Papers Relative to the Condition and Treatment of the Native Inhabitants of Southern Africa, Within the Colony of the Cape of the Good Hope, or Beyond

Papers Relative to the Condition and Treatment of the Native Inhabitants of Southern Africa, Within the Colony of the Cape of the Good Hope, or Beyond

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...and to have a minister and further assistants appointed, to which the Government consented. Next, to come to the remaining and most important point of your letter, desiring my information as to the means still to be found of settling the Bushmen advantageously in communities, I shall lay before you my ideas frankly, as your superior knowledge will enable you to judge where my prejudices as a colonist lead me astray, and where the want of having seen any thing more than this colony may cramp my views. Under the influence of these defects, I may err; but interested motives I can have none. I can appeal to the Government, my fellow-servants, the Boors, the savages themselves, as to how I have felt and acted with respect to the latter, and defy the minutest scrutiny; but I am far from running blindfold into the opposite extreme, and thinking that collecting them into schools, and preaching to them whilst they are half starved, through interpreters who do not understand us themselves, will do them the least good. I am a strong advocate for missionary institutions among the Bushmen; I strongly urged Dr. Philip and the Rev. Mr. Whitworth to settle missionaries close on our borders; but then I consider these worthy men in the outset more as protectors than as teachers, at least to the present grown up generation of Bushmen. By the high respect in which they are held among the Griequas, Bergenaars, Coxnannas, (far worse enemies to the Bushmen than ever ths Boore were) they will restrain these from injuring such as belong to their institutions, and by the communication which they may keep up with the Government and magistrates, they will effectually check all attacks on the part of the colonists. One establishment has been already set on foot for some...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548825
  • 9781236548825