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The record is made up of 3 folios. It was created in 23 Jul 1855. 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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The letter is an covering letter, enclosing a report from the British Agent at Bahrain. The report (folios 47-48), written by the Bahrain Native Agent Non-British agents affiliated with the British Government. Hajee Jassim [Hajjī Jāsim] to Kemball, dated 8 April 1855, discusses an expedition by a relative of the chief of Koweit [Kuwait], against members of the Amaier tribe inhabiting the coast between Kuwait and Katiffe [Al-Qaṭīf]. Jāsim reports that Abdullah bin Subah from Kuwait has arrived in Bahrain, having plundered a vessel and thirty sheep off. Jāsim describes his conversation with Abdullah bin Subah, who claims he stole the sheep in retaliation for theft committed against his people by the Amaier. Jāsim also reports on Shaikh Mahomed ben Khuleefa’s [Muḥammad bin Khalīfah] subsequent involvement in the discussions, and the sale of the sheep at Bahrain by Abdullah bin Subah.

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IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 46-48

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23 Jul 1855 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.248 of 1855 from Captain Arnold Kemball, Resident in the Persian Gulf, to Henry Anderson, Secretary to the Government of Bombay, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 46-48, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000018> [accessed 24 February 2020]

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