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Х KUCHETUNGUWE, Headman (Soche).

Х MPONDA, Headman (Wilandi).

marks.
Signed in the presence of-
John BUCHANAN, Her Britannic Majesty's

Acting Vice-Consul for Nyasa.
F. J. WHICKER, Revenue Officer, Michiru.
DAVID BUCHANAN, Planter, Michiru.

Witnesses: JOHN BUCHANAN. F. J. WHICKER. DAVID BUCHANAN.

I solemnly declare that I have faithfully interpreted the contents of this document and explained its meaning to the aforesaid ruling Chiefs, Sub-Chiefs, Headmen, and people, in the Cheyao language.

JOHN BUCHANAN, Her Britannic Majesty's

Acting Vice-Consul for Nyasa.

(14.)—Treaty with Makololo Chiefs.- February 9, 1892. WE, the undersigned ruling Chiefs, Sub-Chiefs, and Headmen, do hereby certify that we have this day, for ourselves, our heirs and successors, ceded all our sovereign rights, including all mineral and mining rights, absolutely and without reserve, to Her Britannic Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, &c., we receiving out of the net profit from all minerals worked in our country such a percentage as may seem to Her Majesty's Representative fair and just.

And we further certify that we have accepted and hereby renew our acceptance of the Laws and Regulations made by Her Majesty's Con missioner, as explained to us by Mr. Buchanan, and now in force, and promise to agree and abide by all Regulations and Ordinances which Her Majesty's Representatives in Nyasaland may make for the better government of the country, and to compel our subjects to do the same. Given under our hands and seal this 9th day of February, 1892

Their
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MASEA.
X MULLILIMA.
Х KATUNGA.

X JOHN.
marks.

Х

Their
Х DADWALU.
х CHIBALANGOU DO.
х KAHULIKIRA.
х MUKUATE.
X KATEMALINGA.
Х NADZIKAMBE.
Х MATAYA.
Х TOMALI.
Х MIRAMBE.
X CHIHOLOPOLO.
х CHIKUNGU.
Х MANGANI.
Х KALUHYA.
Х NAMILA.
Х KAMUTI.
Х KATIMBANYO.
Х GALUAKADWALA.
х MTWANA.
Х CHITEZI.
Х ZOUZESI.
Х KAVINA.
х CHIKUNTO.
Х NJERENGA.

marks.
Signed in the presence of-
FREDERICK JAMES WHICKER,

British Central African Administration. ROBERT BUCHANAN,

Planter, Zomba, Michiru.

I hereby solemnly declare that I have faithfully translated and explained this document to the above-signed Chiefs and Headmen, and that it bas been duly executed by them in my presence and in that of the attesting witnesses, Frederick Jaines Whicker and Robert Buchanan, at Michiru, this 9th day of February, 1892.

JOHN BUCHANAN, Her Britannic Majesty's

Acting Vice-Consul for Nyasa.

(15.)-Treaty with Malemia.--March 26, 1892.

I, MALEMIA, ruling Chief of the country known as Kumjale, do hereby certify that I have this day, for myself, my heirs and succersors, ceded to ler Britannic Majesty the Queen of Great Britain

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and Ireland, Empress of India, &c., her heirs and successors, all my sovereign rights, including all minerals and mining rights within my territory, which is defined as follows: On the south and southwest the Naisi River and the boundary of Buchanan’s-land to the Mtondwe River, thence to the Palombe River; on the east, Lake Shirwa ; on the north, Domasi and Lifani Rivers; and on the west the mountains of Zomba and Malosa ; also that tract of land lying between the Mponda, Mbesi, and Likangala Rivers (streams) to the west of Mlungusi estate and the Residency grounds.

Her Britannic Majesty, through her Representative, undertaking to pay to me, my heirs or successors, in the event of minerals being worked in my country, such proportion of the profits as may seem to them fair and just.

I also declare that I have accepted for myself and my people the Laws and Regulations now in force within the Shiré Province of British Central Africa; and, further, in consideration of what I have this day received from Her Majesty's Representative, I bind myself, my heirs and successors, not to sell or lease any part of my land without first having obtained in writing the full approval of Her Majesty's Representative. Done at Zomba, this 26th day of March, 1892.

