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The record is made up of 2 folios. It was created in 31 Dec 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 and its enclosure relate to an earlier act of piracy committed by subjects of Aboothabee [Abu Dhabi] against a boat from Bahrain. Jones writes that the sum of 3,450 Kronees has been paid by the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi, to Commodore Ethersey, Commanding Officer 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. Squadron. Enclosed with Jones’s letter is the purport of a letter (folio 160) from Jones to the British Agent at Bahrain, Hajee Jassim [Hajjī Jāsim], dated 30 December 1855, with instructions for the distribution of the financial compensation at Bahrain.

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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 159-160

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31 Dec 1855 (CE, Gregorian)

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Letter no.470 of 1855 from Commander Felix Jones, Acting 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 159-160, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024052050.0x000035> [accessed 5 April 2020]

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