In the year of the Hegira 1131, Mahammud Shah being on A H. 1131.
A D. 1718.
the throne, and Zekariah Khan being Subadar of Lahore, the Sicks, though unable to appear in any considerable force, began to plunder, and carry on a kind of predatory war in the skirts of the mountains, as if to try the temper of government; and this practice they continued with little variation for twenty years.