'A Collection of Treaties and Engagements relating to the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in force up to the End of 1953' [5r] (9/92)
The record is made up of 1 volume (44 folios). It was created in c 1954. 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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General Treaty for the Cessation of Plunder and Piracy by Land and Sea,
dated February 5, 1820
See No. 1 Trucial States
The Treaty was signed at Sharjah on February 5, 1820 by Saiyid Abdul Jabel
bin Saiyid Yas on behalf of Shaikhs Sulaiman bin Ahmad and Abdullah bin
Ahmad of Bahrain and signed and accepted by the aforesaid Shaikhs at Bahrain
on February 23, 1820.
Engagement to Prohibit Exportation of Slaves from Africa on Board of
Vessels belonging to Bahrain and to Allow the Right of Search, dated
May 8, 1847
It having been intimated to me by Major Hennell, the Resident in the Persian
Gulf, that certain conventions have lately been entered into by His Highness the
Imam of Muscat and other powers with the British Government for the purpose of
preventing the exportation of slaves from the African coast and elsewhere, and it
having, moreover, been explained to me that, in order to the full attainment of
the objects contemplated by the aforesaid conventions, the concurrence and co
operation of the Chiefs of the several ports, situated on the Arabian coast 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. are required, accordingly I, Sheikh Sultan bin Suggur, Chief of the
Joasmee tribe, with a view to strengthen the bonds of friendship existing between
me and the British Government, do hereby engage to prohibit the exportation of
slaves from the coasts of Africa and elsewhere on board of my vessels and those
belonging to my subjects or dependants; such prohibition to take effect from the
1st day of Mohurrum A. H. 1264 (or 10th December A. D. 1847).
And I do further consent that whenever the cruizers of the British Government
fall in with any of my vessels, or those belonging to my subjects or dependants,
suspected of being engaged in slave trade, they may detain and search them, and
in case of their finding that any of the vessels aforesaid have violated this engage
ment, by the exportation of slaves from the coasts of Africa, or elsewhere, upon
any pretext whatever, they (the government cruizers) shall seize and confiscate the
Dated this 22nd day of Jemmadee-ool-Awal A. H. 1263, or 8th day of May 1847.
Sheikh Mahomed bin Khuleefa.
Further Engagement for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, dated
M ay 10, 1856
It having been notified to me by Captain Jones, Resident 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. ,
that an article was omitted to be inserted in the Conventions entered into by the
Maritime Chiefs of the Arabian Coast and Oman with the British Government
for the purpose of prohibiting the importation of, and traffic in, slaves, which Con
vention on my part bears date the 22nd Jumadee-ool-awal 1263 A.H. = 8th May
1847, accordingly, I, Sheikh Mahomed bin Khaleefa, Chief of Bahrein, do hereby
engage and bind myself (purely out of friendship to the Sircar, and to assist it
in effectually attaining the object it desires) to put into execution the said Article.
The article is this: —
Whensoever it shall become known and certain that from any quarter what
soever slaves have been brought to my territories, or to any places subject to
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The volume consists of the following Foreign Office document: 19127, marked 'For Official Use only'.
The volume is divided into sections containing transcripts of treaties and engagements relating to Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar; Trucial States; Muscat; and miscellaneous. The earliest treaties recorded date from 1820.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 45 on the back cover. These numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and can be found in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. An original printed pagination sequence is also present in the volume. Foliation anomaly: ff. 10, 10A. The following folio needs to be folded out: f. 39.
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