To GHÛLÂM ALI KHÂN; same Date. (15th December.)

WE have learned by letters which we have received from the Imâm and from the Khulfân [or minister] of Muscat, that one of the vessels which proceeded with you from hence has been burnt. It is very as­tonishing that you should not have mentioned any thing of this matter. Communicate to us all the particulars of it. We conclude that you have proceeded onwards from Bussorah. Let us know. Let us likewise know, what things you stand in need of, that they may be sent to you.