Draft letter from Brian Houghton Hodgson to Mr Macnabb, 9 May 1873

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Draft of a letter from Brian Houghton Hodgson to Mr Macnabb in which he asks Macnabb to tell Mr Hammond that all they want at Pekin is to disabuse the Emperor's advisers of lies being told by the Lhasa and Kathmandu people. He suggest they play shuttlecock with the Emperor's name to prevent the English making frank and friendly commercial dealings with Tibet. He continues to give further advice concerning Tibet. Handwritten, 4 sides, dated 9 May 1873.