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The London
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                             FEIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1900.


     T the Court at Windsor, the 27th day of              the purposes of the Company, and on the terms of
       December, 1899.                                    the said Charter:
                                                             And whereas by the said Charter it waa
                 PRESENT,                                 declared that in case at any time it should be
    The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty.                   made to appear to Her Majesty in Council
  His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught                expedient that the said Charter should be revoked,
             and Strathearn.                              it should be lawful for Her Majesty, Her heirs and
                Mr. Balfour.                              successors, and Her Majesty did thereby expressly
                Mr. Ritchie.                              reserve the right and power by writing under the
                                                          Great Seal of the United Kingdom, to revoke the
W      HEREAS the territories of West Africa
          situate within the limits of this Order,
as hereinafter described, are under the protection
                                                          said Charter:
                                                             And whereas pursuant to the authority in that
                                                          behalf given to the Company by the j-aid Charter,
of Her Majesty the Queen :                                the Company, with the approval of a Secretary of
   And whereas by Treaty, grant, usage, suffer-           State, acquired by Treaties, cession?, or other
ance, and other lawful means, Her. Majesty has            lawful means divers further rights, interests,
power and jurisdiction in the said territories:           authorities, or powers in, over, or affecting the
   And whereas by Her Majesty's Royal Charter             territories, lands, and property comprised in the
dated the tenth day of July one thousand eight            several Treaties mentioned or referred .to in the
hundred and eighty-six the National African               said Charter, and divers rights, interests, autho-
Company, Limited (in the said Charter and                 rities, and powers in, over, or affecting other
hereinafter referred to as " the Company "), was          territories, lan<ls, and property in the region
authorized and empowered to hold and retain the           aforesaid:
full benefit of the several cessions of territories in       And whereas the name of the Company was,
the basin of the River Niger in Africa therein            with the previous approval of a Secretary of
recited to have been made to the Company by the           State, changed from the National African Com-
various Acts of cession or treaties specified in the      pany, Limited, to the Royal Niger Company,
 Schedule to the said Charter or any of them, and         Chartered and Limittd:
all rights, interests, authorities, and powers tor
the purpose of government, preservation of public            And whereas it appeared to Her Majesty in
order, protection of the said territories or other-       Council expedient that the said Charter should be
wise of what nature or kind soever, under or by           revoked, ami Her Majesty, by and wiih the
virtue thereof or resulting therefrom and ceded           advice of Her Privy Council, in exercise of the
to or vested in the Company in, over, or affecting        power for that purpose given or reserved to Her
the territories, lands, and property comprised in         by the said Charter and of every other power
those several cessions, or in, over, or affecting any     thereunto enabling Her, has revoked the said
territories, lands, or property in the neighbour-         Charter and all the powers, rights, liberties, and
hood of the same, and to hold, use, enjoy, and            authorities thereby given to the Company, and
exercise the same territories, lands, property,           every clause, matter, and thing in the said
rights, interests, authorities, and powers respec-       .Charter contained, without perjudice to anything
tively, for the purposes of the Company and on            duly or^ lawfully done or any rights, interest?
the terms of the said Charter :                           authorities, or powers duly or lawfully acquired
   And whereas the said Company were further              by the Company under or by virtue of the said
authorized and empowered, subject to the                  Charter, or any of the powers, rights, liberties,
approval of a Secretary of State, to acquire and          and authorities thereby given to the Company
take by purchase, cession, or other lawful means          previously to the revocation thereof:
other rights, interests, authorities, or powers of           And whereas it is necessary to provide for the
any kind or nature whatever, in, over, or affecting       peace, order, and good government of the ter-
the territories, lands, or property comprised in          ritories aforesaid, and to appoint a High Com-
the several Treaties aforesaid, or any rights,            missioner for the said territories :
interests, authorities, or powers of any nature or           Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in
kind whatever in, over, or affecting other terri-         exercise of the powers by " The Foreign Jurisdic-
tories, lands, or property in the region aforesaid,       tion Act, 1890," or otherwise *in Her Majesty
and to hold, use, enjoy, and exercise the same for        vested, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her

								
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