Western India Before and During the Mutinies

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byGeorge Le Grand Jacob, Sir George Le Grand Jacob

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE FIRST OUTBREAK OF REBELLION. HE state of the country meanwhile grew more unsettled. Vague rumours reached me of intended risings, but none could be traced to rest on any sufficient foundation, beyond the fact that there was a common sense of coming disturbance. The cause that led the mutinous regiment to expect help from the town, and to cling to it so pertinaciously, yet remained unsolved. None of the Political Agent's establishment, up to the minister residing therein, who had closed the gates the night of the mutiny, seemed conscious of anything wrong on the part of the Durbar, or in the country. All that could be done was to watch and wait. By the end of October the uneasiness was reported by my scouts to have become so general that I felt it right for the whole force to sleep under arms, the unarmed 27th regiment to be diligently watched, and all things to be in preparation to turn out, especially after nightfall, at a moment's notice. On November 15th the elder Raja called on the Political Agent to acquaint him that he had heard of an intention to attack our camp; but, as he stated this on mere rumour, not knowing if it were true, nor giving any clue to trace its origin, he was only bringing coals to Newcastle. Had his brother been our informant, I should at once have suspected a ruse, but the elder prince was indolent, quiet, and inoffensive, not likely to join in, or perhaps be trusted in any intrigue. The younger brother, Chimma Sahib, on the contrary, was a man of energy, a true descendant of Siwaji, and highly popular in the country. I took the precaution of increasing my patrols and picquets, and ordering certain sentries to mount loaded. Happily the European force had been somewhat increased both from Belgaum...

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. THE FIRST OUTBREAK OF REBELLION. HE state of the country meanwhile grew more unsettled. Vague rumo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217420044

ISBN - 13:9780217420044

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