Their

X MALEMIA.

X MBWANI.

marks.
Witnesses :
JAMES P. CAMERON, Planter, Mlungusi.
DONALD MALLOCH, Assistant, Mlungusi.

I hereby declare that I have faithfully interpreted the foregoing Treaty and made its meaning clear to Malemia and his Headmen in the Chi-Yao language.

JOHN BUCHANAN.

(16.)-Treaty with Tshe-Mlumbe.March 28, 1892.

I, TSHE-MLUMBE, ruling Chief of the territory lying to the west and south west of Mount Zomba, do hereby certify that I have this day, for myself, my heirs and successors, ceded to Her Britannic Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress India, &c., all my sovereign rights, including all minerals and mining rights within my territory as defined by the following boundaries :

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On the east, the Mbesi stream and Malemia's land ; on the north, he top of Mount Zomba to Malosa; on the west, Mr. Scharrer's land; on the south of the Likangala River; also that tract of country lying to the south of the Likangala River, bounded by the lands of Messrs. Buchanan Brothers, Dr. Raukin, and Mr. Bruce, kuown as Usenene and Ulumba; Her Britannic Majesty (through ber Representative) undertaking, in the event of minerals being worked in my country, to pay to me, my heirs or successors, such proportion of the profits as may to them seem fair and just. I also declare that I have accepted for myself and my people the Laws and Regulations now in force within the Shiré Province of British Central Africa ; and, further, in cousideration of what I have this day received from H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., Her Majesty's Commissi’ner and Consul-General, I hereby bind myself, my heirs and successors, not to sell or lease any part of my land without first having obtained in writing the full approval of Her Majesty's Representative. Done at Zomba, this 28th day of March, 1892.

Their

TSHE-MLUMBE.
CHEREKAMWENDO (son of Mlumbe).

KAMWENDO, Headman.
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Witnesses :
Joax BUCHANAN, Planter, Mlungusi.
JAMES P. CAMEBOX, Planter, Mlungusi.

I hereby declare that I have faithfully interpreted the foregoing Treaty and made its meaning clear to Tshe-Mlumbe and his son, Heuman, and people in the Chiyao language.

JOHN BUCHANAN.

(17.)- Deed of Cession of Sovereign Rights by Makwira.- May 11,

1892.

I, MAKWIRA, Chief in the Makololo country, do hereby certify that I have this day sold and made over absolutely to H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., Her Majesty's Commissioner for British Central Africa, all my right and title whatsoever to my country. Always excepting the lands, rights, and titles already sold by me. And I hereby bind myself not to sell any part or parcel thereof to any other person or persons without first obtaining the sanction in

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writing of Her Majesty's Commissioner or chief Representative of
Government in British Central Africa.
As witness my hand this 11th day of May, 1892.

MAKWIRA.
His

X GUMBALA, Headman.

mark.
Witnesses:
Hugh C. MARSHALL.
John M. BELL.

I, Henry Hamilton Johnston, Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General, do hereby transfer the above rights and titles, as conferred on me by Chief Makwira, to Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen. Witness my hand this 22nd day of June, 1892.

H. H. JOHNSTON, Her Majesty's Commissioner

and Consul-General.

(18.)-Deed of Cession of Sovereign Rights by Mbengwa.-June 13,

1892.

I, MBENGWA, Chief in the Lower Makololo country, do hereby certify that I have this day sold, and made over absolutely to Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, &c., all my sovereign rights and all other rights and titles whatsoever to my country. Always excepting the lands, rights, and titles already sold by me. And I hereby bind myself not to sell or lease any part or parcel of said land to any person or persons whatsoever, without first obtaining the sanction in writing of Her Majesty's Commissioner or the chief Representative of Government in British Central Africa.

In wituess whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 13th day of June, 1892.

MBENG WA. Witnesses to signature : Huge C. MARSHALL. John M. BELI..

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(19.)--Deed of Cession by Mkula, Chief of Mkula, and Sultan of

Itawa and Kabuire, to Great Britain. November 18, 1892.

I, Mkula, Chief of Mkula, and son and successor of Nsama, the late Sultan of Itawa and Kabuire, do hereby absolutely cede and

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