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Letter from William Bruce, Acting Resident at Bushire to Captain Prior, Commander of HMS Hesper [‎150r] (3/3)

The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 3 Dec 1812. 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 conveying the details of a report from Captain Miller, commander of the Country Ship Duncan , of his recent encounter with two separate groups of 'pirate boats' in the Gulf, one of which harassed the ship during its passage. It requests that Captain Prior undertakes a cruise of the lower Gulf to obtain intelligence on any pirates operating there; it notes that the services of the broker Often a local commercial agent in the Gulf who regularly performed duties of intelligence gathering and political representation. at Muscat will be placed at his disposal should he be able to make the suggested cruise.

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Letter from William Bruce, Acting Resident at Bushire to Captain Prior, Commander of HMS Hesper [‎150r] (3/3), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/12, ff 149-150, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023623330.0x00006c> [accessed 27 February 2020]

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