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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.' [‎142r] (203/336)

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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Article 3.
Hassun-bin-Rahmah shall give up all the Indian prisoners, if any such are in his
possession.
^ Article 4.
After the execution of these engagements Hassun-bin-Rahmah shall be admitted
to the terms of the general treaty with the friendly (literally the “ pacificated ”) Arabs.
End of the articles.
Issued at Ras-ool-Kheimah in the forenoon of Saturday, the 22nd of the month
of Rabe-ul-Awul in the year of the Hegira 1235, corresponding to the 8th January,
1820.
(L.S.)
(L.S)
W. GRANT KEIR,
Major-General.
(The signature of Hassun-bin-Rahmah.)
Copy of the articles between the general and Hassun-bin-Rahmah.
Witness my hand and seal:
(L.S.) W. Grant Keir,
Major-General.
(Translation.)
Preliminary Treaty with the Sheikh Debat, 1820.
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate !
Know all men that Mahomed-bin-Haza-hin-Zaal, a minor, accompanied by Ahmed-
bin-Futeiss, has been in the presence of General Sir William Grant Keir, and there
have passed between them the following stipulations :—
Article 1.
The people of Debay shall surrender to the general the vessels which are in Debay
and its dependencies and the guns which are in the town and in the towers. The
general will leave the boats which are for the pearl fishery and fishing-boats.
Article 2.
The people of Debay shall give up all the Indian prisoners if any such and their
possession.
Article 3.
The general will not allow the troops to enter the town to lay it waste, and
further, as a mark of consideration towards His Highness the Imam Saeed-bin-Sultan
on the part of the general, he will not demolish the fort and towers.
Article 4.
After the execution of these engagements Mahomed-bin-Haza-bin-Zaal and his
followers shall be admitted to the same terms of peace as the remainder of the friendly
(literally the “ pacificated”) Arabs.
On these conditions there is a cessation of hostilities between the British and
Mahomed-bin-Haza-bin-Zaal and his followers, with the exception that their boats are
not to go to sea.
Done at Ras-ool-Kheimah on the 23rd of the month of Rabe-ul-Awul, in the year
1235, corresponding to the 9th January, 182a ^ ^ GRANT KEIR,
Major-General.
[2232 aa —3]
(Seal of Ahmed Futeiss.)
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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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123 folios
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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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