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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt:... CHAPTER IV. Eeoross the Goomtee river--Sultanpoor Cantonments--Number of persons begging redress of wrongs, and difficulty of obtaining it in Oude--Apathy of the Sovereign--Incompetency and unfitness of his Officers--Sultanpoor, healthy and well suited for Troops--Chandour, twelve miles distant, no less so--Lands of their weaker neighbours absorbed by the family of Rajah Dursun Sing, by fraud, violence, and collusion but greatly improved--Difficulty attending attempt to restore old Proprietors--Same absorptions have been going on in all parts of Oude--and the same difficulty to be everywhere encountered--Soils in the district, mutteear, doomutteea, bhoor, ooeur--Risk at which lands are tilled under Landlords opposed to their Government--Climate of Oude more invigorating than that of Malwa--Captain Magness's Regiment--Repair of artillery guns--Supply of grain to its bullocks--Civil establishment of the Nazim--Wolves--Dread of killing them among Hindoos--Children preserved by them in their dens, and nurtured. December 22,1849.--Sultanpoor, eight miles. Recrossed the Goomtee river, close under the Cantonments, over a bridge of boats prepared for the purpose, and encamped on 'the parade-ground. The country over which we came was fertile and well cultivated. For some days we have seen and heard a good many religious mendicants, both Mahommedans and Hindoos, but still very few lame, blind, and otherwise helpless persons, asking charity. The most numerous and distressing class of beggars that importune me, are those who beg redress for their wrongs, and a remedy for their grievances,--" their name, indeed, is Legion," and their wrongs and grievances are altogether without remedy, under the present government and inveterately vicious system of administration. It is pa...

    A Journey Through the Kingdom of Oude in 1849-1850 (Volume 1); With Private Correspondance Relative to the Annexation of Oude to British India by Sleeman, W. H./ Sleeman, William H. [Paperback]

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