Presumably it was made by his Turkish munshi for his note in the Memoirs (p. 329).
The munshi demanded and received the purwana, or written permit.
I must say it to a munshi, who will write with a pen what I speak with my lips.
The munshi said nothing but followed the Englishman with his one workable eye.
The language was Urdu, and the writer was a munshi, who was obviously communicating with an old pupil.
That a munshi be fixed at each capital stage who shall have charge of a certain number of stages.
This made the boy desirous of learning, and he persuaded the munshi to give him a lesson every day.
It was determined to put them all to death that evening as the munshi seemed likely to join the soldiers.