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Fifth Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Petition of Gouri Shankar Sukal, of the Hurrianah Light Infantry Battalion

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April 13, 2023 at 2:36:21 AM

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Fifth Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Petition of Gouri Shankar Sukal, of the Hurrianah Light Infantry Battalion

DELHI IN 1857 VOL. 1 ( THE TRIAL OF BAHADUR SHAH)

Foreign

June 01 , 1857

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April 11, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

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Mohammed Abdulkarim

Fifth Days of Proceedings Trail of Bahadur Shah - Petition of Gouri Shankar Sukal, of the Hurrianah Light Infantry Battalion

English

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The Translation and Comment

 by 

 Mohammed Abdulkarim:

 of Original Document:


 

To—The  King  !  Nourisher  of  the  Poor  ! 

 

     The  state  of  affairs  here  is.  That  by  the  blessing  of  God, and  through  Your  Majesty’s  auspices,  Your  Majesty’s  rule  was established  at  10  o'clock  a.m.  to-day,  The  Districts  of  Hissar and  Sirsa  are  both  in  the  possession  of  this  Regiment,  and  be assured  the  corps  will  shortly  come  to  Your  Majesty’s presence,  bringing  treasure  with  them.  We  urge  for  your consideration  that  our  strength  is  that  of  only  one  Regiment, and  some  men  are  absent  on  general  and  special  leave.  More over,  we  have  hitherto  furnished  detachments  which  were relieved  monthly,  for  the  command  duties  at  Sirsa  and  Hissar. The  distance  from  Hansi  to  Sirsa  is  90  miles,  that  from  Hansi to  Delhi  is  90  miles  more.  It  will  be  difficult  for  us,  being only  one  Regiment,  to  travel  over  this  180  miles  with  the Treasuries  of  two  Districts.  It  is  on  this  account  urged  for Your  Majesty’s  consideration,  that  a  reinforcement  of  Artillery and  Cavalry  may  be  sent  to  our  aid,  as  also a  relief  to  take our  place  here.  An  order  is  also  required  specifying  whether  we shall  come  by  the  way  of  Rohtak,  or  by  that  of  Jhajjar.  A further  petition  is,  that  the  British  Troops  from  Karnal  will certainly  come  to  cut  us  up.  It  is  necessary,  therefore,  that Your  Majesty  should reflect  on  this,  and  issue  your  commands accordingly.  (Prayers  for  the  King’s  prosperity.)  Petition  of the  slave  Gouri  Shankar  Sukal,  Hurrianah  Light  Infantry 

Battalion. 

Autograph  order  by  the  King,  in  pencil 

 

Mirza  Moghal  will  make  all  necessary  arrangements. 

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