The Congo Treaty

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E. Stanford, 1884 - Congo (Democratic Republic) - 52 pages

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Page 47 - Treaty for this purpose, that is to say : Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Granville George Earl Granville, Lord Leveson, a Peer of the United Kingdom, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a Member of Her Majesty's Privy Council, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, Chancellor of the University of London, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ; And His Majesty the...
Page 49 - Aboh who may embrace the Christian faith, be, on that account, or on account of the teaching or exercise thereof, molested or troubled in any manner whatsoever.
Page 48 - ... will not be subject, in respect of their persons or property, or in respect of their commerce or industry, to any taxes, whether general or local, other than those which are or may be imposed upon citizens of the said Republic.
Page 51 - Majesty, from whatever place arriving and whatever may be the place of origin or destination of their cargoes, be treated in every respect as national ships and their cargoes.
Page 52 - Her Britannic Majesty's ships employed in suppressing the slave trade to enter the bays, ports, creeks, rivers, and other places in the Eastern African Colonies or possessions of Portugal where no Portuguese authorities shall be established, and to prevent the slave trade from being carried on in such places.
Page 48 - III. The High Contracting Parties recognize the entire freedom in respect to commerce and navigation of the Rivers Congo and Zambesi and their affluents for the subjects and flags of all nations. The claims of Portugal on the Shire shall not extend beyond the confluence of the River Ruo with that River.
Page 49 - Christian denomination, of whatever nation or country, in the exercise of their vocation, within the territory specified in Article I. || They shall not be hindered or molested in their endeavours to teach the doctrines of Christianity to all persons willing and desirous to be taught; nor shall any natives who may embrace...
Page 50 - Majesty, immediately after the ratification of the present Treaty, all Treaties or Engagements subsisting between Great Britain and native Chiefs in the territory specified in article I. His Most Faithful Majesty engages to communicate to Her Britannic Majesty all Treaties or Engagements subsisting between Portugal and native Chiefs in the said territory. His Most Faithful Majesty engages to respect and confirm all the rights of the native Chiefs and of the inhabitants of the said territory under...
Page 50 - Portuguese ships ; and goods, whether the property of British subjects, or imported in British vessels, or of British origin or manufacture, shall not at any time hereafter be subject to any differential treatment whatsoever, but shall be on the same footing in every respect as goods the property of Portuguese subjects, or imported in Portuguese vessels, or the produce or manufacture of Portugal. Such equality of treatment shall apply to British vessels and goods, from whatever port or place arriving,...

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