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'File 18/54 I (A 89) Muscat Order in Council: new regulations' [‎131v] (258/396)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (198 folios). It was created in 13 Jul 1911-22 Jul 1935. 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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Rules and Regulations under Article 78 of M The
in Council 1915".
Muscat Ordc
Ko. 1 of 1920.
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Local Laws and Customs.
Hfhereas it is necessary to define more clearly the term
"Reasonable Custom existing in Muscat" the observance of which
may be enforced by me upon British subjects under Section 82 of
the Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). 1915:
How therefore in pursuance and "by virtue of the powers #
vested in the 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. by Article 78 of the Muscat
Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). 1915 the following rules for the ohservance by
British subjects of reasonable customs existing in Muscat are
hereby made: -
1. Any reasonable custom existing in Muscat is any duly
promulgated local law or regulation of His Highness the Sultan
of Muscat or any local law or custom which if not promulgated
shall be affirmed by His Highness the Sultan of Muscat to be
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generally accepted and recognised throughout his territories,
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unless the observance of such local law or regulation by a
British subject should be incompatible with any express or
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. specific provisions contained in the Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers).
1915.
2, • The observance of any such local law or regulation will
be made binding upon British subjects by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency.
with the approval of the 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. by due notification
under this regulation. % ]
Any British subject contravening any local law or regula
tion duly notified under this regulation may on conviction be
punished with fine and imprisonment as prescribed in Article
- 79 of the Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). 1915•
4.
Regulation Ho.l of 1918 is hereby repealed.
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The papers are mainly in the form of correspondence between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat, the 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. , Bushire, and British officials in India and at the Foreign Office, London, and relate to proposals for new regulations under The Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1867 and The Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1915 . Includes papers relating to the payment of hundis [bills of exchange, or promissory notes], September-November 1911; arrangements for the custody of persons sentenced by the Consular Court to lengthy terms of imprisonment, October-November 1911; the translation of King's Regulations in force in Muscat, January - February 1913; refund of court fees, November 1913 - August 1914; control of the press during war, August 1914; traffic in arms, October 1916 - January 1920; local laws and customs, April - May 1920; Indian pilgrim ships, May - August 1925; King's Regulation under Article 78 (C) of The Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1915, Number 1 of 1927 ('The Indian Succession Regulation, 1927'), January - April 1927; and municipal (sanitation) regulations for the towns of Muscat and Muttrah, culminating in the King's Regulation under Article 78 (C) of The Muscat Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , 1915, Number 1 of 1935 ('The Muscat Municipal Regulations, 1935'), December 1933 - July 1935.

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1 volume (198 folios)
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The papers are arranged in chronological order from the front to the back of the volume.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use runs from the front cover to the back cover. The sequence appears written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Folio 42 needs to be folded out to be read. The following foliation anomalies occur: folio 1 is followed by folios 1A, 1B and 1C; folio 18 is followed by 18A; folio 70 is followed by 70A; folio 87 is followed by 87A; folio 100 is followed by folio 110, with the intervening folio numbers omitted. A second foliation sequence appears, also written in pencil, but not enclosed in a circle, in the same area of many of the folios. This sequence is not wholly consistent.

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