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Second Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Royal Missive under the seal engraved in the Emperors Special Cypher

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April 11, 2023 at 5:56:05 AM

National archives of India

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Second Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Royal Missive under the seal engraved in the Emperors Special Cypher

The National Archives of India is located at the intersection of Rajpath and Janpath Road

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August 20 , 1857

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April 5, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

Mohammed Abdulkarim

Second Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Royal Missive under the seal engraved in the Emperors Special Cypher

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The Translation and Comment

 by 

 Mohammed Abdulkarim:

 of Original Document:


 

To—Our  Sons’  Wassih  Ali  Shah,   Safi-ud-din  Sultan 

Muhammad,  Mirza  Bahadur,  Bakht  Bahadur  son  of 

Mirza  Muzaffar  Bakht  Bahadur,  Mirza  Taimur  Shah, 

Sultan  Husein,  Mirza  Safari  Sultan  Zain-ul-ab-din, 

Mirza  Safi,  Sultan,  Safi-ud-din  Wassih  Muhammad 

Mirza,  Safi  Sultan  Hyder  Mirza,  Safi  Tehmanseb 

Mirza,  Mirza  Zia-ud-din  Bakht,  and  Mirza  Khurshed 

Kadr  son  of  Mirza  Usman  Kadr. 

 

    Learn That  all  the  particulars  of  the  ruinous  hardships and  distresses  you,  our  Sons,  have  suffered  in  the  province  of Oudh,  as  embodied  in  your  petition,  have  come  fully  to  our Royal  knowledge.  In  the  wonderful  changes  now  occurring, the  will  of  God  has  come  to  pass.  Nevertheless,  hearing  of these  matters,  fraught  asthey  are  with  dangers,  we  have  to some  extent  been  grieved  and  concerned  in  mind.  However, what  the  Great  Almighty  in  His  unbounded  and  universal mercy  has  willed,  He  has  willed  for  the  best,  and  that  which may  hereafter  happen.  Under  all  circumstances,  preserve unanimity  amongst  yourselves,  and  stay  in  the  quarter  of Lucknow,  called  Aminabad;  and  pass  your  time  in  confidence  of  safety  and  protection  from  the  present  dangers. Please  the  ever-revered  God!  the  present  calamities  and confusion  will  now,  with  His  divine  help,  speedily  come  to  an end.  The  appearances  of  order  are  already  becoming  mani fest,  and  you  will  soon  see  reason  for  entire  confidence  reflected  in  the  mirror  of  your  own  minds.  Continue  to  cherish perfect  assurance.  Be  assured  of  our  kindness. 

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