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'File 35/86 II A 45 Muscat - Commercial Treaty of 1891 and revision of treaty 1922' [‎240v] (488/572)

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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United States Consular Officers under article 9 of the
Treaty and reaffirmed by article 2 of the Treaty of 1886
between the United States and Zanzibar. He made it clear
at the same time that the suggestion of His Majesty's
Government was not pu^forward on account of any objection
on their part to the past conduct of any United States
Consul, but was merely designed to remove the special
exemption which was superfluous under the present settled
admini stration.
5. In a note dated March 3, 1920> the state Department
replied that they would carefully consider any proposals
which His Majesty's Government might desire to submit.
6. The projected United States loan to Liberia, howevei
never materialised and no further progress was made at the
time with the abovementioned proposals of His Majesty^
Government in regard to the United States-Muscat Treaty.
7. In 1925 a United States company, the Firestone
Rubber Corporation, proposed to the Liberian Government to
redeem Liberia^ outstanding indebtedness and make a further
loan to the Government in return for concessions for growing
rubber. One of the conditions of this loan was that a
nominee of the United States should be placed in sole
control of Liberian Customs. ",Vhen these proposals became
known to His Majesty's Government, Mr. Chilton was instructed
to inform the United States Government that so long as His
Majesty's Government refrained from exercising their right
of appointing a British Receiver of Liberian Customs, they
naturally expected that the conditions placed before the
United States Ambassador in Lord Curzorfs note of the 13th
September 1919, would be observed.
8. In the note which he consequently addressed to the
State Department on October 7th, 1925, Mr. Chilton drew
attention to Lord Curzon's note defining the terms on which
His Majesty's Government had agreed to the withdrawal of

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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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