To BUDRÛZ ZUMÂN KHÂN; same Date. (21st February.)

CONFORMABLY with your humble request,* a passport has been writ­ten, and is herein enclosed. You must dispatch the necessary equipage, and send for your family [to join you]. What more?


This letter is inserted, for the purpose of showing, both that no person, of whatever rank or consideration, could, when employed at a distance from the capital, have his family with him, unless by the express authority of the Sultan; and that the latter, occasionally, granted his servants this indulgence. His ex­tending it, in the present conjuncture (the commencement of a war of doubtful issue), to Budrûz Zumân Khân, strongly marks his confidence in the fidelity of that officer.