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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 19 Ram 1287. It was written in Arabic and 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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Letter in Arabic, with English translation, from Shaikh Zayid ben Khalifeh [Zayid I bin Khalifa Al Nahyan], Chief of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi] to Lewis Pelly, dated 19 Ramadhan 1287 (13 December 1870) and received by Pelly at Bushire 19 December 1870.

Letter regarding the Ghobaysat [Qubaisat] tribe who had departed Aboothabee, but had settled and begun to build at Odaid [Al ‘Udayd] and informing Pelly that as his territory extends from Nakee-ul-Hejare [Nakhl, Hajar] to Aghnaz he cannot permit them to claim this area and settle there as it falls within his jurisdiction.

The letter goes on to request permission to breach the peace at sea in order to retake Odaid and informing Pelly that he does not wish the tribe to settle at Odaid as they will cause great disturbances and will most likely commit breaches of the peace at sea.

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Arabic and English in Arabic and Latin script
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Letter

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Mss Eur F126/46, ff 4-5

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19 Ram 1287 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter from Shaikh Zayid ben Khalifeh [Zayid I bin Khalifa Al Nahyan], Chief of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi] to Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Pelly, HBM's Political Resident Persian Gulf, Bushire, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/46, ff 4-5, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023479696.0x000001> [accessed 14 October 2019]

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