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trol, and produce in those Places that my Sircar has enjoyed. Any charitable, religious or other ancient gists of my Government shall be investigated by the Honourable Company, and on authentic Papers being produced, the Honourable Company's Government shall continue them.

Grassias, who have enjoyed grass from ancient times in the Pergunnah, or in Anjar, shall not be obstructed by the Honourable Com. pany in receiving their produce. Disputes regarding Villages, Boundaries, or disputes of any kind, between the Subjects of the 2 Governments, shall be adjusted by 2 Persons on the part of the Sircars, agreeably to justice; one Sircar shall not send orders or moksils on the Subjects of the other. Subjects or Inhabitants of the above Places, coming to me to complain, I shall not listen to them.

II. In addition to the above Deed, I have agreed to pay to the Honourable Company from my Government an annual sum of 2 Lacks of Rao Shai cories. This cash is to be paid in 2 kists, as follows:

100,000, 1 lack, cories on Asar Sood 2nd.
100,000, 1 lack, ditto on Posh Sood 2nd.

200,000 In this manner I am to pay 2 lacks of cories annually for ever. And should the cories not be paid on the stipulated dates, I am to pay interest at the rate of 9 per cent. per annum.

I have given these 2 Articles in writing to the Honourable Company's Sircars, of my own free will. I and my Heirs and Successors are to abide by them.

Done at Sumwut, 1872 Poshwud, 2nd Tuesday, 16th January, 1816.

No. 37.-TREATY with the Vizier of Oude.

Lucknow, 1st May, 1816,

Treaty between His Excellency, the Nabob Vizier Ool Mamaulik Refaut

Ood Dowlah Ruffee Ool Moolk Ghauzce Ood Deen Hyder Khaun Behauder Shahaumut Jung, and the British Government, for the transfer to His Excellency of the District of Khyreegur, and of certain Lands conquered by the British Government from the Rajah of Nepaul, in commutation of His Excellency's second Loan to the British Government, and for the exchange of the Pergunna of Handia, belonging to His Excellency the Vizier, for that of Navaubgunge, belonging to the British Government; settled by His Excellency the Nabob Vizier, on his own part, and by Richard Strachey, British Resident at the Court of His Excellency, on the part of the British

Government in virtue of Full Powers vested in him by His Excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Moira, K. G., Governor-General in Council, &c. &c. &c.

Art. I. The British Government hereby cedes to His Excellency the Vizier, in full and perpetual Sovereignty, the District of Khyreegur; also the Lowlands between Khyreegur and the Hills, and those between His Excellency's Territory further to the Eastward, and the Hills; that is, the whole of the late Gourka Possessions below the Hills, extending on the West from the River Gogra to the British District of Goruckpore on the East, and bounded on the South by His Excellency's Possessions and the District of Khyreegur, and on the North by the Hills. The Goorka Orders of surrender of that Tract will accordingly be made over to His Excellency the Vizier; and the British Goveroment hereby engages to establish His Excellency's authority in the above-mentioned Territory.

II. His Excellency the Nabob Vizier, in return for the Cession mentioned in the preceding Article, hereby annuls the debt of the British Government to His Excellency, of 1 crore of rupees, being the total amount of His Excellency's Second Loan to the Company during the last year; the interest of which Loan will cease from the date of His Excellency's receiving possession of Khyreegur and the conquered Lands above-mentioned, when the Acknowledgments granted to His Excellency will be returned.

III. His Excellency the Nabob Vizier hereby cedes to the British Government the Pergunna of Handia, (otherwise called Kewye,) which forms part of His Excellency's District of Pertaubgur, and which intervenes between the British Districts of Jaunpore, Murzapore and Allahabad; and the British Government cedes to His Excellency, in exchange, the Purgunna of Nawaulgunge, which forms part of the District of Goruckpore; or a piece of Territory, the revenue of which may be equivalent to that of the Pergunna of Handia.

IV. The British Government engages that, after the establishment of His Excellency's authority in the District of Khyreegur, and in the conquered Lands abovementioned, if any disturbances arise, from whatever cause, they will effectually suppress them; and if, notwithstanding the co-operation and support of the British Government, His Excellency should be deprived of those Possessions, other Lands, yielding the same revenue, shall be given to His Excellency.

This Treaty, consisting of 4 Articles, having been settled by His Excellency the Nabob Vizier for himself, and by Richard Strachey, Resident at the Court of Lucknow, on the part of the British Govern. ment; the Resident at Lucknow has delivered 1 Copy thereof, in Persian and English, signed and sealed by him, to His Excellency the Vizier; from whom he has received a Counterpart, also duly executed by His Excellency. The Resident engages to procure and deliver to

His Excellency the Vizier, a Copy of the same, under the Seal and
Signature of His Excellency the Right Honourable the Governor-
General, when that executed by the Resident will be returned.

Done at Lucknow, on the 1st of May, 1816, corresponding with the 2nd of Jemmadge Sanee, 1231 Hejree.

No. 38.-TREATY with the Rajah of Siccim.- Titalya, 10th Fe

bruary, 1817

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Treaty, Covenant or Agreement, entered into by Captain Barre Latter,

Agent on the part of His Excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Moira, K.G., Governor-General, 8c. &c. &c., and by Nozir Chana Tingin, and Macha T'imbah, and Lama Deechin Longdoo, Deputies on the part of the Rajah of Sikhempat tee, being severally authorized and duly appointed

for the above purposes. ART. I. The Honourable East India Company cedes, transfers and makes over in full Sovereignty to the Sikhempattee Rajah, his Heirs or Successors, all the hilly or mountainous Country situated to the East, ward of the Meetchie River, and to the Westward of the Tustah River, formerly possessed and occupied by the Rajab of Nepaul, but ceded to the Honourable East India Company by the Treaty of Peace signed at Sejowlee.

