'Selections from State Papers, Bombay, regarding the East India Company's Connection with the Persian Gulf, with a Summary of Events, 1600-1800' [79r] (157/540)
The record is made up of 1 volume (269 folios). It was created in 1908. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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Governour of the hot Countries, as there is a good small Fortification ready-
built to our Hands lying within Sight of Gombroon Factory An East India Company trading post. , which might be
defended by 40 men and an Ensign against any Country Enemy, excellent
Water in Plenty, and Prov e very cheap, so that there would be no Occasion to
risque any considerable Part of the Hon'ble Company's Goods or Money out
of the Castle ; and a small vessel, such as the Content Sloop, would be suffi
cient for all services between Gombroon and Kishmiss.
I can get no better Intelligence relating to the Island of Bahreen, than
its being a Place held in superstitious generation by the Hoolah Arabs, and
that it is very fertile, abound g with Springs of fresh Water, but both the Air
and W ater are extremely unwholesome according to the Account of several
Persons who have been formerly Inhabitants of that Place.
Ishmail Shaw still bears the Title of King, though being Young, and Ciyil war in Peraia.
greatly kept under by Careem Caun, he has no Share at all in the Government;
and indeed Careem Caun himself is little better than Governour of Spahaun,
as the Country remains in the same distracted Condition now as, it has done
for many Years past, every City with the Adjacent Villages, being as it were
a distinct Principality at Variance with the next, and I really can't see the
least Appearance of the Countrys being settled.—As to Shawrook Shaw, here-
sides in Mushat without any Shew of Royalty at all, and being entirely Blind
seldom or never appears in publick, so that in his present unhappy Circum
stances, the Persians esteem him as nothing.
I am sorry to acquaint your Honour, etc., that our Revenues this year
and considerably less than they were last, the Consulage amounting to no more
than Shahees, thirty two thousand, six hundred and ninetyeight, five Goz, and
a half (32,698-5^) and Export Duty to Shahees, four thousand, eight hundred
and forty six Goz and a half (4,840-6J) which of Course is occasioned by^ the
Difference of the Trade at this place.
All the Stores, Weights, and Gunpowder, which your Honour & con.
signed us p r . Bombay Frigate, have been received agreeable to Invoice; and
our Gunner Stephen Young now returns on this Vessel, in whose Place
Matthew Crawley is entertained here; Serjeant Phillip Lemire having requested
Permission to return to Bombay, proceeds also upon the Bombay Frigate, and
Ensign Martin Burrage is entertained as Military Officer at this Factory An East India Company trading post. .
Herewith your Honour, &c., will receive the following Books and Papers
by the Rose Galley, viz\ No. 1, two sets of Diarys and Consultations, No. 2
two sets of Steward's Account, No. 3 Monthly Account of Provisions and Stores
supplied the Mamoody, No. 4, Monthly Account of the same supplied the
Rose Gaily No. 5 List of the Arrival and Departure of Shipping. No. 6 Calcu
late of Quick Stock No. 7 Invoice and Bill of Lading A document confirming the goods which a ship has received. . No. 8 Indent for Woollen
Goods to supply the Gombroon market No. 9 General Letter of this Date, No. 10
Duplicate of the Bombay Frigate's Invoice, No. 11 List of Money stopt from
the Soldiers belonging to the Mamoody's Detachment, No. 12 Indent of
medicines for the use of the Factory An East India Company trading post. .—And by the Bombay Frigate, viz h .
No. 1. Duplicate of the General Letter p r . Rose Galley, No. 2 invoice and
Bill of Lading A document confirming the goods which a ship has received. No. 3 Duplicate of the Ros« Galley's Invoice. The General
Books of this Settlement could not possibly be got ready. Time enough to
go by this conveyance, which seeming Neglect I beg your Honour, &c., will
be pleased to pass over, as they shall be transmitted by the next secure con
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The volume is Selections from State Papers, Bombay, regarding the East India Company's Connection with the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , with a Summary of Events, 1600-1800 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1908). The work was prepared by Jerome Antony Saldanha.
The volume consists of a summary of events in the history of the East India Company's involvement with Persia and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , during the period 1600-1800, taken from various printed sources and the selections from the records of the Bombay Government as contained in the present volume (folios 8-39); followed by the selections themselves (folios 40-235); and eleven appendices containing farmans [firmans] and statements of farmans, reports on commerce with Persia and Arabia, a list of the East India Company's agents, and a glossary of words (folios 236-269).
A list of records from which the selections had been made appears on folio 4v.
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- 1 volume (269 folios)
A summary of the selections appears between folios 8-39. Those printed in the volume are indicated in the summary with Roman numerals.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 270 on the last folio (there is no back cover). The numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear 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. This is the system used to determine the sequence of pages.
Pagination: there is also an original printed pagination sequence, numbered ii-lxiii (folios 4-39) and 2-459 (folios 40-269). These numbers appear at the top of each page.
Condition: the volume is largely disbound because of deterioration to the binding, and there is no back cover. There is also significant damage to the edges of the front cover and some of the folios at the beginning of the volume, but this has not led to any loss of text.
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