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'File 10/10 II Bahrain Additional Area' [‎12r] (23/104)

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The record is made up of 1 file (52 folios). It was created in 31 Dec 1947-9 Nov 1949. 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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Translation.of letter dated the 12th Rabi II, 1367 (21,2.48)
from H.E, the Ruler 1 of Qatar, 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
BAHRAIN RECEIPT. . v / C ^
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It pleases me to refer to Your Excellency's esteemed
letters Nos. C/1227 and C/160 dated the 23rd December, 1947
and the 4th February, 194B, respectively, regarding the
delimitation of the sea—bed which Your Excellency referred
to as being shown on the map forwarded with Your Excellency's
letter of the 23rd December, 1947.
I hsve perused the contents of the map and wish to
confirm to Your Excellency that I am one of those who are
keen on accepting whatever H.M's Government propose or decide
as I never question the just and equitable way of her
investigations, her far-sightedness in (dealing) with matters
and the nobleness of her principles. However, I like to
invite Y'our Excellency's attention to the correspondence
exchanged some ten years ago on the subject of Huwar (Island)
and the clear representation I made regarding its position
in my letter submitted to His Excellency 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, at the time, in which I expounded ray points of view
in regard to this Island which is a part of Qatar and in
which I expressed my protest against the behaviours of
Bahrain Government. Rut H.M's Government acted as they
wished, and I had nothing but to submit, reserving in the
meantime to myself my own rights.
The map you were kind enough to send me shows clearly
that Deebil shoal and Huwar Islands are within the territory
of Qatar. Huwar is directly attached to the coast of Qatar
with a piece of shallow water disconnecting^which recedes
at ebb tide, thus establishing access for pedestrians. If
this is its natural position and geographical aspect, how
can it be separated from its motherland Qatar and made the
domain of other than its ruler-^ Yet as I have mentioned to
Your Excellency I cannot but exercise patience, being content
with what Your Excellency said that this decision is liable
to alteration at any time In case more exact geographical
data are iorthcoming. This strengthens in me the hone '

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The file contains correspondence and telegrams between the Sheikh of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifah, the Sheikh of Qatar, Abdullah Bin Qasim Al Thani, 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. in Bahrain and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO), on the division of the sea-bed between Bahrain and Qatar, notably the Hawar Islands and Deebel and Jaradeh shoals.

There are letters in Arabic and a map of Bahrain (folio 45).

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1 file (52 folios)
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The documents in the file are arranged in chronological order.

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The foliation is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. The numbering begins on the front cover of the file, on number 1 and it carries on until 51, which is the last number given on the last page of writing. There is another foliation, incomplete and misplaced: the numbering starts with 4 on the first page of writing (folio 2) and ends with 136 (folio 31); missing folios: 6-23; 25-35; 38-42; 43-44; 49-54; 59-65; 67-74; 82-87; 88-95; 97-129; 133-135.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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