Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcultta to Bombay; 1824-1825

Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcultta to Bombay; 1824-1825

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... very dangerously ill. The men who were in the hospital at Meerut, were declared convalescent. December 25.--Christmas-day. A very large congregation, and above two hundred communicants. December 26.--I preached, and after evening service confirmed twelve persons who had not been able to attend on the Friday. December 27.--I received a present of fruit from the Begum Sumroo, together with a civil message, 282 BEGUMABAD. " expressing a hope to see me at Sirdhana, to which I returned an answer in an English letter. Though she herself does not understand the language, she has many people about her who do, particularly Colonel Bryce, who acts as a sort of Resident at her court. My tents and servants set off this evening. I received a very kind offer from General Eeynell to assign me a medical attendant in my irfarch to Bombay, there being a Dr. Smith at the time in Meerut, who had just come with a detachment of troops from Mhow, and was not attached to any specific service there; he was highly-recommended as an able man, and one who, by his local knowledge, would be very useful to me in my journey. I had suffered so much during my residence at Dacca, and subsequently in my own illness, and when my escort and servants were attacked with the fever in Kemaoon, for want of a medical attendant, that I felt extremely glad of such an offer. Indeed, with upwards of a hundred people in my train, and on the point of commencing a journey through countries of the wildest character, where no medical assistance could be obtained in marches of, in one instance, twenty-four, and in another of twenty-three days, such a precaution is most necessary and reasonable. December 28.--I set off from Meerut by Dak, as far as Begumabad, a large village forming a part of...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558618
  • 9781236558619