Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po, Volume 2

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Tinsley brothers, 1863 - Africa, West - 303 pages
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Page 218 - I, Docemo, do, with the consent and advice of my council, give, transfer, and by these presents, grant and confirm, unto the Queen of Great Britain, her heirs and successors, for ever, the port and island of Lagos, with all the rights, profits, territories and appurtenances whatsoever...
Page 218 - In consideration of the cession as before-mentioned of the port and island and territories of Lagos, the Representatives of the Queen of Great Britain do promise, subject to the approval of Her Majesty, that Docemo shall receive an annual pension from the Queen of Great Britain equal to the net revenue hitherto annually received by him; such pension to be paid at such periods and in such mode as may hereafter be determined.
Page 218 - In the transfer of lands the stamp of Docemo affixed to the document will be proof that there are no other native claims upon it ; and for this purpose he will be permitted to use it as hitherto. In consideration of the cession, as...
Page 104 - Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold, Molten, graven, hammered and rolled ; Heavy to get, and light to hold ; Hoarded, bartered, bought, and sold, Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled : Spurned by the young, but hugged by the old To the very verge of the church-yard mould ; Price of many a crime untold : Gold ! gold ! gold ! gold...
Page 122 - ... but I firmly believe that large quantities of pure gold are left behind ; for the Negroes only ignorantly dig at random, without the leaft knowledge of the veins of the mine.
Page 218 - I, Docemo, do, with the consent and advice of my Council, give, transfer, and by these presents grant and confirm unto the Queen of Great Britain, her heirs and successors for ever, the port and Island of Lagos, with all the rights, profits, territories, and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging, and as well the profits and revenue as the direct, full, and absolute dominion and sovereignty of the said port, island, and premises, with all the royalties thereof, freely, fully, entirely, and...
Page 117 - ... hitherto neglected regions than could be caused by commerce, by missionary labours, by colonisation, or by conquest ; as we have witnessed in other quarters of the globe, where the auri sacra fames has collected together masses of the most daring and energetic of human beings. We shall then, too, doubtless see in Eastern Africa, as in California and in Australia, the formation of another new race of mankind."—(" On the Mountains forming the Eastern Side of the Basin of the Nile,
Page 218 - ... or such person as Her Majesty shall thereunto appoint, for her use in the performance of this grant ; the inhabitants of the said island and territories, as the Queen's subjects, and under her sovereignty, crown, jurisdiction, and government, being still suffered to live there. " 'ARTICLE 11. " ' Docemo will be allowed the use of the title of king...
Page 217 - IN order that the Queen of England may be the better enabled to assist, defend, and protect the inhabitants of Lagos, and to put an end to the Slave Trade in this and the neighbouring countries, and to prevent the destructive wars so frequently undertaken by Dahomey and others for the capture of slaves, I, Docemo, do, with the consent and advice of my Council, give, transfer...
Page 218 - Lagos, with all the rights, profits, territories, and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging; and as well the profits and revenue as the direct, full, and absolute dominion and sovereignty of the said port, island, and premises, with all the royalties thereof, freely, fully, entirely, and absolutely. I do also covenant and grant that the quiet and peaceable possession thereof shall, with all possible speed, be freely and...

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