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'14/194 II. Deposition of Shaikh of Sharja and accession of his successor. 14/196/II Punishment of the Shaikh of Fujairah. 14/200 projected establishment of customs houses at Debai, Sharjah etc by Shaikhs. 14/211 Refractory conduct of the Shaikh of Ras al Khaima. 14/217 Murder of the Shaikh of Hamriyah. 14/233 Regarding Shaikh of Kalba. 14/243 Abu Dhabi customs and revenues. 14/252 I. Notices issued by Shaikh of Sharjah' [‎34r] (78/188)

The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 25 Nov 1929-5 Nov 1942. 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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BesldLant will never approve of and that suoh affairs wpuld
result into the displeasure of Your Honour towards the
SJiailcti*
The Shailch stated that suoh things will not reoovep
r hereafter against the Besidenay Agent^s children. The
Gap tain onlered the Shaikh to pumiah the transgressors: that
the oase of the woman ^ho had "been wounded with dagge^ will "be
referred to 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. if she died "but if she
reooven then it is for him (the Shailch) to satisfy her. For
this reason I landed from the man-of-war and the Shaikh sent
the three men who were the oause of toe mischief in company
of some of the notables of Ras-ul-Khaiaah and were given each
21 canes in front of my house in the village HaralsUh* regard
others who had assisted th£s mischief makers I forgave them and
thiscaiejto an end^
I "beg to inform you in regard to the refuge woman
that some of the inhabitants of Ras-ul-Khaimah ftho are my
friends have informed me that if she were handed o¥er to the
Ruler of Ras-ul-Khairaah he will deliver her to her "brother
to kill her at once. This is a disgraceful act and undermines
(»»e prestige in the atge of the Arahs. There is n® doubt that
they will kill this woman if she is delivered to them, "because
four women had heen killed at Ras-ul-Khaimah sine the last
two months as a result of the Shaikh's intrigues. This "being
the treatment accmrded to tnem women take refuge in my
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6oc-CLhJi>
house to exape heing killed. Men now fe*r murder how then
women ? This is however a deed which their own religion does
not sanction. > "because an accused cannot "be killed "but after
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clear proof has "been cited and Just witnesses acceptable to the
Shara Law Court. 6> vj- U lv
In fact 1 am very much puzzled how to deal with the
Ruler of Ras-ul-Khaimah. Our hpuse in his territory has not "been
"built there during his time but in the early time of his
predecessors who respected the honour of our house and children.
It is not improbable that if a male or female slave
would take refuge in our housed this 9 r i«j»ild ' order his men

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14/252 I. Notices issued by the Shaikh of Sharjah on cusotms charges. Translation of a letter from the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Sharjah to the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Bahrain.

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1 volume (88 folios)
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Foliation: The sequence consists of circled numbers in pencil located 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, running from the front cover to the last folio.

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'14/194 II. Deposition of Shaikh of Sharja and accession of his successor. 14/196/II Punishment of the Shaikh of Fujairah. 14/200 projected establishment of customs houses at Debai, Sharjah etc by Shaikhs. 14/211 Refractory conduct of the Shaikh of Ras al Khaima. 14/217 Murder of the Shaikh of Hamriyah. 14/233 Regarding Shaikh of Kalba. 14/243 Abu Dhabi customs and revenues. 14/252 I. Notices issued by Shaikh of Sharjah' [‎34r] (78/188), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/277, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100022944794.0x00004f> [accessed 23 March 2019]

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