To the same; dated 24th BYÂZY. (30th March.)

IN case the enemy should encamp near you, watching for a favorable opportunity, you must make a night assault upon them, and chastise them signally. Your foragers and........* must be sent into the close country of the interior,* on this side of you [that is, in your rear].


It is curious to observe the Sultan directing, in this and the preceding letter, a night assault to be made on the Mahrattah army, while, on other occasions, when that mode of attack has been adopted by the English against himself, he stigma­tises it as a base proceeding, worthy only of robbers.