The Life and Career of Major Sir Louis Cavagnari, C. S. I., K. C. B., British Envoy at Cabul ...: With a Brief Outline of the Second Afghan War

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J. N. Ghose & Company, 1881 - 199 頁
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Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841-79) was a French-born army and political officer who joined the army of the East India Company in 1858 and held a variety of military and political posts in India up until the time of his death. During the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80), he negotiated the Treaty of Gandamak (signed May 26, 1879), which ended the first phase of the war. Under the terms of the agreement, the government of the new ruler of Afghanistan, Ya'qub Khan, was obliged to receive a permanent British envoy at Kabul and Britain was given the right to exercise control over Afghan foreign policy. Lord Lytton, viceroy of India, appointed Cavagnari as the British envoy resident at Kabul. Cavagnari entered the city on July 24, 1879. His reception was at first friendly, but on September 3 several Afghan regiments mutinied and attacked the citadel where Cavagnari and other British officials were living. Cavagnari and his guards were killed. These events triggered a general uprising and a second phase of the war. The Life and Career of Major Sir Louis Cavagnari is a compilation of original documents relating to Cavagnari's life and the diplomatic and military circumstances of the Second Anglo-Afghan War, published in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata) in 1881. The documents include dispatches about Afghanistan from the government of India to the government in London, correspondence between the British and Sher Ali Khan, ruler of Afghanistan in 1863-66 and 1868-79, excerpts from newspapers and official reports, and the complete text of the Treaty of Gandamack. The compiler was Kally Prosono Dey (also seen as Kaliprasanna De), who appears to have been a civil servant or clerk in the government of India.
 

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第 30 頁 - Art. 1. From the day of the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty there shall be peace and friendship...
第 32 頁 - With a view to facilitate communications between the allied Governments and to aid and develop intercourse and commercial relations between the two countries, it is hereby agreed that a line of telegraph from Kurram to Kabul shall be constructed by and at the cost of the British Government, and the Amir of Afghanistan hereby undertakes to provide for the proper protection of this telegraph line. ARTICLE 9 In consideration of the renewal of a friendly alliance between the two States...
第 19 頁 - ... persisted in his unfriendly isolation, and ultimately, having two years ago declined to receive a British Envoy, even temporarily, within his territory, on the ground that he could not guarantee his safety, nor thereafter be left with any excuse for declining to receive a Russian Mission, he has welcomed with every appearance of ostentation an Embassy from the Czar, despatched to his court at a time when there were indications that an interruption of friendly relations between this country and...
第 23 頁 - Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St.
第 31 頁 - ... of the British Government. His Highness the Amir will enter into no engagements with Foreign States, and will not take up arms against any Foreign State, except with the concurrence of the British Government. On these conditions the British Government will support the Amir against any foreign aggression with money, arms, or troops, to be employed in whatsoever manner the British Government may judge best for this purpose. Should British troops at any time enter Afghanistan for the purpose of...
第 12 頁 - Highness's position at Cabul more assured than that of any previous ruler. 7. The advances of Russia in Central Asia had not, up to this period, assumed dimensions such as to cause uneasiness to the Indian Government. Lord Mayo agreed, therefore, in the views of his predecessor, that the best means of averting interference on the part of the...
第 33 頁 - Pishin and Sibi, according to the limits defined in the schedule annexed, shall remain under the protection and administrative control of the British Government : that is to say, the aforesaid districts shall be treated as assigned districts, and shall not be considered as permanently severed from the limits of the Afghan kingdom. The revenues of these districts, after deducting the charges of civil administration, shall be paid to His Highness the Amir. The British Government will retain in its...
第 34 頁 - This treaty was ratified by His Excellency the Viceroy and GovernorGeneral of India at Sealkote on the 2nd day of May 1870. (Signed) CU AITCHISON. Officiating Secretary to the Government Of India, Foreign Department.
第 15 頁 - Advisers the difficulties attending the initiation of it ; he believed the time and circumstances of the moment to be inopportune for placing British Agents on the Afghan borders, and was of opinion that such a step should be deferred till the progress of events justified more specific assurances to Shere Ali, which might then be given in the shape of a treaty followed by the establishment of agencies at Herat and other suitable places. Her Majesty's Government however were unable to agree in this...
第 12 頁 - The capture of Khiva by the forces of the Czar in the spring of 1873, and the total subordination of that khanate to Russia, caused Shere Ali considerable alarm, and led him to question the value of the pledges with reference to Afghanistan which had been given by his Imperial Majesty to England, and which had been communicated to bis Highness by the British Government.

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