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Letter no.14 of 1852 from Major Atkins Hamerton, HM's Consul and Honourable Company's Agent in the Dominions of His Highness the Imam of Muskat, to Arthur Malet, Chief Secretary to the Government Bombay [‎129r] (1/4)

The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 1 Jun 1852. It was written in English. 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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Hamerton reports on the grounding of the British ship Centaur , which occurred in thick fog on 4 May 1852. He states that the next morning the 'natives' threatened to kill all crew if they did not leave the vessel. The crew arrived 'destitute' at the Muscat Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. on 19 May. The Centaur is reported to have been completely plundered and burned, with the loss of insured cargo (including indigo) worth twelve lacs of rupees. Hamerton states that the forty-seven crew members of the Centaur are in Muscat, awaiting passage to Bombay.

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Letter no.14 of 1852 from Major Atkins Hamerton, HM's Consul and Honourable Company's Agent in the Dominions of His Highness the Imam of Muskat, to Arthur Malet, Chief Secretary to the Government Bombay [‎129r] (1/4), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/130, ff 129-30, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024051737.0x000049> [accessed 17 June 2019]

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