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File 1247/1912 Pt 1 'Turkey:- Communication to Turkish Govt of agreement between Gt. Britain and Koweit, Bahrein & Trucial Chiefs. Decorations for Sheiks of Koweit, Mohammerah & Bahrein in connection with Anglo-Turkish Convention.' [‎141v] (202/336)

The record is made up of 123 folios. It was created in 19 Oct 1896-24 Sep 1913. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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8
(9.)
Preliminary Treaty with Sultan-bin-Suggur, 1820.
(Translation.)
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate 1
Know all men that Sultan-bin-Suggur has been in the presence of General
Sir William Grant Keir, and there have passed between them the following
stipulations :—
Article 1.
Sultan-bin-Suggur shall surrender to the general towers, guns, and vessels which
are m Sbargah, Imam, Umm-ool-keiweyn, and their dependencies, dhe general will
leave the boats which are for the pearl fishery and fishing-boats, and the remainder of
the vessels shall be at the disposal of the general.
Article 2.
Sultan-bin-Suggur shall give up all the Indian prisoners, if any such are in his
possession.
Article 3.
The general will not allow the troops to enter the towns to lay them waste.
Article 4.
After the execution of these engagements Sultan-bin-Suggur shall be admitted to
the same terms of peace as the remainder of the friendly (“ or pacificated ) Arabs.
On these conditions there is a cessation of hostilities between the general and
Sultan-bin-Suggur and his followers, with the exception that their boats are not to go
to sea.
Done at Ras-ool-Kheimah on
spending to the 6th January, 1820.
the 20th Rabee-ul-Awul, in the year 1235, corre-
(L.S.) W. GRANT KEIR,
Major-General.
(L.S.) SULTAN-BIN-SUGGUR
(with his own hand.)
Copy of the articles entered into with Sultan-bin-Suggur,
Witness my hand and seal :
(L.S.) W. Grant Keir,
Major-General.
(Translation.)
Preliminary Treaty with Hassun-bin-Rahmah, 1820.
In tbe name of God, tbe Merciful, the Compassionate!
Know all men that Hassun-bin-Rahmah has been in the presence of General
Sir William Grant Keir, and there have passed between them the following
stipulations :—
Article 1.
The town of Ras-ool-Kheimah and Maharra, and the towers which are in the date
groves near the town, shall remain in the hands of the British Government.
Article 2.
If any of the vessels of Hassun-bin-Rahmah are in Shargah or Umm-ool-keiweyn
or Imam, or any other of the places to which the general shall go with the force, they
shall be surrendered to the general, and the general will leave those which are for the
pearl fishery and fishing-boats.

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The correspondence relates to the Anglo-Turkish Convention and assistance provided by the Shaikhs of Koweit [Kuwait] and Mahommerah [Khorramshahr] in the negotiation process, which results in the decision to bestow the award of KCSI (Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India) on both Shaikhs.

Also discussed are:

  • the negotiations between the Ottoman Government and the Bagdad Railway Company;
  • a request by the Turkish Government for copies of agreements and conventions made by the British Government with Koweit, Bahrein [Bahrain] and the Trucial Chiefs;
  • the decision to also bestow honours of a CSI (Companion of the Order of the Star of India) on Shaikh of Bahrein and CIE (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire) on Haji Rais, trusted confident and adviser to the Shaikh of Mahommerah.

The principal correspondents include the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), the Secretary of State for India (Viscount Morley of Blackburn, Lord George F Hamilton, and Lord Crewe), the Viceroy of India (Lord Curzon, Earl of Minto), 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. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. (Percy Zachariah Cox), the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India (Arthur Henry McMahon), and representatives of the Foreign Office.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence for this description commences at f 86, and terminates at f 208, as part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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