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Khawaja Khairat Ali Munshi In the office of the General to the Emperor Prays that the Kotwal May Be Directed to Supply 1000 Soldiers Encamped On the Other Side of ------ Bridge With 100 Munds of Parched Grain

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Khawaja Khairat Ali Munshi In the office of the General to the Emperor Prays that the Kotwal May Be Directed to Supply 1000 Soldiers Encamped On the Other Side of ------ Bridge With 100 Munds of Parched Grain

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

Foreign

August 01 , 1857

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Mutiny

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April 13, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

Mohammed Abdulkarim

Khawaja Khairat Ali Munshi In the office of the General to the Emperor Prays that the Kotwal May Be Directed to Supply 1000 Soldiers Encamped On the Other Side of ------ Bridge With 100 Munds of Parched Grain

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The Translation and Comment

 by 

 Mohammed Abdulkarim:

 of Original Document:



 

     To—The  King!  Shelter  of  the  World  ! 

          It  is  fully  manifest  to  Your  Majesty,  that  since  yesterday, twenty  thousand  Troops  have  been  suffering  the  greatest inconvenience  and  discomfort,  exposed  to  rain,  and  unsupplied with  food.  I  therefore  trust  that  an  order  may  be  issued  to the  Chief  Police  Officer  of  the  City  to  dispatch,  for  the  present, one  hundred  maunds  of  parched  Gram  to  the  Camp  on  the other  side  of  the  Bussye  Bridge.  Otherwise,  this  will  be  the second  day  of  starvation  to  the  Troops  It  has  been  submitted for  information.  Petition  of  the  slave  Khwaja  Khairat  Ali, Clerk  in  the  General’s  Office. 

Autograph  note  by  the  King,  in  pencil 

 

         The  purport  has  been  learned.  Note  on  the  face  “3rd August  1857,  Index  No.  1165”’. 

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