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sons or of Hag and shipping, are

and shall continue for ever aboBetween His Britannic Majesty and

lished. His Majesty the King of the Two

Art. 2. His Sicilian Majesty enSicilies, together with a separate gages not to continue, nor hereand additional Article thereunto after to grant to the subjects of annered,

any other Power whatever, the

privileges and exemptions abuArt. 1. IS Britannic Majesty lished by the present Convention.

consents that all the Art. 3. His Sicilian Majesty privileges and exemptions which promises that the subjects of his his subjects, their commerce, and Britannic Majesty shall not be shipping, have enjoyed, and do en-' subjected within his dominions to joy in the dominions, ports, and a more rigorous system of examidomains of his Sicilian Majesty, nation and search by the officers in virtue of the Treaty of Peace of customs, than that to which and Commerce, concluded at Ma- the subjects of his said Sicilian drid, the 10th (28th) of May, Majesty are liable. 1667, between Great Britain and Art. 4. His Majesty the King Spain ; of the Treaties of Com- of the Two Sicilies promises that merce between the same Powers, British commerce in general, and signed at Utrecht the 9th of De- the British subjects who carry it cember, 1713, and at Madrid on, shall be treated throughout the 13th of December, 1715 ; and his dominions upon the same footof the Convention concluded at ing as the most favoured nations, Utrecht the 25th of February, not only with respect to the per1712 (March 8, 1713,) between sons and property of the said Great Britain and the kingdom of British subjects, but also with Sicily, shall be abolished; and it regard to every species of article is agreed upon in consequence, in which they may traffic, and the between their said Britannic and taxes or other charges payable on Sicilian Majesties, their heirs and the said articles, or on the shipsuccessors, that the said privileges ping in which the importations and exemptions, whether of per- shall be made.


Art. 5. With respect to the per- manner as those are guaranteed sonal privileges to be enjoyed by to bis subjects, and to all foreignthe subjects of his Britannic Ma- ers belonging to the most favoured jesty in the kingdom of the Two and most highly privileged naSicilies, his Sicilian Majesty pro- tions. mises that they shall have a free Art. 6. According to the tenour and undoubted right to travel, and of the articles 1 and 2 of this to reside, in the territories and treaty, his Sicilian Majesty endominions of his said Majesty, gages not to declare null and void subject to the same precautions of the privileges and exemptions Police which are practised towards which actually exist in favour of the most favoured nations. They British commerce within his doshall be entitled to occupy dwell- minions, till the same day, and exings and warehouses, and to dis- cept by the same act, by which the pose of their personal property of privileges and exemptions, whatevery kind and description, by sale, scever they are, of all other nagift, exchange, or will, and in any tions, shall be declared null and other way whatever, without the void within the same. : smallest loss, or hinderance being Art. 7. His Sicilian Majesty progiven them on that head. They mises, from the date when the shall not be obliged to pay, under general abolition of the privileges any pretence whatever, other taxes according to the articles 1, 2, and or rates than those which are paid, 6 shall take place, to make a reor that hereafter may be paid, by duction of 10 per cent. upon the the most favoured nations in the amount of the duties, payable acdominions of his said Sicilian Ma- cording to the tariff in force the jesty. They shall be exempt from 1st of January, 1816, upon the all military service, whether by total of the merchandize or pruland or sea ; their dwellings, ware- ductions of the United Kingdom houses, and every thing belonging of Great Britain and Ireland, her or appertaining thereto for objects colonies, possessions, and depenof commerce or residence, shall be cencies, imported into the States of respected. They shall not be sub- his said Sicilian Majesty, according jected to any vexatious search or to the tenour of article 4 of the visits. No arbitrary examination present convention; it being unor inspection of their books, papers, derstood that nothing in this artior accounts, shall be made, under ticle shall be construed to prevent the pretence of the supreme au- the King of the Two Sicilies from thority of the State, but these shall granting, if he shall think proper, alone be executed by the legal the same reduction of duty to other sentence of the competent tri- foreign nations. bunals. His Sicilian Majesty en- Art. 8. The subjects of the logages on all these occasions to nian islands shall, in consequence guarantee to the subjects of his of their being actually under the Britannic Majesty who shall reside immediate protection of his Briin his states and dominions the tannic Majesty, enjoy all the adpreservation of their property and vantages which are granted to the personal security, in the same commerce and to the subjects of


