This house was where the Bond of 1844 was signed between fante chiefs and the British

This is where the famous Bond of 1844 was
signed but it lies in ruins. This is a national
monument which could serve as biggest
tourist site in Ghana . And the District Assembly
appears to be unconcerned about this beautiful history background.


The Bond of 1844 was an agreement signed
between Fante chiefs and the British
government. It was signed on 6 March 1844in Ghana, which was then known as the Gold Coast.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Historia/Shutterstock (9840200a) Arrivals at the North Gate of Cape Coast Castle. in 1873 After Decades of an Uneasy Relationship Between the British and the Acing People of Central Ghana the British Attacked and Virtually Destroyed the Asanti Capital of Kumasi and Officially Declared Ghana A Crown Colony On 24 July 1874. After This the British Moved Their Administrative Capital From Cape Coast Castle to Accra. the Illustrated London News. 31 January 1874. P. 96. by Jenkin. The Ashanti War (1873-74) Arrivals at Cape Coast Castle. – 31 Jan 1874


The bond was signed by Commander
Hill (then Colonial governor) and eight fante chiers who came from Assin, Denkyira,Abora, Anumabu and Cape Coast. Later eleven other chiefs signed the treaty who were the chiefs of Dixcove, Wassa, Fiase,Gomoa and James Town,Accra.

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Military confrontations between Ashanti and the Fante contributed to the growth of British influence on the Gold Coast, as the Fante states, concerned about Ashanti activities on the coast signed the Bond of 1844 at Fomena
Adansi, that allowed the British to usurp
judicial authority from African courts.

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