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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... GOVERNOR-GENERAL. 203
CHAPTER IV.--1877. Colonel Gordon had been so much thwarted in the
best part of his work by Ismail Pasha Yacoub, the Governor-General
of the Soudan, that he was most unwilling to return to his post As
one of his friends said, " He had successfully checked slavedriving
in his own province, but he could do nothing to stop it in the
extensive Soudan district, where Khartoum is the headquarters of
the system." A strong pressure was, however, put upon him by the
Khedive; and at the same time, shortly after his arrival in
England, he was informed by those in authority at home, that, for
certain reasons into which it is needless to enter, they thought
that he was bound to go back. He yielded so far as to consent to
return'to Cairo, there to talk over the whole question with the
Khedive. As will be seen by the extracts from his letters that
follow, the chief difficulty was quickly removed--nay, more, he was
put in the place of the man who had so troubled him. This was not
all; for the duties of the GovernorGeneral of the Soudan were
extended, and a vast country was put under his rule. "Setting a
just value," wrote the Khedive to Colonel Gordon, on February 17,
1877, "on your honourable character, on your zeal, and on the great
services that you have already done me, I have resolved to bring
the Soudan, Darfour, and the provinces of the Equator, into one
great province, and to place it under you as Governor-General. As
the country which you are thus to govern is so vast, t you must
have beneath you three vakeels (or deputy-governors): the first for
the Soudan properly so-called, the second for Darfour, and 204
EGYPT AND ABYSSINIA. The letter was in French. t The length of the
province is 1640 miles; the breadth is very...
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Charles George Gordon
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