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Great Britain by the present treaty; Convention of this day-it shall be it being well understood that, to ratified, and the ratification thereof prevent all abuses, and to prove its shall be exchanged at the same identity, every Ionian vessel shall time. be furnished with a patent, signed In witness whereof, &c. by the Lord High Commissioner, or his representative.

Art. 9. The present convention SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof exchanged in London, India-Board, Nov. 5, 1817. within the space of six months, or

Despatches have been received sooner if possible.

at the East-India House, address. Done at London, the 26th of ed to the Secret Committee by September, 1816.

the Governor in Council at Bom(L.S.) CASTLEREAGH.

bay, enclosing reports of the mea(L.S.) CASTELCICALA.

sures adopted for suppresing the

insurrection raised in the domi. Separate and Additional Article. nions of the Peishwa, by Trim

buckjee Dainglia, of which reIn order to avoid all doubt re

ports the following are copies or specting the reduction upon the

extracts:duties in favour of British commerce, which his Sicilian Majesty Extract from a Dispatch from the has promised in the 7th Art. of

Hon. Mountstuart Elphinstone, the Convention, signed this day

the resident at the Court of the between his Britannic Majesty and

Peishwa, to the Governor-Gehis Sicilian Majesty, it is declared neral, dated Poona, April 7. by this present separate and addi- Since I had last the honour to tional article, that by the conces- address your lordship, Trimbucksion of ten per cent of diminution, jee has gone on increasing his it is understood that, in case the force as usual. He has persons amount of the duty should be scattered through the villages for twenty per cent. upon the value of a considerable extent of country, the merchandize, the effect of the recruiting for him, but finds some reduction of ten per cent. is to re- difficulty in raising men; some duce the duty from twenty to refuse to join him, unless he will eighteen; and so for other cases show a warrant from the Peishwa, iu proportion. And that for the in whose name he recruits ; while articles which are not taxed ad others join him with less difficulty, valorem in the tariff, the reduction but desert whenever there is any of the duty shall be proportionate; report of an attack. Trimbuckjee that is to say, a deduction of a himself remains separate from his tenth part upon the amount of the troops, and often changes his sum payable shall be granted. ground. He is now stated to have

The present separate and addi- retired across the Kistma, towards tional article shall have the same Darwar, but the fact is uncertain. force and validity as if it had been His troops are now chiefly in the inserted, word for word, in the district of Jut, between Punder

poor a smart


poor and Bejapoor ; troops also the foot of the Ghaut, at ten o'clock still continue to be raised in at night, where I waited one hour Candeish.

to collect the men, who had scat

tered, owing to the ballness of the Copy of a Dispatch from Captain Ghaut. By the * patell of this

George Sydenham, Political village I was informed, that the Agent in Berar, to Mr. Elphin enemy had stationed mounted vistone (no date), with an En. dettes at every village between .clogure.

that place and their camp, which

was about 12 coss distant; but SIR, “I have the honour to for.

there was a road leading to it ward to you a copy of Captain through the jungle, frequented Davis's report of a very brilliant and successful attack which he only by + Brinjarries, by which I

might advance unobserved, and lately made on the insurgent horse he offered to conduct me. I acin Candeish.

