Rhodesia and Its Government

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1898 - Africa, Southern - 352 pages

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Page 302 - say, as I hope for mercy, I can have no other notion of all the other governments that I see or know than that they are a conspiracy of the rich, who, on the pretence of managing the public, only pursue their private ends and devise all the ways and
Page 323 - reserve and take to ourselves, our heirs and successors, the right and power by writing under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom to revoke this our charter, and to revoke and annul the privileges, powers, and rights hereby granted to the Company.
Page 279 - When he landed in Calcutta in 1765, Bengal was regarded as a place to which Englishmen were sent only to get rich, by any means, in the shortest possible time. He first made dauntless and unsparing war on that gigantic system of oppression, extortion, and corruption. In that war he manfully put to hazard his ease, his fame, and his splendid fortune.
Page 322 - That the petitioners believe that if the said concessions, agreements, grants, and treaties can be carried into effect, the condition of the natives inhabiting the said territories will be materially improved, and their civilisation advanced, and an organisation established which will
Page 280 - When every man draws to himself all that he can compass, by one title or another, it must needs follow that how plentiful soever a nation may be, yet a few dividing the wealth of it
Page 322 - to the suppression of the slave trade in the said territories, and to the opening up of the said territories to the immigration of Europeans, and to the lawful trade and commerce of our subjects, and of
Page 19 - The power and authority of England have for many years been paramount there, and neither by the Sand River Convention of 1852, nor at any other time, did Her Majesty's Government surrender the right and duty of requiring that the Transvaal should be governed with a view to the common safety of the various European communities.
Page 107 - In case of a revolt against the Company or other misconduct committed by a native chief or tribe, the Administrator and Council may impose a reasonable fine upon the offender. The Administrator shall forthwith report every such case to the High Commissioner, who may remit the fine in whole or
Page 246 - do not molest my people I cannot declare war against them and deprive them of their country; but as soon as they interfere with our rights I shall end their game. I shall then ask your aid, and be very glad to get it; and when all is over I shall grant farms to those who assisted me.
Page 323 - represented to us to be likely to be advanced by the grant of this our charter, it shall be lawful for us, our heirs and successors, and we do hereby

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