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(4.)—Engagements with the King and Chiefs of Bonny.January

12,13, 1855.

(A.) Certificate.—To all whom it may concern.

I, James William Bishop Lynslageb, Esquire, Her Britannic Majesty's Acting Consul for the Bight of Biafra, do hereby certify that at a Court held at the Court-house established in this river, on Thursday, 11th January, 1855, by myself, the Supercargoes, King, and Chiefs, it was unanimously resolved and agreed upon, that in consideration of the debts of ex-King Pepple, amounting to 72 puncheons of good palm-oil, being paid to the respective creditors by Fred Pepple, that he, the said Fred Pepple, shall keep and retain, for his own use and purpose, any property he may be in possession of belonging to the ex-King Pepple.

And I hereby grant this public instrument, under my hand, that such property shall become the lawful property of Fred Pepple, on these debts being liquidated by him.

Given under my hand on board Her Britannic Majesty's steamvessel Antelope, in the Kiver Bonny, this 12th day of January, 1855.

J. W. B. LTNSLAGEE, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.

(B.) Certificate.—To all whom it may concern.

I, James William Bishop Lynslageb, Esquire, Her Britannic Majesty's Acting Consul for the Bight of Biafra, do hereby authorize and empower King Dapho, of the Eiver Bonny, to seize upon and destroy any vessel that may enter his territories for the purpose of dealing in slaves; also to seize and destroy any cargo, stores, &c\, that may be on board: he, the said King Dapho, using every precaution in first ascertaining from the Chairman and Members of the Royal Court of Equity, that such vessel is for the purpose of purchasing slaves.

Given under my hand, at the Bonny river, on board Her Majesty's steam-vessel Antelope, this 12th day of January, 1855.

J. W. B. LTNSLAGEE, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.
C. H. TOTJNG, Lieutenant, Commanding JI.M.'s steam-
vessel Antelope.

Antelope, Biver Bonny, January 13, 1855. (C.) Certificate.Whebeas Fred Pepple has now become the responsible party for the debts owing by the ex-King Pepple, I have now to request that all supercargoes will pay King Dapho his just amount of comey.

J. W. B. LTNSLAGEE, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.

(5.)—Additional Abticles to a Treaty with the King and Chiefs of the Old Calabar River, dated February 15,1851.*—Old Calabar, January 18, 1855.

It is hereby solemnly promised and agreed to by us, that any female belonging to the Old Calabar river, who shall from and after this date be delivered of twin children, that the children shall bo given into the care of the Scottish Missionaries resident in the river, for the purpose of being forwarded to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Fernando Po.

Given under our hands on board Her Majesty's steam-vessel Antelope, in the Old Calabar river, this 18th day of January, 1855.

KING ETO HONESTY. [And 7 Chiefs.] Signed date and day as mentioned above, before us: J. W. B. LYNSLAGEE, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul. C. H. YOUNG, Lieutenant, Commanding H.M.S. Antelope. J. S. Mobgan, Supercargo, Lady Head; and 7 Others.

(G.)—Decxabation of the King and Chiefs of Acqua Town, Cameroons, January 30, 1855.

We, the Undersigned, King and Chiefs of Acqua Town, Eiver Cameroons, do hereby guarantee the safety of all vessels in this river, all goods on board of these vessels, all property, of whatever description, on the beach, and the lives of all the persons on board; we also guarantee their safety should they land on the beach. And further, we hereby promise to resume the trade immediately with these vessels, on consideration of receiving one cask of rum and 14 pieces of cloth, when we will await the result of the investigation at Sierra Leone, on Mr. William Walker, Supercargo of the hulk Alexander Orant, stationed in this river.

Given under our hands, on board Her Britannic Majesty's steam-vessel Antelope, in the Eiver Cameroons, this 30th day of January, 1855. his

KING ACQUA W [And 11 Chiefs.] mark.

Signed in our presence, day and date aforenamed:

J. W. B. LYNSLAGEE, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul. C. H. YOUNG, Lieutenant, Commanding H.M.'s steam-vessel Antelope. THOS. M. SIMPSON, Secretary to H.B.M.'s Consul. W. H. Ashmall, Sir John Falstaf. Habbt Anthony, Lydia. John Bowebbank, St. Laurence. E. Habbis, barque Fantee.

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(7.)—Engagement of King Bell of Cameroons.February 1, 1855.

I, King Bell, of Bell's Town, Kiver Cameroons, do hereby solemnly promise and agree, that I will duly and faithfully pay all trusts owing by me to the supercargoes of the vessels laying at my beach within the space of four months; and I further guarantee that all trust owing by the people in my town, for which I am security, shall be paid within the same period.

And I further promise to treat the supercargoes with all due reapect, when they make application to me for their trust, and to assist them, as far as lays in my power, in collecting their trust.

I also promise to abide faithfully by any agreement I may make w ith the supercargoes in the river.

And in the event of my not fulfilling these stipulations, I am willing to be deprived of my present authority in this river.

Given under my baud, on board Her Britannic Majesty's steamvessel Antelope, Eiver Cameroons, this 1st day of February, 1855.

his

KING BELL M mark.

