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Heirs and Successors, that all practicable assistance shall be rendered to such Vessels. And the Rajah further agrees, that no claim shall be advanced by himself, or any of his Subjects, on any Vessel, belonging to whatever Nation, that may be shipwrecked or driven by stress of weather upon his Shores.
VIII. In consideration of the cession of the Harbour of Malwaun, and on condition of the effectual suppression of Piracy, the Honourable Company engages to guarantee such Territories as shall remain in the Rajah of Colapore's possession, against the aggression of all Foreign Powers and States.
IX. With a view to the full execution of the Agreement contained in the foregoing Article, His Highness the Rajah of Colapore, on his own part, and on that of his Heirs and Successors, engages not to pur. sue any measures of hostility against Foreign States, without the previous consent of the Honourable Company; and if any differences shall in future arise between His Highness, his Heirs and Successors, and any Foreign Power or State, the Honourable Company shall apply themselves to the adjustment of such differences, conformably to justice and propriety; and His Highness the Rajah of Colapore agrees, that whatever adjustment of such differences the Honourable Company shall determine, His Highness shall acquiesce in and abide by. His Highness the Rajah of Colapore, on his part and on that of his Heirs and Successors, engages not to urge any Claims on Foreign States which may have originated previously to the date of this Agreement. Should the Conditions contained in this Article not be fulblled by the Rajah, the Villth Article is to be considered null and void.
X. And whereas various demands subsist on the part of the Honourable Company against His Highness the Rajah of Colapore, in consequence of depredations formerly committed on the Trade of the Honourable Company and its Subjects; the Honourable Company, being convinced of the Rajah's inability to satisfy those demands, and of his sincere desire to prevent a repetition of the injuries formerly complained of, consents to relinquish all pecuniary Claims and Demands whatsoever against the Rajah of Colapore.
What is written in the above 10 Articles is hereby agreed to.
Done at Curveer, on the 24th of Ramzaun. [The Company's Wafer Seal.] [The Governor General's Small Seal.]
N. B. EDMONSTONE. Ratified by the Right Honourable the Governor General in Council, at Fort William in Bengal, this 13th day of November, 1812.
J. MONCKTON, Persian Secretary to Government.
No. 29.- AGREEMENT with the Dessye of Sawunt Warree.-Mar
door, 3rd October, 1812.
Articles of Agreement concluded between the Rajah Pond Sawunt
Bounsello Behader, Sir Dessye of Coodall and its Dependencies, on the one part, and Courtland Schuyler, Esq., Captain of His Britannic Majesty's 84th Regiment of Foot, and British Envoy at Goa, under Instructions from the Right Honourable Gilbert Lord Minto, Governor-General of British India, on behalf of the Honourable East India Company, on the other part. .
Art. I. There shall be perpetual Peace and Friendship between the Honourable Company and the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, and their Successors and Heirs, for ever.
II. In order to the effectual suppression of the Piracies which have bitherto been practised by the Subjects of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, it is hereby agreed upon, on the part of the Bounsello, that the Fort of Vingorla, and the Battery of Gunaramo Tembe, with the Port and proper limits thereof, shall be ceded in full right and sovereignty to the Honourable Company for ever, and the British Troops shall be put in immediate possession of the same.
III. It is further agreed, on the part of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, that he will deliver up to the Honourable Company all Gallivats, Pattamars, and other Vessels of every description that may hereafter be found equipped in a warlike manner, and that the same shall become lawful prizes to the Honourable Company.
IV. It is further agreed upon, on the part of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, that no Vessel of any description whatever, belonging to the Sawunt Warree State, shall be allowed to proceed to or from the Port of Neuty, without first being examined by a Person or Persons, who will be appointed for that purpose by the British Authority; and also, that a Guard of British Troops shall be stationed at the Port of Neuty for the same purpose.
V. It is also agreed upon, on the part of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, bis Heirs and Successors, that if, at any time hereafter, any of his Subjects shall be guilty of Piratical acts, the Forts of Razee and Neuty shall be given up to the Honourable Company in like manner with Vingorla.
VI. It is further agreed, on the part of the Honourable Company, that as soon as the British Troops shall be put in possession of the Port of Vingorla, the blockading Squadron shall be withdrawn, and the Ports in the Sawunt Warree State shall be opened for the free Trade of the Subjects of the Honourable Company, and the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello.
VII. British Merchants shall be allowed the free liberty of passing and repassing the Territories of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, (1816-1817.]
with their effects, merchandizes, carriages, and beasts of burthen, upon paying the same land tolls as are paid by the natural Subjects of the Rajah, and no more, upon any pretence whatever.
VIII. The British Troops and Subjects residing within the Territory of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, shall not be obliged to pay a greater price for the produce of his Country, than the natural Subjects of the Rajah.
IX. The British Subjects residing within the Territories of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, shall be solely amenable to the British Authority, and any offences they may commit shall, on a representation from the Rajah to the Officer commanding, be duly attended to; and the like shall be observed on the part of the British towards the Subjects of the Rajah.
X. All Military Stores of every denomination, and all supplies of provisions, and European articles imported for the use of the British Officers and Troops residing in the Sawunt Warree State, shall be allowed to pass duty free.
In witness whereof, We the Undersigned, Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello Behader, Sir Dessye of Coodall and its Dependencies, and Courtland Schuyler, Esquire, Captain in His Britannic Majesty's 84th Regiment of Foot, and British Envoy at Goa, have signed the present Agreement, and have caused our respective Seals to be set thereto.
