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larger Force than that which is stipulated for in the preceding Article, to protect the Territories of the said Maha Rajah against attack or invasion, His Highness agrees to contribute, jointly with the Company, towards the discharge of the increased expense thereby occasioned, such a sum as shall appear, on an attentive consideration of the means of His said Highness, to bear a just and reasonable proportion to the actual net Revenues of His said Highness.
V. Whereas it is indispensably necessary, that effectual and lasting security should be provided against any failure in the funds destined to defray, either the expenses of the permanent Military Force in time of Peace, or the extraordinay expenses described in the preceding Article of the present Treaty; it is hereby stipulated and agreed between the Contracting Parties, that whenever the Governor General in Council of Fort William in Bengal, shall have reason to apprehend such failure in the funds so destined, the said Governor General in Council shall be at liberty, and shall have full power and right, either to introduce such regulations and ordinances as he shall deem expedient for the internal management and collection of the Revenues, or for the better ordering of any other branch and department of the Government of Travancore, or to assume and bring under the direct management of the Servants of the said Company Behauder, such part or parts of the Territorial Possessions of His Highness the Malia Rajah Ram Rajah Belauder, as shall appear to liim the said Governor General in Council necessary, to render the said funds efficient and availalle, either in time of Peace or War.
VI. And it is hereby further agreed, that whenever the s.:id Governor General in Council shall signify to the said Maha Rajah Ram Rajah Behauder, that it is become necessary to carry into effect the provisions of the Vth Article,His said Highness Malia Rajah Ram Rajah Behauder shall inmediately issue Orders to bis Aumils, or other Officers, either for carrying into effect the said Regulations and Ordinances, according to the tenor of the Vih Article, or for placing the Territories required under the exclusive authority and control of the English Company Behauder; and in case His Highness shall notissue Orders within 10 days from the time when the application shall have been formally made to hiin, then the said Governor General in Council shall be at liberty to issue Orders by his own authority, either for carrying into effect the said Regulations and Ordinances, or for assuming the management and collection of the Revenues of the said Territories, as he shall judge expedient, for the purpose of securing the efficiency of the said Military Funds, and of providing for the effectual protection of the Country, and welfare of the People. Provided always, that whenever, and so long as any part or parts of His said Higliness's Territories shall be placed, and shall remain under the exclusive authority and control of the said East India Company, the Governor General in Council shall render to His Excellency a true and faithful account of the Revenues and produce of the Territories so assumed : Provided also, that in case His Highness's actual receipt, or annual income arising out of his Territorial Revenues, should be less than the sum of 2 lacks of rupees, together with 1-5th of the net Revenues of the whole of his Territories; the said sum of 2 lacks of rupees, together with the amount of 1-5th of the said Revenues, the East India Company engages, at all times, and in every possible case, to secure and cause to be paid for His Highness's use.
VII. His Highness the Maha Rajah Ram Rajah Behauder engages, that he will be guided by a sincere and cordial attention to the relations of Peace and Amity established between the English Company and their Allies, and that he will carefully abstain from any interference in the Affairs of any State in alliance with the said English Company Behauder, or of any State whatever. And for securing the object of this Stipulation, it is further stipulated and agreed, that no communi. cation or correspondence with any Foreign State whatever, shall be holden by His said Highness, without the previous knowledge and sanction of the said English Company Behauder.
VIII. His Highness stipulates and agrees, that he will not admit any European Foreigners into his service, without the concurrence of the English Company Belauder ; and that he will apprehend aud deliver to the Company's Government, all Europeans of whatever description, who shall be found within the Territories of His said Highness without regular Passports from the British Government; it being His Highness's determined 'resolution not to suffer, even for a day, any European to remain within His Territories, unless by consent of the said Company.
IX. Such parts of the Treaty, (A.D. 1795,) between the English East India Company, and the late Rajah of Travancore, as are calculated to strengthen the alliance, to cement the friendship, and to identify the interest of the Contracting Parties, are hereby renewed and confirmed ; and accordingly His Highness hereby promises to pay, at all times, the utmost attention to such advice the English Government shall occasionally judge it necessary to offer him, with a view to the economy of his Finances, the better collection of his Reve. nues, the administration of Justice, the extension of Commerce, the encouragement of Trade, Agriculture, and Industry, or any other objects connected with the advancement of His Highness's interests, the happiness of his People, and the mutual welfare of both States.
X. This Treaty, consisting of 10 Articles, being this day, the 12th day of January, 1805, settled and concluded at the Fortress of Jeroovana poram, in Travancore, by Lieutenant Colonel Colin Macaulay, on behalf and in the name of His Excellency the Most Noble Marquis Wellesley, Governor General in Council, with the Maha Rajah Ram Rajah Behauder, he has delivered to the said Maha Rajah 1 Copy of the
same in English and Persian, signed and sealed by him; and His Higliness the Maha Rajah has delivered to the Lieutenant Colonel aforesaid another Copy, also in Persian and English, bearing his Seal and Signature, and signed and sealed by Vayloo Tomby, Dewan to the Maha Rajah aforesaid; and the Lieutenant Colonel aforesaid has engaged to procure and deliver to the said Maha Rajah, without delay, a Copy of the same, under the Seal and Signature of His Excellency the Most Noble Marquis Wellesley, Governor General in Council, on the receipt of which by the said Maha Rajah, the present Treaty shall be deemed complete and binding on the Honourable Company and on the Maha Raja Ram Rajah Behauder; and the Copy of it now delivered to the said Maha Rajah shall be returned.
