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Letter from William Bruce, Resident, Bushire, to the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, President and Governor in Council, Bombay [‎42v] (1/4)

The record is made up of 3 folios. It was created in 22 Apr 1820. 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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This letter concerns the Master of the Eliza country ship, Mr Woodhead, and his conduct towards a member of his crew, an African named Bilall. William Bruce, Resident at Bushire, states that Mr Woodhead has admitted to having the man beaten after he tried to swim away from the ship while at Bahrain. Bruce reports that the man has received treatment at Bushire, but is in such a state that Doctor James Dow, Assistant Surgeon at the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , expects him hourly to die. Bruce explains that he has brought this case to the notice of the Honourable Board so that it may be reported to the Register Office at Calcutta. Bruce encloses an extract from the Eliza's log book, dated 18 April 1820, which states that the man received six dozen lashes after deserting the ship at Bahrain on 5 March 1820.

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Letter from William Bruce, Resident, Bushire, to the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, President and Governor in Council, Bombay [‎42v] (1/4), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/22, ff 42v-44, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023449598.0x00005a> [accessed 24 June 2019]

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