Henry Wellington Wack
The Story of the Congo Free State
New York & London : Putnam 1905



Treaty with the King of Niadi, no date (pp.490-491)


Stephanieville

Between, on the one side, Captain John Grant Elliott, commissioner and representative of the Comite d'Etudes of the Upper Congo, and, on the other hand, M'Wuln M/Boomga, King of Niadi, in his own name, and in that of his heirs and successors, the following contract has been made and signed in the presence of the witnesses whose signatures are below given :

Article I. - The party first named engeges himself to make to the second party named above an immediate payment of 60 yards of savelist, 20 pieces of superior stuffs, 8 pieces of ratteen stuff, and a keg of powder. He, moreover, engages to make the above-named party of the second part, his heirs and successors, a monthly payment, which shall commence in 4 months, with arrears from the date of this contract, of four pieces of stuffs, and to continue always this payment, if, in compensation therefor, the party of the second part, in his name and in that of his heirs and successors, makes an absolute and immediate sale of a certain portion of territory sketched further on, described in Article II, the territory selected by the first-named party, and over which the flag of the Comite d'Etudes of the Upper Congo, that is to say, a blue flag with a yellow star in the centre, has been raised.

Article II. - The country ceded by the above-named article is described below, and accepted by the contracting parties, Captain John Grant Elliott and the King.
1. Six miles towards the west, from the junction of the Niadi and the Ludema, and following the banks of the Niadi (Niari).
2. Ten miles from the same confluence, towards the south, and following the banks of the Ludema.
3. Ten miles towards the east, from the confluence above named, and following the course of the Niadi (Niari).
4. Ten miles towards the south, from the same confluence, and following the Ludema.
5. Ten miles to the north of the Niadi (Niari), on each side from that point of the Niadi opposite the mouth of the Ludema, running back five miles towards the north.
.................................................................... Grant Elliott.
.................................................................... Wuln M'Boomga
Witnesses :
................... von Shaumann
................... Legat
................... Destrain








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