings, is found very oppressive.

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Western entrance of Fort St. George.