To the BUKHSHIES of the EHSHAM KUCHURRY; same Date.
(17th May.)

DIRECT your people to furnish themselves with six days’ provisions, to be carried by themselves;* and leaving their tents, pawls, heavy baggage, &c. with the baggage of the army, to remain light and unin­cumbered.


No doubt the troops, here ordered to prepare for a rapid movement, were in­tended to compose part of the division proceeding under the command of Moaayen­ûddeen; whose force (if we include in it the various corps enumerated in Letter CCLXXIII) must have amounted to at least ten thousand men.