Letter no. 619 of 1824 from William Newnham, Chief Secretary, Political Department, Bombay Castle to Lieutenant Colonel Ephraim Gerrish Stannus, Resident in the Gulf of Persia

IOR/R/15/1/31, ff 9-14v

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The record is made up of 6 folios. It was created in 25 May 1824. 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 Chief Secretary acknowledges receipt of the British Political Resident’s report dated 28 April 1824 about an attack on boats belonging to Dabaye [Dubai], ordered by the Chief of Abothebee [Abu Dhabi], Mahomed Been Shakboot [Shaikh Muḥammed bin Shakhbut Āl Nahyān] and the naval action taken by the British 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. in accordance with treaty, to combat what he regarded as a piratical act against Dubai. The Chief Secretary conveys the Governor in Council’s opinion that the British Government has no grounds to interfere in this and similar maritime attacks arising out of the long running feud between Mahomed Been Shakboot, the expelled Chief of Abothebee [Abu Dhabi] and his brother Sheikh Tanoon [Shaikh Said bin Tahnun Āl Nahyān], who was appointed his successor by the Imaum [Imam] of Muscat. The British 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. is instructed to distinguish carefully between his duty to suppress piracy and the British Government’s policy of non-interference in hostilities between rival chiefs and their allies, over tribal leadership claims.

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Letter no. 619 of 1824 from William Newnham, Chief Secretary, Political Department, Bombay Castle to Lieutenant Colonel Ephraim Gerrish Stannus, Resident in the Gulf of Persia, British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/1/31, ff 9-14v, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100024196567.0x000001> [accessed 21 February 2020]

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