A History of Arabia Felix Or Yemen, from the Commencement of the Christian Era to the Present Time: Including an Account of the British Settlement of Aden

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Education Society's Press, 1859 - Aden (Yemen) - 193 pages
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When you know Yemen nowadays - it's a fantastic look into the past. Including subjects like Qat, Coffee, Slavery, Somalia, Names etc.
Markus Schefer, MLaw, Switzerland

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Page 4 - God, the immortality of the soul, and a future state of rewards and punishments have been esteemed useful engines of government.
Page 183 - Fadhl, his heirs and successors, the sum of five hundred and forty-one German crowns per month, so long as he or they continue to act with sincerity, truth, and friendship towards the British, and in every respect strictly adhering to the terms of this Treaty. This Treaty is concluded and agreed to this seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.
Page 185 - The Political Resident at Aden shall have the power to send an Agent to reside at Berbera during the season of the fair, should he deem such a course necessary, to see that the provisions of this Agreement are observed, and such Agent shall be treated with the respect and consideration due to the representative of the British Government.
Page 180 - Fadhl binds himself to secure to the rightful owners all ground, household or other property that may be within the limits of his territory belonging to the British subjects of Aden, and that their persons or agents shall be safe and respected, should they proceed inland to look after and collect the rents of such property, or for any other correct purpose. ARTICLE 2.
Page 184 - The traffic in slaves through the Habr Owel territories, including the port of Berbera, shall cease for ever ; and any slave or slaves who, contrary to this engagement,' shall be introduced into the said territories, shall be delivered up to the British ; and the commander of any vessel of Her Majesty's or the Honourable East India Company's navy shall have the power of demanding the surrender of such slave or slaves, and of supporting the demand by force of arms, if necessary.
Page ix - THE EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES and TIGRIS, carried on by order of the British Government, in the Years 1835, 1836, and 1837.
Page 186 - ... part of Africa to any other place in Africa or Asia or elsewhere under our authority. We, whose names and seals are set to this Bond, do therefore in the sight of God and of men solemnly proclaim our intention to prohibit the exportation of slaves from Africa by every means in our power; we will export none ourselves, nor will we permit our subjects to do so, and any vessel found carrying slaves shall be seized and confiscated and the slaves shall be released.
Page 6 - The expedient of constructing reservoirs in which to store rain-water bus prevailed in Arabia from a very early date. These are generally found in localities devoid of springs, and dependent on the winter rains for a supply of water during the summer months. The most remarkable instance on record is the great...
Page 181 - Aden free of all custom duty, and in like manner all government property shall pass the territories of the Sultan free from transit duty. The Sultan of Lahej binds himself to levy only the following transit duties within his territory upon all goods passing into Aden from the hills, viz., belonging to British subjects:— "Wheat ... ... 2 per cent, upon inland value.
Page 8 - ... the hill has been removed, and a salient angle or curve of masonry built in front of it, while every feature of the adjacent rocks has been taken advantage of and connected by small aqueducts, to ensure no water being lost. The overflow of one tank has been conducted into the succeeding one, and thus a complete chain has been formed, reaching to the very heart of the town.

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