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VI. Any of the aforesaid English nation buying camblets, mohairs, or grogran-yarn, in Angora, or Begbazar, if they will export the said goods from those places, after having paid three per cent, for the custom of such goods they export, let them not be molested for fkraz batch, that is, for passage or exportation; and there neither shall nor ought to be taken, upon the account of any such demand, one asper.

VII. Any English merchant being to receive from Hs debtor any sum of money, if the said debt be recovered by the means and help of an assistant or chiaus, he that recovers the debt shall pay no more than what is paid to other caddi's, which is two aspers only, and not one asper more.

VIII. There passing good correspondence between us and the King of England; out of regard of this good friendship, we do grant that two ships lading of figs, raisins, or currants, may be yearly exported for the use of his Majesty's kitchen, if there be not a dearth and scarcity of such fruit in the country; which we allow to be bought with their money that export them, at the scale of Smyrna, Salonica, or any other scale or port of our empire, paying three per cent, custom; which being paid, no person shall give to them that lade them any molestation or hinderance.

IX. It being represented to us, that the English have been accustomed hitherto to pay no custom nor mezan for any silk they bought in Smyrna (that of Prusia and Constantinople excepted) viz. for the silk of Georgia, Persia, or Armenia; if really there is any such use and custom, and the thing is not of prejudice to the empire, let there in Smryna for the future be demanded neither custom nor mezan for the said silk, but to the English merchants let all kindness be used and shown. And the ambassador having made instance to us, that the foregoing articles might be put into the capitulations, his request is granted, and, conformable to the former Imperial sign and capitulation,

let let now in conformity of what was passed, and of my Imperial command, be renewed and granted this present Imperial capitulation: which we command so long as Charles the Second, King of England (whofe end may it terminate in happiness) maintains good friendship and correspondence with us, according to what has been maintained with our ancestors, and to which we on our part are not wanting, with all tenderness entertaining this friendship.

And we do swear and promise, by Him that has created the heaven and the earth, and all the creatures; by the Creator, the one God, we do promise, that nothing shall be done contrary to this Imperial capitulation; and accordingly every one is to obey our Imperial sign.

Given in the middle of the moon Gemaziel Akir, 1086, in the Imperial city of Adrianople, being in the month of September, 1675.

The Grand Signior writes above with his own hand as follows:

Let every thing be observed in conformity to our Imperial command; and contrary to it let nothing be done.


Sir Robert Ainflie, the Britifl; ambajfador, obtained lately from The Porte, an exemption for Britiftr merchants, from the payment of the mestaria, or brokidge, which is mentioned in article LI 11, of the foregoing treaty.



1757. f*jTMlE treaty with the Nabob Serajah February. X Dowla, with his grant for erecting a mint, and the currency of the company's business.

E. Ind. 'treat, p. 64—70.

1757. The treaty with the Nabob Meer Jaffier June. Ally Khan, with his grants for the currency of the company's business, and the establish- .ment of a mint.

E. Ind. Treat, p. 73—77—79— 80.

1760. The treaty with the Nabob Coflim Ally 27 Sept. Khan. E. Ind. "Treat, p. 107—m. ,

1763. The treaty with the Nabob Meer Jaffier 10 July < Ally Khan.

E. Ind. Treat, p. 113—120.

1765. The treaty with the Nabob Nudjum ul Feb. Dowla. E. Ind. Treat, p. 125.

1765. The charter from the King Shah Aalum,

12 Aug. granting to the company the dewannee (the

administration of the revenues) of Bengal, Bahar, and Orissa, with the supplemental, charters. E. Ind. Treat, p. 132—34—36— 38—^0—147.

1765. The treaty between the Nabob Sujah ul

13 Aug. Dowlah, the Nabob Nudjum ul Dowlah,

and the Company.

"E. Ind. Treat, p." 147.


1765. The agreement with the Nabob Nudjum 30 Sept. ul Dowlah, for supporting the Nizamut. E. Ind. Treat, p. 149.

1768. The treaty with the Nabob Vizier Sujah 29 Nov. ul Dowlah, confirming former treaties. E. Ind. Treat, p. 164.

1770. The treaty with the Nabob Mebareck ul 21 Mar. Dowlah.

E. Ind. Treat, p. 167.

1773. The treaty with the Vizier Sujah ul Dow7 Sept. lah. E. Ind. Treat, p. 275.

1775. The agreement with the Nabob Ausuf ul 21 May. Dowlah.

E. Ind. Treat, p. 284—85.

1781. The agreements entered into between the 19 Sept. governor general of Bengal (Warren Hastings) and the Vizier.

E. Ind. Treat, p. 303—305.

1788. The treaty of commerce between the Earl 25 July. Cornwallis, the governor general of Bengal, and the Vizier.

[The following is printed from the Treaty, which was published by authority, at Calcutta, in 1788.]

A Treaty of Commerce between Charles Earl Cornwallis, Knight of the most Noble Order os the Garter y cneofhis Britannic Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, Lieutenant General of his Majesty's Forces, Governor General and Commander in Chief of all the Possessions and Forces of his Britannic Majesty, and ef the Honourable the United Company of Merchants cf England, in the East Indies, &V. &c. &c. on

the the Part of thesaid Honourable United Company, and his Excellency the Vizier ul Momalik Hindostan, Assuf Jah Nawab, Assuf ud Dowlah Yeheha Khan Behadur, Huzzubber Jung.

THE right honourable Charles Earl Cornwallis, K. G. governor general, &c. &c. and his Excellency the Nawab Vizier, Behadur, &c. &c. having received various representations from the merchants trading between the Company's dominions, and the dominions of his Excellency the Vizier, setting forth the losses and inconveniences which they suffer, as well from the heavy duties collected on their merchandize, as from the mode of levying the same, his lordship, on the part of the honourable the united company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and his Excellency the Nawab Vizier, &c. with a view to remove the evils complained of, and to promote the welsare of their respective states, have agreed upon the following articles, which shall be binding on themselves, their heirs, and successors.

I. The contracting parties shall not claim any exemption from duties, either for themselves, their subjects, or dependants, or any other person or persons, of whatever country or nation.

II. His Excellency the Nawab Vizier, &c. agrees to grant rowannahs, or custom-house passes, under the seals and signatures of his officers, for all goods exported from his dominions to the dominions of the company, specifying the quantity of the goods and the valuation on which his own export duties shall have been" levied. The right honourable Earl Cornwallis, in like manner, engages that similar rowannahs, or customhouse passes, shall be granted for all goods exported from the company's dominions (comprehending the provinces of Bengal, Behar, Orissa, and the district of Benares) to the dominions of his Excellency the Vizier, specifying the quantity of the goods, and the va

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