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of their friendship for the Nabob Ausuph Jau, &c. soubah of the Decan, on the signing and exchange of this treaty, the company's troops shall be recalled to the fort of Commamet, from whence they shall also retire into their own circars, so soon as the soubah, with his army, has crossed the Kistnah, leaving the fort of Commamet to the soubah's deputy; and, as a sarther proof of the company's sincere desire to preserve a friendship with the soubah of the Decan, they agree to bury in oblivion what is past, and to pay him annually, for the space of six years, to be computed from the 1st of January 1768, or the 10th of the moon Shibaun, in the year of the Hegyra 1181, the sum of two lacks of Arcot rupees, at Madras, or Mazulipatam, that is to say, one lack on the 31st of March, and also one lack on the 31st of October, or two lacks every year, and one lack more at each of these periods, whenever the circar of Condavir is put into the company's possession; the company moreover promise, that if they peaceably possess the circars, during the asoresaid term of six years, and the soubah gives them no trouble, they will pay annually, from the 1st of January 1774, the sum of five lacks, in two equal payments, as before expressed, or of seven lacks, if Condavir be then in their possession; but in case the soubah, or the Morattas by his instigation, should invade the circars or Carnatic, or they, or any other Power, should conquer the circars from the English company, the payment of the said sums shall be suspended till peace, and the circars are restored to the company.

VI. It was stipulated in the former treaty, made at Hydrabad, that the company and the soubah should mutually assist each other with their troops, when required, and their own affairs would permit; but it being apprehended at present, that such an agreement may subject both parties to difficulties, and that misunderstandings may arise on that account, it is now agreed only, that a mutual peace, confidence, and friendship, shall subsist, for ever, between the English

company, company, his highness Ausuph Jau, and the Nabob Wolau Jau; the enemies of either shall be regarded as the enemies of the other two Powers, and the friends of either be treated as the friends of all; and in case any troubles should arise, or any enemies invade the countries under the government of either of the contracting parties, the other two shall give no countenance or assistance to such enemies or invaders; the company and the Nabob Wolau Jau, willing however to shew their voluntary attachment to the soubah, will always be ready to fend two battalions of seapoys, and fix pieces of artillery, manned by Europeans, whenever the soubah shall require them, and the situation of their affairs will allow of such a body of troops to march into the Decan, provided the soubah pays the expence, during the time that the said troops are employed in his service.

VII. The exalted and illustrious emperor, Shaw Allum, having been pleased, out of his great savour and high esteem for the Nabob Wolau Jau, to give and to grant to him, and his eldest son, Meyen ul Mulck, Omdetul Omrah, and their heirs, for ever, the government of the Carnatic Payen Gaut, and the countries dependent thereon, by his royal firmaund, bearing date the 26th of August 1765, or the 27th of the moon Zuphur, in the sixth year of the said emperor's reign, and the Nabob Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, &c. having also, out of his affection and regard for the said Nabob Wolau Jau, releafed him, his son, Meyen ul Mulck, &c. and their heirs in succession, for ever, from all dependence on the Decan, and given him a full discharge of all demands past, present, and to come, on the said Carnatic Payen Gaut, by a saned, under his hand and seal, dated the 12th of November 1766; in consideration of the said Nabob Wolau Jau having paid the soubah five lacks of rupees, it is now agreed and acknowledged, by the said Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, that the said Nabob Wolau Jau, and after him his son, Meyen ul Mulck, and their heirs in

succession, succession, shall enjoy, for ever, as an ultumgau, or freegift, the government of the Carnatic Payen Gaut, in the fullest and amplest manner; the said Nabob Ausuph Jau promising, and engaging, not to hold or keep up any kind of correspondence with any person or persons, in the said Carnatic Payen Gaut, or in the circars before and now ceded to the English company, except the said Nabob Wolau Jau, or the said English company, by the means of their president and council of Madras, who on their part, in conjunction with the said Nabob Wolau Jau, engage likewise not to hold, or maintain, any correspondence with any person or persons in the Decan, except the Nabob Ausuph Jau, his dewan, and the securities, whofe names are hereunto subscribed.

