Mr. Ewing to Mr. Gresham.
Brussels, January 22, 1895. (Received March 25.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 62,1 in which I communicated the request of the King of the Belgians that the President of the United States would consent to act as mediator in the settlement of certain questions of boundary affecting the independent State of the Congo, [Page 38]I have the honor to say that those questions were amicably settled between the Congo and the French Republic by the arrangement of the 14th of August, 1894.
I transmit herewith the translation of a communication which I have just received from the independent State of the Congo, by which its territory is specifically bounded and described.
I have, etc.,
- Not printed.↩
- This line has been partially determined as follows: The bottom of the ravine whose communication with the Congo is situated about 440 meters and to the south 43° east with respect to the flagstaff of the post of the Independent State of the Congo at Manyanga; the prolongation of this ravine to its junction with the road from the post of Manyanga to the village of Nsonso; this road to its intersection with the Loufon; the Loufon descending the course of the river for a distance of about 400 meters; a line extending toward the north, leaving to the west the villages of Nsonso and intersecting the road of Manyanga; this road to its intersection with the first affluent of the river Ntimbo; this stream to its confluence with the said river Ntimbo; this river to its most western source; a sinuous line extending toward the north to the edge of the plateau of Kanyanga, and thence following the crest of a watershed to its junction with the basin of the Louaia to the north and west of the village of Koumbi; a line running to the bend of Louaia, near the village of Kilaunbon; the river Louaia to the village of Kaonga; the line thus determined leaves to the west—that is to say, on the territory of the Independent State of the Congo—the villages of Nsonso, Massangui, Nsanga, Kinkendo, and Kintombo; and to the east—that is to say, on the territory of France—the group of Ntombo, the village of Nsome, the market of Manyanga, the villages of Kinsonia, Bondo, Konyonga, the market of Konso, the villages of M’Cango, Banza-Baka, Kiloumbon, and Kaanga.↩
- The terms “M’Bomon” and “Sources of the M’Bomon” refer to the indications contained in the map Yunker (Gotha, Justus, Perthes, 1888).↩