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the Metropolitan Police District, and is charged before me, for that he the said A.B., on the
within the jurisdiction of [His Majesty the King of the French, or the United States of America, as the case may be], did [here state the offence]: And forasmuch as it hath been shown to me, upon such evidence as by law is sufficient to justify the committal to gaol of the said A..B., pursuant to an Act passed in the 7th year of the reign of Queen Victoria, intituled [here insert the title of the 6th and 7th Victoria, chapter 75, or 6th and 7th Victoria, chapter 76, as the case may require], that the said A.B. is guilty of
the said offence:
This is therefore to command you the said constable, in Her Majesty's name, forthwith to convey and deliver the body of the said A.B. into the custody of the said Keeper of the
; and you the said keeper to receive the said and him there
A.B. into your custody in the same safely to keep until he shall be thence delivered pursuant to the provisions of the said Act; for which this shall be your warrant.
Given under my hand and seal at the Police Courts of the Metropolis, this
in the year of our Lord
(L.S.) J. P.
TREATIES, &c., between Great Britain and Native States and Chiefs of South Africa.-1834-1844.
1.-TREATY with the Chief of the Griquas.-Signed at Cape Town, December 11, 1834.
Articles of Treaty and Agreement between the Governor of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, on the one part, and Andries Waterboer, Chief of the Griquas, on the other part.
ART. I. The Chief of the Griquas engages to be the faithful friend and ally of the colony.
II. He engages to preserve order in his territory; to restrain and punish any attempt to violate the peace of the frontier of the colony by any people living within his country; and to seize and send back to the colonial authorities any criminals or fugitives from the colony.
III. He also engages to protect that portion of the colonial border opposite to his own, viz., the line from Keis, on the Orange River, along that river and the New Gariep, to Ramah, against all enemies and marauders from the interior who may attempt to pass through his territory.
IV. He also engages to assist the colonial authorities in any
enterprise which they may find it necessary to undertake for the
V. And, generally, he engages to apprise the colonial authorities
In consequence of the above engagements, the Governor, upon his part, engages :
1. That there shall be duly paid to the Chief Waterboer, in such periodical payments as may be most convenient to him, a gratuity of 1007. sterling per annum, to defray the expenses which the execution of his aforesaid engagements may incur.
2. That he shall be supplied with arms and ammunition, (say 200 muskets, with a reasonable quantity in proportion of ammunition), or more of the latter, as occasion may require.
3. That 50%. sterling a-year shall be placed in the hands of the mission stationed at Griqua Town, in aid of the school, for the education of the native children of the Chief's people, and especially for their instruction in the English language.
To facilitate a due observance of these mutual engagements, and
This done at the Government House in Cape Town, this 11th day
(L.S.) B. D'URBAN, Governor.
Signed and sealed in our presence:
JOHN BELL, Secretary to Government.
2.-TREATY with the King of the Zulus.-Signed at Congella,
Treaty concluded between Dingaan, King of the Zulus, and the British
ART. I. Dingaan, from this period, consents to waive all claim to
accords them his full pardon. He still, however, regards them as his subjects, liable to be sent for whenever he may think proper.
II. The British residents at Port Natal, on their part, engage for the future, never to receive or harbour any deserter from the Zulu country, or any of its dependencies; and to use every endeavour to secure and return to the King every such individual endeavouring to find an asylum among them.
III. Should a case arise in which this is found to be impracticable, immediate intelligence, stating the particulars of the circumstance, is to be forwarded to Dingaan.
IV. Any infringement of this Treaty on either part, invalidates the whole.
Done at Congella, this 6th day of May, 1835, in presence of
Signed on behalf of the British Residents at Port Natal,
ALLEN F. GARDINER.
3.-TREATY with the Chiefs of the Tribe of Congo.-Signed at Graham's Town, September 6, 1835.
Beka, September 17,
Treaty of Agreement entered into between His Britannic Majesty's Governor of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, on the one part, and the Chiefs Pato, Kama, and Cobus, sons of Congo, on the other.
ART. I. These chiefs, collectively, as one family, and each individually and independently for his own respective branch of it, having expressed their earnest desire to become subjects of the King of England and to live henceforth under the authority and protection of the English laws, within His Majesty's aforesaid colony; and His Majesty's Governor of the said colony, satisfied of their good and faithful conduct towards it for a long time past, and especially during the present war between it and other native tribes, having, in the name of the King his master, acceded to their desire, the following Articles of Treaty are hereby mutually agreed on between the aforesaid contracting parties, and concluded and ratified accordingly:Pato, Kama, and Cobus, all of them, in the name of the whole of their tribe, and each for himself and his family separately, solemnly promise and engage to be true and faithful subjects of His Majesty the King of England; to be friends to His Majesty's friends, and enemies to his enemies; to obey the commands of His Majesty's Governor, and the duly constituted colonial authorities, and to live in submission to the general laws of the colony. The Governor and the laws, at the same time, extending to them the same protection and security as to the other subjects of His Majesty.
