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Pw H 287/1-3 : Letter from Lord W.H. Cavendish Bentinck, Camp Bahadaghur [Bahadurpur], India, to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck] 4th Duke of Portland, Cavendish Square, London; 4 Dec. 1831 (Pw H 287/1-3)

India that has not been visited
below a certain altitude. At Simlah [Shimla]
which is 7400 feet above the
sea, it has never been, but it
has visited Sabathoo [Sabathu], only 18
miles from Simlah, 4200 feet
above the sea. I think it likely
you may have an advantage
over us, that there will be
more time to grapple with the
disorder. Here fever is so rapid,
& the constitution generally so
much weaker, that there is
not a moment to lose...