A LEASE for a Village.

THE intention of writing these lines is this. I Ali Mahommed, the son of Shehabuddeen, have taken in farm the village of Sileempoor belonging to the Pergunneh of Fereedabad, from the agents of the eminent Meer Khan to whom it is given for a Jageer, for the sum of five hundred current Rupees; and shall pay the said sum to the said Khan yearly; and shall make use of no pretence or evasion. And, which God forbid, should a calamity from the weather fall upon the said land, after proper investigation, let a deduction be made. These few lines I have written that there may be proof. Written on the 12th of the Month Zeelhijeh in the 1144th of the flight.