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Bourchier, Esq; President and Governor of Fort St. George, and the Council thereof, on Behalf of the said English East India Company, ihe Nabos Wolau Jau, Omdetul Mulck, on Behalf of him, self, as Nabob of the Carnatic, and the Nabob Ruccun, ud Dowlah Dewan, invested with full Powers, on Behalf of the said Nabob Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, bis Heirs and Successors, as Soubah of the Decan. Done on the 230 Day of February, in the Year 1768 of the Christian Æra, and on the 4th of the Moon Shevaul, in the Year of the Hegyra 1181.

The Treaty. WHEREAS on the 12th of November, in the year of the Christian æra 1766, or on the ninth of the moon Gemace-dufsuny, in the year of the Hegyra 1180, a treaty was concluded at Hydrabad, by and between general John Caillaud, invested with full powers, on behalf of the English East India company, and the Nabob Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, &c. on behalf of himself, as foubah of the Decan, with a design to establish an honourable and lasting friendship and alliance between the two contracting Powers; and whereas some misunderstandings have since arisen, which have perverted the intent of the said treaty, and kindled

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the flames of war : now be it known to the whole world, that the before-mentioned Nabob Ausuph Jau, and the English company, with the Nabob. Wolau Jau, have entered into another treaty, of the ftrictest friendship and alliance, on the following conditions,

1. THE exalted and Illustrious Emperor of Indostan, Shaw Allum Padtcha, having out of his gracious favour, and in consideration of the attachment and fervices of the English East India company, given and granted to them, for ever, by way of iniam, or freegift , the five circars of Muftephanagur, Rajahmundry,

Siccacole,

Siccacole, and Murtezanagur, or Condavir, by his royal firmaund, dated the 12th of August 1765,or on the 24th of the moon Suphier, in the sixth year of his reign, and the Nabob Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, as loubah of the Decan, having, by the second and third articles of the afore-mentioned treaty, ceded and surrendered by faneds, under his hand and seal, to the English East India company, for ever, the afore-mentioned five circars, it is now farther acknowledged and agreed, by the faid Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, Soubah of the Decan, that the said company shall enjoy and hold for ever, as their right and property, the said five circars, on the terms hereafter mentioned.

II. By the afore-mentioned treaty of Hydrabad, it was stipulated that the Nabob Ausuph Jau, having given the circar of Murtezanägur, as a jaghire, to his brother the Nabob Ummeer, ul Omrah Soujah, ul Mulck Behauder, Bazalet Jung, the company should not take poffeffion of the said circar, till after the death of Bazalet Jung, or till he broke the friendship with the faid company, by raising disturbances in the country of Nizampatam, or the Carnatic; and though the

company might justly claim a right to take pofielfion of the said circar, from the late conduct of Bazalet Jung, yet, in consideration of their friendship for Ausuph Jau, and his family, and that they may not diftress his affairs, by obliging him to provide his brother Bazalet Jung with another jaghire, the company do agree and consent that Bazalet Jung still hold the circar of Murtezanagur, on the aforesaid conditions, or till it be the pleasure of Ausuph Jau that the company should take possession thereof, provided that the faid Bazalet Jung returns immediately to his own country of Adony, and neither keeps with, nor receives from Hyder Naigue any vackeel or correspondence, but lives in peace and harmony with the English company, and the Nabob Wolau Jau, and gives no protection or assistance whatever to the faid Naigue, or any of his people, nor any other enemies of the company, or the

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Nabob Wolau Jau; but if this article shall at any
time be infringed, the company shall be at liberty, by
virtue of this treaty, to take possession of, and keep the-
circar of Murtezanagur, in the same manner as the
other four, and the Nabob Ausuph Jau engages to
aflift them therein with his troops, if necessary.

III., The fort of Condapillee, with its jaghire, shall
for ever hereafter remain in posesion of the English
company, and be garrisoned with their troops, under
their own officers only, notwithstanding any thing to
the contrary ftipulated in the twelfth article of the trea-
ty of Hydrabad.

IV. Narraindoo, one of the zemindars of the circar of Siccacole, having lately raised disturbances in the Itchapore country, and refused (as he alledges, in conformity to the Nabob Ausuph Jau's orders) to pay his rents, or obedience to the company, the Nabob Ausuph Jau agrees, on the signing and exchange of the present treaty, to write letters, not only to Narraindoo, but to all the zemindars, in the circars of Ellour, Muf tephanagur, Rajahmundry, and Siceacole, acquainting them that they are in future to regard the English company as their fovereign, and to pay their rents

and
obedience to the said company, or their deputies, with-
out raising any troubles or disturbances. The Nabob
Ausuph Jau further agrees, that he will not in future
encourage or protect, in raising troubles or disobedi-
ence, any zemindars, renter, or servants of the English
company, or the Nabob Wolau Jau; who on their
parts engage the same to his Highness Ausuph Jay.

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V. It has been the constant desire and endeavour of
the English company and the Nabob Wolau Jau, to
preserve their poisessions in peace, and to live on terms
of friendship with the foubah of the Decan; they still
desire to do the fame ; and though the operations of
war have lately obliged the company to send their
troops towards Hydrabad, and to take poffeffion of the
circars of Commamet, and Worangole, yet, as a proof

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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 farther proof of the company's sincere desire to preferve a friendship with the foubah of the Decan, they agree to bury in oblivion what is paft, and to pay him annually, for the space of six years, to be computed from the ist 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 fay, 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 poffefs the circars, during the aforesaid term of six years, and the foubah gives them no trouble, they will pay annually, from the ift 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 foubah, or the Morattas by his instigation, thould 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 aslist 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 milunderstandings may arise on that account, it is now agreed only, that a mutual peace, confidence, and friendship, shall subsist, for ever, between the English

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company, his highness Ausuph Jay, 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 cnemies 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 send two battalions of seapoys, and six pieces of artillery, manned by Europeans, whenever the foubah shall require them, and the situation of their affairs will allow of such a body of troops to march into the Decan, provided the foubah 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 favour 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 einpe ' ror's reign, and the Nabob Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, &c. having also, out of his affection and regard for the faid Nabob Wolau Jau, released 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 foubah five lacks of rupees, it is now agreed and acknowledged, by the faid Ausuph Jau, Nizam ul Mulck, that the said Nabob Wolau Jau, and after him his son, Meyen ul Mulck, and their heirs in

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