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The record is made up of 3 folios. It was created in 15 Mar 1813. 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 informing the Bombay Government that Mahomed Jaffer Kaun [Muḥammad Ja‘afar Khān], the Governor of Bushire, has been imprisoned by the Prince at Sheraz [Shiraz], Hossain (also spelt Hozain) Ali Meerza [Ḥusayn ‘Alī Mirzā], along with the rest of his family; it notes that the Governor has been removed to Sheraz, and the rest of his family is expected to follow.

It is noted that the Resident does not know why the Governor has been removed, nor who is to replace him. However, it is suspected that the former Governor of Bushire, Shaik Abdel Rusoll Khan [Shaikh ‘Abd al-Rasūl Khān], is likely to return.

Enclosed with the letter is a Royal firmaun [ firman A Persian word meaning a royal order or decree issued by a sovereign, used notably in the Ottoman Empire (sometimes written ‘phirmaund’). ] from Hossain Ali Meerza, Prince at Sheraz, received at Bushire 10 March 1813. It conveys the regard and respect that the Resident is held in by the Prince; the Resident believes the firmaun to be designed to allay any alarm caused by the sudden seizure of the Governor of Bushire.

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IOR/R/15/1/12, ff 164v-166

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15 Mar 1813 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter from William Bruce, Acting Resident at Bushire to Sir Evan Nepean, Baronet, President and Governor in Council, Bombay, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/12, ff 164v-166, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023685574.0x000172> [accessed 4 April 2020]

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