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TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS,
AXD RECIPROCAL REGULATIONS AT PRESENT SUBSISTING BETWEEN
GREAT BRITAIN AND FOREIGN POWERS,
AND OF THE
LAWS, DECREES, ORDERS IN COUNCIL, &c.,
CONCERNING TAB SAME; SO FAR AS THEY RELATE TO
COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, THE SLAVE TRADE,
AND TO THE
PRIVILEGES AND INTERESTS OF THE SUBJECTS OF THE
HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES.
COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC DOCUMENTS AND EDITED
BY SIR EDWARD HERTSLET, K.C.B.,
LIBRARIAN AND KEEPER OF TAE PAPERS, FOREIGN OFFICE.
Law.Pablishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
SOLD ALSO BY HARRISON AND SONS, 59, PALL MALL,
This volume contains the Treaties and other documents from January 1, 1888, to December 31, 1890, and some of earlier dates which were not published in previous volumes. The usual Chronological Index will be found at Page 1205, and at the end of the book there is an exhaustive analytical Index, arranged in order of countries and subjects. This Index has been prepared on the model of the General Index published in Vol. 16, and together with the General Index and the Index given at the end of Vol. 17, forms a complete key to the contents of the various Treaties concluded by this country (except those relating exclusively to Political matters), as well as to the contents of every Act of Parliament, Order in Council, Colonial Act, or other document relating to the rights and privileges of foreigners in this country, or of British Subjects abroad, down to the end of the year 1890.
The following may be mentioned among the more important documents contained in the present volume :
Orders in Council, providing for the exercise of Her Majesty's jurisdiction in Africa, Brunei, Morocco, Persia, and Siam, issued in the years 1889 and 1890.
Charters granted to the East Africa Company and the South Africa Company.
Arrangements with France and Germany, defining the Boundaries of the British, French, and German Spheres of Influence in Africa. The Arrangement with Germany provides for the Cession of Heligoland by Great Britain.
Documents relating to the establishment of a British Protectorate over Zanzibar, and the three Northern States in the Island of Borneo.
Extradition Treaties with Colombia and Mexico.
Treaties of Commerce and Navigation with Mexico and Egypt.
The Convention establishing a Customs Union for South Africa.
Conventions for the extension of the Parcel Post system to the Argentine Republic and Mexico.
The Convention with France of August 30, 1890, respecting Mail Packets.
The new French Law on Nationality of June 26, 1889, and the Forms of Statements to be made by British Subjects entitled to make declarations of British Origin under that Law.
Acts of Parliament relating to the Administration of Oaths by British Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Colonial Courts of Admiralty, and the Consolidation of the Foreign Jurisdiction Acts, &c.
LIST OF TREATIES,
Order in Council. British Jurisdiction.
Balmoral, 15th October, 1889.. Rules and Regulations. Procedure in Civil and Criminal
Cases .... 15th October, 1889...... Instructions. Local Jurisdictions; Colonial Courts of
Appeal; Judicial Fees.
London, 22nd February, 1890......
AFRICA (East Coast).
Somali Coast, viz., with
British Vessels allowed to Trade. Slave
.... 14th July, 1884.... Gadabursi. Agreement. Non-Cession of Territory. Slave
Trade, &c.. ... Zaila, 11th December, 1884..... Habr-Toljaala. Agreement. Non-Cession of Territory.
Wrecks. Slave Trade, &c.
Aden, 26th December, 1884...... Eesu Somal. Agreement. Non-Cession of Territory.
Slave Trade, &c.
Zaila, 31st December, 1884...... Habr-Gerhajis. Agreement. Non-Cession of Territory.
Wrecks. Slave Trade, &c.
Aden, 13th January, 1885...... Warsangali. Agreement. British Protection. Slave Trade.
Wrecks, &c. ..........27th January, 1886...... Habr-Toljaala. Supplementary Agreement. British Pro
tection ... 1st February, 1886..... Habr-Gerhajis. Supplementary Agreement. British Protection...
1st February 1886.....