'Précis of correspondence regarding the affairs of the Persian Gulf, 1801-1853' [57r] (113/344)
The record is made up of 1 volume (172 folios). It was created in 1906. 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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Part V— Chap. XXV.
EXPEDITION PROPOSED AGAINST THE PIRATICAL
STRONGHOLDS IN THE PERSIAN GtLF. CAPTAIN
SADLEIR S MISSION TO IBRAHIM PASHA OF EGYPT,
THE LINE OF POLICY LAID DOWN, 1819.
199 The piratical enterprises of the Joasmi tribes and other Arab tribes
in the Gulf had become so extensive and attended by so many atrocities on
peaceful traders, that the Government of India at last determined that ^ n
nn a much larger and comprehensive scale than ever done beloic,
should be undertaken for the destruction of the maritime force of these piratical
tribes on the Gulf and that a new policy of bringing the tribes undei British
+™l ^hrnild be inaugurated. A. squadron of ships was accordingly placed
und^th^o^ers of CapSl^Collier ami a military force of about 8 ,000 men
un er the command of Major-General Sir William Grant Keir to proceed to the
Gulf iu order to carry out the object of extirpating piracies and taking the
necessary measures for preventing their recurrence.
200 An Important part of the scheme was that the British forces should
co-operate with the forces of Ibrahim
Co-operation of Ibrahim Pasha sought. Pasha of Egypt, who had been carrying on
4- Wolnbis and had captured Deriah. It was supposed that
Tlirahfm^aslmh^^oonquered the tnbes on the coast of El Hasa would
Ibrahim ^ a ^ ia fn oonouer the tribes on the Pirate Coast. With
welcome 11 ° .P neces8ar y arrangements for this purpose Captain G. F.
SadTeTr was deputed with despatches of the Governor -General and the Governor
of Bombav (Sir E. Nepean) to Ibrahim Pasha.
201 It was even contemplated to place Bas-ul-Khima and other places
, p. f p nnti 4- under the Turkish Government when conquered, as appeals
Captain Sadleir, dated 13th April 1819.
"Tf as most probably will be the case, His Excellency IbraMm Pasha should be desirous
"If, as most proDaD^ Government, he will of course communicate freely
of availing himself of tne aid of the Bntisn uov authorized to assure His
With r 0 \t t t nS 8 o:n ma aLr V he uSit of the'losoon as ma y be favourable for
Excellency that as soon a ^ ^ prepared to send an adequate naval and
embarking operations fromV , for the purpose of co-operating with His Excellency in
military force to the . Kh" a wS'will afterwards be delivered over to be garrhoned if
fie 'mm to^ p^ided m Excellency Ml Mot a competent force to the urvice of
covering the siege,"
202 It was also thought necessary to obtain the co-operation of the Imam
wz. it was a 5 ^ Maskat in the crusade against the
Co-operation of Imam of Masqat. pirates. Captain Sadleir visited the Imam
it Maskat to sound him in the matter. But Seyyid Said was found to be
at MasKat to sou opposed to have anything to do with
Captain Sadleir s letter, dated 15th May ibw. Ibrallim p as ha, he evidently apprehended
that the Egvptian occupation of the Pirate Coast would be menace to his own
independence His Highness said that he had occasion to write to Ibrahim
Pasha respecting Bahrein; but that as he had not received an answer, he
nrpinmed that it was as necessary in all cases to await a reply from a reference
to Mahomed All Pasha, as Ibrahim Pasha could not act in those matters
without orders • that the delay would certainly exceed the period fixed for the
sailino- of the expedition. The Imam further made it clear that be could not
alloio^his troops to associate on shore in concert with the Turkish army. e
assured Captain Sadleir that be would accompany the expedition ^d embark
3 000 troops to act in conjunction with the British force, but on condition that
they should not be called upon to act in the interior in conjunction vrithJTurks,
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A précis of correspondence regarding the affairs 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. , 1801-1853 prepared by Jerome Antony Saldanha and published by Government of India Central Printing Office, Calcutta in 1906.
The précis is divided up into eight sections, as follows:
Part I: British Envoys to Persia and from Persia, 1801-1814.
Part II: British policy in regard to Maskat [Muscat] and the Maritime Arab tribes on 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. , 1801-1815.
Part III: Affairs on the Persian Coast and Islands, 1801-1820.
Part IV: British Residents and Agents in 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. and at Maskat, 1801-1813.
Part V: British policy in regard to Maskat and the Maritime Arab Tribes. Vigorous measures taken for the suppression of piracies and for security of peace in the Gulf. Persian Coast and Islands Affairs, 1818-1823.
Part VI: British policy in regard to Maskat and the Maritime Arab tribes, 1823-1853.
Part VII: Affairs on the Persian Coast and Islands, 1823-1853.
Part VIII: British Residents and Agents in 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. and Maskat, 1823-1853.
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