Sir William Hay Macnaghten’s Violation of the Pact and His Receiving His Just Reward
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[170] As soon as Macnaghten took his seat and dismissed the others, he began to mouth words which were contrary to the pact he had signed and sealed only two days before. He said to Sultan Ahmad, “I have several requests of you.” The sardar gave him permission to state his requests and Macnaghten began to speak about the wording of the codicil (to the agreement). He explained,

“Many benefits will accrue to the people of this country by the presence of our troops here. Therefore you ought to cease oppressing and injuring us and allow us to stay and secure you from enemy attack. If another country mak…

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“Sir William Hay Macnaghten’s Violation of the Pact and His Receiving His Just Reward”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000165>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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