Records of the Intelligence Department of the Government of the North-West Provinces of India During the Mutiny of 1857 Volume 1

Records of the Intelligence Department of the Government of the North-West Provinces of India During the Mutiny of 1857 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...My Dear Sherer, CCI. Agra, 14th November 1857.-Yours of the 8th arrived last night. Communication with Cawnpore difficult. The Rajah of Mynpoorie. Neemuch threatened. The Cossids seem to have encountered great difficulties on the road, and passed large bodies both of the Furruckabad and Nana's troops. But this is to be expected, and, indeed, in the present state of Mynpoorie and Etawah, owing to the Rajah of Mynpoorie's return, I anticipate great risk to our messengers. It will be well if our communications with you are not cut off. The Rajah of Mynpoorie has reoccupied his Fort there with a small Force. He has some guns. Our officials have retired to Shekoabad. Our well-wishers will suffer for their ready subordination to us; and anarchy will prevail till the Rajah is again put to flight. From your letter of the 8 th there appears no early prospect of any reinforcements coming this way. But when Lucknow falls we hope that no time will be lost in pushing them up. Neemuch is again in peril. We have news up till the 8th. "The Mundessore rebels have been advancing upon us in force for the last two or three days, and a report has just come in that they are at Jumooneya, a village about 5 miles off." A reconnoitring party of the Bombay Cavalry had gone out to see. They have heavy guns with them, which have delayed their march. If they come on, as was expected, the intention seems to have been to remain inside the Fort, as with their very small force there was a risk of being cut off. Their hope lay in the Mhow Column. But they were very much in the dark as to its position, the only direct information being through the Bombay newspapers. "However, it is rumoured that it is only two days' march or so on the other side of...show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785096
  • 9781236785091