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: difficulty in getting coolies; Ogle left behind to survey as Butler had to reach Samaguting to see Special Boundary Commissioner, Mr Browne
medium: tours
person: Ogle/ MrBrowne/ Mr
location: Togwemah Phooilong Yang Khulen (Yang)
date: 17.1.1871-19.1.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 17th January, Tuesday. We struck our tents at 7 a.m. this morning hoping to make an early start as I knew we had a long road before us, but notwithstanding every effort we were unable to obtain a single coolie so after waiting until 12 o'clock, I sent off a special messenger with a letter to the Political Agent informing him of our detention and requesting him to take speedy measures to furnish us with the necessary carriage and pitched our tents again.
text: 18th January, Wednesday. After much difficulty we succeeded in obtaining the necessary coolies and moved camp to within two miles of Togwemah or Phooilong the same spot on which I had to encamp last year and which we only just managed to reach as darkness set in.
text: 19th January, Thursday. Had great difficulty again this morning in obtaining coolies and was in consequence delayed until after 10 a.m. before we succeeded in getting off our last night's encamping ground and so did not reach Cheekwemah or Yang until after sunset.
text: I have been obliged to part company with Mr. Ogle today as he found he was unable to carry on his points without another day's halt and this I am unable to afford myself much as I should have liked it for I fancy Mr. Brown the special Boundary Commissioner will arrive at Samaguting about the 20th and I am anxious that he should not be kept waiting. I have therefore left 10 men with Mr. Ogle (who is also accompanied by a guard of Munneepuries) to escort him on to Papoolongmai and from thence to Khonomah and Koheemah where I hope to meet him again.