A true Copy,
C. MACAULAY, Resident at Travancore.
No. 10.-TREATY with the Rajah of Bhurtpore.—Bhurtpore, 17th
Treaty of Amity and Alliance between the Honourable the East
India Company and Maha Rajah Seway Beshoinder Runjeet Singh Behauder, Behauder Jung, settled by His Excellency General Gerard Lake, Baron Delhi and Laswaree and Aston Clinton, Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in India, in virtue of Authority rested in him for that purpose by His Ercellency the Most Noble the Marquis Wellesley, Knight of the Most Iustrious Order of Saint Patrick, one of His Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Priry Council, Governor General in Council of all the British Possessions, and Captain-General of all the British Land Forces in the East Indies, in behalf of the Honourable the East India Company; and by Maha Rajah Seway Beshoinder Runjeet Singh Behauder, in behalf of Himself, his Heirs, and Successors.
Art. I. A firm and permanent friendship is established between the Honourable the English East India Company and Maha Rajah Seway Behauder Runjeet Singh Behauder, and between their Heirs and Successors.
II. As friendship has been established between the 2 States, the Friends and Enemies of either of the Contracting Parties shall be considered as the Friends and Enemies of both, and an adherence to this condition shall be constantly observed by each State.
NII. Whereas circumstances have occurred, which have interrupted the friendship formerly subsisting between the Honourable Coinpany and Maha Rajah Runjeet Singh Behauder, which friendship is now renewed; in order to prevent the recurrence of such circumstances, the Maha Rajah agrees, as a security to the British Government, that one of his Sons shall constantly remain with the Officer who may
command the British Forces in the Soubalıs of Delhi or Agrah, unul such time as the British Government may be perfectly satisfied in re. gard to the Maha Rajah's fidelity; and the Houourable Company, on the other hand, agrees, that upon satisfactory proof being afforded of the Maha Rajah's fidelity and attachment to the British Government, the Fort of Deeg, which is now in the possession of the Officers of that Government, shall be restored to Rajah Runjeet Singh.
IV. Maha Rajah Runjeet Singh binds himself to pay to the Ho. nourable the English East India Company, in consideration of the peace now granted to bim, the sum of 20 lacks of Furruckabad Sicca rupees by instalments, as hereunto suljoined ; and the Honourable Company, in consideration of the losses the Maha Rajah has suffered, and the destruction of his Country, and of the representatious he has made of his inability to provide means for the immediate payment of this amount, agrees to receive it by instalments, as undermentioved. And the Honourable Company further promises, that if, at the period when the payment of the last instalment of 5 lacks of rupees shall become due, the Government shall be satisfied with the proofs of the Maha Rajah's fidelity and attachment, the payment of this instalment shall be remitted.
To be paid immediately..... F. S. Rupees 3,00,000
F. S. Rupees 20,00,000
V. The Country which was formerly in the possession of Maha Rajah Runjeet Singh, previously to the accession of the English Government, is now confirmed to him by the Honourable Company; and the Honourable Company, in consideration of the friendship now established, will not interfere in the possession of this Country, nor demand any tribute on account of it.
VI. In the event of any Enemy evincing a disposition to attack the Dominions of the Honourable Company, Maha Rajah Runjeet Singh binds himself to assist, to the utmost of his power, in expelling the Enemy, and in no measure to hold any correspondence, or be in any way connected with, or assisting to, the Enemies of tlie Honourable Company.
VII. As, by the IInd Article of the present Treaty, the Honourable Company becomes guarantee to Malia Rajah Runjeet Singh for the
security of the Conntry against external Enemies, the Maha Rajah hereby agrees, that if any misunderstanding should arise therefrom between him and the Sircar of any other Chieftain, the Maha Rajah will, in the first instance, submit the cause of dispute to the Honourable Compaay's Government, that the Government may endeavour to settle it amicably, agreeably to justice and ancient usage. If, from the obstiDacy of the opposite Party, no amicable terms can be settled, then Maha Rajah Runjeet Sing may demand aid from the Company's Government. In the event above stated in this Article, it will be granted.
VIII. The Maha Rajah shall not, in future, entertain in his service, nor give admission to, any English or French Subjects, or any other Person from among the Inhabitants of Europe, without the sanction of the Honourable Company's Government; and the Honourable Company also agrees, not to give admission to any of the Maha Rajah's Relations or Servants, without his consent.
The above Treaty, comprized in 8 Articles, has been duly concluded and confirmed by the Seals and Signatures of His Excellency General Gerard Lord Lake, and Maha Rajah Seway Beshoinder Runjeet Sing Bebauder, at Bhurtpore, in the Soobah of Akberabad, on the 17th day of April, 1805, corresponding with the 16th of Mohurrum, 1220 Higera, and with the 3rd day of Bysaak, 1862 Summuht.
When a Treaty, containing the above 8 Articles, shall be delivered to Maha Rajah Seway Beshawder Runjeet Sing Behauder, under the Seal and Signature of His Excellency the Most Noble the Governor General in Council, the present Treaty, under the Seal and Signature of His Excellency General Gerard Lord Lake, shall be returned. A true Copy
J. ADAM, Deputy Secretary to Government.
No. 11.-DEFINITIVE TREATY with Anund Row Guicowar.
Baroda, 21st April, 1805.
Definitive Treaty of General Defensive Alliance between the Honour
able English East India Company on the one part, and the Maha Rajah Anund Row Guicowar Sena Khas Kheyl Shumsheir Behauder, and his Children, Heirs and Successors, on the other ; settled by Major Alexander Walker, Resident at Baroda, having Full Powers from the Government of Bombay; which is, in like manner, authorized by His Excellency The Most Noble Richard Marquis Wellesley, Knight of The Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, one of His Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Governor-General in Council, appointed by the Honourable the Court of Directors to direct and control all their
Affairs in the East Indies. (1816–17.)