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Art. 5. With respect to the personal privileges to be enjoyed by the subjects of his Britannic Majesty in the kingdom of the Two Sicilies, his Sicilian Majesty promises that they shall have a free and undoubted right to travel, and to reside, in the territories and dominions of his said Majesty, subject to the same precautions of Police which are practised towards the most favoured nations. They shall be entitled to occupy dwellings and warehouses, and to dispose of their personal property of every kind and description, by sale, gift, exchange, or will, and in any other way whatever, without the smallest loss, or hinderance being given them on that head. They shall not be obliged to pay, under any pretence whatever, other taxes or rates than those which are paid, or that hereafter may be paid, by the most favoured nations in the dominions of his said Sicilian Majesty. They shall be exempt from all military service, whether by land or sea; their dwellings, warehouses, and every thing belonging or appertaining thereto for objects of commerce or residence, shall be respected. They shall not be subjected to any vexatious search or visits. No arbitrary examination or inspection of their books, papers, or accounts, shall be made, under the pretence of the supreme authority of the State, but these shall alone be executed by the legal sentence of the competent tribunals. His Sicilian Majesty engages on all these occasions to guarantee to the subjects of his Britannic Majesty who shall reside in his states and dominions the preservation of their property and personal security, in the same
manner as those are guaranteed to his subjects, and to all foreigners belonging to the most favoured and most highly privileged nations.
Art. 6. According to the tenour of the articles 1 and 2 of this treaty, his Sicilian Majesty engages not to declare null and void the privileges and exemptions which actually exist in favour of British commerce within his dominions, till the same day, and except by the same act, by which the privileges and exemptions, whatsoever they are, of all other nations, shall be declared null and void within the same.
Art. 7. His Sicilian Majesty promises, from the date when the general abolition of the privileges according to the articles 1, 2, and 6 shall take place, to make a reduction of 10 per cent. upon the amount of the duties, payable according to the tariff in force the 1st of January, 1816, upon the total of the merchandize or productions of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, her colonies, possessions, and dependencies, imported into the States of his said Sicilian Majesty, according to the tenour of article 4 of the present convention; it being understood that nothing in this artiticle shall be construed to prevent the King of the Two Sicilies from granting, if he shall think proper, the same reduction of duty to other foreign nations.
Art. 8. The subjects of the Ionian islands shall, in consequence of their being actually under the immediate protection of his Britannic Majesty, enjoy all the advantages which are granted to the commerce and to the subjects of
Great Britain by the present treaty; it being well understood that, to prevent all abuses, and to prove its identity, every Ionian vessel shall be furnished with a patent, signed by the Lord High Commissioner, or his representative.
Art. 9. The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof exchanged in London, within the space of six months, or sooner if possible.
Done at London, the 26th of September, 1816.
Separate and Additional Article.
In order to avoid all doubt respecting the reduction upon the duties in favour of British com
merce, which his Sicilian Majesty has promised in the 7th Art. of the Convention, signed this day between his Britannic Majesty and his Sicilian Majesty, it is declared by this present separate and additional article, that by the concession of ten per cent of diminution, it is understood that, in case the amount of the duty should be twenty per cent. upon the value of the merchandize, the effect of the reduction of ten per cent. is to reduce the duty from twenty to eighteen; and so for other cases in proportion. And that for the articles which are not taxed ad valorem in the tariff, the reduction of the duty shall be proportionate; that is to say, a deduction of a tenth part upon the amount of the sum payable shall be granted.
The present separate and additional article shall have the same force and validity as if it had been inserted, word for word, in the
Convention of this day-it shall be ratified, and the ratification thereof shall be exchanged at the same time.
In witness whereof, &c.
SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE.
India-Board, Nov. 5, 1817. Despatches have been received at the East-India House, addressed to the Secret Committee by the Governor in Council at Bombay, enclosing reports of the measures adopted for suppresing the insurrection raised in the dominions of the Peishwa, by Trimbuckjée Dainglia, of which reports the following are copies or
Extract from a Dispatch from the
Hon. Mountstuart Elphinstone, the resident at the Court of the Peishwa, to the Governor-General, dated Poona, April 7.
Since I had last the honour to address your lordship, Trimbuckjee has gone on increasing his force as usual. He has persons scattered through the villages for a
considerable extent of country, recruiting for him, but finds some difficulty in raising men; some refuse to join him, unless he will show a warrant from the Peishwa, in whose name he recruits; while others join him with less difficulty, but desert whenever there is any report of an attack. Trimbuckjee himself remains separate from his troops, and often changes his ground. He is now stated to have retired across the Kistma, towards Darwar, but the fact is uncertain. His troops are now chiefly in the district of Jut, between Punder
poor and Bejapoor; troops also still continue to be raised in Candeish.
Copy of a Dispatch from Captain
SIR,-I have the honour to forward to you a copy of Captain Davis's report of a very brilliant and successful attack which he lately made on the insurgent horse in Candeish.
