Kafir, the Hottentot and the Frontier Farmer

Kafir, the Hottentot and the Frontier Farmer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...January 1st, the Feast of the Circumcision, we had tolerably numerous congregations, but our daily morning prayers were not much more resorted to than before. A few more, I think, on Fridays than heretofore. May God bring more and more good out of evil! We had a sad Christmas last year, but a sadder this. Our clerical meeting was of course stopped, as the roads were not safe to travel. Jan. HERMANUS KILLED. 107 Geahamstown. 1851. January.--The year opened under inauspicious circumstances. May God, who brings good out of evil, further our troubled state to the advancement of His Church and kingdom! We had rather better news at the beginning of January, than the close of the preceding month had brought us. The Governor escaped, on the last day of December, from Fort Cox to King "William's Town. On the 17th of January, at three in the morning, Hermanus, with a rabble rout, composed partly of Hottentots from the Kat River settlement, and partly of his own Kafirs, in great force, attacked Port Beaufort. But the Commandant, Colonel Sutton, having timely notice, was prepared for him. His force was routed, and Hermanus himself killed. The Fingoes were the main defenders of the. town on this occasion, and they took much cattle, with wearing apparel, and other plunder, from the vanquished foe. This plunder was some of the recaptured spoil from the Winterberg and Koonap farms. I had two letters from the Rev. J. Willson at Post Retief, where the inmates were in great peril; each letter asked me to apply to the authorities for aid. But, alas! none could be spared them from hence. My old servant, Charles Coleman, now with Mr. Willson at Post Retief, had a ball 108 DAY OF HUMILIATION. 1851. strike his cap in one of the attacks on the post, which knocked it...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518616
  • 9781236518613