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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Nov 3 1855’ [‎86r] (7/20)

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The record is made up of 1 item (10 folios). It was created in 3 Nov 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 President in Council (22 September 1855, Numbers 52-54) and the Government of Bombay (3 October 1855, Numbers 60-61). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The section from the President in Council (folios 83-87r) discusses an attack on the Kokan Pass by the Aka Kheil [Aka Khel] of the Afreedees [Afridi], the departure of the Kokan Envoy from Peshawar, the progress of the Government of India's diplomatic mission to Ava, and provides updates from Afghanistan.

The dispatches from Bombay (87v-92) discuss a proposal to withdraw troops from Turkish Arabia, arrangements for peace between the Oulaki and Foutheli, a proposal to send Indian Cavalry to Aden for policing purposes, the policy towards slave ships arriving at Aden, and the blockade of the coastline of the Habr Owel tribe for the alleged murder of officers of the Somali Expedition.

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‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Nov 3 1855’ [‎86r] (7/20), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F231/26, ff 83-92, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 October 2019]

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