Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope; Journal, 1699-1732 Volume 1

Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope; Journal, 1699-1732 Volume 1

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...It was supposed that, being suddenly awakened, and seeing his wife in that state at his side he must have fainted and been brought to that pitiful state. June 24.--Hagedoorn somewhat better and quite conscious, but he declares that he knew nothing of the occurrence. June 26.--Meeting of Council. A. boatswain's mate disrated for theft. Promotions iu consequence. Some coal lauded from the " Schaagerlaan " to lighten her and acconnr.odate the smiths. June 27.--More favourable weather, and very exhilarating. Farmers have a fine opportunity for ploughing. Vines being pruned. June 30.--Muster of the garrison: --Garrison........ 443 men. On the" Amy" 9 On Bobben Island...... 8 On the outside Stations.... 17 Convicts, ....... 11 In Hospital 25 Grand total.... 513 men. July 7.--Sentence of the Court of Justice. That the agriculturist Jean de Thuilet, living in the Wagonmakers Valley, had in December last in his own house been guilty of two abominable homicides--killing one of his slaves, Andries, and a Hottentot named Gaffer; that he had fled after doing the deed; that he had been four times summoned by edictal citation; that a reward of fids. 25 was offered for his apprehension; that all were penally interdicted from harbouring or concealing him, or furnishing him with supplies; that he is still at large; that the crime is not only judicially known, but that Thuilet is proved to be the author; for the Landdrost proved that when the fugitive's slaves aud Hottentots had on the 4th December returned home from cutting corn, the criminal had in an angry mood, supposing that Andries and Gaffer had taken and hid his keys, caught and bound them, then hoisted them with their hands to a beam and miserably beaten them with an ox thong. That he had continued so long...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667619X
  • 9781236676191