1. The natives agree to proceed to the Isle of France, to work as labourers there, upon a sugar estate, the property of and to remain there, if required, for the time of five years.
2. The passage of the nativess to the Mauritius shall be paid by who shall also provide a passage again to this country, at the end of five years, for each native who may then wish to return; but if any individual, from any cause, should be discharged or leave the employment of before the expiration of five years, such individual shall have no claim on him for a passage.
3. The pay of the natives shall be fixed at the rate of five rupees per month for each man. The labour required from them will be that of digging holes, weeding canes, working in the sugar-house, repairing roads and bridges, or otherwise making themselves useful, according to their ability, as may order them; the quantity of daily labour required from each to be fixed by the manager of the property; the pay of one sirdar shall be fixed at seven rupees per month, and that of one mate six rupeess, and boys at three rupees per month.
4. As must be responsible to government that the nativess shall not be a burden to the colony, in the event of their being discharged or leaving their employments, one rupee per month shall be retained from the pay of each individual, until there shall be a sufficient sum to provide a passage for each to Calcutta; should no such contingency take place, the money shall be restored at the end of five years.
5. In addition to the pay as above fixed, food and clothing shall be supplied to each as follows--
Fourteen chettacks of rice (about 2lbs.), two ditto of dholl*, two ounces of
salt, and some oil and tamarind, daily; and annually for each, clothing as
follows; two dhooties, two blankets, one jacket, and one cap.
6. Each individual shall receive six months pay in advance, for which he shall give an acknowledgement here; their pay to commence from the date of their going on board the ship.
7. The nature of this agreement (which shall be registered at the police) is such, that each native is individually responsible for the observance of its conditions by every one whose mark it bears; and it it further agreed, that while in hospital, from sickness or any other cause, the pay is stopped during such time.