The Arrangement of a Meeting Between the Two Sides and the Killing of Macnaghten and Those Who Accompanied Him to the Meeting
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[172c] When the Afghans’ letter reached Macnaghten, the English discussed it and said,

“General Elphinstone and the 54th Regiment1 under the command of Major Ewart should prepare their weapons. The Sixth Royal Regiment2 must stand ready for battle with two batteries of artillery. Sir William Hay Macnaghten should form up for battle with an advance force at a distance 500 zarʿs from the cantonment and there wait for Sardar Muhammad Akbar Khan. If something should go wrong, they could then attack and destroy the sardar and his companions.”

As he had said in his letter, Sardar Muhamm…

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“The Arrangement of a Meeting Between the Two Sides and the Killing of Macnaghten and Those Who Accompanied Him to the Meeting”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 20 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000166>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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