Gold Coast Native Institutions: With Thoughts Upon a Healthy Imperial Policy for the Gold Coast and Ashanti
Sweet and Maxwell, Limited, 1903 - Ashanti (African people) - 418 pages
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Page 373 - Letters Patent under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing date at Westminster the 19th day of February, 1866, in the 29th year of our reign...
Page 374 - An Act to enable Her Majesty to provide for the government of her settlements on the coast of Africa and in the Falkland Islands.
Page 352 - Majesty's dominions, and to render the same more effectual," it is amongst other things enacted, that it is and shall be lawful for Her Majesty to hold, exercise, and enjoy any power or jurisdiction which Her Majesty now hath, or may at any time hereafter have, within any country or place out of Her Majesty's dominions, in the same and as ample a manner as if Her Majesty had acquired such power or jurisdiction by the cession or conquest of territory...
Page 384 - And We do hereby reserve to Ourselves, Our heirs and successors, full power and authority from time to time to revoke, alter, or amend these Our Letters Patent as to Us or them shall seem meet.
Page 379 - Colony, a pardon, either free or subject to lawful conditions, or any respite of the execution of the sentence of any such offender, for such period as to...
Page 377 - Colony as aforesaid, for which such legislative council may be so appointed; and that in the making all such laws and ordinances the said legislative council shall conform to and observe all such instructions...
Page 379 - Our behalf, grant a pardon to any accomplice in such crime or offence who shall give such information as shall lead to the conviction of the principal offender, or of any one of such offenders, if more...
Page 374 - Canada, from the date aforesaid, to make, ordain and establish within the land and territory so admitted as aforesaid all such laws, institutions and ordinances, and to constitute such courts and officers as may be necessary for the peace, order and good government of Her Majesty's subjects and others therein...
Page 77 - It is a difficult task that he is set to, but in this matter he has all-powerful helpers in the female members of the family, who will be either the aunts or the sisters or the cousins or the nieces of the headman, and as their interests are identical with his in every particular, the good women spontaneously train up their children to implicit obedience to the headman, whose rule in the family thus becomes a simple and an easy matter. 'The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
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