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‘File 5/201 Manumission of slaves and rules relating to cases arising out of the pearling industry’ [‎15r] (36/50)

The record is made up of 1 volume (21 folios). It was created in 28 Oct 1918-1 Nov 1918. 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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Rule 18. Intervention of Chiefs (Kuwait, Bahrain and
Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) to obtain advances from Na-
khudas for sailors.
Sailor B is indebted to Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. A in the same town ; A
refuses to advance money.
Sailor B is indebted to Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. A in another town ; he
'proceeds to A's town to ask for an advance hut is refused
hy A.
The Chief cannot compel A to advance money but A is
bound either to advance B money or to give him a
" barwah If he refuses to do either then the
" Sailifah " should decide the case.
B's first step is to ask his Chief to give him a letter to A
asking latter to grant B an advance, or to apply to
the Salifah of A's town.
Or B's Chief should ask someone to lend B money to live
till A can pay, or he may give B a document ordering
him to pay A's claim by suitable instalments , in the
latter case B is free to leave A and work for others.
Note,—If under the above circumstances B did not go to
A to get an advance and did not bring a letter from
his Chief (or the Salifah) to A, but embarked with V,
then C is bound to pay A in full.
Kuwait Note \—
" Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. A is bound to advance money if other
Nakhudas The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. have done so. If A refuses, he will be
forced to do so by the Salifah."
Lingeh Note:—
" The Chief should investigate the matter and if the
Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. cannot pay such an advance as is indi
cated, having regard to all the circumstances, the
Chiefs should arrange for B's debt to A to be
liquidated by instalments, B being meanwhile
set free."
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The volume comprises two printed documents. The first is guidelines for the manumission of slaves, printed by the British Government’s Foreign Office Press, and issued 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. at Bushire. Part one of the guidelines is for the Persian shore of 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. . It outlines the authorities (treaties) for manumission, grounds for manumission, and the procedures for manumission. The second part of the guidelines deals with the Arabian shore of 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. . Bahrain, Muscat and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. are dealt with separately.

The second printed document in the file is a set of guidelines for dealing with the various scenarios in which economic disputes might arise between captains, divers and merchants in the pearling industry in the Gulf. The guidelines are for use by British agents and representatives in Bahrain, Kuwait, Bandar-e Lengeh and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. . The emphasis in the rules is on the honouring of debts as a means to ensuring the financial stability of the pearling industry, and sets out the obligations of divers to their captains, duties of captains to their divers, captains to other captains regarding loans, and captains to their debtors.

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1 volume (21 folios)
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Two separate printed reports with their own pagination systems, bound together into one file. No chronology.

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Foliation: The volume is foliated in the top-right corner of each recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. . The two printed reports that comprise the volume each have their own internal pagination systems.

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