Dated Lucknow, the 6th March 1903
From: Kadga (Kharga) Shamsher Jang, Rana Bahadur, of Nepal
To: The Hon’ble Sir J J D LaTouche, KCSI, Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh
Just as I was contemplating to remove myself to the Dehra side owing to the advent of the hot season and to the ravages of the plague here, Mr. L Porter, C S, Commissioner of Lucknow Division, wrote, requesting to see me in connexion with my residence at Lucknow, and to convey to me what I understood to be some instructions of the Government of India orally. But before dwelling upon what he had to communicate, allow me to state briefly what I am, what my present position is, and what is my motive in coming here.