Letter addressed to
A’akel Khán*,

Fort-keeper and Governor
of the Capital of Sháh Jehán Abád*.


I read the petition of that old servant (i.e., the Khán). You have expressed the desire of retiring from the service and of tendering resignation of your post. When I have protected you under my service, which is the object of divine glory and favour, do you think that you will get a better post anywhere else than here? In case of you insist, your petition will be certainly accepted and your request (for resignation) will be complied with; and a sum of one thousand rupees per month, amounting to twelve thousand per year, will be assigned to you.