settled by Babur's sending him into Andijan in response to an urgent petition for help there just arrived from Haidar's uncle. He " was made Khan " and started forth in the following year, on Safar 14th 917 AH. (May 13th 1511 ad.); with him went most of the Mughuls but not all, since even of those from Merv, Ayub Begchik and others are found mentioned on several later occasions as being with Babur.
Babur's phrase " I made him Khan" (f. 200b) recalls his earlier mention of what seems to be the same appointment (f. 10b), made by Abu-sa'Id of Yunas as Khan of the Mughuls ; in each case the meaning seems to be that the Tlmurid Mlrza made the Chaghatai Khan Khaqan of the Mughuls.
d. First attempt on Hisar.
After spending a short time in Qunduz, Babur moved for Hisar in which were the Auzbeg sultans Mahdl and Hamza. They came out into Wakhsh to meet him but, owing to an imbroglio, there was no encounter and each side retired (T.R. p. 238).
e. Intercourse between Babur and Ismd'il Safawl.
While Babur was now in Qunduz his sister Khan-zada arrived there, safe-returned under escort of the Shah's troops, after the death in the battle of Merv of her successive husbands ShaibanI and Sayyid Hadl, and with her came an envoy from Isma'll proffering friendship, civilities calculated to arouse a hope of Persian help in Babur. To acknowledge his courtesies, Babur sent Mlrza Khan with thanks and gifts ; Haidar says that the Mlrza also conveyed protestations of good faith and a request for military assistance. He was well received and his request for help was granted ; that it was granted under hard conditions then stated later occurrences shew.
917 AH. MARCH 31st 1511 to MARCH 19th 1512 AD. a. Second attempt on Hisar.
In this year Babur moved again on Hisar. He took post, where once his forbear Tlmur had wrought out success against great odds, at the Pul-i-sangTn (Stone-bridge) on the Surkh-ab,