Deed of Grant of Darjeeling – 1835

Translation of the Deed of Grant making over Darjeeling to the East India Company dated 29th Maugh, Sabat 1891, A.D., 1st February 1835.

The Governor-General having expressed his desire for the possession of the Hill of Darjeeling, on account of its cool climate, for the purpose of enabling the servants of his Government, suffering from sickness, to avail themselves of its advantages, I, the Sikkimputtee Rajah, out of friendship to the said Governor-General, hereby present Darjeeling to the East India Company, that is all the land South of the Great Runjeet River, east of the Balasum, Kahail, and Lttle Runjeet Rivers,and west of the Rungno and Mahanuddi Rivers.

Sd/- A. CAMPBELL, Seal of the Rajah prefixed to the document.
Superintendent of Darjeeling and In charge of political relations with Sikkim.

Deed of Grant in Lepcha language and its translation in Hindustani
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