James Abott

James Abott was an officer of the Bengal army, who was assistant political agent at Herat under Major Darey Todd. He went on a mission to Khiva, and was the bearer of terms from its khan to the emperor of Russia, as recorded in a narrative of his travels. He was afterwards employed in the Hazara district of the Punjab, where he balled the Sikh general and marched upon the occupied with 1500 matchlock men, the parquella pash, which 16,000 Sikh troops and 2000 afghan horse were preparing to thread. For this he received the thanks of both houses of the British Parliament.

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