An Open Letter Addressed to Sir Moses Montefiore, Bart. on the Day of His Arrival in the Holy City of Jerusalem; Sunday, 22 Tamooz, 5635, A.M.-July 25, 1875

An Open Letter Addressed to Sir Moses Montefiore, Bart. on the Day of His Arrival in the Holy City of Jerusalem; Sunday, 22 Tamooz, 5635, A.M.-July 25, 1875

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...order of preparing them, but on examination I ascertained a great number of subjects which he omitted to insert. I requested him to take them back and correct any of the statements requiring his reconsideration. Towards the afternoon the Governor, having been informed of my intended departure, kindly sent to me a Yuz Bashi, with ten soldiers as a guard of honour, to accompany me to Jerusalem. I expressed my deep gratitude for the great attention of His Excellency, but begged to be permitted to decline accepting the honour. The Governor, however, would not think of allowing me to leave Jaffa without the soldiers; ultimately it was arranged that the Yuz Bashi and the ten soldiers should accompany me for half an hour's distance, then return to Jaffa, the On Bashi and one soldier to go up with me to Jerusalem. About four o'clock p.m. I took my farewell of our excellent hostess and her amiable family, assuring them of the great pleasure I derived from the constant attention theyshowed me whilst under their hospitable roof; Signor Amzalak insisted on his accompanying me at least as far as the Yuz Bashi and the nine soldiers would go, and ordered his Kawass to be in special attendance upon me all the way up to Jerusalem. I must not omit to mention here that the Haham Bashj of Jerusalem, immediately on my arrival in Jaffa, sent one of his Kawasses with the Deputation from Jerusalem to wait on me during my stay in that place, and subsequently to accompany me to the Holy City; but as I was very uncertain regarding the number of days I might have to stay, I thought proper to decline the proffered honour, with full appreciation of his kindness. As I took my seat in the carriage, a large concourse of people pressed round us, but the soldiers and Kawasses soon...show more

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  • 9781236632135