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Letter from Captain Charles Sealy aboard the HC cruizer Ternate at Bassidore [Bāsaʻīdū], to Captain George Walker commanding the HC cruizer Benares [‎5r] (1/2)

The record is made up of 1 folio. It was created in 18 Apr 1824. 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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Captain Charles Sealy instructs Captain George Walker to sail the Honourable Company (HC) cruizer Benares to Shaga [Sharjah], deliver a letter to the Chief of Sharjah, Shaik Sultan Ben Suggar [Āl Qāsimī, Shaikh Sulṭān bin Saqr], then remain in the vicinity until 11 May 1824 for the purpose of intercepting two boats involved in piracy attacks near Rasulhad [Ra's al Ḥadd, cape] and expected to return to Shaga from Zanzibar. If captured, Captain George Walker was instructed to take his captives to the British 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 and then return to his cruising ground on the Pearl Banks between Shaga and Bahrein [Bahrain], deliver a letter to the Chief of Bahrain, Shaik Abdillah Ben Hamed [Āl Khalīfah, Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmad] and ask him for information, remain there until 20 June 1824 and then return to Bassador [Bassidore] [Bāsaʻīdū] to report his findings. The enclosure mentioned in Captain Charles Sealy’s letter (the letter to Shaik Sultan Ben Suggar) is not with this copy of the former’s letter.

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Letter from Captain Charles Sealy aboard the HC cruizer Ternate at Bassidore [Bāsaʻīdū], to Captain George Walker commanding the HC cruizer Benares [‎5r] (1/2), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/31, f 5-5v, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023416119.0x000017> [accessed 21 February 2020]

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