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II. The Friends and Enemies of the Honourable Company shall be considered the Friends and Enemies of Maha Rao Rajah ; and the Friends and Enemies of Maha Rao Rajah shall be the Friends and Enemies of the Honourable Company.
III. The Honourable Company shall not interfere with the Coun. try of Maha Rao Rajah, nor shall demand any Tribute from hiin.
IV. In the event of any Enemy evincing a disposition to attack the Conntries now in the possession of the Honourable Company, or of their Allies in Hindostan, Maha Rao Rajah agrees to send the whole of his Force to their assistance, and to exert himself to the utmost of his power to repel the Enemy, and to omit no opportunity of proving his friendship and attachment.
V. As from the friendship established by the IInd Article of the present Treaty, the Honourable Company become guarantee to Maha Rao Rajah for the security of his Country agaiost external Enemies, Maha Rao Rajah hereby agrees, that if any misunderstanding should arise between him and the Sircar of any other Chieftain, Maha Rao Rajalı will, in the first instance, submit the cause of dispute to the Company's Government, that the Government may endeavour to settle it amicably. 11, from the obstinacy of the opposite Party, no amicable terms can be settled, then Maha Rao Rajah may demand aid from the Company's Government. In the event above stated in this Article, it will be granted; and Maha Rao Rajah agrees to take upon bimself the charge of the expense of such aid, at the same rate as has been settled with the other Chieftains of Hindostan.
Dated on the 14th November, 1803, of the Christian æra, agreeing with the 26th of Rujeb, 1218 Higera, and the 15th of Aghun, 1860 Sumbut.
No. 6.-SUPPLEMENTAL ARTICLES to the Treaty of Bas
sein with the Peshwa.- Poona, 16th December, 1803.
A Treaty, consisting of 19 Articles, was concluded at Bassein, be
Iween the Honourable English East India Company, Bchauder, and His Highness the Peshwak Badjie Row Ragonaut Pundit Purdhaun Behauder. The following Articles of Engagement are now agreed on and settled, as Supplemental to the said Treaty, by Lieulenant-Colonel Burry Close, on the part of the said Honourable Company, and Anund Row Vakeel, on the part of the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder, under full power and authorily granted to them respectively for the purpose.
Art. I. That, of the Territory ceded in perpetuity to the Honourable East India Company by the said Treaty of Bassein, the Country of Savenore, and Taalooks of Buncapoor, in the Carnatic, yielding an annual rerenue of 16 lacks of rupees, shall be restored in perpetuity to the Sircar of the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder.
II. That, of the Territory ceded in perpetuity to the English East India Company by the Treaty of Bassein, the Pergunnah of Oolpar, in Guzerat, vielding a revenue annually of 3 lacks and 16,000 rupees, shall likewise be restored in perpetuity to the Sircar of the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behander, in order that it inay be restored to Nursing Kbundy Row, who has served the Sircar with fidelity and attachment.
III. That a Regiment of Native Cavalry, of the same strength and complement as the Cavalry Regiments belonging to the Hyderabad Subsidiary Force, shall be added to the British Poona Subsidiary Force.
IV. In the XVth Article of the Treaty of Bassein, it is stipulated that 10,000 Cavalry and 6,000 Infantry, with a due proportion of Ordnance and Military Stores, shall be furnished by the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder; and in addition thereto, such further Force as the Sircar of the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder should be able to hring into the field. This stipulation is now annulled, and in lieu ihereof, it is agreed and covenanted, that in time of War the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder shall appoint and furnish 5,000 Cavalry and 3,000 Infantry, with a due proportion of Ordnance and Military Siores ; and in addition thereto, such further Force as the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Bebauder shall be able to bring into the field!.
