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'File 26/185 V (F 96) Shaikh of Mohammerah' [‎65r] (137/472)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (233 folios). It was created in 17 Nov 1939-16 Nov 1946. It was written in English, Arabic and Persian. 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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^'hr Hon'ble the Resident and
Hi a Brtiannic Mo jetity* a Connul General
in the Persian Oulf»
We have "the honour to forward, to Your e:tT2ellenoy
our hi^h esteem and denotion#
The Arabic district
the hands of the Persian
tyranny and all sorts of
after the absence of its
Khan, your lotal friendi,
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of Arabistan has suffered at
officials the severest
toment and hunillatat ion
4si oenod leader # Sir XhasaX
. Our hearts overflowed
vii t h deli^ht and our fa tea ^ere 1 ight ed vsl t h joy
on the arrival of your victorious armiea in the
district of Arabistan, becaune of our belief that
you will uproot tyranny and rrntore t o us the liirerty
for the sake of which you are fi^htin^ anc' thus
set us free from the fetters of ditatorahip of whifh
we have been s if ferine for the last sixteen y<?^rB»
But unfortunately we ate perceiving those who have
drawn anas and wanted to wage war against you .enjoy
ing the rule of our horaeland. Their persecution
and ill-treatment to us han increased after they knew
of our loyalty to His Britannic Majesty 1 s Govermont .
and of our happiness in your victoriea as we are
quite confident that His Majesty's Governcient desires
to savO the Araba*
We had forwarded several petitions to your
repreaentativea for the same cause and now v.e approach
Your ifixcollency requesting your kind intervention
in the matter for the fulfilment of our pending
demands and. our constitution as an Arab nation similaV
to those in the Arab worlds We gire our pledrfo and
solemnly promise you in the name of the Alimighty God
to be loyal, to sacrifice and to offer everything
dear to ua for your sake and for the sake of
protecting all the interests of His Britannic
Majesty's Government in our district as we had done in
the past and executed ail your demands quoted in the
treaty between the Government of Hia Majesty and our
Amir the late Shaikh Khasal*
*\
Our silence to 1 he otopoitiea of this despotic
few ia not at all inspired by fear # God forbid it,
but rather by a keen consideration to the interests
uhich we are always ready to ransom with everything
near and dear to ua. And now that cor ditione have
culminated, we beg for an early consideration of our
grievances lest some occurrflncea of Unpleasant out caae
take place between ourselves and the Persians. God ^ '
forbid 1 hat, the Government of His Britannic Majesly^
^ neglects us and not grant our demands after all the^
tokens of loyalty we showed her formHrly and pjwreflt ly
Accept our deep respects and sincere homage^
ligned anr 1 sealed
do
Signed and
Signed and
do
Signed
do
do
Sealed
Signed
Sealed
Signed
Signed
Ha'amis bin j'aail^,
the head of the Aaakareh#.
Kha'al a 1-Abdul Hasool
head of the i^jaddan.
Yadir al-Haj Ahmad®.
Muhayer ibn Dayekh head oj . tne
La qi sh?
Han dan ibn al-I^aj Muhammad»
Huslin bin Huaain»
Abbood ibn ftazi jj^
glqitah ibn Haj Abdullah►
Is-haq a'
Haj Sultan
r
■i-Haji ^hadir^
ibn Abdul Sayid
Ghadhban

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The volume contains correspondence pertaining to the relatives of the late Shaikh of Khuzestan, Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī. The correspondents include 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. at Bahrain, 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. at Kuwait, Government of India, Foreign Office, 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. , British Ambassador in Tehran, British Ambassador in Baghdad, Middle East Office at Cairo, British Consul General at Ahwaz, Vice Consul at Korramshahr, and two of Khaz‘al's sons, Abdullah [‘Abdullah bin Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī] and Chassib [Jāsib bin Khaz‘al Āl Ka‘bī].

The matters covered in the volume include:

  • compensation to be paid to the heirs of Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait and Sheikh Khaz‘al for taxes [ istiḥlāk ] paid on estates that they should have been exempt from;
  • the intrigues and actions of Khaz‘al's sons, ‘Abdullah and Jāsib, including small-scale incursions into Khuzistan [Khūzestān] from Iraq and attempts to garner Arab and British support for their return to power in Khuzistan;
  • where to settle ‘Abdullah after his return from Persia.

Folios 64-69 are letters in Arabic, signed by several of the heads of leading Arab families in the region, petitioning 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. for help against Persian oppression.

Folios 214-228 are internal office notes.

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1 volume (233 folios)
Arrangement

The volume is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: There is an incomplete foliation sequence and a complete foliation sequence. The complete sequence, which should be used for referencing, is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the title page, on number 1, and ends on the last folio of writing, on number 228. There are the following irregularities: folio 1 is followed by folio 1A. It should be noted that folio 67 is contained in an envelope which is attached to the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio 66, and folios 71-72 are in an envelope which is attached to the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. of folio 70.

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English, Arabic and Persian in Latin and Arabic script
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