History of the War in Affghanistan: From Its Commencement to Its Close; Including a General Sketch of the Policy, and the Various Circumstances which Induced the British Government to Interfere in the Affairs of Affghanistan. From the Journal and Letters of an Officer High in Rank, and who Has Served Many Years in the Indian Army
T. Brooks, 1843 - Afghan Wars - 412 pages
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Page 106 - Shoojah-ool-Moolk, whereby his Highness is guaranteed in his present possessions, and has bound himself to co-operate for the restoration of the Shah to the throne of his ancestors. The friends and enemies of any one of the contracting parties, have been declared to be the friends and enemies of all.
Page 110 - Envoy and Minister on the part of the government of India at the court of Shah Sooja-ool-Moolk.
Page 105 - His attention was naturally drawn at this conjuncture to the position and claims of Shah Soojah-ool-Moolk, a monarch who, when in power, had cordially acceded to the measures of united resistance to external enmity, which were at that time judged necessary by the British Government, and who, on his empire being usurped by its present rulers, had found an honourable asylum in the British dominions.
Page 9 - Hindostan unknown. On the whole, his impression of his new acquaintances would be favourable ; although he would feel, that without having lost the ruggedness of a barbarous nation, they were tainted with the vices common to all Asiatics. Yet he would reckon them virtuous, compared with the people to whom he had been accustomed ; would be inclined to regard them with interest and kindness; and could scarcely deny them a portion of his esteem.
Page 104 - M'Neill, her Majesty's Envoy, that his Excellency has been compelled, by a refusal of his just demands, and by a systematic course of disrespect adopted towards him by the Persian Government, to quit the Court of the Shah, and to make a public declaration of the cessation of all intercourse between the two Governments. The necessity under which Great Britain is placed of regarding the present advance of the Persian arms into Afghanistan as an act of hostility towards herself, has also been officially...
Page 159 - enceinte" gave a good flanking fire, whilst the height of the citadel covered the interior from the commanding fire of the hills to the north, rendering it nugatory. In addition to this, the towers, at the angles, had been enlarged, screen walls had been built before the gates, the ditch cleared out and filled with water, stated to be unfordable, and an outwork built on the right bank of the river so as to command the bed of it.
Page 103 - Governor-General would yet indulge the hope that their heroism may enable them to maintain a successful defence, until succours shall reach them from British India.
Page 12 - Jews ; they have traditions among themselves of such a descent ; and it is even asserted, that their families are distinguished by the names of Jewish tribes, although, since their conversion to the Islam, they studiously conceal their origin.