AHMEDY. (10th April.)

BÂBOO RÂO, RÂM RÂO, and the other Mûtusuddies, whom you deputed hither for the purpose of adjusting the accounts of your conditional Jagire,* have accordingly come to a settlement, by which it appears that there is justly due to us the sum of 38,40,785 rupees. Of this amount we have excused [you] (or abated) two lacks of rupees: for the remaining 36,40,785 rupees we have received the engagements of the aforesaid Mûtusuddies, which we have lodged with our bankers, who are now, together with the said Mûtusuddies, dispatched to you. Be expeditious in putting the payment of this money in train, and in sending back the bankers to us. It will not be well, that any delay, or procrastination, should take place in this matter. You must likewise discharge the separate obligation for ten lacks of rupees, entered into by that friend’s Mûtusuddies and ratified by you.


Abdûl Hukeem Khân was a Patan chief, who possessed the principality of Sânore, Shânoor, or Savanore,* called here by Tippoo Sultan a Jagire Mushrooteh; by which is meant, a Jagire held under specific stipulations, to distinguish it from a free Jagire or Jagire in ordinary. This principality was compelled to submit to the superior power of Hyder Ali Khân in the year 1764, when Abdûl Hukeem agreed to pay to the Mysore chieftain a certain proportion of his annual revenue. A double alliance by marriage was, at the same time, concluded between them; Hyder bestowing one of his daughters upon the eldest son of the Patan, who, in his turn, gave one of his to Kureem Saheb, the second son of Hyder. This connexion, however, was not productive of any advantage to the Patan; who, at length, revolted from Tippoo, and sought the protection of the Mahrattahs, to whom the district of Shânoor, including Ban­kypoor, was finally ceded, by the partition treaty of 1792; when its dispossessed chieftain became wholly dependent on the government of Poonah.*