To SHÂH NOORÛLLAH; dated 29th YOOSÛFY. (4th February.)

IT is owing to the whoreson tricks and roguery of the elephant keepers, that the elephants have been made to get hot: you must, therefore, flog them [the keepers] well. If, after all, one of the ele­phants proceeding with you should continue hot, you must separate him from the other [or others], by putting him on board a different vessel.

Then follow directions for expediting the departure of the embassy.

N.B. In a letter of the following day (or 30th Yoosûfy), the Sultan repeats his orders for separating the must (hot) and tame elephants, with an addition, purporting, “that the proper medicines should be given to the hot elephant for expelling his heat.”