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'NEJD EXPEDITION PRECIS.' [‎71v] (13/68)

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The record is made up of 1 file (42 folios). It was created in Mar 1872. 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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NEJD EXPEDITION PRECIS-
words of Turkish assurance* as stated m my sepa-
rate telegram. Inform him that f* 'ong as he
observes conditions of Articles 2 and 8 of Ireaty,
onr obligations will be fulfilled. Infonn persons
interested in pearl fishery that their interests w.ll
be protected. Inform all Chiefs, trucial and others,
that the Turkish Government contemplates no
attack on them, and has no intention to obtain
supremacy over any independent State.
15. Secretary of State's instructions
with regard to preventing trucial
Chiefs from aiding either party —
With reference to Colonel Pelly s enquiry
regarding trucial Chiefs, in the preceding
paragraph, the Secretary ot State was asked
by the Viceroy on the 30th May t
" If Pelly asks whether he is to stop by force any
military operations by sea on part of Chiefs, either
for or against Turks, am I to authorize him to do
so ? I advise this course, and that you should inform
Turkish Government accordingly. This will not
include Kowait Chief, who has already sailed."
A reply I was received by telegram on the
following day:—
" 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. Trucial Chiefs may be interdicted
from maritime operations, but no others.'
The Bombay Government were directed on
the 5th June to inform Colonel Pelly ac
cordingly, and to instruct him to use all
the influence he possessed with the other
Chiefs to maintain the maritime truce.
16. Pasha promises non-interference
with littoral Arabs— On the 26th
May Colonel Herbert was told § :—
" Ask Midhut Pasha whether any orders have been
issued regarding- interference of the Chiefs or tribes
on the shores of the Gulf? Have the Turks
invited any of the littoral Arabs to accompany or
assist them, or take part in their operations by
sea ?"
He replied || :—
"Pasha states Sheikh and tribe from Kowait
voluntarily accompany expedition, part in merchant
vessels, part by land. No communication with
other littoral tribes."
17. Porte promises non-interference
with Trucial Chiefs, but claim to
accept their services when offer
ed .—The instructions given to Colonel
Pelly {vide paragraph 15) to prevent Tru
cial Chiefs engaging in maritime opera
tions having been communicated to the
Porte, Sir H. Elliot wrote on the 8th
June^:—
" Aali Pasha expressed his thanks for the commu
nication, and, having in unequivocal terms repeated
his assurances that the Porte contemplated no
naval operations, said that it had no intention of
applying for assistance to any of the Chiefs in
cluded in the maritime truce. At the same time,
however, the Porte, having no cognizance of the
* Vide paragrft|»h 10.
t Page 83.
X Page 90.
§ Page 79.
Page 80.
Page 114,

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Précis of the 1871-1872 Turkish Expedition to Nejd [Najd], compiled by Philip Durham Henderson, Under Secretary to the Foreign Department, Government of India, March 1872. The précis has been divided into sections which discuss:

  • Origin of the Expedition;
  • First report of an intended expedition;
  • Design of the expedition revived;
  • Position of parties in Nejd;
  • Expedition temporarily postponed. Enquiries made from the Porte regarding it;
  • Earlier instructions given to Colonel Lewis Pelly;
  • Preparations for Expedition resumed;
  • Complications 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. ;
  • British policy 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 how it might be affected by the Nejd Expedition;
  • Explicit assurances of the Porte;
  • Midhut Pasha confirms assurances of the Porte;
  • Instructions to Colonel Lewis Pelly;
  • Report to Secretary of State with views of Government;
  • Colonel Lewis Pelly directed to proceed to Bahrein [Bahrain];
  • Secretary of State's instructions with regard to preventing Trucial Chiefs from aiding either party;
  • Pasha promises non-interference with littoral Arabs;
  • Porte promises non-interference with Trucial Arabs, but claim to accept their services when offered;
  • Observations of Midhut Pasha on the instructions given to Colonel Lewis Pelly;
  • Expedition prohibited by Pasha from approaching Bahrein;
  • Enquiries from Persia regarding Expedition;
  • Non-interference in political questions enjoined on Colonel Charles Herbert;
  • Narrative of events in Nejd up to date of landing of the Expedition;
  • Narrative of the Expeditionary force up to date of landing in Nejd;
  • Observations of the Grand Vizier on the policy of the British Government. Remarks of the Government of India thereon;
  • Porte informed Indian Government disclaim countenancing Arabs;
  • Turkish designs on Gwuttur [Qatar];
  • Increase of the Turkish Naval Force in 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. ;
  • Representation addressed to Home Government regarding the above;
  • Movements of British vessels;
  • Case of the Snipe (believed to be a British vessel carrying Turkish troops);
  • Murder of a so-called Turkish messenger at Bahrein;
  • Demand on Bahrein Chief for surrender of two boats;
  • Reasons for non-interference of British Government in operations by land;
  • Further narrative of the Expedition and Affairs in Nejd;
  • Attitude of Bahrein Chief. Evidence of Turkish designs against Bahrein;
  • Kowait [Kuwait] Chief. Assistance rendered by him to the Turks and his intrigues.
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Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at folio 66 and terminates at folio 98, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The main foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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