Basutoland Records; Copies of Official Documents of Various Kinds, Accounts of Traveller, &C., Collected and Arranged by Order of the Honourable J.W. Sauer, ESP., Secretary for Native Affairs Volume 3

Basutoland Records; Copies of Official Documents of Various Kinds, Accounts of Traveller, &C., Collected and Arranged by Order of the Honourable J.W. Sauer, ESP., Secretary for Native Affairs Volume 3

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...to us, so far so, that when the Government of the Orange Free State declared war upon him, I gave strict orders that no one of my subjects should go and help him, and my orders have been obeyed. So speaks my father, and I Molapo do the same. I will await your instructions. I sincerely hope that the calamities of a war from the British Government shall be spared to us. But in case that you should come in arms in our country, I wish to settle satisfactorily what concerns me specially, and place myself under the protection of the English Government, and beg to be considered as one of his children. Faithfully interpreted by me at De J'ager's farm this 20th day of July, 1865. (Signed) F. COILLABD, French Missionary, requested by Molapo to interpret for his messenger. Letter from the Secretary for Native Afairs to the C'olom'al Secretary, .='V'atal. De Jager's farm, 20th July, 1865. Sm, --I have to report for His Excellency's information that last night a messenger from Molapo arrived here, accompanied by the French Missionary Mr. Coillard in the capacity of Interpreter. I enclose the message in original, as presented to me by that gentleman this morning. You will observe that Molapo's main object in this communication seems to be to disconnect himself and his father not only from the consequences of Lesaoana's late raid upon the Colony, but from all responsibility of chieftainship over him. It appears to me, from what the messenger said in answer to my questions, that Lesaoana's position among the Basuto people is considered too strong for Molapo or Moshesh safely to interfere with him, and the absence of any positive message from Moshesh himself, except the allusion to the fact that the war he is...show more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812255
  • 9781236812254