Fragment of Letter

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Fragment of letter from J[ames] Grant Lumsden to [his father-in-law] Rev H[arry] Grey (first sheet(s) missing). J.G.L. condemns the decision of the East India Company to restore to the Hindu temple of Pomnath the ceremonial gates which were carried away in A.D. 1029 by Mahmood Rhiznavee and later placed over his tomb. It is beneath the dignity of a Christian government to honour a pagan temple, and contravenes the previous policy of religious neutrality.

Addressed: "Revd H. Grey | Torr Mohun | near Torquay | Devon"; redirected to "Miss Blakes | Park Place | Mount Radford | Exeter".

Written on black-edged paper. Endorsed "Duties of Political Agent | Jan 1843" in the hand of Harry Grey.