To TURBIYUT ALI KHÂN; dated 5th TÛLOOEY. (2d December.)

YOUR representation, with regard to our not honoring your letters with [regular or early] answers, is understood. That great person* [mean­ing Turbiyut Ali Khân] eats two or three times a day, sits at his ease, and amuses himself with conversation. We, on the other hand, are occupied, from morning to night, with business. Whenever we have leisure, we attend to the answering of your dispatches.