Supplement to the Gazette of India containing copies of correspondence relating to operations at Bahrain

Mss Eur F126/41

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The record is made up of 1 file (5 folios). It was created in 22 Jan 1870-20 Mar 1870. 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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The printed supplement, dated 22 January 1870, contains copies of despatches between Lewis Pelly and the Government of Bombay as well as copies of Pelly's correspondence with the Chiefs of Bahrein [Bahrain], Guttur [Qatar] and correspondence between the Government of India and the Government of Bombay.

The correspondence relates to operations in Bahrain undertaken by Lewis Pelly in punishing acts of piracy committed by the chief(s) of Bahrain which breached the maritime truce between them and the British Government, and the orders under which he was acting in carrying out these operations.

The main perpetrators of the acts of piracy were Mahomed bin Abdullah [Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Khalifah], Nauser bin Mobarek and Mahomed bin Khalifeh [Muhammad bin Khalifah Al-Khalifah] (the Chief of the Bahrain tribes) and the intention of the operation was to capture these individuals; remove Mahomed bin Khalifeh from power replacing him with Esau bin Alee bin Khalifeh [Isa bin Ali Al-Khalifah] and to ensure that any future acts of piracy were deterred.

The British Government sent Her Majesty's ship Daphne , the Gunboat Clyde commanded by Captain Elton, Her Majesty's ship Nymphe under the charge of Commander Meara and the Gunboat Hugh Rose with Captain G A Douglas as the senior Naval Officer in charge of operations. Two other officers, Lieutenant Acklom and Navigating Lieutenant White, were also credited by Pelly for their work in aiding the success of the operations.

The reverse of the supplement records that Lewis Pelly's copy of it was received on 20 March 1870.

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1 file (5 folios)
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Foliation: The file has been foliated in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio with a pencil number enclosed with a circle.

The file has also been paginated 59-67 with printed numbers on the right hand side of each page towards the top. These numbers relate to the edition of the Gazette of India which the supplement was originally included with.

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English in Latin script
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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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Mss Eur F126/41

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22 Jan 1870-20 Mar 1870 (CE, Gregorian)

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