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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎33] (356/578)

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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fefugees to settle in the Khanats
oi Karabagh and Nacktchivan, as
well as in the portion of the Khanat
of Erivan situated on the right bank
of the Araxes. It is understood,
however, that this clause is not, and
shall not be, obligatory except in
regard to individuals invested with a
public character, or of a certain
dignity, such as Khans, Begs, and
Spiritual Chiefs or Mollahs, whose
personal example, instigations, and
clandestine communications might
have a prejudicial influence on their
old compatriots. As far as concerns
the mass of the population in the
two countries, it is agreed between
the high contracting parties that
their respective subjects who might
have already passed, or who may
hereafter pass, from one State into
the other, shall be free to settle or
sojourn wherever the Government
under whose authority they may
place themselves shall deem proper.
Article 15.
With the benevolent object of
restoring tranquillity to their States,
and removing from their subjects
all that can aggravate the evils
inflicted on them by the war to which
the present Treaty has so happily
put an end, His Majesty the Shah
grants a full and entire amnesty to
all the inhabitants and functionaries
of the Province called Azerbijan.
None of them without any exception
shall be persecuted or molested for
his opinions, acts, or conduct, either
during the war, or during the tem
porary occupation of the said Pro
vince by the Russian troops. There
shall be granted to them farther the
term of one year from this date to
Persans s’etablissent, on restent a
demeure, dans les Khanats de Karabaugh
et de Nacktchivan, ainsi que dans la
partie du Khanat d’Erivan situee sur
la rive droite de TAraxe. II est entendu
toutefois que cette clause n’est et ne
sera obligatoire qu’a i’egard d’individus
revetus d’un caractere public, ou de
certaine dignite, tels que les Khans, lea
Begs, et les Chefs spirituels ou Mollahs,
dont Texemple personnel, les instiga
tions, et les intelligences clan destines
pourraient exercer une influence
abusive sur leurs anciens compatriotes
administres, ou vassaux. Pour ce qui
concerne la masse de la population
dans les deux pays, il est convenu entre
les hautes parties contractantes que
les sujets respectifs qui auraient passe,
ou qui passeraient a Tavenir d’un etat
dans Fautre, seront libres de s’etablir,
ou de sejourner partout ou le trouvera
bon le Gouvernement, sous la domina
tion duquel ils se seront places.
Article 15.
Dans le but bienfaisant et salutaire
de ramener le calme dans ses etats et
d’ecarter de ses sujets tout cc qui
pourrait aggraver les maux qu’a deja
attires sur eux la guerre a la quelle le
present traite a mis si heureusement
fin, Sa Majeste le Schah accorde unc
amnestic pleine et entiere, a tous les
habitans et fonctionnaires de la Pro*
vince dite Azerbijan. Aucun d’eu*
sans exception de categoric, ne pourra
etre ni poursuivi, ni moleste pour ses
opinions, pour ses actes, ou pour la
conduite qu’il aurait tenue, soit pendant-
la guerre, soit pendant 1 occupation
temporaire de la dite Province par les
troupes Russes. II leur sera accorde,
en outre, le terme d’un an, a dater de ce

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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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