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RRò ইংরেজের জয় । orders, and give me, no offence, you may depend upon it, I will take their losses into consideration, and adjust matters to their satisfaction. You know how difficult it is to prevent soldiers from plundering in war ; therefore if you will on your parts relinquish something of the damages you have sustained by being pillaged by my army, I will endeavour to give you satisfaction even in that particular, in order to gain your friendship, and preserve a good understanding for the future with your nation. You are a Christian, and know how much preferable it is to accommotiate a dispute, than to keep it alive; but if you are determined to sacrifice the interest of your company, and the good of private merchants, to your inclinations for war, it is no fault of mine; to prevent the fatal consequences of such a ruinous war, I write this letter. From the Admiral to the Nawab. ... Dated Feb. 6th 1757. The letter, which you will receive with this, was written the day before yesterday *; but before

The enclosed letter was as follows: The letter which you sent me in answer to my reply to your former letter, I ། received the day before yesterday. But as I was sitting down 1 -܂ to write an answer to it, intelligence was brought to me, that part of your army had entered Calcutta, and that the remainder was advancing in great haste towards our camp. I had no sooner heard these things, than looking towards the town the smoke and flames which I saw ascending from it, confirmed