History of South Africa Under the Administration of the Dutch East India Company 1652 to 1795

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S. Sonnenschein & Company, limited, 1897 - South Africa
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Page 355 - Mr. Biggs' work is very thorough, and he has managed to compress a good deal of information into a limited space.
Page 368 - An Account of Three Journeys from the Cape Town into the Southern Parts of Africa ; undertaken for the Discovery of new Plants, towards the Improvement of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
Page 350 - ... geschiedenissen. Beneffens een beschrijving van lantschappen, steden, dieren, gewassen, draghten, zeden en godsdienst der inwoonders: en inzonderheid een wijtloopig verhaal der Stad Batavia. Verciert doorgaens met verscheide Koopere Platen. A beautiful folio volume of three hundred and sixteen pages, published at Amsterdam in 1682. Twelve pages and a half are devoted to the Cape settlement. An English translation of this work, condensed and connected with an account of earlier journeys in Brazil...
Page 47 - ... is divided between Upper and Lower Canada, in the proportion of two-thirds to the former and one-third to the latter.
Page 314 - Simonstown had no scruple in at once accepting office under the British authorities. Three hundred and ninety-one men— mostly Germans—of the national battalion were induced by a bounty of five guineas to take service with the English. Thirty of them were sent to St. Helena, and the others to Madras and Bengal. Colonel Gordon was intensely disappointed on finding that the government was to be carried on in the name of the king of Great Britain and Ireland, without referring to the prince of Orange...
Page 267 - Society, which has been of incalculable benefit to the coloured inhabitants of the colony. To preserve order in Capetown, the commissioners general introduced a new system of police. In December 1792 the town was divided into twenty-three wards, and the gardens at the foot of Table Mountain into two, in each of which two burghers of respectability were selected to act as wardmasters. Their duties were to prevent nuisances of all kinds, to enforce cleanliness in the streets and public places, to give...
Page 371 - Catalogue of Plants. In these chapters the author gives an account of Cape Town and its inhabitants, a description of the government, an account of an excursion to Klapmuts and Stellenbosch, particulars of the commerce of the colony, &c. He draws a broad line of distinction between the inhabitants of the town and those of the country, and institutes a comparison greatly in favour of the farmers. He denounces the rapacity of the public servants and the arbitrary nature of the government, and recommends...
Page 370 - Translated from the original Dutch by Samuel Hull Wilcocke. With Notes and Additions by the Translator. The whole comprising a full and accurate Account of all the present and late Possessions of the Dutch in India and at the Cape of Good Hope.
Page 155 - Netherlands to the extent of one or two ships' cargoes yearly; that they should also be allowed free trade with India and in slaves with Madagascar and the east coast of Africa; that the Company should purchase ordinary wine at 81.
Page 373 - S.) with A Relation of the Events which befel Those Survivors who have reached England, viz. Robert Price, Thomas Lewis, John Warmington, and Barney Larey. Being the Report given to the East India Company by ALEXANDER DALRYMPLE, ESQUIRE.

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