V. That a Corps of Maobratta Cavalry, amoninting to 5,000, shall be maintained by the British Government during the present War, for the service of the Poona State, under the orders of the British Govern. ment; of which 5,000 borse, 2,000 shall serve with His Highness the Peshwah,, and the remaining 3,000 with the British Army in the field; audlin the said 5,000 Mahratta Cavalry are not lo be included the Mahratta 'Troops serving with the British Army under the Chieftains Bapoojee, Gunneis Punt Goklalı, and Sudojee Row Nimalun, which Troops shall continue to be subsisted at the charge of Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder.
VI. By the Ist and Ilnd Articles of this Agreement, Territory yielding an annual revenue of 19,16,000 rupees, is restored to the Sircar of Row Pundit Purdhaun Behauder; in lieu thereof, and for the purposes hereafter mentioned, the said Row Pundit Purdhaun Be. hauder agrees and stipulates to cede in perpetuity to the Honourable English East India Company, from the Province of Bundlecund, conquered for the Poona Stale by Ali Behauder, Territory yielding an estimated annual revenue of 36,16 000 rupees, agreeably to the following detail :
1. In lieu of the Country of Savenore, and Taalooks of Buncapoor,
in the Carnatic, and the Perzuynab of Oolpar in Guzerat, a tract of Territory yielding an aunual revenue of 19,16,000 rupees.
2. On account of the stated bigh value of Oolpar, a tract of Tersitory yielding an annual revenue of 50,000 rupees, in excess, for that Pergunnah.
3. To bear the entire expence of the Regiment of Cavalry inentioned in Article Ill., a tract of Territory yielding an annual revenue of 7,50,000 rupees.
4. To serve as an equivalent for the expence to be incurred by the British Government iu paying and inaintaining, during the present War, the 5,000 Cavalry mentioned in Article V., a tract of Territory yielding an abuual revenue of 5,00,000 rupees; and lastly, a tract of Territory yielding an annual revenue of 4,00,000 rupees, to ineet the extraordinary expence which the British Government must be subject to, in establishing its authority in Bundlecund, which is disturbed and ravaged by Rebels, who must be subdued aud punished.
Total ceded from Bundlecuud, 36,16,000 rupees.
VII. The whole of the foregoing Territory, ceded as above, from Bundlecund to the Honourable English East India Company, shall be taken from those quarters of the Province most contiguous io the British Possessions, and in every respect most convenient for the British Governdient.
VIII. luasmuch as the Pergunnah of Oolpar was particularly valuable to the Honourable Company's Government, by reason of its proximity to the City of Surat, in the prosperity of which the British Governinent bears an anxious concern; it is accordingly agreed and stipulated, that the said Pergunnah of Oolpar sball be so managed and governed, at all times, by the Malıratta Authority, as to conduce to the convenience of the said City, by attention to the rules of good neighbourhood, and the promotion of an amicable and commercial intercourse between the lohabitants of both sides; and inasmuch as the sovereignty of the River Taptie doth belong to the British Government, it is accordingly agreed and covenanted, that the Mahratta Authority in Oolpar sball bave no right or concern whatever in the wreck of any Vessel that may be cast upon any part of the Dolpar Territory connecting with the said River Taptie, but be bound, in the event of any such wreck, to render the Vessel all practicable aid, for which the parties assisting shall be entitled to receive from the owners of the wreck a just and reasonable compensation.
Signed, sealed and exchanged at Poona, the 16th December, Anno Domini 1803, or the 1st Ramzaun, anno Hegiræ 1218.
(Ratified by the Governor-General in Council, the 7th January, 1804.)
No. 7.-TREATY of Peace and Friendship with the Rajah of Berar,
Deogaum, 17th December, 1803.
Treaty of Peace between the Honourable English India Company
and their Allies, on the one part, and Senah Saheb Soubah Ragojee Bhoonslah on the other ; settled by Major General the Honourable Arthur Wellesley, on the part of the Honourable Company and their Allies; and by Jeswund Rao Ramchundar, on the part of Senah Saheb Soubah Ragojee Bhoonslah, who have each communi. cated to the other their Full Powers.
