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of criminals, have determined to do so by means of Additional Articles to the said Convention, and have for this purpose appointed their Plenipotentiaries, namely:

His Majesty the King of Portugal and of the Algarves, Joaô de Andrade Corvo, His Councillor, Peer of the Realm, Minister and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, a Professor of the Polytechnic School of Lisbon, Knight Commander of the Ancient, Most Noble and Illustrious Order of Santiago for the Reward of Scientific, Literary, and Artistic Merit, and of the Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ Knight of the Military Order of Aviz, Grand Cross of the Royal and Distinguished Order of Charles III of Spain, of that of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus of Italy, of that of Leopold of Austria, effective Grand Cross of the Order of the Rose of Brazil; and His Majesty the King of Spain, D. Angel Fernandes de los Rios, Senator of the Kingdom, Knight of the 1st Class of the Military Order of St. Ferdinand, Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Maria Victoria, and of that of Isabel the Catholic, Grand Cross of the Orders of Our Lady of the Conception of Villa Viçoza, and of that of Our Lord Jesus Christ of Portugal, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Most Faithful Majesty;

Who, after having reciprocally communicated to each other their respective full powers, which were found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles:

ART. I. All individuals accused of or condemned for crimes upon which the punishment of death is imposed in accordance with the legislation of the nation that claims them, shall only be delivered with the clause that the said punishment will be commuted for them.

II. Notwithstanding the provision at the end of Article III of the Convention of June 25th, 1867, the extradition shall be accorded in virtue of a definitive sentence of condemnation when the punishment inflicted for the offence, either perpetrated or attempted, shall exceed 3 years' imprisonment or penal servitude.

III. The two Governments shall have the right of applying for the capture or detention of any individual belonging to their respective nations, who may be either accused of, or condemned for, any crime included in the said Convention, in accordance with Article XII thereof, by telegraph or by any other means, and through the diplomatic channel.

Sole §. This detention shall not continue longer than 25 days if within that period the documents mentioned in Article IV of the said Convention should not be produced to the Government to which the demand for extradition is addressed.

The present Additional Articles shall form an integral part of the Convention of June 25, 1867, they shall be ratified, and the ratifi

cations shall be exchanged in Lisbon within the shortest period possible.

In faith whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Articles, and have sealed them with the seals of their

arms.

Done in duplicate at Lisbon, February 7, 1873.

(L.S.) JOAO DE ANDRADE CORVO.

(L.S.) ANGEL FERNANDEZ DE LOS RIOS.

PROCLAMATION of the Governor-General of Sierra Leone, of the Blockade of the Gallinas from Camalay to Cape Mount. -Freetown, March 4, 1826.

By His Excellency Major-General Charles Turner, C.B., CaptainGeneral and Governor-in-Chief of the Colony of Sierra Leone, of the Fort and Settlements in the River Gambia, Cape Coast Castle, and the Forts on the Gold Coast, of the Isles de Loss, and the islands, territories, and factories to His Majesty belonging on the Western Coast of Africa, from the 20th degree north to the 20th degree south latitude; Vice-Admiral, Chancellor, and Ordinary of the same, Colonel of His Majesty's Royal African Colonial Corps, and Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Forces on the Western Coast of Africa, &c.

CHARLES TURNER.

Whereas divers persons engaged in the Slave Trade, resident within the provinces of the Sherbro, recently transferred to the Crown of Great Britain, have refused to subscribe to the Convention entered into by the lawful Sovereign and Chiefs of that country, and have expressed their determination to carry on the said Slave Trade in defiance of the terms of such Convention :

And whereas it has been proved that a man named James Tucker, a principal slave dealer, resident in the Bolm and Boom Rivers, within the said ceded territories, and possessing considerable local influence, has not only incited others to insurrection, but with his adherents has taken up arms for the purpose of re-establishing the Slave Trade within the said ceded territories, and did oppose by force of arms the progress of us, the Governor-General of this colony, while engaged in a tour of inspection through the said provinces of the Sherbro, more especially at the stockade of Bolm on the 17th, and at Macabba on the 19th of February last, where, traitorously and rebelliously, he and his adherents fired upon His Majesty's liege subjects, maiming and wounding several seamen and soldiers accompanying us:

And whereas equal proof has been afforded that the chief authorities of the Gallinas, slave dealers, have made common cause with the said James Tucker and his adherents, not only by supplying them with arms and munitions of war, and joining with them in an attempt to excite insurrection and rebellion among the peaceful inhabitants of the Deong and the Bagroo Rivers, part of the said ceded territories, but by the actual presence and co-operation of some of their chiefs and people in the affair at Macabba, thereby waging war against us and our people :

And whereas fatal experience has proved to what dreadful extremities these remorseless dealers' in human blood will proceed for the purpose of obtaining supplies of human victims, by stirring up the natives around them to plunder and kidnap each other, depopulating and destroying whole countries, and consigning the wretched inhabitants to endless slavery; and as it is clearly evident that these objects are the real causes of the war which the chief authorities of the Gallinas have so unjustly commenced against us, as well as of the rebellion of James Tucker and his adherents:

