The Arrival of a Letter and an Ambassador from Amir Haydar, the Ruler of Bukhara, and from Qilij Khan, the Governor of Khulm
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[69c] In 1220/1805–06, an envoy came to the throne with a letter from Haydar Shah, the amir of Bukhara, and Qilij Khan, the governor of Tashqurghan. Their gifts included seven camels with reddish humps, twenty horses, fully liveried with gold and silver trappings, several white falcons, various kinds of fine Chinese, Russian, and Tatar fabrics, well-trained horses from Yarkand, and sable pelts. The letter was cordial and friendly. The gifts met with the shah’s approval as did the letter which i…

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“The Arrival of a Letter and an Ambassador from Amir Haydar, the Ruler of Bukhara, and from Qilij Khan, the Governor of Khulm”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 12 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000072>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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