IT is a great relief to learn that a letter has been received at St. Petersburg through Pekin from Col. Prejevalsky, dated from the town of Si-Ning, March 20, announcing that the expedition tinder his command is safe. He left the Nan Shian mountains an July, and entered Thibet through Shaidash. His party were attacked by Tanguts, of whom they killed four and put the remainder to flight. The Thibetian troops stopped the progress of the expedition 250 versts from Hlassa, and a messenger from the Grand Lama of Thibet brought the refusal of the Thibetian authorities to allow the Russians to proceed. The latter were, therefore, obliged to return, which they did with some difficulty through Northern Thibet, wintering at a height of 16,000 feet above the level of the sea. Col. Prejevalsky expects to reach Kiakhta in August by way of Alashan Urgu.
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Geographical Notes . Nature 22, 41–42 (1880). https://doi.org/10.1038/022041a0