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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎8v] (22/572)

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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Appendix No. 6.—Maskat and Zanzibar.
Article 16.
If any person not belonging to the Christian nations shall steal any
art^le from a French vessel, and take it to the dominions of the Sultan
Consul recovered from the robber and delivered over to the
Article 17.
The Fiench shall be at liberty to hire or erect houses and warehouses at
Z/anzibar or anywhere else.
Article 18. -
Al ^ e "g a ^ements which may have been entered into previously to this
. o null and void, and are not to be acted upon or attended to.
Article 19.
The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof
shall be exchanged, at Maskat or Zanzibar, as soon as possible, and within
the space of fifteen months from the date hereof.
IbU ^ 6th Zllkadi Hi j ree 1260 {corresponding with the 17th November
(True translation.)
(Sd.) W. Escombk,
Secy, to Govt.
^ 4t ' 1 Vehrmrj 1846, the ratifications of the foregoing Treaty
rjo, M g be ^ Ween His t!' 6 of Maskat and C«J
modo e Mc.ns.enr Bomam, on the part of the King of the
' llevlous to the exchange of the ratifications, His Highness
• Vide letter from Captain Hamerton S"''**' 1 fl ' 0 ; n Monsienr T)es -
to the Bombay Govern went, dated 2 sses an explanation of the precise meaning
the 13th February 1846. Article XVII of the Treaty, who replied
o . .. . , that the said Article was considered as having-
reference to matters simply and purely of a commercial nature. The exchange
of ratifications then took place. His Highness the Imam previously affixing
thereto the following declaration :
Troaty Cla,, ' ti0a Written ^ Hi e ,1 " ess tlle Imam 011 foregoing
I hat IS correct, that whatsoever is written in Arabic letters (in the
Ara )ic language) in the agreement is binding on us.
Ihe writing of the humble Pukeer with his own hand.
(Sd.) Syud bin Sultan.
(True translation.)
(Sd.) Atkins Hamerton.

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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)

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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