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'Selections from the Records of the Bombay Government' [‎528] (570/733)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (364 folios). It was created in 1856. 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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from Bushire, with a reinforcement of twenty-five or thirty Beloochees
and proceeded over to Demaum, where he ordered his vessel to fire a
salute,—a mark of contempt which so irritated the Bahrein Chiefs that
Ahmed bin Suleman, a nephew of the ruling Shaikh, volunteered to
attack him in his own Buggalow. His offer being accepted, he laid
himself along side of Shaikh Rahmah's vessel, and a most furious action
took place, the struggle being for life or death. The people of the
Uttoobee Buggalow, however, suffered so severely from the heavy and
well directed fire of the enemy, that she was under the necessity of
sheering off in order to recruit her exhausted crew from the other
Bahrein vessels m the vicinity. Having procured a reinforcement, and
refusing the assistance of the rest of the fleet. Shaikh Ahmed again ad-
vanced to the attack, weakened as his crew was in the former combat.
Kahmah soon found that he was in no condition to carry on the engage
ment, and that in a short time he must be taken by boarding, unless
he surrendered,—an alternative which was out of the question, consi
dering the atrocious and sanguinary warfare he had so long carried on
against Bahrein. Having, therefore, given orders for his vessel to
grapple with the enemy, he took his youngest son (a fine boy about
eight years old) in his arms, and seizing a lighted match, directed his
whh th d 7 ^ t0 tbe ma g azine - Although acquainted
Wt n f"" 11 0f their Chief ' and of course aw are of the
stantlv 1 e ® tluct]on wluc!l awaited them, his commands were in-
scattered t ey l ^ T SeCOndS ^ ^ WaS COVered with the
Ral mnh h m ? erS i , eXploded VesseI ' the miserable remains of
to t e en 1 R ^ ^ deVOted foI10WerS - The -P^-n set fire
fore her emy b " gsa W ' whlch soori afterwards blew up, but not be-
I bv the'r } erand r W hadb — fromtheir impending
o so ma v v i." 18 ^ fleet ' ThUS ended Rahmah bin Jaubir'
whose delth' r U SCOUr f terr0r 0f lhis P art of —Id, and
ferocious and Tt aS 1 Slng In ever y P art of the Gulf. Equally
existence di 1 6 e * mi . 111 a11 sltu ations, the closing scene of his
characterised himMs Ufe" 6 Steln ind0mitab,e ^ich had
cuf offftomtlircl bi " Ra r mah ' the SOn 0f the aboTC P erson ' now
sumed wa« e iT 6 ] 0 ' l>>lstance > ani l all his provisions being
BaZetn Chief 7 ^ I)emaum unconditionally The
liberty He a I "T"'' MS Iife ' and ^
Irnauni pe™i tedT PtOCeeded t0 Muska «> where His Highness the
galow, to enable him" obt 16 "^' f" 1 n,ade him " P 1686 "' of a Ba ^
As a proof of the restless T*!™ . 0 " ehvehhood ''J' commerce,
it may be mentioned th t IntrL S ul ng spirit of Rahmah bin Janbir
oned, that after his death Snltan bin Snggnr transmitted

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The volume is Selections from the records of the Bombay Government , compiled and edited by Robert Hughes Thomas, Assistant Secretary, Political Department, New Series: 24 (Bombay: Printed for Government at the Bombay Education Society's Press, 1856).

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1 volume (364 folios)

The volume contains an abstract of contents on p. iii, a detailed list of contents on pp. vii-xx, an alphabetical index on pp. xxi-xxvii, and a list of maps etc on p. xviii.

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Pagination: two separate pagination sequences are present in the volume. The first sequence (pp. i-xviii) commences at the first page and terminates at the list of maps (p. xviii). A second pagination sequence then takes over (pp. 1-688), commencing at the title page and terminating at the final page. Both these pagination sequences are printed, with additions in pencil, and the numbers are found at the top (left, right or centre) of each page.

The fold-outs in this volume were not paginated by the publisher. As a result, these have been foliated using the nearest page number. For example, the fold-out attached to p.51 has been numbered as 51A.

Pagination anomalies: pp. 15, 15A; 45, 45A; 49, 49A; 51, 51A; 531, 531A.

The following pages need to be folded out to be read: 15A, 45A, 51A, 327-328, 531A.

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