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'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' [‎24v] (50/92)

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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No. 15
U ndertaking given by S haikh S aqr of S harjah on his R ecognition,
dated M ay 3 1951—
id)
Letter from the 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. , Bahrain, to Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan al Qasimi,
Ruler, of Sharjah, dated April 30 TO/
I have been authorised by His Excellency the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. to
that the High British Government is willing to recognise you as Kuler ot ^narjan
in the place of your late father Shaikh Sultan bin Saqr provided you a p
following conditions: —
C onditions
(i) That you accept all the obligations contained in " Existing Treaties between
the British Government and the Trucial Chiefs 1906" and The Supplemen ary
list of undertakings, etc., of a confidential nature between the Trucial Cnie s o
Oman and the British Government, 1911-12," copies of which are enclosed.
(ii) That you accept the undertaking dated the 17th rebruary,
(18th Jamadath Thani, 1340) about oil given by the Ruler of Sharjah at that time,
a copy of which is enclosed. , , ir r
(iii) That you will accept on your own behalf and on behalf oi your successors
the obligations accepted by your late father in the agreement signed by him with
Petroleum Concessions Limited (now succeeded by Petroleum Development
( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited) on the 17th September 1937.
(iv) That you will accept the obligations accepted by your late father under
the Civil Air Agreement dated the 22nd July 1932 until it is replaced by a new
agreement. , ^ ^
(v) That you will recognise the jurisdiction ot the High British Government
over British subjects and foreigners which was accepted by your late father in his
letter dated the 5th August 1945. A copy of this letter is enclosed.
(vi) That you will expend the income received in respect of the Oil Agreement
in the interests of the people of the Shaikhdom of Sharjah, and will accept and act
upon any advice that may be given to you by His Excellency the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency.
concerning the manner in which and the objects upon which such money should
be spent.
(vii) That you will accept the advice of the 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. or his representa
tive in matters concerning the government of the Shaikhdom of Sharjah
ib)
Translation of letter No. 66 of 1370 dated the 27th Rajab 1370 equivalent to
the 3rd May 1951 from Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan, Ruler of Sharjah to
Mr. L. A. G. Pinhey, O.B.E., H.B.M.'s 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. , Bahrain.
With much pleasure I have the honour to receive your esteemed letter
No. C/22/17/24/51 dated the 30th April 1951, which contained His Majesty's
Government in Great Britain's recognition of my succeeding as Ruler of my
country, Sharjah, and its dependencies.
I thank His Majesty's Government for this recognition and call on Almighty
God to grant me success in everything which will benefit my country and people.
I, therefore, agree to the conditions set out in the said letter, with the attached
letters, the first dated the 18th Jamad al Thani 1340 (17th February 1922), and
the other dated the 28th Sha'aban 1346 (5th August 1945).

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Content

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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1 volume (44 folios)
Arrangement

There is a list of contents at the front of the volume.

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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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