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'Further Papers respecting the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa and the System Pursued for its Suppression' [‎80r] (27/50)

The record is made up of 1 volume (25 folios). It was created in 29 Oct 1869. It was written in English and French. 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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" Nymphe," and " Star," with reference to the cases which are specially referred to as
suggested by Mr. Rothery.
I am, &c.
(Signed) GEO. A. HAMILTON.
No. 11.
The Secretary to the Admiralty to Mr. Hammond.—(Received September 16.)
Sir, Admiralty, September 15, 1869.
I AM commanded by my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to transmit, for the
information of the Earl of Clarendon, the inclosed correspondence (in original) forwarded
by Commodore Sir Leopold Heath, in his letter dated Trincomalee, 14th July, respecting
a dhow captured 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. by Commander Columb, of Her Majesty's ship
" Dryad," and condemned as a lawful prize in the Vice-Admiralty Court at Aden.
I am, &c.
Inclosure 1 in No. 11.
Lieutenant-Colonel Pelly to the Secretary to Government, Bombay.
Si rj British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. , Bushire, April 12, 1869.
I HAVE the honour to transmit a copy of a letter, with accompaniment, received
from the First Assistant Resident, Bassadore, reporting the alleged destruction of a Persian
craft near Mogoo by Her Majesty's steamer " Dryad."
2. Mogoo, the port whence the Persian Governor protests, is about twenty-five miles
distant from Lingah, and fifty miles from Bassadore.
3. The Persian Governor appears also to be protesting to his own Government, and,
as providing for any reference which Her Majesty's Minister at Tehran may make, I am
instructing the First Assistant Resident at Bassadore, and the British Agent at Lingah, to
collect whatever evidence may be available.
I have, &c.
Inclosure 2 in No. 11.
Captain Way to Lieutenant-Colonel Pelly.
gj r Bassadore, March 29, 1869.
I HAVE this day telegraphed to you the following:—
" 'Dryad,' when en route to Bushire, burnt a bugla belonging to Mogoo. Governor
has protested." , t » • • i. a
I have now the honour to submit the Governor's letter to the British Agent at
Lin§i Th e Agent reports that the Passport Agent has requested an explanation from him in
regard to the matter, and informed him that he will report to his Government.
In accordance with orders, no answer has, or will be, given either to the Governor of
Mogoo or the Passport Agent.
I have, &c.
(Signed) A. COTTON WAY.
Inclosure 3 in No. 11.
Sheikh Sultan, Governor of Mogoo, to the British Agent at Lingah.
PERHAPS you have heard, but I again write to inform you, that Suliman bin Sooltan
took dates to Debay for sale. When he was returning with the price of the dates and the
amount of some debts he had collected, he was met by a ship and was hailed by her. His

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This file contains correspondence between British officials regarding their attempts to monitor and prohibit slave traffic on the East Coast of Africa. The correspondence dates from March 1869 to October 1869.

Of particular interest are the following folios:

  • Folio 71 - French Government boat registration papers that had been given to 'Arab Dhows' allowing them to travel under the French flag.
  • Folio 73 - A chart entitled 'Memorandum of Number of Slaves landed and liberated at Aden, and how disposed of'.
  • Folio 74 - A copy of the Slave Trade Jurisdiction (Zanzibar) Bill, May 1869.
  • Folios 89-91 - 'A Memorandum by Mr. Churchill [Henry Adrian Churchill, Britain's Agent in Zanzibar] respecting Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa'.
Extent and format
1 volume (25 folios)

The file is arranged in rough chronological order, with the earliest correspondence at the beginning of the file and the latest at the end of the file.

Physical characteristics

Condition: contained within a bound volume that contains a number of other files.

Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 67, and terminates at f 91, as it is part of a larger physical volume; 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. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 5-134; these numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.

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