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A narrative of the operations of captain Little's detachment, and of the Mahratta army ... during the late confederacy in India, against the nawab Tippoo sultan Bahadur

by Edward Moor

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April the 12th. Every thing being prepare3 for marching, orders were issued on the 13th for the returning detachment, to move the nexj morning, and at day hreak, on the 14th, it left Parwar, and marched, six miles to-Aminboy, a poor village. Being-badly supplied with conveyance, several, officers- left their tents and baggage on the ground.April 15th. The detachrnent marched six miles to Beetgarry, a tolerable town, with 11 weak, fort on, a hill, on the declivity of which the town is. situated, with a rivulet running close past its northern side. Heavy rain falling in the night, the detachment halted the 16th, and on the 17th marched through Doodwar, before noticed, to Bellowry,. a small village, eight miles from Beetgarry. April the *8th. Passed Sangolee, a large village on the southern bank of the Malpurba, and encamped on the opposite? sidfe, The river here is about two hundred yards across, with two feet of water and a good bottoms Sangolee is nine miles from Bellowry. April 19th. Ten miles to Nasourie, beforementioned to be at tjbe southern entrance of the Manowly barree, which, we entered the next day, and after marching eight nyles, halted at Dewalhutty, a small vijlage. April 21st. Marched eight mile6 through the jungle, and halted at Padfhahpoor, where the detachment staid the 2^d, in a pleasant encampment between the fort and a small river that runs past the western and southern sides of the town, with now but little wat;er..in it. Qn the ^d^ passed the rocky bed of the river bjefore spoken ofx as tlie. Gutpurba, Qi Heron Cassey, now perfectly dry, near

the the small village of Goorgurry, seven miles from Padshahpoor. April 24th. The detachment marched ten miles to Yadguny, a small village. To Chickowrie on the 25th, eight miles.

After the general had beat on the 26th, preparatory to marching, an express arrived from Poona, ordering the 9th battalion back to Danvar; this caused a halt, and the battalion having spared the best of their arms to complete Captain Little's detachment, "was supplied from the 2d Bombay regiment. On the 27th, both corps marched at day break. Major Sartorious, with the regiment, pursued his route to Bombay, by way of Sattarah, in sight of which fort they halted, but had no opportunities of examining it, or of approaching it very nearly, which the Mahrattaa seemed cautious to prevent. •' • "':'

This fort has never come under the observation of Europeans 5 no particular account of it, at least, has been published. AH historians agree in its being a place of great strength and importance, and seem1 to a<k>pt-readUy the story of a descendant of the original face of Mahratta sovereigns being confined in this fort, which was formerly their capital: whether the tale be true or not, we cannot pretend to determine, but are inclined to believe it is not. Those who are desirous to refer to histories of the rife and progress of the present overgrown empire of the Mahrattas, will be satisfied by consulting the introduction to Major Rennell's Memoir of his Map of Hindoostan j ora short account of them by Captain, (now Lieutenant-Colonel) Ker, Auditor General at Bombay,, published in 1782. Ormc's Fragments contain several curious particulars of that adventurous chieftain Sevagi, the restorer of their political im-' portancej and in note VI. of that work, a jist is given of the authors who have written upon the subject.

The name of this fort in the Hindvi, commonly, but improperly called, the Moors language, signifies seventeen, and is said to have been given from there being seventeen walls, seventeen towers, and seventeen gates, leadfcftg- in' so many directions; others fay it is from the fort being built )A the form of a. star, which its name ajso signifies. The town is exten-* five, situated on the north side of the hill. Sattarah was taken from the sovereign of Bejapoor by Sevagi, in 1651 *.


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