That the King and Chiefs on their part agree to grant and
assign unto the said Commissioners, on behalf of the
African race in America, the right and privilege of settling
in common Avith the Egba people, on any part of the terri¬
tory belonging to Abbeokuta not otherwise occupied.
That all matters requiring legal investigation among the set¬
tlers be left to themselves to be disposed of according to
their own customs.
That the Commissioners on their part also agree that the set¬
tlers shall bring with them, as an equivalent for the privi¬
leges above accorded, intelligence, education, a knowledge
of the arts and sciences, agriculture, and other mechanical
and industrial occupations, which they shall put into im¬
mediate operation by improving the lands and in other use¬
That the laws of the Egba people shall be strictly respected
by the settlers; and in all matters in which both parties
are concerned, an equal number of commissioners, mu¬
tually agreed upon, shall be appointed, who shall have
power to settle such matters.