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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 23 Jun 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 a covering letter, relating to previous correspondence sent to the chief of Jaalan, in relation to acts of piracy alleged to have been committed by his subjects. Enclosed with Kemball’s letter is the translation of a letter (folio 86) from Shaikh Mahomed bin Alee [Muḥammad bin Ali], Governor of Jaalan, to Kemball. The letter is undated, but was received by Kemball on 28 May 1855. In the letter Shaikh Muḥammad gives his account of the circumstances surrounding the plunder of the Centaur , where he considers the responsibility for the plunder lies, and promises of future conduct with regard to shipwrecks along his coast.

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2 folios
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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/R/15/1/149, ff 85-86

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23 Jun 1855 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.217 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 85-86, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000023> [accessed 3 April 2020]

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