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chiefs by peaceful methods; and if, in any case, his just rights and privileges shall be violated, and the offending chiefs refuse to give redress, he will call upon the colonial Government to mediate between him and the other chiefs, so that war may, if possible, be prerented.
XI. The contracting chief having receired from the colonial Government a British agent or resident, engages to respect him, and to protect him in his person, family, and property, and to communicate at all times freely with the colonial Government, through his agent and to aid and assist the said agent in promoting a good understanding between the Amacaleka tribe and the colonial Government.
XII. The Governor of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope hereby engages, so long as the contracting chief shall truly and faithfully perform this part of the Treaty, that there shall be lasting peace and amity between the colonial Gorernment and the Amacaleka tribe.
XIII. The colonial Government engages that it will cause its best efforts to be made to apprehend any persons residing at the time within any part of the colonial territories in South Africa, whether British subjects or otherwise, who hare committed, or are reasonably suspected to have committed, any crime against the persons or property of the subjects of Krielie, within his territory, and to deliver them up, to be dealt with according to the laws of the colony, and to be tried in the colony, and will use its influence and authority to cause all persons residing within the said territories, whether British subjects or otherwise, whose evidence may be required upon such cases, to appear at the time and place prescribed, and will cause all such witnesses to be paid a reasonable remuneration for their time and trouble in attending to give their evidence.
XIV. The colonial Government further engages, as a mark of friendship, to cause an annual present of useful articles, or money, to the amount of 501, sterling per annum, to be made to the chief Krielie, so long as he continues to observe the terms of this Treaty, and to remain the faithful friend of the colony.
This done at Fort Beaufort, this 7th day of October, in the year of our Lord, 1814.
P. MAITLAND, Gorernor. Signed and sealed in our presence :
John Montagu, Secretary to Gorernment.
J. MOORE Craig. This done at the Butterworth Residency, this 4th day of Norember, in the year of our Lord, 1844.
CRELI, his mark. Signed and sealed in our presence: T. SHEPSTONE, Resident Diplomatic Agent to the Slambie Tribes. W. M. D. Fyxx, Diplomatic Agent, Rili Tribe. Mapassa, * his mark, Buru's son, UMBRARA, X
Rili's brother, XITO,
Port Beaufort, October 7,
22.-TREATY with the Chief of the Amaponda Nation. --Signed at
1844. Treaty of Amity entered into between his Excellency Lieutenant
General Sir Peregrine Maitland, Knight, Commander of the Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, of the Royal Military Order of William of the Netherlands, and of the Imperial Order of Saint Waldimir of Russia, Colone! of Her Majesty's 17th Regiment of Foot, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's Castle, Town, and Settlement of the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa, and of the Territories and Dependencies thereof, and Ordinary and Vice- Admiral of the same, commanding the Forces, &c., on behalf of Her Britannic Majesty, of the one part, and Faku, paramount Chief of the Amaponda Nation, of the other part.
ART. I. There shall be peace and amity for erer between Her Britannic Majesty and her subjects, and Faku, the paramount chief of the Amaponda nation, and his subjects, and Faku promises that he will continue to be the faithful friend of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, and of all good subjects of Her Majesty.
II. The contracting chief will not permit his subjects to harass or annoy the subjects of Her Majesty the Queen of England, who may pass through his country, or reside in it, with his permission, or who may be located in any British territory near the boundary of his country.
III. The contracting chief will use his best exertions to seize and deliver up to the nearest British authority, for trial according to law, all persons who shall have committed, or shall be reasonably suspected to have committed, any murder, robbery, or other offence within the limits of the colony, or any of its parts or dependencies, and who shall be found in the territory of the said chief.
IV. Refugees and banditti belonging to other tribes, accused or suspected of having committed crimes within British territory, against the persons or property of British subjects, and who may have fled in order to escape punishment, shall find no hiding place in Faku's country, but on the contrary, Faku engages that he will use his best exertions to seize all such persons, and deliver them up to the nearest British authority, in order that they may be tried, and if guilty, punished.
V. The contracting chief undertakes to use his authority and influence to cause all persons within his territory, whose evidence may be required by any court of justice in any British territory in South Africa, to appear at the time and place prescribed ; and he will take care, as much as possible, when delivering up any prisoner to any British authority, to produce, at the same time, to such authority, all
witnesses acquainted with the matter in question, whose presence he can command or procure. The British Gorernient, on the other hand, will be prepared to pay all witnesses, who shall attend any such court as has been mentioned, a reasonable compensation for their time and trouble.
VI. All cattle, horses, or other property, stolen in any British territory in South Africa, and traced into the territory of the contracting chief, shall if found therein be restored on demand of any proper British authority, together with full compensation for the entire value of whatever property not found shall yet be prored to have been stolen at the same time, and in case none of the stolen property traced into the chief's territory shall be found therein, then full compensation shall be made for all the property so traced.
