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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)

ascended the Ganges
passing over many of
the principal towns
on its banks, but
attacking the villages.
It returned to the great
towns subsequently.
In that year it fell
upon L[or]d Hastings' army,
then in the province
of Bundlecund [Bundelkhand]. Its first
attack on its first
appearance is always
most violent & fatal.
This last for three
or four days; the disease
then mitigates & in about
9 or ten days almost