|agreed to the following rules and regulations for the better protection
of lawful commerce:--|
The paths shall be perfectly open and free to all persons engaged in lawful traffic; and persons molesting them in any way whatever, or forcing them to purchase at any particular market, or influencing them by any unfair means whatever, shall be declared guilty of infringing this Treaty, and be liable to the severest punishment.
Panyarring, denouncing, and swearing, on or by any person or thing whatever, are hereby strictly forbidden, and all persons infringing this rule shall be rigorously punished; and no master or chief shall be answerable for the crimes of his servants, unless done by his orders or consent, or when under his control.
As the King of Ashantee has renounced all right or title to any tribute or homage from the Kings of Dinkara, Assin, and others formerly his subjects, so, on the other hand, these parties are strictly prohibited from insulting, by improper speaking or in any other way, their former master, such conduct being calculated to produce quarrels and wars.
All 'palavers' are to be decided in the manner mentioned in the terms and conditions of peace already agreed to by the parties to this Treaty.
Signed in the Great Hall of Cape Coast Castle, this 27th day of April, 1831, by the parties to this Treaty, and sealed with the great Seal of the Colony in their presence.
GEORGE MACLEAN, Governor.1
MESSRS. BARNES, BROWN, AND FORSTER TO R. W. HAY, 25 July 18312
. . . You have already been informed by Mr. Forster, one of our Members, that the President and Council at Cape Coast Castle had at length succeeded in re-establishing the peace of the Gold Coast;____________________
Parl. Papers, 1865(412), vol. v, p. 437.