A History of Rhodesia

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1900 - Rhodesia - 381 pages
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Page 80 - Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Page 139 - I tender you my sincere congratulations that without appealing to the help of friendly Powers you and your people have been successful in opposing with your own forces the armed bands that have broken into your country to disturb the peace, in restoring order, and in maintaining the independence of your country against attacks from without.
Page 132 - It is under these circumstances that we feel constrained to call upon you to come to our aid should a disturbance arise here. The circumstances are so extreme that we cannot but believe that you and the men under you will not fail to come to the rescue of people who will be so situated.
Page 132 - What we have to consider is, What will be the condition of things here in the event of a conflict ? Thousands of unarmed men, women and children of our race will be at the mercy of well-armed Boers, while property of enormous value will be in the greatest peril. We cannot contemplate the future without the gravest apprehensions. All feel that we are justified in taking any steps to prevent the shedding of blood, and to insure the protection of our rights. It is under these circumstances that we feel...
Page 159 - Rhodes's position, in subsidising, organising, and stimulating an armed insurrection against the Government of the South African Republic, and employing the forces and resources of the Chartered Company to support such a revolution.
Page 273 - (1) That compulsory labour did undoubtedly exist in Matabeleland if not in Mashonaland ; (2) that labour was procured by the various native commissioners for the various requirements of the Government, mining companies, and private persons ; (3) that the native commissioners in the first place endeavoured to obtain labour through the indunas, but failing in this they procured it by force.
Page 150 - Republic towards the colony was the great obstacle to common action for practical purposes among the various states of South Africa. Under these circumstances I assisted the movement in Johannesburg with my purse and influence. Further, acting within my rights, in the autumn of 1895 I placed on territory under the administration of the British South Africa Company, upon the borders of the Transvaal, a body of troops under Dr Jameson, prepared to act in the Transvaal in certain eventualities.
Page 132 - All feel that we are justified in taking any steps to prevent the shedding of blood and to insure the protection of our rights.
Page 132 - ... be so situated. We guarantee any expense that may reasonably be incurred by you in helping us, and ask you to believe that nothing but the sternest necessity has prompted this appeal.
Page 37 - Company, and for a long time did not seem to be able to make up his mind whether he would grant the concession or not.

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