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Enclosure in Letter from Henry Willock to the Secret Committee of 26 Dec 1820 [‎2v] (4/12)

The record is made up of 1 item (6 folios). It was created in 17 Dec 1820. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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A translation of a note from Hajee Mahomed Hussein Khan [Hājī Mohammad Husayn Khān Isfahānī], Sudr Aazim [Sadr-e ’Azam, Prime Minister] of Persia [Iran], and Mirza Abdul Wahab [ Mīrzā A title of honour originally applied to princes, later to military leaders, and later still to secretaries, chieftains, and other ‘gentlemen’. Abdul Wahāb Nishāt Isfahānī], Moatemed ed Dowleh [Mu’tamid al-Dawla, Foreign Minister], to Henry Willock, HM Chargé d’Affaires in Persia, received 17 December 1820.

In response to Willock’s letters (IOR/L/PS/9/69/49-50), the Ministers remonstrate with Willock regarding the entry of British ships into Persian ports without permission, assert Persian sovereignty over Kishm [Qeshm] and Hengaum [Hengām], and protest the landing of British troops on Kishm, arguing that the security of the Gulf should be secured by the Prince [ Prince-Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). ] of Fārs rather than British forces. They also condemn the actions of William Bruce, Resident in Bushire [Būshehr], in relation to Charak [Bandar-e Charāk] and Lingua [Bandar-e Lengeh], demand compensation from Bruce for Persian subjects, and refuse the cession of an island for a British base in the Gulf.

The letter was enclosed in Willock’s letter to the Secret Committee Pre-1784, the Committee responsible for protecting East India Company shipping. Post-1784, its main role was to transmit communications between the Board of Control and the Company's Indian governments on matters requiring secrecy. of the Court of Directors The London-based directors of the East India Company who dealt with the daily conduct of the Company's affairs. of the East India Company dated 26 December 1820 (IOR/L/PS/9/69/46).

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Enclosure in Letter from Henry Willock to the Secret Committee of 26 Dec 1820 [‎2v] (4/12), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/9/69/51, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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