Samuel Hill (1857-1926) was author of Three Frenchmen in Bengal The Commercial Ruin of the French Settlements in 1757. Hill says in the Preface, "Whilst engaged in historical research connected with the Government Records in Calcutta, I found many references to the French in Bengal which interested me strongly in the personal side of their quarrel with the English, but the information obtainable from the Indian Records alone was still meagre and incomplete. A few months ago, however, I came across Law's Memoir in the British Museum; and, a little later, when visiting Paris to examine the French Archives, I found not only a copy of Law's Memoir, but also Renault's and Courtin's letters, of which there are, I believe, no copies in England. In these papers I thought that I had sufficient material to give something like an idea of Bengal as it appeared to the French when Clive arrived there." The Table of Contents includes The Quarrel with the English, M. Renault, Chief of Chandernagore, M. Law, Chief of Cossimbazar, and M. Courtin, Chief of Dacca.