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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 423 Volume 17, New Series, February 7, 1852   By:

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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 423 is a collection of various articles, essays, and stories that provide a fascinating glimpse into life in 19th century Scotland. The diverse range of topics covered in this issue, from travel adventures to scientific discoveries, makes for an engaging read for anyone interested in history and culture.

The writing is clear and informative, with each piece offering something new and interesting to discover. The illustrations that accompany the text are beautifully crafted and add another layer of depth to the content.

Overall, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 423 is a well-rounded and enjoyable publication that offers a window into the past. Whether you are looking to learn something new or simply enjoy a good story, this issue has something for everyone. Highly recommended for those with an interest in history, literature, and Scottish culture.

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No. 423. NEW SERIES. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1852. PRICE 1 1/2 d.


Three years ago, I received orders to proceed from Kur√Ęchee to Roree by the river route, for the purpose of joining the siege train then assembling for the reduction of Mooltan. Subsequent events caused my final destination to be changed to Sukkur. Although my journey was thus not so long as I had both expected and wished, yet I had an opportunity of seeing some three or four hundred miles of a river that the records of the past, and the anticipations of the future, alike combine to render interesting, and which in itself differs in many respects from the other rivers of India. My position in life that of a non commissioned officer of the ordnance department has prevented me from gleaning information on the subject, either from books or official sources; but it may be that a narration of what I merely saw , will not prove altogether without interest for those who must run while they read who have neither time, nor perhaps inclination, to acquire any more than a superficial knowledge of distant countries.

Having been provided with a passage in one of the steamers of the Indus flotilla, and informed that the vessel was to start at daybreak on the following morning, I hastened to procure the necessary documents to authorise my obtaining ten days' sea rations from the commissariat department... Continue reading book >>

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