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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 1 Aug 1851. 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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Report of the movements of vessels outside the harbour at al-Qatif, where Balfour is stationed as part of the blockade of the port. Balfour describes the nature of the shallow waters, and the risks to his vessel and the Tigris of damage on the shallow banks. Balfour continues that he was informed the previous evening by the Sheikh of Bahrain of peace having been made between himself and the 'Katiff [al-Qatif] people'.

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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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IOR/R/15/1/128, ff 72-73

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1 Aug 1851 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.20 of 1851 from Lieutenant William Balfour, Commanding the Honourable Company's brig Euphrates , to Commodore John Patterson Porter, Commanding Indian Naval Squadron, Persian Gulf, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/128, ff 72-73, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023673698.0x00000a> [accessed 26 February 2020]

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