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First Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Petition of Imam-baksh, Chowdary, and all the men of the ice-pits

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April 11, 2023 at 6:15:32 AM

National archives of India

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First Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Petition of Imam-baksh, Chowdary, and all the men of the ice-pits.

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

Foreign

July 18 , 1857

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April 4, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

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Mohammed Abdulkarim

First Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Petition of Imam-baksh, Chowdary, and all the men of the ice-pits

English

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The Translation and Comment

 by 

 Mohammed Abdulkarim:

 of Original Document:


 

To—The  King    Shelter  of  the  World 

RESPECTFULLY  SHEWEerH,—That  we,  your  slaves,  have from  time  immemorial,  been  cherished  and  nurtured  by  the salt  of  Your  Majesty’s  house.  The  Troops  which  have  now arrived,  have  encamped  near  your  slaves’  houses,  which  are contiguous  to  the  ice-pits  opposite  the  Turkoman  Gate,  and your  slaves  are,  in  consequence,  exposed  to  great  annoyances and  ruination;  the  very  timbers  of  the  roofs  of  their  houses having  been carried  away.  Many  of  the  inhabitants,  considering  their  lives  in  danger,  have  deserted  the  place,  but  your slave  has  remained,  solely  because  the  ice  used  by  Your Majesty’s  butler?’  is  supplied  from  his  ice-pits.  Your  Majesty desires  the  fostering  care  and  protection  of  all  God’s  creatures. Your  petitioner  therefore  prays  that  Madhuganj,  the  property of  the  Rajah of  Jypur,  adjoining  Rajah  Jaysingh’s  Observatory and  near  to  the  Turkoman  Gate,  its  enclosing  wall  being  still in  preventation,  may  be  graciously  bestowed  on  him,  and  that an  order  may  be  issued  to  the  force  come  from  Bareilly,  prohibiting  opposition  and  hindrance,  so  that  your  slaves  obtaining safety  may  night  and  day  pray  for  Your  Majesty’s  prosperity. We  further  beg  that  the  order  to  the  Officers  may  be  issued under  your  special  signature.  Petition  of  the  slave  Imam-bakhsh,  and  all  the  men  of  the  ice-pits.  

Autograph  order  by  the  King,  in  pencil 

 

     Mirza  Moghal  Bahadur  will  give  the  petitioners  place  in 

the  Observatory,  and  will  have  an  order  written. 

    Order  on  the  reverse,  without  Signature  or  Seal,  apparently 

by  Mirza  Moghal,  in  furtherance  of  the  King’s  order  :— 

     Let  orders  in  accordance  with  those  of  the  Royal  presence 

be  issued,  dated  18th  July  1857. 

 

Note below order—‘‘An  order  has  been  written’’, 

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