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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' [‎2r] (3/4)

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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executiou of these measures, and will refrain from pressing for them until some future
time when the need for them shall be manifest, and the effect will not be given
to these articles without full consultation with you and the obtaining of your consent.
And whereas you have represented to me that you and your dependents possess a
good many slaves from of old time, previous to this treaty, and that it would be
difficult if the officials of Government were to interfere between them and their
masters, accordingly I inform you that I recognise how you are placed in regard to
this question, and that supposing that you accord your negroes fair and just treatment
there will not be interference on the part of Government representatives in the matter.
This is what had to be explained, and may God preserve you.
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. ,
Dated, Al Bida, Noveviber 3, 191G (Moharram 6, 1335).
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APPENDIX B.
Proclamation by Sheikh Ahdulldh regarding the Arms Traffic.
Be it known to all who may see this;
Whereas it has become known to us that traffic in arms into British India, Persia,
Kuwait, Bahrain, and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. is prohibited ;
I, the undersigned, AbdulIah-bin-Jasim-bin-Thani, Shaikh of Qatar, have decided
to do all in my power to assist the British Government in putting a stop to this illegal
traffic, and I hereby declare that from the date of this proclamation, the importation
and sale of arms, cartridges, and all munitions into our territory, and the exportation
of the same to other places, are absolutely prohibited. All arms and ammunition
imported into Qatar territory, or exported therefrom, will in future be liable to seizure
and confiscation.
That it may not be hidden.
(Signature and seal of) ABDULLAH-BIN-JASIM AL-THANI,
Chief of Qatar.
Dated at Al Bida, Moharram 1335 {November 3, 19J 6).

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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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