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A document from Dāsatvamocana Aḍḍā instructing the Guṭhī Bandobasta to waive a sum (VS 1984)

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This document under the seal of the Dāsatvamocana Aḍḍā (Manumission Office) writes to the Guṭhī Bandobasta Aḍḍā noting rupees 345 waived in a payment transfer in pursuance of an executive order from the premier and requesting a receipt for the payment.

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[seal of Dāsatvamocana Aḍḍā]


2 मलेख­•गर्ने­काम्का­•वासलात­जाच­•तेस­अडावाट­जाचमा­•वेरुजु­विगो­•दन्द­स्मेत्­•ज्मा­मोरु­३४५।­
5ने­कां­भया­वेस्­होला­•इति­सम्वत्­१९८४­साल­पौख­९­गते­वार­•७­शुभ्म्­[unknown signatures]




[seal of Dāsatvamocana Aḍḍā]

From Dāsatvamocana Aḍḍā to Śrī 5 Sarkāra Guṭhī Bandobasta Aḍḍā


Uprānta: The investigation into the balance (vāsalāta) of the administrative unit (ilākā) of Pyūṭhāna district in [the year VS 18]80 regarding the matter of the emancipation of slaves after paying the price to the owners. "Leave out the unapproved amount totalling mohara rupaiya 345, three hundred forty-five rupees, containing the bigo and fines [that were determined] in the investigation by that office. The rest of [the accounting balance] has been approved." One copy of the written royal approval (khaḍganisāna tokasadara) of case no. 604 of the Toka Phãta has been sent together with the consignment to be submitted. It will be good if a receipt is sent back to this office after receiving the consignment.

Saturday, the 9th solar day (gate) of Pauṣa in the [Vikrama] era year 1984 (1927 CE). [May there be] auspiciousness.