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‘A collection of treaties, engagements and sanads relating to India and neighbouring countries’ [‎34] (357/578)

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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remove freely with their families
from the Persian Dominions into the
Russian States, to export or to sell
their property without the slightest
opposition on the part of the Govern
ment, or the Local authorities, or the
imposition of any duty or fee on the
effects or articles sold or exported
by them. With regard to their im
movable property, a period of five
years shall be granted to them for its
sale or disposal, according to their
pleasure. From this amnesty are
excepted those who may be guilty,
within the period above mentioned
of one year, of any crime or mis
demeanour liable to penalties in
flicted by the tribunals.
Article 16.
Immediately after the signature
of the present Treaty of peace, the
respective Plenipotentiaries shall
lose no time in transmitting to every
quarter the necessary advices and
instructions for the immediate cessa
tion of hostilities.
The present Treaty drawn up in
tv;o parts of the same tenor, signed
by the respective Plenipotentiaries,
impressed with their seals, and ex
changed between them, shall be con
firmed and ratified by His Majesty
the Emperor of all the Russias and
His Majesty the Shah of Persia, and
the solemn ratifications bearing their
own signatures shall be exchanged
between their Plenipotentiaries within
tbe term of four months, or earlier
if possible.
Signed by the Plenipotentiaries
of the High Contracting Parties,
Camp Turkomanchi, the 21st Feb
ruary 1828.
jour, pour se transporter librement
avec leurs families des etats Persans,
dans les etats Russes, pour exporter
ou pour vend re leurs biens meubhs
sans que le Gouvernement, ou les
autorites locales, puissent y mettre le
moindre obstacle, ni prelever aucun
droit, ou aucun e retribution, sur les
biens ou sur les objets vendus ou
exportes par eux. Quant k leurs biens
immeubles il leur sera accorde un terme
de cinq ans, pour les vendre, ou pour
en disposer a leur grA Sont exceptes
de cette amnestie, ceux qui se rendront
coupables, dans 1’espace de terns sus-
mentionne d’un an de quelque crime
ou debt passible des peines pun is par
les tribunaux.
Article 16.
Aussitot apres la signature du
present Traite de paix, les Plenipoten-
tiaires respectifs s’empresseront d’envoyer
en tous les lieux les avis et injonctions
necessaires pour fa cessation immediate
des hostilites.
Le present Traite, dresse en deux
instruments de la meme teneur, signes
par les Plenipotentiaires respectifs,
munis de leurs cachets, et echanges
entre eux, sera confirme et ratifie par
Sa Majeste 1'Empereur de toutes les
Russies, et Sa Majeste le Schah de
Perse, et les ratifications solennelles,
revetues de leur propre signature, en
seront echangees entre leurs Plenipo
tentiaires, dans le terme de quatie
mois, ou plutot si faire se peut.

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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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