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A N ARRATIVE

MARCH AND OPERATIONS
ARMY OF THE INDUS,

EXPEDITION TO AFFGHANISTAN

IN THE YEARS 1838-1839.

II.I.U STRATED BY A MAP,
views of CANDAHAR, GHUzNEE, AND CABOOL, AND

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comprising also
THE HISTORY OF THE DOORANEE EMPIRE FROM
ITS FOUNDATION TO THE PRESENT TIME.

BY MAJOR w. Hou GH,
48th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry.

LATE DEPUTY JUDGE Advocatr GENERAL or THE * BEN GAL colu MN, ARMY of
the INDUs:” AND AUTHoR of PRActice of courts MARTIAL,
AND 812VERAL other Works on Mt Lita RY L.A.W.

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MY LoRD, I HAVE at length the satisfaction of presenting the “Narrative of the March and Operations of the Army of the Indus,” which you did me the honor to permit me to dedicate to your Lordship. 2. The importance, in a political and military point of view, of the great measure of your Lordship's administration, by which an additionl barrier against foreign invasion, has been secured to the North West Frontier of British India, has induced me to add to this volume, a History of the Dynasty of the “Dooranee Empire;” exhibiting the period of its foundation; the period and splendour of its rule; the dethronement of its sovereign, and loss of its most valuable provinces; the dismemberment of the remaining portion of the country and thirty years of anarchy and misrule: and finally, the restoration, under your Lordship's auspices, of Shah Shoojah-ool-Moolk, to the throne of his ancestors.

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3. May I be permitted to add—while the result of the expedition has obtained such present advantages, and has rendered an act of justice to a fallen monarch, who long lived under the protection of a liberal government—that I trust, under Divine Providence, the event may not only cause the regeneration of Affghanistan; but may, in future times, be attended with great commercial advantages to Great Britain.

I have the honor to be,
My Lord,
Your Lordship's faithful servant,

WILLIAM HOUGH. CALCUTTA,

25th August, 1840.

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