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|1846. 23 Sep
||The governor, Husayn Khán, threatened by the Báb's rising popularity, ordered His arrest. The chief constable, `Abdu'l-Hamíd Khán, took the Báb into custody and escorted Him to the governor's home but found it abandoned. He took the Báb to his own home where he learned that a cholera epidemic had swept the city and that his sons have been stricken. At the chief constable's insistence the Báb cureed the boys by requesting they drink some of the water with which He had washed His own face. `Abdu'l-Hamíd resigned his post and begged the governor to release the Báb who agreed on condition the Báb leave Shíráz. The incident proved to be Husayn Khán's undoing: the Sháh dismisseed him from office shortly after. [B104–5; BBRSM55; DB194–7; GPB13; TN9]
See BBR170–1 and DB197 for the fate of Husayn Khán.
DB196–7 says `Abdu'l-Hamíd Khán had only one ill son. iiiii
||Husayn Khan; Governors; Bab, Life of; Abdul-Hamid Khan; Epidemics; Muhammad Shah; Shahs