¶ 1[341c] Amir Shayr ʿAli Khan’s cordial and amicable feelings towards the English changed this year to hostile ones because of the burdensome obligations imposed by the English, which the amir refused to accept, as noted above. He then proposed a friendship treaty with the Russians, the codicillary stipulations being that:
“he would give the Russians access to India through Afghanistan and protect its telegraph lines (through Afghanistan). Nor …
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“Events of 1295/January–December 1878”, in:
History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami.
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