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Chief or State accidentally arise, they are to be submitted for adjustment to the arbitration of the Hon. Company.

XIV. The Rao, his Heirs and Successors, engage to afford what Military Force they may possess, in aid of the Hon. Company's Government, upon its requisition. This Article, however, is not to be understood as imposing any duties on the Jharijee Bhyaut, contrary to their established customs.

XV. The Cutch Ports shall be open to all British Vessels, in like manner as British Ports shall be free to all Vessels of Cutch, in order that the most friendly intercourse may be carried on between the Governments.

XVI. The British Government, with the approbation of that of Cutch, engages to guarantee by separate deeds, the Jharijee Chiefs of the Bhyaut, and generally all Rajpoot Chiefs in Cutch and Wagur, in full enjoyment of their Possessions; and further, to extend the same protection to Metta Luckmedass Wullubjee, who, for the welfare of the Cutch Durbar, has acted in concert with the Jharijees, and with great zeal and sincerity.

XVII. His Highness the Rao, his Heirs and Successors, at the particular instance of the Hon. Company, engage to abolish in their own Family the practice of infanticide. They also engage to join heartily with the Hon. Company in abolishing the custom generally through the Bhyaut of Cutch.

XVIII. Previously to the execution of the Deed of guarantee in favour of the Jharijee Bhyaut, according to the tenour of the 16th Article, a written engagement shall be entered into by them, to abstain from the practice of infanticide; and specifying that, in case any of them do practise it, the guilty person shall submit to a punishment of any kind that may be determined by the Hon. Company's Government and the Cutch Durbar.

XIX. The British Resident, or his Assistant, shall reside in Bhooj, and be treated with appropriate respect by the Government of Cutch. XX. All supplies bona fide for the use of the Hon. Company's Troops shall pass through the Rao's Territories free of Radharee Duties.

XXI. It being contrary to the religious principles of the Jharijees and people of Cutch, that cows, bullocks, and peacocks should be killed, the Hon. Company agrees not to permit these animals to be killed in the Territory of Cutch, or to permit in any way the religion of the Natives to be obstructed.

These Twenty-one Articles are binding to the Rao, his Heirs and Successors, for ever, and to the Honourable Company.

Done at Bhooj, the 13th October, 1819 A.D.

(Ratified by His Excellency the Governor-General in Council, the 4th day of December, 1819.)

No. 14.-TREATY with the Arab Tribes, dated the 8th

January, 1820.

Translation of the General Treaty with the Arab Tribes of the Persian Gulph.

IN the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate: Praise be to God, who hath ordained Peace to be a blessing to his creatures. There is established a lasting Peace between the British Government and the Arab Tribes, who are Parties to the Contract, on the following conditions :

I. There shall be a cessation of Plunder and Piracy, by Land and Sea, on the part of the Arabs, who are Parties to the Contract, for


II. If any individual of the People of the Arabs contracting, shall attack any that pass by Land or Sea, of any Nation whatsoever, in the way of Plunder and Piracy, and not of acknowledged War, he shall be accounted an enemy of all mankind, and shall be held to have forfeited both life and goods; and acknowledged War is that which is proclaimed, avowed, and ordered by Government against Government, and the killing of Men and taking of Goods without Proclamation, avowal, and the order of Government, is Plunder and Piracy.

III. The friendly (literally the pacificated) Arabs shall carry by Land and Sea a red Flag, with or without letters in it, at their option; and this shall be in a border of white, the breadth of the white in the border being equal to the breadth of the red, as represented in the margin, the whole forming the Flag known in the British Navy by the title of "White pierced red;" and this shall be the Flag of the friendly Arabs, and they shall use it and no other.

IV. The pacificated Tribes shall all of them continue in their former relations, with the exception that they shall be at peace with the British Government, and shall not fight with each other, and the Flag shall be a symbol of this only, and of nothing further.

V. The Vessels of the friendly Arabs shall all of them have in their possession a Paper (Register), signed with the signature of their Chief, in which shall be the name of the Vessel, its length, its breadth, and how many Karahs it holds; and they shall also have in their possession another Writing (Port Clearance), signed with the signature of their Chief, in which shall be the name of the Owner, the name of the Nackodah, the number of Men, the number of Arms, from whence

sailed, at what time, and to what Port bound; and if a British or other Vessel meets them, they shall produce their register and the clearance.

VI. The friendly Arabs, if they choose, shall send an Envoy to the British Residency in the Persian Gulph, with the necessary accompaniments, and he shall remain there for the transaction of their business; and the Residency and the British Government, if it chooses, shall send an Envoy also to them in like manner, and the Envoy shall add his signature to the signature of the Chief in the Paper (Register) of their Vessels, which contains the length of the Vessel, its breadth and tonnage: the signature of the Envoy to be renewed every year. Also all such Envoys shall be at the expence of their own Party.

VII. If any Tribe, or others, shall not desist from Plunder and Piracy, the friendly Arabs shall act against them according to their ability and circumstances; and an arrangement for this purpose shall take place between the friendly Arabs and the British, at the time when such Plunder and Piracy shall occur.

VIII. The putting Men to death, after they have given up their arms, is an act of Piracy and not of acknowledged War: or if any Tribe shall put to death any Persons, either Mahomedans or others, after they have given up their arms, such Tribe shall be held to have broken the Peace, and the friendly Arabs shall act against them in conjunction with the British; and, God willing, the War against them shall not cease, until the surrender of those who performed the act, and of those who ordered it.

