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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles Sept 18 1855’ [‎65v] (22/24)

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The record is made up of 1 item (12 folios). It was created in 18 Sep 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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This bundle consists of summaries, and partial transcripts, of secret letters received from both the Governor General of India (6 and 8 August 1855, Numbers 6-7), the President in Council (8 August 1855, Numbers 44-45), and the Government of Bombay (13 August 1855, Number 55). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The two letters from the Governor General (folios 55-60r) are directed at the Secret Committee of the Board of Control Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, appointed by an Act of Parliament to supervise the East India Company. and urge that a joint Abadli, Oulaki, and British attack should be made against the Foutheli.

The two letters from the President in Council (folios 60v-66r) provide an update on the Nepalese-Thibetan [Tibetan] War, and outline arrangements for the Government of India's diplomatic mission to the Court of Ava – appointment of personnel, arrangements for gifts, and instructions for the envoy.

The section from Bombay (folio 66v) contains a single summary of an update on Turkish Arabia.

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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles Sept 18 1855’ [‎65v] (22/24), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F231/26, ff 55-66, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 January 2020]

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