‘Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, Oct 20 1855’

Mss Eur F231/26, ff 75-82

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The record is made up of 1 item (8 folios). It was created in 1 Oct 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 (8 September 1855, Numbers 49-50) and the Government of Bombay (12 September 1855, Number 59). The amount of detail for each entry therefore varies.

The two despatches from the President in Council (folios 75-80) provide details on Jung Bahadoor's[Jang Bahadur Kunwar] (Nepalese Prime Minister) terms for peace with Thibet [Tibet], updates from Cabool [Kabul] and the Punjab, and the Amir of Afghanistan's request for a ratified copy of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of Friendship (1855).

The section from Bombay (folios 81-82) discusses the severance of supplies to Aden by the Foutheli occupation of Bir Ahmed, and a proposal to gift a sum of money to the Oulaki Sultan in return for loyalty to the British.

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