Memoir Respecting The Kaffers, Hottentots, And Bosjemans, Of South Africa (volume 1)

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJohn Sutherland

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... cattle; we excused ourselves, saying, the brass and The tobacco might be again stolen, desiring him to en-i655entota courage the inhabitants to come with their cattle to December, the fort, which he promised to do. We are firmly persuaded that this cunning fellow has stolen the Company''s brass and tobacco, and that he is now rich in cattle, and this the Caep and Saldanhamans say; also, that he will care very little more about us--(haed deed, as they say in Persia,)--time will show. No more Indian lojangh, or thick wire, should be sent; it is very bad, and the natives will scarcely take it. An English ship arrived--out 8 months--10 men dead and 40 or 50 sick, mostly scorbutic; supplied them with 2 cattle and 3 or 4 sheep, and admitted 10 or 12 of their worst patients to hospital, at the request of the captain, who said they would gladly pay for all. We were told by people who sold us 6 fine cows and 6 sheep, that Harry was not likely to return as our interpreter, but that when ships arrived he would come to fill his bags with bread, rice, wine, &c.; that he had bought many cattle from the Saldaniers with our brass, and had now become a great captain. A Hottentoo, calling himself Damon, and then called by us Domine, because of his simplicity, and who appears to be entirely devoted to us, is, with Claes Das, employed as interpreter. He appears to be the best man we have yet met with; he told us privately that Harry had stolen our brass; that it was he who had stolen the Company''s cattle; that it was his sons who had murdered the boy, with many details of how he had set about it. He said Caepman had not assisted; that Harry had planned, and with his own people executed the act, rather contrary than otherwise, to the wish of Caepman and Saldanhaman; that the fo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... cattle; we excused ourselves, saying, the brass and The tobacco might be again stolen, desiring him to en-i655entota courage th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217510264

ISBN - 13:9780217510264

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