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: back to Samaguting
medium: tours
person: OgleBrown
location: Kigwemah Pesamah Kohima (Kohimah) Jotsomah Sachemah Piphemah
date: 2.2.1871-17.2.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 2nd February, Thursday. Notwithstanding our having been delayed until after 10 a.m. this morning for want of coolies which the Muneepurees seem to have had the greatest difficulty in procuring, we managed to push on a double march right into Kigwemah, a distance of, I should say, not less than 18 miles. The greater part of the road was fortunately very fair and the coolees came on splendidly.
text: 3rd February, Friday. From Kigwemah we marched to Pesamah and having here succeeded in getting a chance of coolees as the Kigwemah men were afraid of being attacked on their return by the men of Kohimah we pushed on through Jotsomah into Sachemah a total distance of about 16 miles on perhaps or a little more.
text: 4th February, Saturday. Marched into Piphemah. It is perhaps worth noticing that we also remarked how much warm it has suddenly got and I am afraid our next two marches will be precious hot ones.
text: 5th February, Sunday. Having parted company with Mr. Ogle this morning as he wished to go on to Seppemah to complete his Survey, Brown and I marched into Meziphemah.
text: 6th February, Monday. Marched into Samaguting and despatched a note to the Commissioner informing him of our safe arrival.
text: ____________________________NOTE
text: From the 8th to the 17th February I was out in camp engaged in Superintending the work on the road between Samaguting and Golaghat as well as attending to the completion of the Harijan Rest House.