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‘File 5/201 Manumission of slaves and rules relating to cases arising out of the pearling industry’ [‎12r] (30/50)

The record is made up of 1 volume (21 folios). It was created in 28 Oct 1918-1 Nov 1918. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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his debt or serve liim fox- oir sv. asorx.
Kule 8. Practice of " Kaddah" ; duty of sailor to work
before and after Eamzan with, his Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat.
unless it is specifically stated that he is not
obliged to do so.
When Eamzan falls at the end of the pearling season, so
that a second season does not commence after it, the
sailors are free to go diving with whoever they like
for the " Eaddah " or second diving season, which
means that the diving proceeds are for the divers'
profit and are shared by them.
When the Eamzan falls in and during the pearling sea
son, and divers have in consequence to work before
and after Eamzan, then there is no " Eaddah and
if a sailor A embarks with a Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. B for the season
preceding Eamzan, he is bound to work with him also
after Eamzan and to'finish the season (which is prac
tically a double one) unless the contrary has been
expressly stipulated between them. In the latter
case the Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. releases the sailor until the tim3
comes for giving him " tisqam " when he either ad
vances him more money or gives him a " barwah" ,
" , I I I ■ Hi !■ LI !■ II ■ ■ I. I I I .1.1
Lingeh Note .—•
" In latter case A cannot leave B till he has paid B the
amount he owes him. "
Bahrain Note *— 7
" If A's account with B is clear, he may work after
Eamzan with any Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. he likes and is not
bound to B.'!

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The volume comprises two printed documents. The first is guidelines for the manumission of slaves, printed by the British Government’s Foreign Office Press, and issued to the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushire. Part one of the guidelines is for the Persian shore of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . It outlines the authorities (treaties) for manumission, grounds for manumission, and the procedures for manumission. The second part of the guidelines deals with the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . Bahrain, Muscat and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. are dealt with separately.

The second printed document in the file is a set of guidelines for dealing with the various scenarios in which economic disputes might arise between captains, divers and merchants in the pearling industry in the Gulf. The guidelines are for use by British agents and representatives in Bahrain, Kuwait, Bandar-e Lengeh and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . The emphasis in the rules is on the honouring of debts as a means to ensuring the financial stability of the pearling industry, and sets out the obligations of divers to their captains, duties of captains to their divers, captains to other captains regarding loans, and captains to their debtors.

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1 volume (21 folios)
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Two separate printed reports with their own pagination systems, bound together into one file. No chronology.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The two printed reports that comprise the volume each have their own internal pagination systems.

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English in Latin script
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