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 Horriojan then Borpathar; road works; block house
medium: tours
location: Horriojan Barpathar (Borpathar)
date: 9.12.1871-10.12.1871
person: Butler/ John
date: 22.11.1870-17.2.1873
note: inaccurate spelling in the original text
text: 9th December. Marched into Horriojan. The whole of this bit of road has also had all the jungle cut and cleared but a great deal requires to be done in the way of new bridges and repairs to old ones. The Rest House also requires some doors very badly, however I fear the funds at my disposal will scarcely be sufficient to let me put them in this year.
text: 10th December. Marched into Borpathar a very large quantity of work has already been done this year along this portion of the road for not only has the whole of the jungle been cut and cleared but nearly all the bridges have been repaired and in many parts where the road used formerly to run through swampy bheels with 6 and 8 feet of water over the road, I have now cut a new road running over high ground and positively shorter (by actual measurement) than the old road, a considerable quantity of earth has also been put up.
text: The Block House has also been put into good repair and I have put up a nice plank partition in lieu of the old ekra one. I have also let two windows into the walls and I am glad to say I can now see to read and write without having to go and sit at the door to be enabled to do so, as used to be the case.
text: Having just received a letter from the Assistant Conservator of Forests regarding the Nambor Forest, I have determined upon riding into Golaghat to-morrow to see that officer and to arrange personally with him regarding the matter.