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File 600/1905 Pt 4 'Aden Hinterland: Proposed Treaties with the Sultans of Beda and Audali; Treaty with Beda held in abeyance' [‎220r] (71/158)

The record is made up of 1 item (78 folios). It was created in Jan 1903-Dec 1914. 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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Sultan All bin Abdulla,
The Kasasi of Beda,
llajor General E. BeBrath, C.B., C.I.E.,
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. , Aden.
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^Ve ha\ e received your letter f j nd understood its contents
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^e have also received the seal through our Agent Haj Abdulla bin
Omar Orajee and we thank you very much for the same. We have
requested you in a previous letter to write to your Government if
you desire us to come down to enter into treaty with you. On
receipt of your reply we will come down. The news of the country
as was already reported to you by us is quiet and the roads are
safe. ^Te have requested you in a previous communication to grant
us something out of your Government's generosity as an assistance
for the Id 1 which may be handed over to our Agent Haj Abdulla bin
Omar Al-Orajee. On Id* days w r e incur heavy expenses by giving
presents to Sultans, Kunsabs and tribesmen, therefore we hope that
your pleasing reply is already on the way.
We are now proceeding in the Northern direction viE, Rada
side, in order to cause order to prevail amongst the Bedwins
and on the roads in the interest of the w r eak and poor travellers*

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Part 4 of the file relates to negotiations over treaties with the Beda and Audali tribes of the Aden hinterland.

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The papers cover several matters, including:

  • an attack by Saidi and Hasani tribes on a British survey party in January 1904;
  • the conclusion of a protectorate treaty with the Audali tribe on 19 September 1914;
  • a delay in securing a treaty with the Beda tribe and the reasons behind it.
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File 600/1905 Pt 4 'Aden Hinterland: Proposed Treaties with the Sultans of Beda and Audali; Treaty with Beda held in abeyance' [‎220r] (71/158), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/75/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100026748151.0x00002d> [accessed 23 August 2019]

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