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The Bilateral Agreement and a Copy of the Treaty
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[77c] When the English emissaries had rested from the rigors of their journey, discussions were held about an alliance between the two nations. Through the offices of Messrs. Elphinstone and Strachey, the two representatives of the English government, the threads of friendship and harmony were tightly woven together and a protocol was drafted which read:

“Because of the manifestation of the preliminary signs of friendship by the French (qawm-i parsīs) towards the ruler of Iran with the aim of bringing turmoil to the territories of the great governm…

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“The Bilateral Agreement and a Copy of the Treaty”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000082>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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