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‘File 5/201 Manumission of slaves and rules relating to cases arising out of the pearling industry’ [‎16v] (39/50)

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 22. Form of Agreement of Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. with his creditors.
Right of Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. to obtain money from a
second creditor, first creditor being still un
paid.
A advances money on pearling business to Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. B.
B after two or three years obtains advances from C, his
debts to A being unpaid.
C is bound to pay A's claim against B.
A advances money to Nakhuda The (usually Arab) captain or master of a local boat. B on pearling business, B
having undertaken to bring his " take " to A. B re
ceives advances from A for several years and is in A's
debt. A then agrees with B to accept payment by in
stalments. B then obtains money from C.
(1) If it is recorded in the bond that " anyone wishing
to engage B is at liberty to do so on undertaking
to pay his instalments," then C is bound to
pay A the instalments agreed upon in the bond.
(2) If it is recorded in the bond that " B will have to
pay the instalment himself " then C is not res
ponsible, and A must take his own measures to
, recover from B by distraint of boat crew,
J or
or by instalments, until A's claims are settled,
pending which C is not entitled to lend B more
money.

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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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English in Latin script
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