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OF A

FIVE YEARS' RESIDENCE

AT

NEPAUL.

BY CAPTAIN THOMAS SMITH,

ASSISTANT POLITICAL-RESIDENT AT NEPAUL.

FROU 1841 TO 1845.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
COLBURN AND CO., PUBLISHERS, ,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

1852.

Notice is hereby given, that the Publishers of this work reserve to themselves the

right of publishing a Translation in France.

APKA

LONDON:
Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.

TO

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE,

THIS WORK

IS, BY GRACIOUS PERMISSION,

Enscribed,

WITH FEELINGS OF DEEP RESPECT,

BY HER ROYAL HIGHNESS'S DEVOTED SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

PR E FACE.

LOOKING to the friendly character of the relations which exist between England and Nepaul, and considering the position which Nepaul already holds in Anglo-Indian history, it has appeared to the Author that, in writing an account of that country, nothing should be omitted which can throw light on its characteristics and history. In addition, therefore, to the narrative of his residence there; his account of the wild sports and the productions of the soil, and the description of the wars of 1814 and 1816, he has deemed it indispensable to append a Memoir of the late General

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