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witnesses acquainted with the matter in question, whose presence he can command or procure. The British Government, 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 set 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 persors 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 and 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, familr, or property, for refusing to comply with the customs touching witchcraft, rainmaking, polygamy, circumcision, and forcible abduction and violation of females; and that he will encourage his people to cause the regular attendance of their children at the Christian schools that they may be taught to read the word of God, and be gradually trained to become a civilized community.
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 Governor 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 saine 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 evidence.
XVI. The colonial Government further engages, as a mark o? friendship, to cause an annual present of useful articles, or money, to the amount of 751. 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, his mark, Paramount Chief.
Chief's Principal son.
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, granting to the Vessels
France the privilege of Trading with the Island of St. Helers November 20, 1845.
At the Court at Windsor, the 20th day of November, 1845.
PRESENT, THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL
WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the session of Parliament holde in the 8th and 9th years of the reign of Her present Majesty, [cat 93,] intituled " An Act to regulate the Trade of the British Po sessions abroad," after reciting that, by the law of navigation, forei ships are permitted to import into any of the British possessions in Asia, Africa, or America, from the countries to which they belong, goods, the produce of those countries, and to export goods from such possessions to be carried to any foreign country whaterer; and that it is expedient that such permission should be subject to certain conditions, it is enacted, that the privileges thereby granted to foreign ships shall be limited to the ships of those countries which, having colonial possessions, shall grant the like privileges of trading with those possessions to British ships, or which, not having colonial possessions, shall place the commerce and navigation of this country, and of its possessions abroad, upon the footing of the most favoured nation, unless Her Majesty, by Her Order in Council, shall in any case deem it expedient to grant the whole or any of such privileges to the ships of any foreign country, although the conditions aforesaid shall not in all respects be fulfilled by such foreign country:
And whereas the said conditions have not in all respects been fulfilled by the Government of France; but, nevertheless, Her Majesty and divers of Her royal predecessors have, from time to time, by divers Orders in Council, granted certain of the privileges aforesaid to the ships of France, in respect of certain of Her Majesty's possessions, in such Orders particularly mentioned :
And whereas the said Orders in Council do not nor doth any of them, extend to Her Majesty's island of Saint Helena.
And whereas it is expedient that the same privileges should be granted to French vessels, trading with the said island, as to French vessels, trading with such other of Her Majesty's possessions as aforesaid:
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that it shall be lawful for French ships to import into the said Island of Saint Helena, from the dominions of France, such goods, being the produce of those dominions, and to export from the said island to any foreign country such goods as they are permitted to import or to export respectively, into or from Her Majesty's possessions in the West Indies and America, under or by virtue of a certain Order in Council, issued by His late Majesty King George IV, and bearing date the 1st day of June, 1826,* or any other Order now in force:
And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, and the Right Honourable Lord Stanley, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State are to give the necessary directions herein as to them respectively may appertain.
WM. L. BATHURST.
* Vol. XIII. Page 365.
LOI de la Belgique, qui arrété le Budget des Voies et Moyens
pour l'Exercice 1844.—Bruxelles, le 30 Décembre, 1813.
LEOPOLD, Roi des Belges, à tous présents et à venir, Salut.
Nous avons, de commun accord avec les Chambres, décrété et nous ordonnons ce qui suit :
ART. I. Les impôts directs et indirects existant au 31 Décembre, 1843, en principal et centimes additionnels ordinaires et extraordinaires, tant pour le fonds de non-valeurs qu'au profit de l'Etat, ainsi que la taxe des barrières, continueront à être recouvrés, pendant l'année 1844, d'après les lois et les tarifs qui en règlent l'assiette et la perception.
Les droits de fanal mentionnés au § 2 de l’Article XVIII du Traité du 5 Novembre, 1842, seront pérçus au profit de l'Etat.
La disposition de l'Article XV de la Loi du 29 Décembre, 1835, N° 859, est renouvelée pour l'Exercice 1844, à l'égard des provinces qui n'ont pas contracté d'abonnement pour le service administratif de la poste aux lettres.
II. A partir du 1er Janvier, 1844, l'Etat reprend l'administration du canal de Mons à Condé ainsi que celle de la Trouille et de la Haine, en abandonnant toutefois à la province, en 1844, le total du montant des droits de navigation, après déduction de 50,000 francs somme présumée nécessaire à l'entretien et à l'administration du canal; en 1845, les neuf-dixièmes; en 1846, les huit-dixièmes; en 1847, les sept-dixièmes; en 18-18, les six-dixièmes ; en 1849, les cinq-dixièmes; en 1850, les quatre-dixièmes ; en 1851, les trois-dixièmes; en 1852, les deux-dixièmes ; en 1853, le dixième; du montant des mêmes droits de navigation perçus dans l'année, chaque fois après la déduction de la somme de 50,000 francs.
III. D'après les dispositions qui précèdent le budget des recettes de l'Etat, pour l'Exercice 1844, est évalué à la somme de 109,581,084 francs, et les recettes pour ordre, à celle de 13,451,225 francs, le tout conformément aux tableaux ci-annexés.
TABLEAU du Budget des Voies et Moyens pour l'Exercice, 1844.
Contributions Directes, Cadastre, Douanes, et Accises, c.
France. Francs. Francs. Principal ..
14,988,251 5 centimes' additionnels
dinaires, dont 2 pour non-
1,498,825 3 centimes additionnels supplémentaires sur le tout