As the enemy have left the frontier, the troops engaged in the attack have for the present been recalled to Aurungabad. The Risala, which was on the way to join them, has been stationed at Kannur; and the post at the Gootalla Ghaut in its front strengthened by a company of regular infantry. My hirkarrahs are watching the enemy's movements; and if they should again approach the frontier, the Nizam's troops will
I have the honour to be, &c.
Camp, April, 21. SIR, I have the honour to report, that in pursuance of the intention expressed in my letter to your address of the 19th instant, I put the infantry in motion for the Gootalla Ghaut at three o'clock that afternoon, following myself with about 600 horse at four o'clock, and reached Saegaon, a village belonging to Moorteeza Yor Jung, about six miles from
the foot of the Ghaut, at ten o'clock
The Patell, or Potail, is the head man of a village, who collects the rents, and has the general superintendance of its concerns.
↑ Brinjarries collect grain for the army.
a smart canter, and in ascending a rising ground perceived the enemy drawn up to receive us, their right flank protected by a strong gurhee, into which they had thrown some infantry, and their front covered by a nullah with steep banks. As they considerably outnumbered us, being about two thousand strong, and chiefly armed with matchlocks, I determined upon instantly charging them with the sabre, and accordingly ordered the men to sling their matchlocks, and advance in as compact a body as the nature of the ground, which was covered with low jungle, would admit of; on receiving this order our line advanced at full speed, every man endeavouring to be first on the enemy; they fired a few shots from their matchlocks as we were crossing the nullah, which fortunately passed over us without doing any injury. The instant we got over the nullah the enemy broke and fled in all directions, and were pursued upwards of three coss, sustaining a loss of about 200 men killed, besides a great number of wounded: amongst the latter was a person who appeared to be a chief of consequence, called by his own men Appah Sohab, and who when wounded threw down his spear, and being well mounted made his escape. Finding the enemy by this time completely dispersed, I ordered the pursuit to cease, and the men to return to the enemy's
Having been wounded during the pursuit, I had dismounted to tie up my arm, when I was in
formed that a fresh body of the
A few prisoners were taken, from whom I learnt that the body of horse collected, which they stated to be 2000, was commanded by Godajee Row, a nephew of Trimbuckjee Dainglia, and that Trimbuckjee himself was shortly expected to join them with a large reinforcement. The body of horse which threatened to renew the combat were said to consist of 500, which had been detached to a village at some distance, with about 300 of the fugitives who had rallied. One of the prisoners also stated that they had been joined, the evening before, by about 150 horse from the southward; that a body of Arabs, from Mullegaon, was expected in two days; and that Godajce Row Dainglia had written to Setoo for assistance,
* Gurhees are mud forts; some of them are surrounded with ditches.
who had promised to send him a large body of Pindarries.
I am happy to say the loss on our part was as little as can be expected; and I should imagine it cannot exceed 10 men killed, and 20 or 25 wounded; amongst the latter, I regret to state, is Captain Pedlar, severely.
I shall have the honour to forward a return * of the killed and wounded as soon as it can be prepared.
I cannot close this despatch without expressing the high sense I entertain of the assistance I received from Capt. Pedlar and Lieut. Rind, who joined me as a volunteer on this occasion; the former of whom had charge of the right, and the latter of the left wing. I have much pleasure in assuring you, that although we had marched upwards of 50 miles before the attack commenced, not a man of the infantry had fallen in the rear; and I feel convinced, from the eagerness they displayed on the occasion, that if an opportunity had offered they would have afforded me every assistance.
The behaviour of both officers and men composing the detachment of reformed horse with me in this affair exceeded my most sanguine expectations. There was not a single officer who did not distinguish himself, and they were most gallantly supported by their
I have the honour to be, &c.
EVAN DAVIES, Capt. Commanding the Reformed Horse.
Captain George Sydenham,
Copy of a Despatch from Colonel Lionel Smith, of his Majesty's 65th Regiment, commanding the Poona Subsidiary Force, to Mr. Elphinstone, with three enclosures.
Camp, Guardoon, April 23. SIR,-I have the highest satisfaction in laying before you two despatches which I received late last night from Major II. Smith, of the 1st battalion 14th regiment Madras Native Infantry, commanding a detachment of six companies, composed of Bombay and Madras troops, which had been sent out from the reserve against a large body of horse in the service of Trimbuckjee Dainglia, and announcing the result of his persevering exertions in completely putting the whole to rout, killing and wounding about 70 men, making some prisoners, and capturing a quantity of baggage and arms, and many horses.
I cannot sufficiently praise the excellent conduct of Major Smith and his detachment, and trust their services on this occasion may prove acceptable to the Right Honourable the Governor General. I have, &c.
LIONEL SMITH, Colonel.
P. S. I have the further honour sidered due to the detachment. to enclose a copy of orders I con
The Honourable Mr. Elphinstone.
Camp at Pattre, April 18, 2 a. m. SIR,-As you are already apprized of my having marched from camp with a detachment, consisting of 600 rank and file,
*Not yet received.