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Formal Recognition of Sayyid Turkī bin Sa‘īd Āl Bū Sa‘īd as Ruler of Muscat [‎664v] (4/8)

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The record is made up of 1 item (4 folios). It was created in 27 Nov 1871-30 Jan 1872. 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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with His Highness and Commander Lodder to give effect to the orders of Gov
ernment on Tuesday, the 8th instant, at 10 o’clock a.m.
3. At the time appointed, accompanied by Commander Lodder, the officers
of Her Majesty’s Ship Bullfinch, and all the English gentlemen at present rt
Muscat, in full dress, I waited on His Highness, hy whom we were received with
Copy of the communication to His due ceremony. X intimated to His Highness the
Highness forwarded herewith. recognition of His Excellency the Viceroy and Gov
ernor-General in Council in the exact terms of paragraph 2 of the Foreign Sec
retary’s letter to the Government of Bombay, and Commander Lodder and I
shook hands with His Highness, congratulating him on the event. Immediately
afterwards a IXoyal salute of 21 guns was fired from Her Majesty’s Ship
Bullfinch and returned from shore. All the vessels in Harbour were decorated
with flags. His Highness had breakfast prepared, to which the English gentle
men who waited on him were invited. I observed that deputations of the various
classes of Muscat and many Arab Sheiks attended His Highness the Sultan’s
reception on this occasion.
4. I hope, with reference to paragraph 9 of your letter on this subject,
that the manner of carrying out the orders of Government has been such as
you approve.
P.V.—I beg to forward in original, with translation, a letter from His
Highness the Sultan in reply to my letter announcing his recognition.
Bated 20th Jetnadee-ool-avml 1288
8th August 1871
From —Major E. C. Ross, Her Britannic Majesty’s Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat,
To—His Highness Syud Toorkee bin Saeed.
I am directed to inform Your Highness that it gives His Excellency the
Viceroy and Governor-General of India in Council much pleasure to recognize
you as the Buler of Muscat, and to continue with you the same relations of
friendship that existed in the days of Syud Saeed, and that His Excellency in
Council trusts that the contentions which have so long distracted Oman may
speedily he brought to a close and peace and prosperity restored to Your High
ness’ dominions.
Bated Jemadee-ool-aw ul 1288
10th August 1871 *
Translated purport of a letter from His Highness Syud Toorkee bin Saeed, to Major Ross,
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Muscat. v
I was rejoiced at the receipt of your letter conveying the good news that
you had been directed to inform me that His Excellency the Viceroy and
Governor-General of India had much pleasure in recognizing me as Ruler of
Muscat, and to continue with me the same relations of friendship that existed
in the clays of Syud Saeed. May the Almighty ever rejoice you with constant
prosperity and keep you in happiness. And the Viceroy and Governor-General,
may God long continue them in dignity and honor for their great kindness to
their sincere and constant friend, accepting your favourable representations,
they have desired for Muscat from exceeding friendship that the Government
should be with me. Their favours have been enduring as the sun to my
ancestors, until by the grace of God they are extended to me. Thanks to God
for this great favour and concession, and for His great goodness and. mercy.
And I pray God to continue anew the same relations of friendship as existed m
the days of Syud Saeed between us and the illustrious English Government m
increasing growth by good actions in the path of virtuous companionship and
unity. May the dust of the envious never change it. And I pray God that
the affairs of Oman may he arranged in the best manner for the happiness and
security of the people after their sufferings and trials. And he is worthy ol
all that is good, and from him is the best guidance.
*

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Letter and Enclosure to HM Secretary of State for India, dated 27 December 1871, concerning the formal recognition of Syud Toorkee [Sayyid Turkī bin Sa‘īd Āl Bū Sa‘īd] as Ruler of Muscat.

The main correspondents are Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pelly, 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. ; and Major Edward Charles Ross, Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and Consul, Muscat.

The papers record that the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , the officers of HMS Bullfinch , and 'all the English gentlemen at present in Muscat' were received by the new Sultan, and that a twenty-one gun salute was fired by the Bullfinch .

The papers also contain a copy of a letter from Syud Toorkee.

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Formal Recognition of Sayyid Turkī bin Sa‘īd Āl Bū Sa‘īd as Ruler of Muscat [‎664v] (4/8), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/5/268, ff 663-666, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100089599250.0x00008a> [accessed 14 December 2019]

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