cordingly mounted him on a horse, As the enemy have left the fron

and proceeding by the route he tier, the troops engaged in the at- pointed out, arrived at the village tack have for the present been they were reported to be encamprecalled to Aurungabad. The Ri- ed at, ten coss distant, a little after sala, which was on the



day-break, when I found that join them, has been stationed at they had marched from thence the Kannur ; and the post at the Goo- evening before to Gunnaispoor, talla Ghaut in its front strength- about two coss. I advanced with ened by a company of regular in- five or six horsemen to reconfantry. My hirkarrahs are watch- noitre, leaving orders with Caping the enemy's movements; and

tain Pedlar to bring up the horse, if they should again approach the and desiring Captain Pedlar to frontier, the Nizam's troops will leave the knapsacks of the infanbe reinforced.

try in a ravine, and to follow with I have the honour to be, &c.

the utmost cxpedition. I had adGEORGE SYDENHAM,

vanced about a mile, when I disAgent at Berar. covered one of the patrols of the

Camp, April, 21. enemy, whom I immediately purSIR,- I have the honour to re- sued, and took two of them priport, that in pursuance of the in

soners ;

a third man escaped tention expressed in my letter to through the jungle to the left: your address of the 19th instant, from the two prisoners I ascerI put the infantry in motion for tained that the enemy had their the Gootalla Ghaut at three o'clock horses ready saddled, but had not that afternoon, following myself received any information of our with about 600 horse at four approach. I sent back to desire o'clock, and reached Saegaon, à Captain Pedlar to advance at a village belonging to Moorteeza brisk pace; he overtook me in a Yor Jung, about six miles from short time, and we pushed on at The Patell

, or Potail, is the head man of a village, who collects the rents, and has the superintendance of concerns. ger + Brinjarries grain

the army.


a smart canter, and in ascending formed that a fresh body of the a rising ground perceived the ene- enemy was coming down on our my drawn up to receive us, their right: I ordered Capt. Robinson, right flank protected by a strong who had arrived with the infantry

gurhee, into which they had during the pursuit, to fall in with thrown some infantry, and their men. I mounted, and collecting front covered by a t nullah with as many of the horse as I could, steep banks.

As they consider- advanced with the infantry in coably outnumbered us, being about lumn left in front, and the horse two thousand strong, and chiefly formed in line on the left of the armed with matchlocks, I deter- infantry, about five miles, when mined

upon instantly charging I found Risaldar Alum Alie Khan, them with the sabre, and accord- and first Jemedar Meer Suffdeer ingly ordered the men to sling Ah, had collected about 200 men their matchlocks, and advance in on the banks of a nullah, with as compact a body as the nature whom they kept the enemy in of the ground, which was covered check, by a fire from their matchwith low jungle, would admit of; locks: the instant they saw our on receiving this order our line line advancing they went off at advanced at full speed, every man speed in a north-westerly direcendeavouring to be first on the tion; and our horses being comenemy; they fired a few shots pletely jaded by the length of the from their matchlocks as we were march and pursuit, I considered it crossing the nullah, which fortu- useless to follow them. nately passed over us without do- A few prisoners were taken, ing any injury. The instant we from whom I learnt that the body got over the nullah the enemy of horse collected, which they broke and fed in all directions, stated to be 2000, was commanded and were pursued upwards of three by Godajee Row, a nephew of coss, sustaining a loss of about Trimbuckjee Dainglia, and that 200 men killed, besides a great Trimbuckjee himself was shortly number of wounded : amongst expected to join them with a large the latter was a person who ap- reinforcement. The body of horse peared to be a chief of conse- which threatened to renew the quence, called by his own combat were said to consist of Appah Sohab, and who when 500, which had been detached to wounded threw down his spear, a village at some distance, with and being well mounted made his about 300 of the fugitives who escape. Finding the enemy by hari rallied. One of the prisoners this time completely dispersed, I also stated that they had been ordered the pursuit to cease, and joined, the evening before, by about the men to return to the enemy's 150 horse from the southward; camp.

that a body of Arabs, from MulleHaving been wounded during gaon, was expected in two days ; the pursuit, I had dismounted to and that Godajee Row Dainglia tie up my arm, when I was in- had written to Setoo for assistance, * Gurhees are mud forts; some of them are surrounded with ditches. + Nullah, a rivulet.



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