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Letter from Lewis Pelly, on board May Frere, Muscat to 'Right Honourable Sir' [‎9r] (1/4)

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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 26 Oct 1867. 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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Letter regarding the conclusion of recent difficulties with Syed Torkee [Said Turki]; Pelly's decision to remain longer in Muscat owing to the recent actions of the acting Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Lieutenant George Andrew Atkinson and outlining the Sultan of Muscat's disposition, current military and financial situation and relations with the surrounding tribes.

The letter goes on to discuss recent rumours that the marine cable is to be transferred from Mussendom [Musandam] to Aujam [Hengam] and detailing Sir Bartle Frere's thoughts on the importance of Aujam.

Other matters discussed in the letter include the movements of vessels in the Gulf; Pelly's search for a suitable Arab horse for his excellency; giving his thoughts on the Prince Governor of Fars whom he has recently met; and expressing his disappointment with Mr Alison's agreement with the Persian Foreign Minister that Pelly can no longer communicate directly with the Prince but must do so via a representative at Bushire.

The recipient of the letter is only referred to as Right Honourable Sir or Your Excellency and is most likely the Sir John Lawrence, Viceroy of India.

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Letter from Lewis Pelly, on board May Frere, Muscat to 'Right Honourable Sir' [‎9r] (1/4), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F126/42, ff 9-10, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023483805.0x000012> [accessed 17 September 2019]

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