In 1893, when the title Oil Rivers Protectorate was changed to that of Niger Coast Protectorate, a regular administration was established (subject to the Foreign Office in London) under Sir Claude Macdonald, who was succeeded as commissioner and consul-general in 1896 by Sir Ralph Moor (1860-1909).
These regulations differed from those applicable to the joint settlement, in that a general supervision over municipal affairs was vested in the French consul-general, his approval being made necessary to all votes, resolutions, &c., of the ratepayers before they could be enforced at law.
By a law of April 1906 the U.S. consular service was reorganized and graded, the office of consul-general being divided into seven classes, and that of consul into nine classes; and on June 27 an executive order was issued by President Roosevelt governing appointments and promotions.
The laborious task of putting these general indications into a practical shape fell to Sir Evelyn Baring ~Lord Cromer), who arrived as consul-general and diplomatic agent, in Sir Evelyn succession to Sir Edward Malet, in January 1884.
A consul-general can be promoted to a diplomatic post, and take with him to his higher office the practical experience a consul gains of the material interests of the country to which he belongs.
In April 1896 he was appointed by President Cleveland consul-general at Havana, with duties of a diplomatic and military character added to the usual consular business.
The French municipality is worked on similar lines, except that every vote and every disbursement of money is subject to the approval of the French consul-general.
Most of the Powers appointed representatives at Menelek's capital - the British minister-plenipotentiary and consul-general, Lieut.-Colonel Sir J.
The answer given, Lord Derby drafted a telegram to the British consul-general at Cairo, and read it out.
From 1861 until his death, at Montreal, on the 27th of May 1864, he was U.S. consul-general in Canada.