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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎6v] (18/572)

The record is made up of 1 volume (281 folios). It was created in 12 Feb 1922-11 Mar 1931. 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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MASKAT (AND ZANZIBAR).
APPENDIX No. 6.— Tages 42 and 232.
Treaty of Commehce concluded between His Highness the Imam of Maskat and the
King of the French on the 17th November 1844, and finally ratified on the 4th
February 1846.
Preamble .—The King of the French and His Highness Syud Sueed
bin Sultan , the Sultan of Maskat and other places, being desirous to con
firm and strengthen the good understanding which subsists between them, and
to promote the commercial intercourse between their respective countries, and
having come to the determination of entering into a Treaty of Commerce
and Amity, the former has appointed as his Plenipotentiary Monsieur Komain
Desfosses, Captain in the Navy and Chief of Bourbon and Madagascar, and
the latter has resolved personally to cary on negotiations with the said Pleni
potentiary. The Plenipotentiary of the King of the French having represent
ed to His Highness the Imam and Sultan of Muscat that he was vested with
the requisite powers has concluded the following Articles with His Highness
Syud Sueed bin Sultan —
Article 1.
There shall always be good understanding and friendship between the
King of the French, his heirs and successors, and His Highness Syud Sueed
bin Sultan, the Sultan of Maskat, bis heirs and successors, as also between
their respective subjects.
Article 2.
The subjects of Syud Sueed bin Sultan, the Sultan of Maskat, shall be
at liberty to enter, reside in, trade with, and pass with their merchandize
through, France; and the French shall, in like manner, have similar liberty
with regard to the territories of Syud Sueed bin Sultan, the Sultan of
Maskat. The subjects of both the Governments shall have all the privileges
which are or may be conceded by the respective Governments to the subjects
of the most favoured nations.
Article 3.
The French shall be at liberty to purchase, sell, or rent land, houses
or warehouses, in the dominions of Syud Sueed bin Sultan, the Sultan of
Maskat. The houses, warehouses, or other premises occupied by the French,
or by persons in their service, shall not be forcibly entered without the per
mission of the French Consul. They shall not be prevented from leaving the
dominions of Syud Sueed bin Sultan whenever they wish to do so.

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Correspondence concerning the Muscat Commercial Treaty of 1891 and a revision of the treaty in 1922. Includes the text of the 1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the USA and Sayyid Sa'id bin Sultan [Saʻīd bin Sulṭān] of Muscat and correspondence with the United States of America over the revisions. Letters discuss the raising of the rate of customs from 5% to 10%. The file includes the text of the 1922 agreement in Arabic and English.

Correspondents include 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. ; Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat; Deputy Secretary to the Government of India; Commonwealth of Australia, Governor General's Office; Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Department; Secretary of State, United States.

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1 volume (281 folios)
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The papers are arranged chronologically from the front to the rear of the file.

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Foliation: this file has circled foliation numbers that begin on front cover and end on back cover.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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