Fifty Years of the History of the Republic in South Africa (1795-1845)

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T. F. Unwin, 1899 - Afrikaners
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Page 268 - ... under consideration evidently mean to seek their fortunes in another land, and to consider themselves no longer British subjects, so far as the colony of the Cape of Good Hope is concerned. Would it therefore be prudent or just, even if it were possible, to prevent persons discontented with their condition, to try to better themselves, in whatever part of the world they please ? The same sort of removal takes place every day from Great Britain to the United States.
Page 329 - We complain of the severe losses which we have been forced to sustain by the emancipation of our slaves, and the vexatious laws which have been enacted respecting them.
Page 329 - We are now quitting the fruitful land of our birth, in which we have suffered enormous losses and continual vexation, and are entering a wild and dangerous territory ; but we go with a firm reliance on an all-seeing, just, and merciful Being, whom it will be our endeavour to fear and humbly to obey.
Page 99 - The loss of the enemy in this engagement is reputed to exceed 700 men in killed and wounded : and it is with the most sensible gratification that I contrast it with the enclosed return of our casualties. Your Lordship will perceive the name of...
Page 328 - We are resolved, wherever we go, that we will uphold the just principles of liberty ; but whilst we will take care that no one shall be held in a state of slavery, it is our determination to maintain such regulations as may suppress crime and preserve proper relations between master and servant.
Page 101 - ... hostilities; and, therefore, a temporary and disastrous resistance is all you can possibly oppose to superior numbers. Under these circumstances, nothing can result but the devastation of the country you casually occupy ; and such a consequence can never be contemplated without anguish by a generous mind ; or be gratifying to the man who feels for the prosperity and tranquillity of the colony lately subject to his administration.
Page 329 - We despair of saving the colony from those evils which threaten it by the turbulent and dishonest conduct of vagrants, who are allowed to infest the country in every part...
Page 329 - We complain of the unjustifiable odium which has been cast upon us by interested and dishonest persons, under the cloak of religion, whose testimony is believed in England to the exclusion of all evidence in our favour ; and we can foresee, as the result of this prejudice, nothing but the total ruin of the country.
Page 204 - As characteristic of his (Dingaan's) system of proceeding, I may only mention that when I was at his kraal I saw portions of the bodies of eleven of his own wives, whom he had only a few days previously put to death, merely for having uttered words that happened to annoy him.
Page 99 - The enemy's force apparently consisted of about 5000 men, the greater proportion of which was cavalry, and 23 pieces of cannon, yoked to horses, the disposition of which, and the nature of the ground occupied by the enemy's troops, made it evident that they intended to refuse their right wing, and with their left attempt to turn our...

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