And whereas these cruel and destructive wars are not only excited by the demand for slaves on the part of French and other vessels which carry on that trade upon the coast, but can alone be supported by the supplies of arms, gunpowder, and warlike stores which are known to constitute the principal part of the cargoes of such vessels; and as it behoves us, as Governor-in-Chief of our said colony, to secure our said provinces against the evil designs of these wicked men and their adherents, and to save the inoffensive inhabitants thereof from the horrors of war and slavery, with which they are thus menaced, by the most effectual means within our power; and as it is necessary for the more vigorous prosecution of the war which we are thus forced to wage and declare against the chiefs and people of the Gallinas, and all rebels now in arms against our lawful authority, that they should be prevented from receiving such extraneous supplies of arms and munitions of war as the said slave vessels do always furnish:

Now therefore be it known, that by virtue of the power and authority in us vested, we do hereby declare the port of the Gallinas, and all other ports and places on that part of the Western Coast of Africa extending from Camalay (the southern boundary of this colony) on the north-west to Cape Mount on the south-east inclusive, to be from and after the date of these presents in a state of strict and vigorous blockade. And we do hereby give notice to all friendly Powers, that we have taken the necessary steps for enforcing and maintaining the same in the strictest manner, according to the usages of war acknowledged and allowed in similar cases; and all vessels breaking or attempting to break the said blockade, after due

notice given, will be seized and treated according to the laws and usages of nations.

And, further, we do strictly command and enjoin all our officers, civil and military, to give such directions and take the necessary measures for the due execution thereof as to them may respectively appertain.

Given at Government House, Freetown, in the colony of Sierra Leone, the 4th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, 1826, and of His Majesty's reign the 7th.

By his Excellency's command,

WALTER W. LEWIS, Act. Col. Secretary.

PROCLAMATION of the Governor-General of Sierra Leone, raising the Blockade of the Port of Gallinas.-Freetown, January 13, 1827.

By His Excellency Major-General Sir Neil Campbell, Knight, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight of the Russian Orders of St. George, St. Anne, and Vladimir, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Colony of Sierra Leone and Dependencies on the West Coast of Africa, between the 20th degree of north latitude and the 20th degree of south latitude; Vice-Admiral in the Colony and Dependencies thereof, and in the maritime parts of the same, and thereto adjoining; Chancellor and Ordinary of the same, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Forces on the Western Coast of Africa, and Colonel of his Majesty's Royal African Colonial Corps, &c. NEIL CAMPBEll.

WHEREAS a Proclamation was issued by the late Governor of Sierra Leone and dependencies, his Excellency Major-General Turner, dated the 4th day of March, 1826, declaring that the port of the Gallinas and all ports and places on that part of the Western Coast of Africa, extending from Camalay (the southern boundary of this colony) on the north-west to Cape Mount on the south-east were to be, from that period, in a state of strict and vigorous blockade:

We do hereby annul the said Proclamation and blockade, considering that it is unnecessary to continue it, as the measures which we have taken for the security and protection of the inhabitants residing within the line of Camalay (which forms the extreme boundary of the Sierra Leone Government), by the establishment of a military force upon the south-east point of the Sherbro Island and

at West Bay, will protect all the inhabitants of the Sherbro provinces against any enemies, external or internal, who might dare to attempt to molest them. In addition to which the naval force of His Majesty the King of Great Britain, and that of His Majesty the King of France, are employed in closely examining the coast from Sierra Leone to Cape Palmas, in order to exterminate those piratical and illicit vessels of different nations who have been, for the last few years, engaged, with too much success, in the infamous traffic of exporting slaves from the before-mentioned part of the coast of Africa, but which odious traffic must henceforth cease in consequence of the naval measures above-mentioned, which will be continued henceforth, and those by land, which we have established against the sale of slaves within and near this Government.

The efficiency of the latter were proven last month, by the arrest at Mabelly of 45 unfortunate victims of the infamous Gallinas slave dealers, and the no less infamous Brimah Sessah, who were all surrendered into our hands by our good neighbour and ally, Pa Kobala, and are now enjoying freedom, with kind treatment, from persons appointed to take care of them.

Given at Government House, this 13th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 1827, and of His Majesty's reign the 7th. By His Excellency's command,

J. REFFELL, Colonial Secretary.

MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, concerning the Accession of Austria to the Convention between Switzerland, Baden, Belgium, &c., of August 22, 1864,* for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field.Vienna, July 21, 1866.

[Declarations exchanged at Berne, July 30, 1866.]

(Translation.)

THE Undersigned Imperial Royal Minister for the Imperial House and for Foreign Affairs, hereby declares in consequence of authority received from His Imperial Royal Apostolical Majesty, and in reference to Article IX of the Convention concluded at Geneva on the 22nd of August, 1864, by the Governments of Baden, Belgium, Denmark, France, Hesse, the Netherlands, Portugal, Prussia, Sardinia, Spain, Switzerland, and Wurtemberg, for the treatment and care of wounded soldiers in the field, that His Majesty the Emperor's Government accedes to the said Conven

tion.

Vol. LV. Page 43.

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