THE TREATY WITH THE KING OF THE ASHANTEES.
The treaty between Major General Sir Garner Joseph Wolseley,K:G.M.G., C.8., acting on behalf of Her Majesty Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, and Saiboe Enquire, acting on behalf of his Majesty' Ivoftoe Kalkalli, King of Ashantee.
" Art. 1. —There shall be hereafter prepetual peace between the Quern of England and her allies on the coast on the one part, and the King o f Ashantoe and all his people on the other part.
" Art. 2.—The King of Ashantee promises to pay the sum of 50,000 ounces of approved gold as indemnity for the expenses he has occasioned to Her Majesty the Queen of England by the late war ; and undertakes to pay 1,000 ounces of gold forthwith, and the remainder by such instalments as Her Majesty's Government may from time to time demand.
"Art. 3.—The King of Ashantee, on the part of himself and his successors, renounces all right or title to any tribute or homage from the King of Denkeivi, Assin, Alum Adansi, and the other allies of Her Majesty formerly subject to the kingdom of Ashantee.
"Art. 4.—The King, on the part of himself and of his heirs and successors does hereby further renounce for ever all pretensions of supremacy of Elmina, or over any of the tribes formerly con-
nectcd with the Dutch Government, and to any tribute or homage from such tribes, as well as to ar;y juysi.ent or acknowledgement of any kind by the British 'Jovermiientin respect of Elmina or any other cf the British forts and possessions on the Coast.
"An. s. —The King will at once withdraw all his troops from Appolonia and its viciiuiy,a!id from the neighbourhood of Dixcove, -Seeondee, and the adjoining coast-line,
" Art. G.—There shall be freedom of trade between Ashantee and Her Majesty's forts on the const, all persons being at liberty to carry their merchandise from the coast to Coomassie, or from that place to any of Her Majesty's possessions on the coast.
" Art. 7.—The King of Ashantee guarantees that the road from Coo in assie to the'liiver Prah shad always be kept open and free from bush to a width of 15 ft.
0." Art. B.—As Her Majesty's subjects and the people of Ashantee are hence forth to be friends for ever, the King in order to prove the sineeritj" of his friendship for Queen Victoria, promises to use his best endeavours to check the practice ofhuuian sacrifice, with a view to hereafter putting an end to it altogether, as the practice is repugnant to the feeling a o f a n Christian nations.-
£: Art. 9.—One copy of this Treaty shall be signed by the King of Ashantee and ser.t to the Administrator of Her Majesty's Government at Cape Coast Casile within 11 days from this date.
" Art. 10,—This. Treaty shall be known as the Treaty of Eommanah. •' Dated at Foinmauah this 13th day of' February, 1874.'
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