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'Existing Treaties between the British Government and the Trucial Chiefs, 1906' [‎9r] (24/160)

The record is made up of 3 volumes (68 folios). It was created in 1906. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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Further Engagement entered into by Sheikh Sultan
bin Suggur, of Jowasmee, with the British
G-overmnent, for the more effectual suppres
sion of the Slave Trade—1856.
It having been notified to me by Captain Jones, Resident
in 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. , that an Article was omitted to he inserted
in the Conventions entered into by the Maritime Chiefs of
the Arabian Coast and Oman with the British Government
for the purpose of prohibiting the importation of, and traffic
in, slaves, which Convention on my part bears date the 15th
Jemmadee-ool-Awul 1263 A. H.=lst May 1847, accordingly,
I, Sheikh Sultan bin Suggur, of Jowasmee, do hereby
engage and bind myself (purely out of friendship to the
Sircar, and to assist it in effectually attaining the object it
desires) to put into execution the said Article.
The Article is this :—
VV hensoever it shall become known and certain that
from any quarter whatsoever slaves have been brought to
my territories, or to any places subject to my authority,
I, of my own free will and accord, will seize the said
slaves and deliver them over to the British vessels of
war. Purther, should it be ascertained that slaves have
been carried in any of my vessels or in the vessels of
people, my subjects, or dependents, and it should happen

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The volume is accompanied by two duplicate copies. The volume is subtitled Treaties and Engagements in Force on 1st January 1906 between the British Government and the Trucial Chiefs of the Arab Coast; to which is Prefixed an Address Delivered by His Excellency Lord Curzon, Viceroy and Governor-General of India, to the Trucial Chiefs of the Arab Coast, at a Public Durbar Held at Shargah [Sharjah] on the 21st November 1903 , and consists of a set of documents in English followed by versions in Arabic. The documents included are:

In the event of any doubt arising about the interpretation of the treaty stipulations, the English text was to be considered decisive.

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3 volumes (68 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence is split between three identical volumes, the covers of which are not included. The sequence is as follows: Volume 1: ff. 1-23; Volume 2: ff. 24-46; Volume 3: ff. 47-68. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Each volume is split into English and Arabic sections. These each contain a separate pagination sequence, which mirror each other in their respective languages. These numbers are printed, and can be found in the top centre of each page.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Existing Treaties between the British Government and the Trucial Chiefs, 1906' [‎9r] (24/160), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/735, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 17 November 2019]

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