'Report of Inter-Departmental Committee on Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere's recommendations for the suppression of the East African Slave Trade' [101r] (3/8)
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Sir Bartle Frere's Recommendations.
Observations and Proposals.
Vice-Consul, and is Assistant to the Political
3rd. An English Clerk.
4th. One Arabic Writer.
5th. Eight Peons as boat's crew, and
employed in carrying messages.
Under every one of the heads specified the (9.)
work is constantly increasing.
After a while it may be hoped that the (10.)
work connected with the suppression of the
Slave Trade will decrease, but not" till after
an interval of several years, and for the
present it will be reasonable to anticipate a
great increase in this branch of the Consul's
The annual cost of the establishment has (11.)
hitherto amounted to about2,600/., the whole
of which fell on the Indian Government.
Thus the total increase would be 1,400/. (12.)
a year, less any fees which might be levied
on judicial cases.
But as the expenses of the establishment (13.)
are now to be equally shared by the Imperial
and Indian Exchequers, the amount charge
able to Imperial funds would only amount
to 2,000Z. a year.
As regards the appointment of native (14.)
Consular Agents, we consider that such ap
pointments are desirable; but that it should
be left to the discretion of the Consul-
General to appoint such Agents at such
places as he may think desirable, with such
remuneration as he may think fit, provided
the total cost on this account does not
exceed 400Z. a year.
The sum of 190/. for contingencies would, (15.
in our opinion, enable the Consul-General
to obtain much useful information as to the
movements of slavers on different parts of
(6.) We consider that a Consul is required (16.)
at Mozambique, both for Commercial and
Slave Trade reasons.
He should receive a salary of not more (17.)
than 600/. a year, with an office allowance
of 200/., and should have jurisdiction within
the Portuguese Possessions on the East
Coast of Africa, and in the Comoro Islands.
Sir B. Frere says:— (18.)
" The external commerce of Mozambique
is not very extensive, and hardly any of it is
carried on by Portuguese subjects,
" The French and the Banians appear to
share it between them ; the Banians collect
ing and distributing the articles of trade in
detail for a Marseilles firm, which runs
several vessels annually, chiefly freighted
outwards with goods of English manufac
ture. and homewards with ivory and sessa-
" The imports reach nearly 250,000/.,
and the exports nearly half that amount,
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This file is a report written by an Inter-Departmental Committee in response to recommendations made by Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere for the suppression of the East African Slave Trade after he had visited the region as a Special Envoy of the Foreign Office.
The report is divided into two parallel columns, one listing Sir Bartle Frere's recommendations and another giving the committee's observations and comments on them.
The committee was composed of William Henry Wylde of the Foreign Office, John Wiliams Kaye of the India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. , Robert Hall and J H Cole.
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Foliation: The foliation for this description commences at f 100, and terminates at f 103, as it is part of a larger physical volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 5-134; these numbers are written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.
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