An Historical Relation of the Origin, Progress, and Final Dissolution of the Government of the Rohilla Afgans in the Northern Provinces of Hindostan: Compiled from a Persian Manuscript and Other Original Papers

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G. Kearsley, at Johnson's Head, 1787 - India - 298 pages
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Page 238 - His personal bravery and firmness in the hour of danger would have enabled the Rohillas to support themselves with success against all foreign enemies, and to have protected their dominion from the many calamities in which it had been involved for...
Page 269 - The whole nation, with inconfiderable exceptions, was flaughtered or banifhed. The country was laid wafte with fire and fword; and that land diftinguifhed above moft others, by the chearful face of paternal government and protected labour, the cho-fen feat of cultivation and plenty, is now almoft throughout a dreary defert, covered with rufhes and briars, and jungles full of wild beafts. The Britim officer who commanded in the delivery of the people thus fold, felt fome compunction at his employment.
Page 256 - We engaged to assist the Vizier in reducing the Rohilla country under his dominion, that the boundary of his possessions might be completed, by the Ganges forming a barrier to cover them from the attacks and insults to which they were exposed, by his enemies either possessing or having access to the Rohilla country.
Page 289 - Khan and Zabitah Khan, and all the other Rohilla Sirdars, great and small, have agreed and determined with the Vizier of the Empire, Shujah-ul-Dowla, that we adhere to the substance of this writing, and never deviate from this Agreement ; that we esteem his friends as our friends, and his enemies as our enemies, and that we and our heirs, during our lives, shall adhere firmly to this our Oath and Agreement, that we shall be united and joined together for the protection of the country of the Vizier...
Page 237 - Roberts) he, by the superiority of his talents and address, kept together its several parts much longer then could have been expected, considering the nature of the people with whom he had to deal, and the unfortunate events under which they laboured. His...
Page 291 - If at this time, without either war or peace, the Mahrattas, on account of the rains, shall cross, and retire, and after the expiration of the rainy season they should again enter the country of the Rohillas, their expulsion is the business of the Vizier.
Page 290 - Zabitah Khan. We, both parties swear by the Almighty, His Prophet, and the sacred Koran, that we will firmly adhere to this solemn Agreement, nor ever deviate from this our Treaty. This Treaty confirmed by oath, and sealed in the presence of General Sir Robert Barker.
Page 291 - ... Mahrattas, on account of the rains, shall cross, and retire, and after the expiration of the rainy season they should again enter the country of the Rohillas, their expulsion is the business of the Vizier. The Rohilla sirdars, in consequence of the above, agree to pay forty lacs of rupees to the Vizier in the following manner : as the Mahrattas are now in the country of the Rohilla sirdars, the Vizier of the empire shall march from Shawabad as far as may be necessary to enable the families of...
Page 206 - Rahmat, he still perhaps possessed spirit and abilities sufficient to have enabled him to bear with success the great weight thrown upon his shoulders, had any tolerable degree of harmony subsisted among the...
Page 294 - ... to his ability, to join my forces ; and, if I march in person, Fyzoollah Khan shall himself accompany me with his troops ; and if, on account of the smallness of the number of the forces he* is to retain in his service, he is not able to accompany me, I will then appoint him three or four thousand more troops, that he may accompany me with a good army, and I will be at the expense of supporting them.

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