IX. The carrying off of Slaves, men, women, or children, from the Coasts of Africa, or elsewhere, and the transporting them in Vessels, is Plunder and Piracy, and the friendly Arabs shall do nothing of this


X. The Vessels of the friendly Arabs bearing their Flag above described, shall enter into all the British Ports, and into the Ports of the Allies of the British, so far as they shall be able to effect it, and they shall buy and sell therein; and if any shall attack them, the British Government shall take notice of it.

XI. These conditions aforesaid shall be common to all Tribes and Persons who shall hereafter adhere thereto, in the same manner as to those who adhere to them at the time present. End of the Articles.

Issued at Rasul Khyma, in triplicate, at mid-day, on Saturday, the 22nd of the month of Rebi-al-Anowal, in the year of the Hejira 1235 (corresponding to the 8th of January, 1820), and signed by the Contracting Parties.

No. 15.-TREATY with the Regency of Sawunt Warree, dated the 17th February, 1820.

ARTICLES of Agreement stipulated and agreed upon between the Hon. East India Company, and the Regency of Sawunt Warree, on the part of Rajah Khaim Sawunt Bhonsla Behauder Sur Dayshaee, of Condaul and its Dependencies:

Settled by Captain Gideon Hutchinson, in charge of the Political Duties, on the part of the British Government, and by Rajah Khaim Sawunt Bhonsla Behauder, on the part of the Government of Sawunt Warree, by virtue of Full Powers from the British Government, on the one part, and with the concurrence and consent of the Regency of Sawunt Warree, on the other.

I. The British Government, in token of its friendship towards the Sawunt Warree State, and to evince that it demanded the cession of the Ajgaum and Paut Districts, ceded by the Treaty concluded on the 17th February, 1819, for the sole purpose of putting an effectual stop to the depredations committed in the Hon. Company's Territories, by the Subjects of the Sawunt Warree State, does hereby restore to Rajah Khaim Sawunt Bhonsla Behauder, the Ajgaum and Paut Districts (with the exception of the Forts of Estwuntgurgh (Rairee) and Newtee, and the Villages forming the Line of the Sea Coast), and the undermentioned Villages of the Boordavee District, in perpetuity, viz.: the Inland Villages of the Ajgaum District, Ajgaum, Asoolee, Manoos, Urioundy, Tuhoanny, Terrowanny, Keenslay, and Gooldeway; the Inland Villages of the Paut District, Paut, Tayndoolee, Chandwun, and Kurnuthee; and of the Boordavee District, the Villages Wurros, Kuswun, Wussurgaum, Hussaul Koonday, Purvay, Kasurrul, and Gauree-warree-turwurdy.

II. It is expressly agreed, and it is stipulated on the part of the Regency, for and on behalf of Rajah Khaim Sawunt Bhonsla Behauder, that no person of, or belonging to the above-named Places, and others that may be hereafter given, on any account or cause whatsoever, shall be responsible, or punished for any acts committed or done by orders, or sanction, or cognizance of the Honourable Company, prior to the date of their being delivered to the possession of the Sawunt Warree State.

The above Treaty, consisting of Two Articles, was agreed to and concluded by Rajah Khaim Sawunt Bhonsla Behauder Sur Dayshaee, of Condaul and its Dependencies, with the approval of Nurbudda Baee and Saveetree Baee, at Sawunt Warree, the 17th day of February, 1820, corresponding to Thursday, the third of Rubbelaker, in the year Soorsun Ashreen Meyateenoon Aluph.

Note. The above Treaty was confirmed by the Bombay Government on the 9th March, 1820.

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No. 16.-TREATY with the Ameers of Scind, dated the 9th November, 1820.

TREATY between the Hon. East India Company on the one hand, and the Ameers of Scind on the other.

The British Government and the Government of Scind, having in view to guard against the occurrence of Frontier disputes, and to strengthen the friendship already subsisting between the two States, Meer Ismael Shah was invested with Full Power to treat with the Hon. the Governor of Bombay, and the following Articles were agreed on between the two Parties:

I. There shall be perpetual Friendship between the British Government, on the one hand, and Meer Kurreen Ali, and Meer Moorad Ali, on the other.

II. Mutual intercourse, by means of Vakeels, shall always continue between the two Governments.

III. The Ameers of Scind engage not to permit any European or American to settle in their dominions. If any of the subjects of either of the two States should establish their residence in the dominions of the other, and should conduct themselves in an orderly and peaceable manner in the Territory to which they may emigrate, they will be allowed to remain in that situation; but if such fugitives shall be guilty of any disturbance or commotion, it will be incumbent on the local authority to take the offenders into custody, and punish, or compel them to quit Country.

IV. The Ameers of Scind engage to restrain the depredations of the Khosas, and all other tribes and individuals within their limits, and to prevent the occurrence of any inroad into the British Dominions.

Bombay, the 9th November, 1820.

Note. The foregoing Treaty was approved by the Supreme Government on the 10th February, 1821.

No. 17.-TREATY with the Imaum of Senna, dated the 15th January, 1821.

THE following Treaty, negotiated by Capt. William Bruce, between H. H. the Imaum of Senna and the British Government, dated the 15th January, 1821, is published for general information.

The blockade of the Port of Mocha, and all the other Ports and Places belonging to the Imaum of Seuna, in the Arabian Gulph, as announced by the Proclamation dated the 9th August, 1820, terminated on the conclusion of the Treaty in question, viz., the 15th January, 1821.

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