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'Report of Inter-Departmental Committee on Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere's recommendations for the suppression of the East African Slave Trade' [‎100v] (2/8)

The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in Oct 1873. 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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[•f Sir Bartle Frere's Recommendations.
Observations and Proposals.
1 Head Clerk
1 Guzerati Accountant .. .
i Arabic Interpreter and Writer .
1 Jemadar..
4 Messengers .. . . *
8 Peons for boat's crew ..
Salary.
£
Agreed to .. .. ., ., 120
Ditto 80'
Ditto 72
Is Peons ... .. ,, 108
f (1 at 17Z., and 7 at 13Z.)
20
Also,
7 Consular Agents on Coast
Agents on Coast..
Money at disposal of Consul-General
for Contingencies
Total
400
190
4,000
After careful inquiry, we consider that (6.)
this establishment, which is slightly less
than that proposed by Sir Bartle Prere, is
indispensable for the proper fulfilment of
the Political, Consular, and Slave Trade
duties at Zanzibar.
The establishment which has hitherto (7.)
existed is quite inadequate for the efficient
performance of the duties devolving upon
it, which are thus well described by Dr.
Kirk:—
" 1. Keeping up political relations with
the Zanzibar Government and the represen
tatives of other nations.
u 2. The Slave Trade suppression in its
various branches, including the Yice-Ad-
miralty Court allotment, and general super
vision over freed slaves landed, the detection
and prosecution of slave-traders amoDg our
Indian community, and obtaining informa
tion of the designs and movements of Arab
slave-dealers on the coast and elsewhere.
"3. The conduct of all civil and criminal
cases wherein a British protege is the defen
dant or the accused, and the urging of their
rights before the Sultan's courts ; this being
a department regulated by the Queen's
Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , implies, like the Yice-
Admiralty branch, a certain attention to
forms and much writing, besides patient
examination.
£< 4. The purely Consular and commercial
business of our mercantile marine, whether
European or coasting.
44 5. Correspondence on all the above
branches with the various officers in India
and England with which this Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. is in
direct communication, many subjects requir
ing to be noticed and letters copied in tripli
cate, besides office copy."
The existing staff for conducting the (8.)
above is : —
1st. 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. and Consul.
2nd. One Surgeon, who holds in addition
the personal rank of Her Britannic Majesty's

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This file is a report written by an Inter-Departmental Committee in response to recommendations made by Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere for the suppression of the East African Slave Trade after he had visited the region as a Special Envoy of the Foreign Office.

The report is divided into two parallel columns, one listing Sir Bartle Frere's recommendations and another giving the committee's observations and comments on them.

The committee was composed of William Henry Wylde of the Foreign Office, John Wiliams Kaye of the 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. , Robert Hall and J H Cole.

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1 file (4 folios)
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Condition: the file is contained within a bound volume that contains a number of other files.

Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 100, and terminates at f 103, 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 5-134; these numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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