The Cape of Good Hope and the Eastern Province of Algoa Bay, &c. &c: With Statistics of the Colony

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P. Richardson, 1843 - Algoa Bay (South Africa) - 388 pages
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Page 105 - Right, it has been the uniform policy of our Constitution to claim and assert our liberties, as an entailed inheritance derived to us from our forefathers and to be transmitted to our posterity, as an estate specially belonging to the people of this kingdom without any reference whatever to any other more general or prior right.
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Page 260 - Caffers; they have abundance of all that life requires for competence and for comfort; and they have few causes of anxiety about the future. Some of them who have now acquired considerable flocks of merino sheep, have even a fair prospect of attaining by degrees to moderate wealth. They have excellent means of education for their children; they have a well-selected subscription library of about four hundred...
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