The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

printed - tour diary of the Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills for the year 1870-1872 (John Butler) volume two

caption: rest; leeches; to Samaguting
medium: tours
location: Samaguting
date: 6.12.1870-7.12.1870
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 5th December, Monday. Marched into Hurreeojan.
text: 6th December, Tuesday. My servants are so much knocked up I thought it best to give them a halt today and I think the elephant will be all the better for a halt too. The leeches are excessively bad this year. Last night I counted no less than eleven bites on my right leg alone and this although I wore thick socks and gaiters so I am afraid my men must have suffered very much indeed with their bare legs.
text: 7th December, Wednesday. Leaving my servants and baggage to come on slowly tomorrow, I rode straight into Samaguting today 34 miles.