In the spring of 1809 he went to visit the Ryazan estates which had been inherited by his son, whose guardian he was.
The army turned more to the south, along the Ryazan road and nearer to its supplies.
You must go away too, take away what you can and tell the serfs to go to the Ryazan estate or to the one near Moscow.
It is an old town, mentioned in the annals in 1177, and until the 14th century was the capital of the Ryazan principality.
Kutuzov's order to retreat through Moscow to the Ryazan road was issued at night on the first of September.
Elets is first mentioned in 1147, when it was a fort of Ryazan.
Prince Kutuzov's adjutant has brought me a letter in which he demands police officers to guide the army to the Ryazan road.
Not of the military regulations or of the arrangement of the Ryazan serfs' quitrents.