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'33 File 665 Hostilities between Shaikh Zaid and Shaikh Jasim' [‎302v] (639/845)

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The record is made up of 3 volumes (404 folios). It was created in Mar 1888-9 Jun 1890. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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No. 33, dated the 24tli February 1889.
From—The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Bahrain,
To—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. , 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. .
After Compliments. —A man 1ms come from Guttar, who lias given me re
liable information about Sheikh Jasim's army which went to Leeva and Ghaxra
from Guttar, he says that many women and children were killed, and that those
of the A.1 Na'aim who were of the force say 4 women and 8 children of 9 years,
of age and under killed, and were disgusted that Jasim shewed no mercy to
women and children, he also says that they came to a village called _ Shah
Bachul/'and there saw 6 men working amongst the date-trees, who were imme
diately seized and bound. These men begged mercy from my informant, and
when they were brought before Jasim, begged mercy from himalso. Jasim,
however, would not listen, and ordered that their throats should be cut. Just
then an old and blind man came np led by a child, and asked Jasim for mercy,
but the latter ordered that both the old man and the child should be k 11 ) 6 "-
My informant further states that he saw in Leeva a woman whose arm had
been cut off; he enquired how this had happened, and learnt that the woman
bad a child in her arms, and Jasim's men wanted to take it from her and on her
resisting, they had cut her arm off; and killed the child. The people who were
working among the date trees took refuge in the fort called ^ Klianur , men,
women^and children, and barricaded the gate with bags of rice, but J^ 1 ? 1 ^
men broke into the place at once, and looted the rice. The men m the tort
fired at Jasim's men, and killed and wounded some. There were two towers
in the fort, and some of villagers were in thenf, and some m the mam pajtoi
the fort, and when Jasim's men got in and fired, the whole place was hued
with smoke, and all the men, women, chi dren, and animals inside were killed;
mercy was shown to none, and Jasim himself did not wish one to be spared.
The two towers and their contents were set on fire and burnt. JSobody has ever
acted as Jasim has. , . -irrk-u
My informant says Jasim's army numbered about 400 m all viz., 150 horse-
men or perhaps less, and about 300 men mounted on camels, ihey were well
equipped with martini-rifles, and had plenty of ammunition.-as well as every
sort of weapon; they also had provisions with them. The munitions ot war and
some of the provisions were brought in six boats to Al-Sala , and m coming and
returning Jasim's men took what they required from these boats. My informant
adds that Jasim Bin Thani is much occupied in making warlike preparations.
No 34, dated the 25th February 1889.
F rom —The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, Bahrain,
To—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. , 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. .
After Compliments. —I have heard that Jasim Bin Thani has sent a man
named Bin Naifa El Hajiri to Ibn Rashid at Jebel with 16 female camels and a
letter in which he asks for aid, and in the event of Ibn Bashid himself not
beino- able to come, asking him to send men, for Sheikh Zaeed intends to attack
him?Jasim). Jasim has also sent many letters to Oman, in which he informs
the people of what he has done at Leeva, and tells them that Ibn Eashid and
his men are coming to Oman. -^,.-11, t
Jasim, at first, wished to send his son Khalifa to Ibn E^ashid, but eventu
ally sent Bin Naifa. , , , . , J
It is reported that Jasim has placed men on the look out a^ sea and o n
coast, to give him warning of the approach of anyone. It is also reported that
Sheikh Zaeed has sent provisions in boats to A1 Sala' for his men.
No. 54<, Bushire, dated the 11th March 1889.
From— Colonel E. C. Ross, c.s.i .. 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. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department.
I ha.ve the honor to enclose translation of a report from the Eesidency
Agent at Bahrain, on the subject of pre-
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The volume contains memos, reports and correspondence exchanged between the British officials 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. , 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. and his Agents at Sharjah and Bahrein [Bahrain], the Ruler of Katr [Qatar], Shaikh Jāsim bin Muḥammad Āl Thānī, and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Zayid bin Khalīfah, discussing hostilities between the two rulers, occurring between 1888 and 1889. The hostilities were initially due to the dispute on the sovereignty over Al Udaid [’Odaid, Qatar] considered to be Abu Dhabi property, and provoked attacks and raids. The main events dealt with in the volume are the attack of Bedouin from Abu Dhabi on Al Bida [Qatar] during which twenty-four men were killed including Ali, Shaikh Jasim's son, and the subsequent Qatari attack to Dhafrah [Abu Dhabi].

The volume also contains copious letters in Arabic (with English translations) sent to 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 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. at Bushire by local rulers.

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3 volumes (404 folios)
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The volume is arranged chronologically, from the earliest letter in the file at the front to the most recent letter in the file at the back.

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Condition: three bound volumes.

Foliation: The foliation sequence runs through three volumes as a single continuous series. It commences at the title page of volume one with 1, 1A and 1B, and terminates at the last folio of volume three with 402; these numbers are written in pencil, 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.

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