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Tipu Signed Agreement

Article 8.– The Nabob Tippoo Sultan Bahadur hereby renews and confirms all the commercial privileges and immunities granted to the English by the late Nabob Hyder Ali Cawn Bahadur, who is in heaven, and which are in particular stipulated and specified in the contract between the company and the said Nabob of August 8, 1770. The Mangalore Contract was signed on 11 March 1784 between Tipu Sultan and the British East India Company. Signed in Mangalore, it ended the Second Anglo-Mysore War. In 1792, when Tipu Sultan lost the Third Anglo-Mysore War over the Allies, the former Mysore region had no newspaper to talk about it. But thousands of miles away, readers of The Mail based in Philadelphia; Or Claypoole`s Daily Advertiser read the details of the war and the treaty that was later signed. Article 10. In testimonies, the above-mentioned parties signed, sealed and exchanged two instruments of the same tone and date to enable the three commissioners mentioned above, on behalf of the Honourable English East India Company, the Carnatic Payen Ghaut and this Nabob Tippoo Sultan Bahadur in his own name and the lords Serineapatam and Hyder Nagur & ca. Thus executed in Mangalore (also called Cordial Bunder) on this 11th day of March and year 1784, the Christian era and the 16th day of the Moon Rabillasany, year of the Heggra in 1198. The Treaty of Serineapatam (also called Srirangapatinam or Srirangapatna), signed on March 18, 1792, ended the Third Anglo-Mysore War. Among the signatories were Lord Cornwallis, on behalf of the British East India Company, representatives of the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maratha Empire, as well as Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore.

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