VIII. The Nabob Ausuph Jau, out of his great regard and affection, and from other considerations, having been pleased to grant and confer on the Nabob Wolau Jau, and his eldest son, Meyen ul Mulck, Omdetul Omrah, several saneds, viz.

An ultumgau saned for the whole of the Carnatic;

An ultumgau saned for the whole of the purgunnah of Imungundela, with the gudda osGhunpoora;

An ultumgau saned for the whole of the villages of Cathasera, &c.

An ultumgau saned for the killedary of the fort of Colaur;

An ultumgau saned for the whole of the district of Sonedaupe;

And a sull and ample saned, containing a discharge for all demands, past, present, and suture, on account of the Carnatic, &c.

It is hereby agreed, that all and every one of these saneds shall be regarded, equally binding with any 1 other article of the treaty, and be as duly observed, by the Nabob Ausuph Jau, as if entered here at full

-length.

IX. Hyder Naigue, having, for some years past,

usurped

usurped the government of the Monsore country, and given great disturbances to his neighbours, by attacking, and taking from many of them their possessions, and having also lately invaded, and laid waste with fire and sword, the possessions of the English company, and the Nabob Wolau Jau, in the Carnatic, it is certainly necessary for their peace, and for the general benefit of all the neighbouring Powers, that the said Naigue should be punished and reduced, so that he may not hereafter have the power to give any person sarther trouble; to this end, the Nabob Ausuph Jau hereby declares, and makes known to all the world, that he regards the said Naigue as a rebel and usurper, and as such divests him of, and revokes from him, all saneds, honours, and distinctions, conferred by himself, or any other soubah of the Decan, because the said Naigue has deceived the Nabob Ausuph Jau, broken his agreement, and rendered himself unworthy of all sarther countenance and savours.

X. That the English company may hereafter carry on their trade peaceably, on this coast of Coromandel, and also on the coast of Malabar, and that they, with the Nabob Wolau Jau, may hold the Carnatic, and their other possessions, in peace, it appears necessary, that the countries of Carnatic Balagaute, belonging to the soubahdarry of Viziapour, now or lately possessed by Hyder Naigue, should be under the management and protection of thofe who will do justice, and pay obedience to the high commands from court; it is therefore agreed, by the Nabob Ausuph Jau, that he shall relinquish, to the English company, all his right to the dewanny of the said Carnatic Balagaute, belonging to the soubahdarry of Viziapour, and that the company shall present an arzee, or petition to the royal presence, to obtain from the emperor Shaw Allum, a firmaund, confirming and approving their right thereto; but, that the Nabob Ausuph Jau, as soubah of the Decan, may not lose his dignity, or the revenue arising from the said countries, the English company agree to* 8 pay pay him annually, out of the dewanny collection, from the time they are in possession thereof, the sum of seven lacks of Arcot rupees, including durbar charges, being the sum annually paid heretofore, in two equal payments, at the space of six months from each other, provided the said Ausuph Jau, soubah of the Decan, assists the said company, and the Nabob Wolau Jau, in punishing Hyder Naigue, and neither receives from, or sends either vackeels or letters to him.

XI. As the English company do not intend to deprive the Morattas of their choute, any more then the soubah of his pifcash, which used to be paid from the Carnatic Balagaute, belonging to the soubahdarry of Viziapour, now or lately possessed by Hyder Naigue, it is hereby agreed, and the company willingly promise to pay the Morattas, regularly and annually, without trouble, for the whole choute, as settled in former times, from the time the said countries shall be under the company's protection as dewan, provided, however, that the Morattas guaranty to the company the peaceable possession of the said dewanny; to this end, the Nabob Ausuph Jau promises to use his best endeavours, jointly with the English, and the Nabob Wolau Jau, to settle with the Morattas, concerning the choute of the said countries, how and where it is to be paid, so that there may be no disturbances hereafter, on that account, between any of the contracting parties or the Morattas.

XII. All the foregoing articles are sincerely agreed to by the subscribing parties, who resolve saithsully to execute and abide by the same, so that a firm and lasting friendship may mutually subsist between them, and while such an alliance subsists, what power will dare to disturb the possessions of either party? The English company and the Nabob Wolau Jau will endeavour, on all occasions, to shew their friendship and attachment to the Nabob Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, as soubah of the Decan, and look on the support

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