Reminiscences of School and Army Life, 1839 to 1859

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Arthur Bayley

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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. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. AS the hot weather approached, those whose turn it was to go away on leave began to think of starting for the hills. After the annexation of the Punjaub by the East India Company, the territory of Cashmere, which had belonged to the Sikhs, was sold to Goolab Singh, who from that time became the Maharajah of Cashmere. He was considered the best politician in India; and as he thoroughly appreciated the power of the Company, backed up by the resources of the mother country, he behaved in the most friendly manner. As it was customary for every one who could manage it to visit the hills during the hot months, and as Cashmere was within an easy distance of the North-Western Provinces and the Punjaub, and presented in itself every advantage that could be desired for a residence during the summer, he signified to the Chief Commissioner his willingness to receive as guests all Europeans who wished to visit the valley; and he built for their accommodation a number of houses on the right bank of the Jhelum, just above his capital, "Shrinuggur." For form's 104 SIMLA. sake, and also by way of introduction, those who proposed to go there had to send their names to the Chief Commissioner, and apply for the requisite leave. Henley and I, having obtained leave to the 1st November, left Meerut on the 1st May, and travelling dak to the foot of the hills, continued our journey to Simla on foot. There Cecil Peel and Curzon put us up, while we made preparations for our hill campaign. Before leaving Meerut, we had sent on in advance two small tents and such servants as we intended to take with us, viz., two khitmutgars or cooks, two bheestics or water-carriers, and a dhobee or washerman; but there were many other things which it was necessary to provide, as our lea...

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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. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. AS the hot weather approached, those whose turn it was to go away on leave began to think of starting for the hil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217270093

ISBN - 13:9780217270090

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