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'Text of Treaty, dated November 3, 1916, and ratified on March 23, 1918, between His Majesty's Government and Sheikh Abdullah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani of al-Katar' [‎1v] (2/4)

The record is made up of 1 file (2 folios). It was created in Dec 1933. 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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VII.
I, Shaikh Abdullah, further, iu particular, undertake to allow British subjects to-
reside in Qatar for trade and to protect their lives and property.
VIII.
I also undertake to receive, should the British Government deem it advisable, an
agent from the British Government, who shall remain at Al-Bidaa for the transaction
of such business as the British Government may have with me, and to w r atch over the
interests of British traders, residing at my ports or visiting them upon their lawful
occasions.
IX.
Further, 1 undertake to allow the establishment of a British post office and a
telegraph installation anywhere in my territory whenever the British Government
should hereafter desire them. I also undertake to protect them when established.
X.
On their part, the High British Government, in consideration of these treaties and
engagements that I have entered into with them, undertake to protect me and my
Subjects and territoiy from all aggression by sea, and to do their utmost to exact
reparation for all injuries that I, or my subjects, may suffer when proceeding to sea
upon our lawful occasions.
XL
They also undertake to grant me good offices, should I or my subjects be assailed
by land within the territories of Qatar. It is, however, thoroughly understood that
this obligation rests upon the British Government only in the event of such aggression,
whether by land or sea, being unprovoked by any act or aggression on the part of
myself or my subjects against others.
in token whereof 1, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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 I, Shaikh Abdullah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani, have respectively signed
and affixed our seal to this original document and four copies thereof.
Dated 6th Moharram, 1335, corresponding to the 3rd November, 1916.
(Signed and sealed) ABDULLAH-BIN-JASIM.
P. Z. COX, Lieutenant-Colonel,
Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. .
(Signed) G[HELMSFORD],
Viceroy and Governor-General of India.
This treaty was ratified by the Viceroy and Governor-General of India in Council
at Delhi on the 23rd day of March A.D. one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
(Signed) A. H. GRANT,
Secretary to the Government of India,
Foreign and Political Department.
APPENDIX A.
Translation of Letter addressed hy Political Ixesident, 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. ,
to Sheikh Abdullah.
(After compliments.)
Whereas your Honour has to-day entered into and signed with me, on behalf of the
British Government, an agreement or treaty, with the object of cementing the
relations between the High British Government and yourself, and whereas your
Honour has expressed the opinion that the time has not yet come for giving effect
to articles (7), (8), and (9), which relate to :—
(1) The admission of British subjects to Qatar for trade.
(^) 'J'he admission of an agent on behalf of Government.
(3) The establishment of post and telegraph offices in your territory.
Therefore I, on behalf of the British Government, accept your opinion, and
hereby inform you that the British Government see no present necessity for the

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This memorandum, printed by 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. , is a copy of the English text of the 3 November 1913 treaty between Sheikh Abdullah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani [Sheikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī], ruler of al-Katar [Qatar], and His Majesty's Government, ratified on 23 March 1918. The preamble to the treaty mentions the 12 September 1868 treaty with Shaikh ‘Abdullāh's grandfather, Shaikh Mohammed-bin-Thani [Muḥammad bin Thānī], followed by eleven articles. The treaty is signed by Sheikh ‘Abdullāh; Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Zachariah Cox, Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. 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. ; Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford; and Alfred Hamilton Grant, Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign and Political Department.

The text of the treaty is followed by two appendices: 'Appendix A. Translation of Letter addressed by Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. , 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. , to Sheikh Abdullah', signed by Cox at Al Bida [al-Bidda‘], and dated 3 November 1916 [6 Muḥarram 1335]; and 'Appendix B. Proclamation by Sheikh Abdullah regarding te Arms Traffic', signed by Sheikh ‘Abdullāh at al-Bida‘, and dated 6 Muḥarram 1334 (3 November 1916).

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside 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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