The march of Ooktaie Khan, Chughtaie Khan, and Tooli Khan to Khutaie, and the conquest of that country; also the death of Tooli Khan on his return thence.

Ooktaie Khan kept his army continually employed against the insubordinate districts of his realm; and soon after his accession to the throne, himself, with his brothers Chughtaie and Tooli, with a large army, marched to Khutaie* and con­quered many of its cities. It is related, that Altai Khan, king of Khutaie, was so much terrified at the invasion of the Moghools, that he fled, no one knew whither; and some say that he raised a funeral pyre, and was burnt on it with his wife and family, by his own directions. Ooktaie Khan, after the conquest of Khutaie, left Aziz Bulwaj in charge of that country and returned to his own capital. On his route back, in the year Hejri 627, or Pars Eel of the Turks, Tooli Khan, the fourth son of Chungeez Khan, and who was known by the name of Baligh Noyaun departed this life; it is said, that Tooli Khan excelled his brethren in bravery, and in the management and disci­pline of his troops. He was commander-in-chief in his father’s time, and had charge of the treasury, military equipments, and encampments or stations of the army; but, notwithstanding his manifold occupations, he found time to study mathematics, in which he became a proficient. Chun­geez Khan, in his lifetime, gave him the govern­ment of a country next to that of Ooktaie Khan. It is said, that Tooli Khan left twenty sons;— Mango Khan, Koblaie Khan, Areek Noka Khan, and Hulako Khan, were born of the same mother. Mooka, Toochick, Shookur, and Muriltaie, were of different mothers.

When Ooktaie Khan returned to his own coun­try he caused a palace to be built at Karakorum, which is called by the Turks, Koorshi. It is related, that he despatched Batuie, the son of Joje Khan, Mango, the son of Tooli Khan, Tool Khan, Boozri and Paidar, the sons of Chughtaie Khan, and his own son Kyrook, with a large army, to conquer the countries of Russia,* Circassia, Mugus or Mukus,* Bulgharia, and the Bashkir territories; and that these princes after many bloody battles, in seven years subdued them all.

In the year 633 Hejri, agreeing with Suchi eel Toorki, Ameer Arghoon, of the tribe of Awirat, was appointed bukhshi and tupukchi, and despatched to Khorasan as governor, to enquire into the state of the district of Kurkur; and as the district of Bulookat of the dependencies of Herat was also waste and deserted, Ameer Azud­deen Hervi, the chief of the cloth-weavers, who had been sent to Turkistan with one hundred of his workmen, by Tooli Khan, was commissioned to repeople that fertile district, and a darogah, named Kureek, was appointed to proceed with him. Ameer Azuddeen, with the darogah and the prisoners from Herat, in the year 636 Hejri, agreeing with Tunkooz eel Toorki, arrived at that city and rebuilt and repeopled its districts.

In the month of Jumadiel Avul 639 Hejri, agreeing with Pars eel Toorki, Ooktaie Khan died of excessive indulgence in wine and women;* he reigned fourteen years, and his actions are fully described in many historical works.