At the Breakwater Works, Cape Town

At the Breakwater Works, Cape Town

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: the " Government employ." 376. Mr. Solomon In addition to what you have suggested, is there anything in the rules and regulations that you _think could be improved?--In order to carry the suggestions made into effect, the regulations for the discipline and management of the convicts will have to be revised. Perhaps the best to do, bearing in mind that the Cape convict system is one of rewards and punishments, would be to frame a new code of regulations for fixed stations, as those at present in force were issued for road parties. 377. Mr. Molteno. Are you aware of anything that would tend 'to economy, or reduction of the present expense? Do you think the stafi" of officers is in excess?--'No; it has been reduced very much down here, as they can do with fewer guards than at other stations. i 378. Dr. Ebcents_ien. Who is Mr. Simpkins?--He has been appointed as assistant superintendent, to assist Mr. Short. 379. What are his duties?--One part is to go over the works and see how the men are disposed. 380. Is not that unnecessary?-1-The Government are not Rev. my. Fisk. of that opinion, I presume. 381. What is your opinion.'--The chaplain is not competent to give an opinion on that subject. 382. Do you see any improvement since his appointment?--It is too short a time. 383. Do you look for any?--I think that in all such stations there should be two persons in charge. 384. Mr. Andrews is of opinion that the convicts are not hard enough worked. Is that your opinion? He says the free labourers work two hours in winter and one hour in summer longer than the convicts '.--I do not think, with the present regulations, you could keep them out longer. These men have to be seen to and provided for after their return. Thshow more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876687
  • 9781236876683