The treaty with Bootan appears to be breaking down. Sir
W. Mansfield, the Commander-in-Chief, has arranged that if the two guns taken at Dewangiri are not restored by the 1st January the army shall commence its march on Poonakha and Toungso. If they are restored then a small army will advance to Poonakha to escort a British Envoy, and strike a little wholesome awe in the neighbourhood of the capital. A strong opinion in favour of annexing Bootan appears to have grown up in Bengal, where the journalists dilate much on the value of the State and its tea- producing slopes.