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File 1247/1912 Pt 1 'Turkey:- Communication to Turkish Govt of agreement between Gt. Britain and Koweit, Bahrein & Trucial Chiefs. Decorations for Sheiks of Koweit, Mohammerah & Bahrein in connection with Anglo-Turkish Convention.' [‎139r] (197/336)

The record is made up of 123 folios. It was created in 19 Oct 1896-24 Sep 1913. 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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Article 2.
That they shall deliver up all the Indian prisoners who may be in their possession.
| Article 3.
The Sheikhs Suleiman-bin-Ahmed and Abdulla-bin-Ahmed shall be admitted to
the terms of the general treaty with the friendly Ar abs. End of the articles.
Issued at Shargah in triplicate on Saturday, the 20th of the month of Rabe-ool-
Thany, in the year of the Hegira 1235, corresponding to the 5th February, 1820.
(L.S.) W. G. KEIR, Major-General.
I he above articles accepted by me in quality of vakeel of the sheikh named above.
SAE'ED ABDOOL JALIL-BIN-SAEED
YASAL TABATABAY.
(*.)
Further Engagement entered into by Sheikh Mahomed-bin-Khaleefa with the British
Government for the more effectual Suppression of the Slave Trade, 1856.
(Translation.)
It having been notified to me by Captain Jones, resident in the 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. , that
an article was omitted to be inserted in the conventions entered into by the maritime
chiefs of the Arabian coast and Oman with the British Government for the purpose of
prohibiting the importation of, and traffic in, slaves, which convention, on my part,
bears date the 22nd Jumadee-ool-awal, 1263 ATI. (8th May, 1847), accordingly, I,
Sheikh Mahomed-bin-Khaleefa, Chief of Bahrein, do hereby engage and bind myself
(purely out of friendship to the Sircar, and to assist it in effectually attaining the object
it desires) to put into execution the said article.
The article is this :—
Whensoever it shall become known and certain that from any quarter whatsoever
slaves have been brought to my territories, or to any places subject to my authority, I,
of my own free will and accord, will seize the said slaves and deliver them over to the
British vessels of war. Further, should it be ascertained that slaves have been carried
in any of my vessels or in the vessels of people, my subjects, or dependents, and it
should happen that the Government cruisers did not fall in with the said vessels, then,
no matter where the slaves have been landed, do I hereby bind myself to place an
embargo upon the delinquent boat and her nakhoda until such time as instructions
have been received from the resident at Bushire regarding them.
Dated this 15th day of Ptamzan, A.H. 1272 (or the 10th day of May, 1856 a.d.).
(L.S.) Sheikh MAHOMED-BIN-KHALEEFA.
A similar engagement was entered into by the maritime chiefs of Has ool-Kheirmar,
Ummool Keirweyn, Debay, Ejman, and Aboo Dhebbee.
(3.)
Temns of a Friendly Convention entered into between Sheikh Mahomed-bin-Khulcefa,
Independent Ruler of Bahrein, on the part of Himself and Successors, and Captain
Felix Jones, Her Majesty Indian Navy, 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. of Her Britannic
Majesty in the Gulf of Persia on the part of the British Government, 1861.
Preliminary. —Considering the tribe disorders which arise and are perpetuated
from maritime aggressions in the 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. , I, Sheikh Mahomed-bin-Khuleefa,
independent Ruler of Bahrein, on my own part and on that of my heirs and successors, in
the presence of the chiefs and elders who are witnesses to this document, do subscribe
and agree to a perpetual Treaty of Peace and Friendship with the British Government,
having for its object the advancement of trade and the security of all classes of people
navigating or residing upon the coasts of this sea :—

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The correspondence relates to the Anglo-Turkish Convention and assistance provided by the Shaikhs of Koweit [Kuwait] and Mahommerah [Khorramshahr] in the negotiation process, which results in the decision to bestow the award of KCSI (Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India) on both Shaikhs.

Also discussed are:

  • the negotiations between the Ottoman Government and the Bagdad Railway Company;
  • a request by the Turkish Government for copies of agreements and conventions made by the British Government with Koweit, Bahrein [Bahrain] and the Trucial Chiefs;
  • the decision to also bestow honours of a CSI (Companion of the Order of the Star of India) on Shaikh of Bahrein and CIE (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire) on Haji Rais, trusted confident and adviser to the Shaikh of Mahommerah.

The principal correspondents include the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Sir Edward Grey), the Secretary of State for India (Viscount Morley of Blackburn, Lord George F Hamilton, and Lord Crewe), the Viceroy of India (Lord Curzon, Earl of Minto), the 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 the 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. (Percy Zachariah Cox), the Foreign Secretary to the Government of India (Arthur Henry McMahon), and representatives of the Foreign Office.

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123 folios
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Foliation: The foliation sequence for this description commences at f 86, and terminates at f 208, as part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

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