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Letter no.8 of 1851 from Lt Frederick Erskine Manners, Brigantine Tigris , to Commodore John Patterson Porter, Commanding Indian Naval Squadron, Persian Gulf [‎42r] (2/3)

The record is made up of 4 folios. It was created in 4 Apr 1851. 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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Letter enclosing a report on the Tigris's patrol of the Qatar coast. Manners reports that Afeerat [Fuwairit] was almost deserted, as was Wukruh [al-Wakra], and that most inhabitants of these towns had moved to Ed Biddeh [al Bidda]. Manners reports that he met the three sheikhs of Fuwairit, al-Wakra and Doha at al Bidda, but did not demand payment from them because of the financial security put up by the Sheikh of Bahrain (f 37). Manner also reports that he conducted surveys of the bay at Al Bidda while there.

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Letter no.8 of 1851 from Lt Frederick Erskine Manners, Brigantine Tigris , to Commodore John Patterson Porter, Commanding Indian Naval Squadron, Persian Gulf [‎42r] (2/3), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/128, ff 41v-42, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023211499.0x000053> [accessed 28 February 2020]

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