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OF

INDIA AND AVGHANISTAU N;

WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE

PRESENT EXCITING AND CRITICAL STATE

AND

FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THOSE COUNTRIES.

COMPRISING REMARKS ON THE MASSACRE OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN

CABUL, BRITISH POLICY IN INDIA, A DETAILED DESCRIPTIVE

CHARACTER OF DOST MAHOMED AND HIS COURT, ETC.

UWith an Appendix

ON THE FULFILMENT OF TEXT OF DANIEL, IN REFERENCE TO THE

PRESENT PROPHETIC CONDITION OF MAHOMEDAN NATIONS

THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND THE SPEEDY

DISSOLUTION OF THE OTTOMAN

EMPIRE

BY J. HARLAN,
LATE COUNSELLOR OF STATE, AID-DE-CAMP, AND GENERAL OF THE

STAFF TO DOST MAHOMED, AMEER OF CABUL.

PHILADELPHIA:
J. DOBSON, 106 CHESTNUT STREET.

R. BALDWIN, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON.
'H. BOSSANGE, 11 QUAI VOLTAIRE, PARIS.

1842.

IS36

H3

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1842, by JUDAH Dobson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Carpenter

C. Sherman, Printer, 19 St. James Street.

CONTENTS.

PREFACE.

Massacre-Whigs-American interest --Tory policy-British

tenure of India-Successful invasion of Cabul by the British
-Whig policy opposed by the Tories-Army of the Indus-
Importance to England of the Cabul conquest-Destitute
condition of the British army-Signal failure of the expedi-
tion against Cabul— True policy of England in Cabul-
Genius of the Avghan institutions—Abuses of the English
policy in Cabul-English diplomacy at fault-Avghans
fierce, semi-barbarous, and unconquerable-Intricate topo-
graphy of Avghanistaun-M'Naghten's false policy-Cru-
elty of the English-Citizens of Cabul favourable to the
English–Murder of the Russian ambassador in Persia —
City of Cabul shelled by an English mortar battery-
M’Naghten killed—Dismal prospect of the British army,
Alternative-Indian troops contemptible-Proper military
movement for the English-Metropolitan importance of
Cabul-Ability of Cabul to provide for the subsistence of a
garrison—Treasonable treaty of the English functionaries
-Origin of the feud betwixt Shah Shujah and Dost Ma-
homed-Origin of Dost Mahomed's power-Origin of the

537:18

REPLY TO COUNT BJORNSTJERNA'S INDIA, CONTINUED—Misre-

presentations confuted—of topography-of moral obstacles
-Avghan policy-Practicability of Avghanistaun for artil-
lery-Relative powers of the camel, north and south of the
Caucasus—Consequences of English errors in policy-mili-
tary insignificance of the Indians generally-Plan of a
Russian invasion-Character of the British government in
India-Policy of the English, and of Alexander the Great,

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