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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎59] (76/578)

The record is made up of 1 volume (289 folios). It was created in 1933. 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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PERSIA— NO. YI—1812.
The officers and serjeants, &c., at present in Persia, as well as those who may
hereafter arrive here, shall receive allowances according to the above rates, and
the senior or commanding officer, of whatever rank he may be, shall receive a further
gratuity of half the allowance annexed to his rank, in addition, during the period
of his command ; and if, God forbid, any of them should be negligent in their duty,
the matter being represented to the ambassador, such persons shall be dismissed
His Persian Majesty’s service.
Article 11.
Since it is the earnest wish of the two great sovereigns that this permanent
alliance shall continue in their posterity, the high contracting parties agree
that the respective heirs-apparent of each throne shall hold the Articles of this
Treaty sacred, and if either of the heirs-apparent shall require assistance of a nature
not specified in this Treaty, such shall be afforded according to the ability of the
party in the manner most beneficial to the interests of the States requiring such
assistance. The other assistance and subsidy, on the conditions and for the pur
poses explained in the above Articles of this Treaty, are of course to hold good with
the respective heirs-apparent, &c., &c.
Article 12.
The intention of this Treaty and the respective wishes of the High contracting
powers are to afford mutual assistance, and thereby strengthen, consolidate, and
extend their power and dominions for the purpose of defeating the aggressions of
their enemies. As the sincere desire of His Britannic Majesty particularly is to
strengthen and consolidate the Persian Government so as to prevent foreign nations
from invading Persia, and by his assistance to raise her political consequence and
to increase her territory, the English Government will not interfere in any quarrels
which may hereafter arise between the Princes, Noblemen, or great Chiefs of Persia,
until the King then reigning shall require their assistance ; and if one of the contend-
parties should offer a province of Persia with a view of obtaining assistance,
the English Government shall not agree to such a proposal, nor by accepting it
possess themselves of such part of Persia.
The Articles are thus auspiciously concluded.
This happy and fortunate Treaty, it is hoped, will for ever continue in force
and produce the fairest and most beneficial results.
We, the undersigned plenipotentiaries of the high contracting powers, having
concluded this auspicious Treaty in the true spirit of amity and sincerity in the
twelve foregoing Articles, have hereunto set our hands and seals, in the royal city
of Teheran, this fourteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twelve, corresponding with the twenty-ninth of Safer-ol-Mazafer,
in the year of the Hegira one thousand two hundred and twenty-seven.
On the Persian leaf.
Mohammed Sheffee. Mohammed Hossein. Gore Ouseley,
On the English leaf.
Gore Ouseley. Mohammad Hossein. Mohammed Shefee.

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The volume is the fifth edition of volume 13 of a collection of historic treaties, engagements and sanads (charters) relating to India and its neighbouring countries, namely Persia and Afghanistan. This volume, originally compiled by Charles Umpherston Aitchison, Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign Department, was revised in 1930 and published in 1933 by the Manager of Publications in Delhi, under the authority of the Government of India.

Part 1 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Persia and dating from between 12 April 1763 and 10 May 1929. The treaties refer to: trade agreements; foreign relations; prohibition and suppression of the slave trade; sovereignty and status of Persian regions; frontier negotiations; foreign concessions; telegraph lines. Part 2 of the volume contains treaties and engagements relating to Afghanistan and dating from between 17 June 1809 and 6 May 1930. The treaties relate to: foreign relations; the establishment of boundaries and frontier negotiations; peace treaties; commercial relations; import of arms. A number of appendices follow part 2, which contain the text of treaties relating to both Persia and Afghanistan.

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1 volume (289 folios)

The volume is arranged into two parts covering Persia and Afghanistan respectively, as are the appendices at the end of the volume. Each part is divided into a number of chapters, identified by Roman numerals, and arranged chronologically, from the earliest treaties to the most recent. At the beginning of each part is a general introduction to the treaties and engagements that follow.

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (ff 4-8) which lists the geographical regions and treaties. The contents pages refers to the volume’s pagination system. There is a subject index, arranged alphabetically, at the end of the volume (ff 277-87) which also refers to the volume’s pagination system.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; 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 (except for the front cover where the folio number is on the verso The back of a paper sheet or leaf. ).

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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