Treaty of Cessiondeed of transfer
deed of transfer of Lagos
A cession treaty of 6 August 1861 or the cession treaty of Lagos was an agreement between Great Britain (represented by Norman B. Bedingfield, commander of HMS Prometheus and William McCoskry, acting consul of Lagos) and Oba Dosunmu of Lagos (written in English Docemo documents), who represents Lagos. Against the transatlantic trade in slaves at the beginning of the nineteenth-century, the Western Africa squadron, as it was also called, kept pursuing Portugese, US, French and Cuba slaves and imposed anti-slavery agreements with Western Africa chefs with so much perseverance that they established a powerful military base along the Westafrican coastline from Sierra Leone to the Niger Delta (now Nigeria) and to the southern part of Congo.
In 1849 Great Britain named John Beecroft consul of the bays of Benin and Biafra, a post he occupied until his deaths in 1854  John Duncan was named vice consul and was in Wydah At the date of Beecroft's nomination, the kingdom of Lagos (under Oba Kosoko) was situated in the west part of the consulate of the bays of Benin and Biafra and was an important slavery-place.
During 1851, under the pressures of the freed servants who now exerted economic and economic power, Britain interfered in Lagos with what is now known as the bombing of Lagos or reduction of Lagos, which led to the establishment of Oba Akitoye (and the expulsion of Oba Kosoko), who concluded the treaty between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852.
With the signature of the Treaty of 1852 began the consular period in the story of Lagos, in which Great Britain granted Lagos shelter. Contract between Norman B. Bedingfeld, commander of Her Majesty's Prometheus and William McCoskry, Esquire, her British Majesty's acting consul, and Docemo, King of Lagos, of himself and the Chiefs.
The use of the King's titles in their customary Arabic meaning will be authorised by Docemo, and it will be permissible to settle any dispute between the locals of Lagos with their approval, except by recourse to UK law.