ART. I. There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between the Honourable Coinpany and their Allies, on the one part, and Senab Saheb Soubah Ragojee Bhoonslah, on other.
II. Senah Saheb Soubah Ragojee Bhoouslah cedes to the Honourable Company and their Allies, in perpetual sovereignty, the Province of Cuttack, including port and district of Balasore.
III. He likewise cedes to the Honourable Company and their Allies, in perpetual sovereignty, all the Territories of which he has collected the Revenues, in participation with the Soubah of the Deckan, and those of which he may have possession, which are to the Westward of the River Wurdah.
IV. It is agreed that the Frontier of Senah Soubah, towards the Territories of His Highness the Soubah of the Deckan, shall be formed, to the West, by the River Wurdah, from its issue from the Iojardy Hills to its junction with the Godavery. The Hills, on which are the Forts of Nervullah and Gawilghur, are to be in the possession of Senah Saheb Soubah ; and every thing South of those Hills and to the West of the River Wurdah is to belong to the British Government and their Allies.
V. Districts amounting to 4 lacks of rupees per annum, contiguous to and to the South of the Forts of Nernullah and Gawilghur, are to be given over to Senah Saheb Soubah. Those districts are to be fixed upon by Major General Wellesley, and delivered over to Senah Saheb Soubah at the same time with the Forts.
VI. Senah Saheb Soubah, for himself, his Heirs and Successors, entirely renounces all claims, of every description, on the Territories of the British Government and their Allies, ceded by the IInd, Ilird, and IVth Articles, and on all the Territories of His Highness the Soubah of the Deckan.
VII. The Honourable Company engage that they will mediate and arbitrate, according to the principles of justice, any disputes or differences that may now exist, or may hereafter arise, between the Honourable Company's Allies, Secundah Jal Behauder, his Heirs and
Successors, and Rao Pundit Purdhaun, his Heirs and Successors respectively, and Senah Saheb Soubah.
VIII. Senah Saheb Soubah engages never to take or retain in his service any Frenchman, or the Subject of any other European or American Power, the Government of which may be at War with the British Government; or any British Subject, whether European or Indian, without the consent of the British Government. The Honourable Company engage, on their part, that they will not give aid or countenance to any discontented relations, Rajahs, Zemiudars, or other Subjects of Senah Saheb Soubah who may fly from or rebel against his authority.
IX. Jo order to secure and improve the relations of Amity and Peace hereby established between the Governments, it is agreed that accredited Ministers from each shall reside at the Court of the other.
X. Certain Treaties have been made by the British Government with Feudatories of Senah Saheb Soubah: these Treaties are to be confirmed. Lists of the persons with whom such Treaties have been made, will be given to Senah Saheb Soubah, when this Treaty will be ratified by his Excellency the Governor General in Council.
XI. Senah Saheb Subah hereby renounces, for himself, his Heirs and Successors, all adherence to the confederacy formed by him and Dowlut Rao Scindia and other Mahratta Chiefs, to attack the Honourable Company and their Allies. He engages not to assist those Chiess, if the War with them should still continue.
XII. This Treaty of Peace is to be ratified by Senah Saheb Soubah within 8 days from this time, and the ratification is to be delivered to Major General Wellesley; at which time the orders for the Cession of the ceded Territories are to be delivered, and the Troops are to withdraw.
Major General Wellesley engages that the Treaty shall be rati. fied by bis Excellency the Most Noble the Governor General in Council; and that the Ratification shall be delivered in 2 months from this date. ARTHUR WELLESLEY, Mujor-General.
JESW UNT RA0 RAM CHUNDEK,
on the part of Senah Saheb Soubah. Done in Camp, at Deogaum, this 17th day of December, 1803, answering to the 2nd Ramzaun, 1213 Fusly.
[Ratified by the Governor General and Council, January 9th, 1804.)