Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Order of Muhammad Ali Khan to Nathmal regarding receipt of payment and the delivery of sheesham wood

Nathmal's payment of 304 rupees was received by the state. Muhammad Ali Khan orders him to send sheesham wood to the Lord instead of to Barodia and to send the balance of his previous payment and the next installment.

Functional document type: Orders

Formal document type: Parvana

Themes: Buying and Selling, Money, Natural Resources, Petitioning

Julus calendar: 22 Jumada al-sani 8
Hijri-qamri calendar: 22 Jumada al-sani 1076
Gregorian calendar: 30 December 1665

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invocation (top centre): Arabic


He [God] is

authorisation (top right): Persian

محمد [علیخان] [نامم از صدق]

[Round black ink seal] Muhammad Ali Khan

main text: Persian

1زبدة الاقران نتهمل پسر چودری پرسوتم اجاره دار جاملی بعنایت امیدوار بوده بداند
2عرضه داشتی که درینولا با مبلغ سیصد و چهار عدد روپیه ارسال داشته بود
3رسید ثانی الحال مبلغ مذکور بموجب قبض حضور مجری خواهند یافت آنچه
4در باب چوب شیشم نوشته بود که چون جنگل بسیار است
5بنابران چوب مذکور بریده نمی شود معلوم آن زبده الاقران باد که
6قبل ازین پروانه صادر شده بود که چوب مزبور سربراه نموده به پرگنه
7 بروده بفرستند الحال مقرر شد که چوب مسطور بحضور ارسال دارد و بر طبق1
8نوشته بعمل آورد
9و تتمه بوجه سابق و وجه بوجه حال را
10بسرعت هر چه تمامتر مرسول [گرداند] اگر
11درینماده اهمال خواهد کرد متعاقب [سوار]
12فرستاده خواهد شد [زیاده چه نگاشته] شود
13تحریراً فی التاریخ ۲۲
14جمادی الثانی سنه ۸

1Eminent among Contemporaries Nathmal, son of chaudhri Purshottam [Das] [and] ijaradar of Jamli, having hoped for kindness, should know
2the ʿarzdasht that recently you had sent with the sum of three hundred and four rupees
3has arrived. Hence, the aforementioned sum will be routed towards payment of the Lord. [Regarding] that which
4was written with regard to sheesham wood, [to wit] that since there is lots of jungle
5[and] due to this, the aforementioned wood cannot be cut, that Eminent among Contemporaries [you] should know that
6previously, a parvana had been issued so that the aforementioned wood should be supplied and sent to the pargana
7Barod[i]a. Now it is determined that the aforementioned wood shall be sent to the Lord. And accordingly,
8it shall be done as written.
9And the balance for the previous amount and the amount of the current amount
10- as complete as possible - should be sent quickly. If
11in this matter there will be too much delay, then subsequently [a rider]
12will be sent. What more should be written?
13Written on the date of 22
14Jumada al-sani of the [regnal] year 8.

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clerical notes (middle left): Persian

[بتاریخ] ۲۲ شهر جمادی [الثانی] سنه ۸ نقل [گرفته شد]

On the date 22 of the month of Jumada [al-sani] of the [regnal] year 8, a copy [was taken].


1. The main text continues on the right margin after this point. [BACK]

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

a leaseholder of revenue rights or land

petition (used for any formal address from an inferior to a superior)

a type of tree, North Indian rosewood (species D. Sissoo, a cultivated tree used for furniture-making and fuel)




Issuer: Muhammad Ali Khan
Recipient: Nathmal
Supplicant: Nathmal




Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, LNS 235 MS g1
Archival Collection: Purshottam Das collection

Transcribed from manuscript image.

Edited by Elizabeth Thelen

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