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: to Nowgong
medium: tours
person: Toolaram Senapatti
date: 9.3.1871-14.3.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 9th March, Thursday. Marched to Bogoori - distance about 18 miles through dense forest and jungle the whole way. Found the leeches attention and the mosquitoes familiar to a degree most unpleasant.
text: 10th March, Friday. Marched into Mohengdijcoa about 12 miles of much the same kind of road we passed along yesterday.
text: 11th March, Saturday. Moved camp about 9 miles down the Jammuna to the Heelbhata (rapids). Road much better here but a want of bridges makes it anything but pleasant whenever there is a heavy fall of rain such as we had again last night.
text: 12th March, Sunday. Passing through the Kuinnggung pothar we marched into Nokoliagnat today - distance about 10 miles or perhaps a little more.
text: 13th March, Monday. Marched into Mohijunga the road which was a near track through long heavy grass jungle terribly cut up with nets and large deep pools of water, mud and slush led us first in a northerly direction to Titliguir and from thence off to the west until we crossed the Jammuna at Habraghat (now deserted).
text: 14th March, Tuesday. Hearing that there was some good shooting in the neighbourhood I halted and was out all the morning. In the afternoon I halted office and disposed of several petty petitions on the revenue side and had a long conversation with several of the descendants of Toolaram Senapatti from whose statements I was enable to draw up the following genealogical table which may perhaps prove a useful reference hereafter as I am led to think there is an inclination on the part of some of these descendents to press their claims for further consideration.
(a) M.Uthara married one Khanoo Rama Burmon.
(b) M.Panesori married Nund Ram.
(c) M.Rohima married Puspokunto generally called the Bogagohain on account of the fairness of his skin.