TO THE COURT OF AVA..
Governor-General to recall them, that you may have no cause of complaint.a B. When you say that you will communicate with Gumbheer Singh on these points, do you mean that you will send letters by your own people or ours?
E. I will send letters by an officer of our party, if you choose. After he has executed his commission, he will proceed to Bengal through Akobat and Assam. Gumbheer Singh states, that certain portions of his country are now occupied by the Burmese ; and you, on the other hand, state, that large districts belonging to you are forcibly occupied by him. Bo you wish that an arbitration should be made by the Governor-General, or that the matter be decided by commissioners nominated by you and us.
We wish to let the matter remain as you have now stated it ; that is, feat both parties should refrain from aggression.aE. As by the Treaty of Yandabo, Gumbheer Singh is admitted by you to be independent, it will be proper that some principle should be assumed for defining the boundaries Af territory between you.
B. We are willing that that affair should be settled by our ambassadors
The Burman negotiators now read a document respecting the boundary the Saluen River.
E. 1 have already a copy of the paper just read, which was given to me bY yourselves confidentially, and will give you a deliberate written reply to it at our next conference, when the subject may undergo such farther discussion 38 you may be disposed to enter into.
The Burman commissioners placed on the table maps of Martaban, Y-Tavoy, and Mergui, and were anxious to enter upon the subject of the Marfan frontier, which I declined.
The subject of the Commercial Treaty was then introduced.
B. In the fourth article it was your wish, that all merchants, subjects of the British Government, as well as Englishmen, should be included. Are satisfied to let that article refer to Englishmen only ?aE. I wish it to delude all British subjects whatever.
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