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Letter no.361 of 1855 from Lieutenant Herbert Disbrowe, Assistant Resident in Charge, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎138r] (4/15)

The record is made up of 8 folios. It was created in 18 Oct 1855. 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 letter and its enclosures relate to ongoing enquiries into two incidents: an act of piracy committed by the subjects of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi] against a Bahrain vessel, and an incident in which stones were thrown by subjects from Debai [Dubai] at Captain Adams of the Honourable Company’s steam ship Queen . Disbrowe’s letter includes a copy of letter no.95 of 1855 (folios 138-41) from Commodore R. Ethersey, Commanding Officer 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. Squadron, addressed to the 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. , dated 10 September 1855. Ethersey reports on a positive outcome in both affairs: the giving up of two boats for destruction at Abu Dhabi (though not the boats involved in the original act of piracy), and the pledge to pay a fine for the act of piracy committed, and a written apology from the Shaikh of Dubai for the stone-throwing incident. The second attachment is a copy of letter 316A of 1855 (folios 142-43) from Disbrowe to Ethersey, dated 24 September 1855, which is a formal response to Ethersey’s report.

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Letter no.361 of 1855 from Lieutenant Herbert Disbrowe, Assistant Resident in Charge, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay [‎138r] (4/15), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 136-143, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023318563.0x000057> [accessed 18 February 2020]

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