Penang, Singapore and Malacca Consultations are the minutes of the proceedings of the Council appointed in 1805 to advise the President of Penang on important matters. This volume contains the first Treaty of Cession, dated 6th Feb 1819, between Raffles and the Sultan of Johor and Temenggong. It covers the period from Mar 1827 to Apr 1827.
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