VII. All British subjects travelling between the territory of the Cape of Good Hope and Port Natal, with their servants and attend. ants, and also the native postmen or others employed in the transmission of letters, shall, at all times, be protected by the chief, and permitted to pursue their journey without hindrance or molestation.
VIII. All British subjects resorting temporarily to his country, or residing therein by permission of the chief, for purposes of trade or otherwise, shall be protected by him in their persons and property, but he will not suffer the masters or mariners of any ships or vessels to land merchandize, or to traffic with his people in any part of his country, unless such vessel shall be furnished with a licence from the colonial Government, authorizing them to land goods there.
IX. The contracting chief, having many years ago, invited aid received into his country Christian missionaries, for the instruction of his nation, hereby gives his true word and promise, that he will continue to be the friend of the missionaries; that he will protect the persons, families, and property of all persons engaged as Christian teachers in his country; that he will permit any of his subjects who desire it, to settle at or near any of the missionary villages or institutions within his territory, and to take their property there with them; that he will not allow any native Christian or inhabitant of a missionary village to be disturbed or injured in his person, family, or property, for refusing to comply with the customs touching witeh. crast, rainmaking, polygamy, circumcision, and forcible abduction and violation of females; and that he will encourage hiis people to cause the regular attendance of their children at the Christian schools that they may be taught to read the irord of God, and be gradually trained to become a civilized cominunity.
X. The contracting chief, wishing to live in peace, hereby gives liis true word and promise that he will, as far as possible, avoid making war on any of the tribes by whom he is surrounded, and, to that end, that he will endeavour to settle his disputes with other
chiefs by peaceful methods; and if, in any case, his just rights and privileges shall be violated, and the offending chiefs refuse to give redress, he will call upon the colonial Government to mediate between him and the other chiefs, so that war may, if possible, be prevented.
XI. The contracting chief, as the faithful friend of the colonial Government, will be ready at all times, when called upon by that Government, to aid and assist the colony with all his captains and warriors in any enterprise which may be necessary for the protection of the colony, or the promotion of the general welfare and security.
XII. The Gorernor of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope, knowing that for many years past the contracting chief has been a faithful friend of the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, hereby gives his word and promise that the British Government will continue its friendship and favour towards Faku, paramount chief of the Amaponda nation, so long as he remains a faithful friend of the colony; and as a proof of his friendship, the Governor, admitting the rightful claim long since made by Faku, hereby acknowledges that he is the paramount chief of the whole territory lying betwixt the Umtata River from its mouth to the Waterfall wagon ford, thence along the ancient line of boundary between the Amaponda and Tambookie nations, to the Kahlamba mountain, on the west, and the Umzimkulu, from its mouth along the principal western branch, to its source in the Kahlamba mountains, on the east, and from the coast inland to a line to be drawn along the base of the Kahlamba range of mountains between the sources of the said rivers.
XIII. The British Government will secure this territory to the contracting chief against all claims or pretensions on the part of British subjects; but the rights of all petty chiefs and native tribes who have at any period heretofore resided upon any part of the said territory remain unaltered, and they will be at liberty to reside within the said territory in the same manner as they did before they were disturbed by the wars with the Zoolah nation.
XIV. The British Government will also afford the contracting chief as much aid and assistance as possible, in order to protect the Amaponda nation from unjust and unprovoked aggressions, and to enable the contracting chief to fulfil his engagements entered into by this Treaty.
XV. The colonial Government engages that it will cause its best efforts to be made to apprehend any persons residing at the time within any part of the colonial territories in South Africa, whether British subjects or otherwise, who have committed, or are reasonably suspected to have committed, any crime against the persons or property of the subjects of Faku, within his territory, and to deliver them up, to be dealt with according to the laws of the colony, and will use its influence and authority to cause all persons residing within the said territories, whether British subjects or otherwise, whose eridence may be required upon such cases, to appear at the time and place prescribed, and will cause all such witnesses to be paid a reasonable remuneration for their time and trouble in attending to give their eridence.
XVI. The colonial Government further engages, as a mark of friendship, to cause an annual present of useful articles, or money, to the amount of 75l. sterling per annum, to be made to the chief Faku, so long as he continues to observe the terms of this Treaty, and to remain the faithful friend of the colony.
This done at Fort Beaufort, this 7th day of October, in the year of our Lord, 1844.
P. MAITLAND, Gorernor. Signed and sealed in our presence :
John MONTAGU, Secretary to Government.
J. MOORE CRAIG. This done at Faku's Residence, this 23rd day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1844.
FAKU, X his mark, Paramount Chief.
Chief's Principal son.
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, granting to the Vessels of
France the privilege of Trading with the Island of St. Helena.
At the Court at Windsor, the 20th day of November, 1843.
PRESENT, THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.
WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the session of Parliament holden in the 8th and 9th years of the reign of Her present Majesty, [cap. 93,] intituled " An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Possessions abroad," after reciting that, by the law of navigation, foreign