The Basutos; The Mountaineers & Their Country; Being a Narrative of Events Relating to the Tribe from Its Formation Early in the Nineteenth Century to
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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...his X mark." This petition was followed by a striking letter from the Governor's Agent Colonel Griffith which should have made the Cape Government halt; but it had no effect. "THE GovERNoR's AGENT, BASUTOLAND " 26 january 1880. "To THE HONOURABLE THE SECRETARY FOR NAT1VE AFFA1RS, CAPE Town. " SIR, " With reference to the various measures which have been recently introduced by the Government into this territory, I have the honour most respectfully to point out to you that in carrying out these measures an excessive strain is being put upon the loyalty of the Basutos, and also upon the influence of the Government oflicers in this territory, who have for the last nine years so ably assisted me in maintaining order and in elevating the people to their present state of civilization. "The measures in question, and those to which I Iniuclicious Policy 507 would particularly draw your attention as being of such grave moment that any hasty or incautious action might result in consequences not only disastrous to the peace of this country, but which would seriously affect the general welfare of the whole Colony, are the following: -----"First.--The appropriation of the large sum of,4u 12, 500 from the surplus revenues of this territory. " Secona'l_y.--Calling upon Basutos to give up their arms. "T/zirdly.-Depriving the Basuto of that part of Basutoland which was recently occupied by the Chief Moirosi and a part of his tribe, and who, together with the Basutos, occupied the whole territory as a homogeneous tribe and people. " Fourtlzly.-Doubling the hut-tax. "Had any of these measures been introduced at different times, and with a sufiicient interval elapsing...
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