Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Abbeokuta, West Africa, the capital of Egbaland, is situated on the Ogun river, about 81 miles from the coast, and close to the borders of Dahomey, whence hostile incursions are experienced. The inhabitants early encouraged European intercourse, and several missionary establishments have been settled there. By a treaty concluded 1852, and renewed 1861, the slave trade and human sacrifices were abolished.