Robert Clive (1725–1774), British soldier, colonial administrator. Speech, March 1773, to a select committee of the House of Commons. Quoted in Life of Robert, First Lord Clive, ch. 29, G.R. Glieg (1848).
Defending himself against charges of embezzlement; Clive was cleared of the charge but, becoming depressed and ill, committed suicide by stabbing himself in November 1774.