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Letter from William Bruce, Acting Resident at Bushire to Stephen Babington, Deputy Secretary to the Government, Bombay [‎79r] (2/2)

The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 8 Dec 1811. 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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The letter is acknowledging the commands of the Bombay Government dated 9 September 1811, which instructed the Resident to regularly report on the activities of pirates in the Gulf. In response, it reports that due to the efforts of ships belonging to the Imam of Muscat, Said bin Sultan, the level of piracy in the Gulf is very low, but it is noted that William Bruce expects the level of piracy to increase once these ships are reassigned to other duties.

Also noted is the presence of boats in the Gulf led by Shaik Dervish, brother to Shaik Abdel Russool Khan [Shaikh ‘Abd al-Rasūl Khān], former Governor of Bushire (deposed in 1808). It explains that these boats are attacking any boats belonging to Bushire and murdering any Persian crew members they find.

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Letter from William Bruce, Acting Resident at Bushire to Stephen Babington, Deputy Secretary to the Government, Bombay [‎79r] (2/2), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/12, ff 78Bv-79, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023623329.0x0000a6> [accessed 23 February 2020]

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