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The Governor-General’s Answers to the Issues Raised by Shah Shujaʿ
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[140c] When these points were submitted by Wade to the governor-general of India, he responded in writing on the 6th of August 1838, corresponding to the fifteenth of Jumada al-Awwal 1254. An exact copy follows:

“Regarding article one in the second version submitted to Wade, on this point the royal mind should rest easy for originally it was not the desire of the English government to interfere in the payment or nonpayment (of stipends) or in matters of good or evil done by the sons or relations of that essence of the house of glory. In such matters you have complete discretion.”

Article 2, sec…

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“The Governor-General’s Answers to the Issues Raised by Shah Shujaʿ”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000143>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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