Done at the Village of Mardoor, in the District of Santaida, Sawunt Warree State, on the 3rd day of October, 1812.
Additional Article. It is further agreed upon, that Private Property of every description, belonging to Subjects of the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello, within the limits of the Fort of Vingorla and Battery of Gunaramo Tembe, ceded to the British, shall be respected; and further, that the British Authority will not afford its protection to any of the Subjects of the Bounsello, who may be guilty of offences against the Sawunt Warree State. The latter part of the Article shall be observed by the Rajah Pond Sawunt Bounsello towards British Subjects.
(The Governor General's (The Company's
Ratified by the Right Honourable the Governor General in Council, at Fort William in Bengal, this 15th day of January, 1813.
Persian Secretary to Government.
No. 30.-TREATY with the Rajah of Tehree.-23rd December, 1812.
Treaty of Friendship and Defensive Alliance concluded between the
British Government and the Rajah of Tehree. The Rajah Bickumajeet, Rajah of Tehree, one of the Chiefs of Bundlecund, by whom and his Ancestors his present Possessions have been held in successive generations during a long course of years, without paying tribute or acknowledging vassalage to any other Power, having on all occasions manifested a sincere friendship and attachment to the British Governmeut, and having solicited to be placed under the powerful protection of that Government, the British Government, relying on the continuance of that disposition which the Rajah has bitherto manifested towards it, and on his adherence to whatever Engagements he may form, on the basis of a more intimate union of his interests with those of the Honourable Company, has acceded to the following Articles of a Treaty of Friendship and Alliance, which are accordingly, by mutual consent, concluded between the British Government and the said Rajah Biekumajeet, lais Heirs and Successors.
ART. I. The Rajah Bickumajeet, Rajah of Tehree, baving professed hisobedience and attachment to the British Government, he is admitted henceforward among the number of the Allies of the British Government; accordingly, the said Rajah hereby engages to consider the Friends of that Government as bis Friends, and its Enemies as his Enemies, and to abstain from molesting any Chief or State in Alliance or in Amity with the British Government; and considering all Persons who may be disaffected to that Government as his own Enemies, he further engages to afford no protection to such Persons or their Families in his Country, to hold no intercourse or correspondence of any nature with them, but, on the contrary, to use every means in his power to seize and deliver them up to the Officers of the British Government.
II. The Territory which from ancient times has descended to Rajah Bickumajeet by inheritance, and is now in his possession, is hereby guaranteed to the said Rajah, and to his Heirs and Successors; and they shall never be molested in the enjoyment of the said Terri. tory by the British Government, nor any of its Allies or Dependents; nor shall any tribute be demanded from him or them. The British Government, moreover, engages to protect and defend the Dominions at present in Rajah Bickumajeet's possession, from the aggressions of any Foreign Power.
III. The British Government having, by the terms of the foregoing Article, engaged to protect the Territories at present possessed by the Rajah of Tehree from the aggressions of any Foreign Power, it is hereby agreed between the Contracting Parties, that whenever the Rajah shall have reason to apprehend a design on the part of any Foreign Power to invade his Territories, whether in consequence of any disputed Claim, or any other ground, he shall report the circumstances of the case to the British Government, which will interpose its mediation for the adjustment of such disputed Claim; and the Rajah, relying on the justice and equity of the British Government, agrees implicitly to abide by its award. If the apprehended aggression shall be referrible to any other cause, the British Government will endeavour, by representation and remonstrance, to avert the design ; and if in the former case, notwithstanding the Rajah's acquiescence in the award of the British Government, the other Power shall persist in its hostile designs, and if in the latter case, the endeavours of the British Government should fail of success, such measures will be adopted for the protection of the Rajah's Territories, as the circumstance of the case may appear to require.
IV. If at any time the Rajah of Tehree shall have any Claim or cause of complaint against any of the Rajahs or Chiefs allied to or dependent on the British Government, the Rajah engages to refer the case to the arbitration and decision of that Government, and to abide by its award, and on no account to commit aggression against the other Party, or to employ his own Force for the satisfaction of such Claim, or for the redress of the grievance of which he may complain. On the other hand, the British Government engages to withhold its Allies or Dependents from committing any aggression against the Rajah of Tehree, or to punish the Aggressor, and to arbitrate any demand they may have upon the Rajah of Tehree according to the strict principles of justice, the Rajah on his part agreeing implicitly to abide by its award.
V. The Rajah of Tehree engages, at all times, to employ his utmost exertions in defending the roads and passes of his Country against any Enemies or predatory Bodies, who inay attempt to penetrate through it into the Territories of the Honourable Company.
VI. Whenever the British Government has occasion to send its Troops through the Dominions of the Rajah of Tehree, or to station a British Force within its Territories, it shall be competent to the British Government so to detach or station its Troops, and the Rajah of Tehree shall give his consent accordingly. The Commander of the British Troops, which may thus eventually pass through, or temporarily occupy a position within the Rajah's Territories, shall not in any manner interfere in the internal concerns of the Rajah's Government. Whatever materials or supplies may be required for the use of the British Troops during their continuance in the Rajah's Territories, shall be readily furnished by the Rajah's Officers and Subjects, and shall be paid for at the price current at the bazaar.