A Letter on the Government of the Cape of Good Hope, and on Certain Events which Have Occurred There of Late Years, Under the Administration of Lord Charles Somerset: Addressed Most Respectfully to Earl Bathurst

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Carpenter and Son, 1827 - Всего страниц: 147

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Стр. 110 - SIR, — I take the liberty of addressing you on the subject of a memorial I presented to Congress, and pray you would inform me what the determination of Congress has been thereon.
Стр. 137 - GOD SAvE THE KING. Given under my hand and seal, at the Cape of Good Hope, this 26th day of April 1816. (Signed) CH SOMERSET. By His Excellency's command, (Signed) H.
Стр. 92 - I demand of your lordship, the justice of believing me to be with the greatest respect, My Lord, Your lordship's most obedient, and most obliged humble servant, JON.
Стр. 52 - Caffres that the offence must instantly be followed by the punishment; whereas, by waiting the decision of the Commander-in-Chief, 600 miles distant, in every emergency, offences are allowed to accumulate to an alarming amount; and the slender means of defence the settlement possesses, deprived of the power of acting with promptitude, is forced to present to the Caffres at once the appearance of enmity and weakness.
Стр. 20 - Majesty's settlement of the Cape of Good Hope, warmly appreciating the highminded principles of justice, integrity, and active benevolence, that have conspicuously marked, in their humble judgment, your truly meritorious administration of the government of this colony, during the period his Majesty was pleased to repose the trust in your hands, as late Acting Governor, now respectfully beg leave to wait on you with this sincere homage of their grateful esteem, previously to your approaching departure...
Стр. 101 - ... unhandsome allusion was made to your father ' in any part of what Sir Rufane addressed to you on that occasion. The impression Sir Rufane's observations made upon me was, that he endeavoured to convince you of the nature of the situation he filled, as I have above described it ; and that because your father left a team of mules upon the lands cultivated on his account at Newlands, it did not therefore follow that any other person than himself could by any means be allowed to interfere with that...
Стр. 51 - Caffres to plunder and force the settlers to retire, and ultimately to burn it to the ground; by withdrawing from the Fish River a line of posts which had previously effectually protected the settlers ; by refusing aid to the more advanced farmers, plundering parties have been encouraged to drive those in, and afterwards to extend their incursions to all parts of the settlement, and even beyond it; by exasperating that tribe which had hitherto preserved the appearances...
Стр. 134 - Knight Commander of the most honourable and military Order of the Bath, and Knight of the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword.
Стр. 46 - ... gratefully acknowledge the prompt and generous exertions of Government in providing the means of subsistence on the commencement of the settlement, and in alleviating as far as possible the severe visitations of repeated and total failures of their wheat crops. And they cannot omit the expression of their particular gratitude to the acting Governor, Sir Rufane Donkin, who devoted to their prosperity a great share of his personal attention ; to whom they owed the establishment of a town in the...
Стр. 47 - ... share of his personal attention; to whom they owed the establishment of a town in the centre of the new settlement, as the seat of its magistracy; and a system of military defence, during which they were free from Caffre depredations ; by making arrangements for a friendly intercourse with the Caffres, and by his solicitous attentions to the interests and wishes of the settlers, he inspired them with a degree of energy and hope, of which they are now left only the recollection. 'That it is the...

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