II. To the penalties of which laws, these chiefs, their tribes and
families, hereby become alike amenable if they break them; and they are aware that these laws inflict severe punishments, and even death itself, upon those who commit the crimes of murder, rape, setting houses or property on fire, personal injury by violence to any fellow subject, theft, whether of cattle or other property. And such penalties will be equally incurred for the commission of these crimes, by any members of the tribe against each other, as against other inhabitants of the colony.
And the aforesaid chiefs clearly understand that proceedings against any one within or without their tribe, for the pretended offence of witchcraft, are peremptorily forbidden by the above-cited laws, and will be severely punished accordingly.
At the same time, they understand, and it is a part of this agreement, that the said laws do not, and will not, otherwise interfere with their domestic and internal regulations for their tribe and families, nor with their customs, in so far as they do not involve a breach of the said laws,-the exercise of these remaining free to them as at present so long as they may desire to retain them.
III. All this well understood, the Governor, upon his part, promises to afford, in favour of the aforesaid chiefs, their tribe and families, all due protection and support for the maintenance of their rights, their property, their security and welfare, equally with the other subjects of His Majesty.
IV. And in the name of the King, the Governor hereby assigns to each of the aforesaid chiefs, and their respective families a just proportion, to be determined by the commissioners appointed as hereinafter set forth, for their location, establishment, and regulation, and in accordance with the amount of the population of each of the track of country, a, b, c, d, in the annexed sketch A, extending from the Great Fish River on the west, to the Buffalo on the east; and bounded on the south by the sea, and on the north by a line running from the Kafir Drift ford of the Fish River to the ford of the Beka (above Congo's kraal), where the upper (northermost) Wesleyville wagon road crosses that river; thence up the left or east side of that river to the foot of the woody mount, called by the Kafirs Quehkaqush, and from the same side of the aforesaid river, in a direct line about E. S. E. by compass to the Wesleyville wagon road, where it passes the head of a rivulet called by the Kafir Inyetwa; thence to the ford where the same road crosses the Keiskamma below the confluence of the Deebie; thence in a straight line passing to the north of the source of the Kalana rivulet, along the ridge called Habana, by the wagon road ford over the Chalumna, between Wesleyville and Mount Coke; thence to the ford of the Buffalo, at the old trading station of Ford; and thence down the right bank of the Buffalo to the sea.
With the reservation of such spots for roads, outspan places, places of worship, residences for ministers of the gospel, magistracies, military stations, and other public services, as the governor may, from time to time, find it necessary to occupy, as well for the general benefit of the colony, as for the particular benefit of the aforesaid chiefs and their families.
And reserving also the ground already granted by His Majesty to several British subjects, designated by the name of Frederickburg, on the River Gualana, as set forth in the accompanying sketch B, and a certain narrow portion of land on the left bank of the Fish River, extending 3 miles eastward from its mouth; thence to and along the road along the first ridge east of the river, leading from the ferry to the Kafir Drift Road, as marked e, f, g, A, on the annexed plan A. Over these reservations, however, the cattle of the aforesaid families may graze, until they shall be occupied by their proprietors; and even afterwards have free access to the Fish River between the points h and a.
V. And each of the above Chiefs shall, in token of fealty to the King of England, and in acknowledgment of holding his lands as aforesaid under His Majesty's sovereignty, cause to be delivered to such officer or officers as the Governor shall appoint, on behalf of His Majesty, one fat ox, in the course of the first month of every year; in failure of which condition, he will forfeit his said lands, unless they be granted anew by the Governor.
VI. Ministers of the Gospel, and, where the Governor may think fit, English magistrates, vested with due powers, will be appointed in the respective locations. And it is hereby concluded and agreed on, by the said Chiefs Pato, Kama, and Cobus, that they shall act as magistrates of the colony, each in his own location, if required so to do by the Governor, and under such titles and instructions, as by him shall be determined,—and that they shall not harbour, nor suffer to be harboured, within their respective locations, any person or persons, of other tribes, or of their own, who have been in hostility against the colony, without the special consent of the Governor first obtained to that effect; but shall immediately cause such person or persons to be expelled from their said respective locations,-Pato, Kama, and Cobus being responsible for the due performance of this condition, each in his own location.
VII. And it is hereby concluded and agreed on that the said Chiefs in their respective locations, shall all and each of them prevent by every means in their power, the inroads into the colony of robbers to steal cattle; and shall, in the case of any cattle so stolen being brought into their respective locations, seize and deliver it securely to the nearest colonial authority; well understood, that the Governor