Signed in our presence, day and date abovenamed:

J. W. B. LYNSLAGER, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.
C. H. YOUNG, Lieutenant Commanding IL.M.'s

steam-vessel Antelope. THOS. M. SIMPSON, Secretary to H.B.M.'s Comui. Jab. Bell, and 7 Others.

(8.)—Engagement of the Kings and Chiefs of Cameroons.February

2, 1855.

We, the Undersigned, Kings and Chiefs of the Eiver Cameroons, having suffered much in our trade by the fact of fire-arms being used premaiurely, at the commencement of any palaver, do hereby agree, in conjunction with all the supercargoes, and for the prevention of such affairs in future, to inflict on the first man who takes a gun, except in self-defence, the penalty of entire exclusion from the body of traders (after paying any trust he may have in hand); not being allowed to visit or trade to any vessel laying here for such purpose.

Given under our hands, on board Her Britannic Majesty's steamvessel Antelope, Kiver Cameroons, this 2nd day of February, 1855.

KING ACQUA M [And 14 Chiefs.] mark.

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Signed in our presence:

J. W. B. LYNSLAGER, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.
C. H. YOUNG, Lieutenant, Commanding H.M.'s

steam-vessel Antelope.
THOS. M. SIMPSON, Secretary to H.B.M.'s Consul.
Edwd. Harris, barque Fantee.
Joiin Bowerbank, barque St. Lawrence.
Harry Anthony, hulk Lydia.
W. H. Asumall, hulk Sir John FalstafF.

(9.)—Engagement of the King and Chiefs of Acqua.February 2,

1855.

"we, the Undersigned, Chiefs of the Cameroons river, having had a disturbance, in which fire-arras were used, and one or more men killed or wounded in the affray, do hereby agree to await the decision of the people of Wourri, as to the amounts of money to be paid for such man or men killed; and I, Ned Dido, agree to pay any claim that may be made for the settlement of the palaver.

Given under our hands, on board Her Britannic Majesty's steam-vessel Antelope, this 2nd day of February, 1855.

his

NED DIDO M
mark.

[And 5 Chiefs.]
Signed in our presence:

J. W. B. LYNSLAGER, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.
C. H. YOUNG, Lieutenant, Commanding JI.M.'s

steam-vessel Antelope.
THOS. M. SIMPSON, Secretary to H.B.M.'s Consul.
Edwd. Harris, barque Fantee.
John Bowerbank, barque St. Lawrence.
Harry Anthony, hulk Lydia.
W. 11. Asiimall, hulk Sir John FalstafF.

(10.)—Enoaoement of the Chiefs of Boobee.February 7, 1855.

We, the Undersigned, Chiefs and inhabitants of the Boobee Islands, adjacent to the Amboise Islands, do hereby acknowledge King William, of Bimbia, as the rightful king and ruler of all the mainland and islands extending from Bimbia to Rumby; and further, we hereby acknowledge ourselves to be his lawful subjects; and we hereby promise that in future we will obey him in any orders he may send or give us.

That the late disputes we have had with the people of Bimbia be considered as finally . uttl.d.

"We also promise to conduct ourselves as good and faithful subjects, under the penalty of incurring the displeasure of Her Britannic Majesty's Government.

Given under our hands, on board Her Britannic Majesty's steam-vessel Antelope, this 7th day of February, 1855.

their

MAHOUA K King or Head Chief.
MOUTOUT M, Second Chief.
Signed in our presence: m»rk».

J. W. B. LYNSLAGER, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.
C. H. YOUNG, Lieutenant, Commanding Hm.'m

tteam-vessel Antelope.
THOS. M. SIMPSON, Secretary to H.B.M.'s Consul.

(11.)—ENGAGEMENT of the King and Chiefs of Bimbia.February

7, 1855.

We, the Undersigned, King and Chiefs of Bimbia, do hereby promise that, in future, we will in no way or manner whatever molest the inhabitants of the Islands of Boobee, adjacent to the Amboise Islands.

That all disturbances which have recently taken place be considered as finally settled with the Boobee people.

Any further palavers are to be referred to Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Fernando Po, should no amicable arrangement be come to.

Given under our hands, on board Her Majesty's steam-vessel Antelope, this 7th February, 1855.

his

KING WILLIAM H
mark.

[And 4 Chiefs.]
Signed in our presence:

J. W. B. LYNSLAGEE, H.B.M.'s Acting Consul.
J. F. JOHNSON, Second Master, H.M.'s steam-
vessel Anti'lope.
THOS. M. SIMPSON, Secretary to H.B.M.'s Consul.

(12.)—Deciabation relative to the Discontinuance of Allowance to

Ex'King Pepple from the Comey of Ships.February 12,1855. To all whom it may concern.

Whereas it has been represented to us by the Chiefs of the Bonny river, that the amount of comey hitherto deducted for the maintenance of ex-King Pepple is a grievous tax upon the country, and one which, under existing circumstances they are unable to pay, it is hereby ordered, that in future no further allowance be made to ex-King Pepple from the comey of the ships laying in this river.

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