11. The Sikhempattee Rajah engages, for himself and Successors, to abstain from any acts of aggression or hostility against the Gorkahs, or any other State.

III. That he will refer to the arbitration of the British Government any disputes or questions that may arise between his Subjects and those of Nepaul, or any other neighbouring States, and to abide by the decision of the British Government.

IV. He engages, for himself and Successors, to join the British Troops with the whole of his Military Force, when employed within the Hills, and in general to afford the British Troops every aid and facility in his power.

V. That he will not permit any British Subject, nor the Subject of any European or American State, to reside within bis Dominions without the permission of the English Government.

VI. That he will immediately seize and deliver up any Dacoits or notorious Offenders that may take refuge within his Territories.

VII. That be will not afford protection to any Defaulters of revenue, or other Delinquents, when demanded by the British Government, through their accredited Agents.

VIII. That he will afford protection to Merchants and Traders from the Company's Provinces; and he engages that no duties shall be levied on the transit of merchandize, beyond the established custom, at the several Golahs or Marts.

IX. The Honourable East India Company guarantees to the Sikhempattee Rajah, and his Successors, the full and peaceable possession of the tract of hilly Country specified in the Ist Article of the present Agreement.

X. This Treaty shall be ratified and exchanged by the Sikhempattee Rajah, within 1 month from the present date; and the Counterpart, when confirmed by His Excellency the Right Honourable the Governor-General, shall be transmitted to the Rajah.

Done at Titalya, this 10th day of February, 1817, answering to the 9th of Phagoon 1873 Sumbhut, and to the 30th Maugh, 1223 Bengallee.

(L.S.) BARREE LATTER.
(L.S.) NOZIR CHANA TINGIN.
(L.S.) MACHA TIMBAH.
(L.S.) LAMA DEECHIN LONGDOO,

SEPARATE and Secret Articles to the Treaty with the

Nizam Hydrabad.-12th October, 1800.

SEPARATE and Secret Articles, appertaining to the Treaty of Per

petual and General Defensive Alliance, concluded between the Honour. able English East India Company and His Highness the Nawaub Asoph Jah Behauder, on the 12th October, Anno Domini 1800, or 22nd Jemmadee-ul-Awul, Anno Hegiræ 1215.*

ART. I. The Peshwa, Rao Pundit Purdhaun shall be admitted to the benefits of this general Defensive Alliance on the following Conditions :

Ist. Rao Pundit Purdhaun shall accept the mediation of the Honourable Company's Government, for the amicable adjustment, on the basis of the Treaty of Mah, of all claims or demands of Choute, and of all other claims or demands whatever, on the Territories or Government of His Highness the Nabob Asoph Jah.

The British Government will also take into consideration the Claims of His Highness the Nabob Asof Jah to a total exemption from Choute, and will arbitrate, on the principles of justice and equity, any question now existing, or which shall hereafter arise, relative to the same, between Rao Pundit Purdhaun and the Nabob Asoph Jah, provided Rao Pundit Purdhaun shall agree to accept the said Arbitration; and Rao Pundit Purdhaun shall not be admitted to the benefit of this general Defensive Alliance, until he shall have agreed to accept the Arbitration of the British Government, with respect to the said Claims of the Nabob A soph Jah to a total exemption from Choute. 2nd. Rao Pundit Purdhaun shall give full satisfaction to the Honourable East India Company, on the various points depending between him and the British Government in India.

* See Page 180.

3rd. If Rao Puodit Purdhaun shall agree to the foregoing Conditions, the Honourable East India Company and His Highness the Nabob Asoph Jah will assist himn in the restoration of his just authority in the Mahratta Empire.

4th. For this purpose, Rao Pundit Purdhaun shall agree to subsidize, in perpetuity, such a Body of the said Company's Troops, as shall hereafter be judged necessary for the restoration and maintenance of his authority.

II. Rajah Rhagojee Bhooslah shall be admitted to the benefit of this General Alliance on the following Conditions:

1st. Rajah Rhagojee Bhooslah shall accept the Honourable Company's Arbitration of all unadjusted points between His Highness the Nabob Asoph Jah and the said Rajah, according to the tenour of subsisting Treaties.

2nd. Rajah Rhagojee Booslah shall agree to such equitable interchanges of Territory with the Honourable East India Coinpany, as shall be judged necessary to complete or improve their respective Frontiers, or to such cessions of Territory (in consideration of a just pecuDiary equivalent) as shall be judged necessary to the same purpose.

JII. If, contrary to the spirit and object of this Defensive Treaty, War should hereafter appear unavoidable (which God avert!) the Contracting Parties will proceed to adjust the rule of partition of all such advantages and acquisitions as may eventually result from the success of their united Arms.

The Contracting Parties entertain no views of conquest or.extension of their respective Dominions, nor any intention of proceeding to Hostilities, unless in the case of unjustified or unprovoked aggression, and after the failure of their joint endeavours to obtain reasonable satisfaction, through the channel of pacific Negotiation, according to the tenour of the preceding Treaty. It is however declared, that in the event of War, and of a consequent partition of Conquests between the Contracting Parties, His Highness the Nabob Asoph Jah shall be entitled to participate, equally with the other Contracting Parties, in the division of every Territory which may be acquired by the successful exertion of their united Arms, provided His Highness the Nabob Asoph Jah shall have faithfully fulfilled all the Stipulations of the preceding Treaty, especially those contained in the XIIth and XIIIth Articles thereof.

Signed, Sealed, and exchanged, at Hydrabad, on the 12th October, Anno Domini 1800, or 22d Jemmadee-ul-Awul, Anno Higeræ 1215.

J. A. KIRKPATRICK,

Resident.

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