The Cape And The Kaffirs; A Diary Of Five Years' Residence In Kaffirland With A Chapter Of Advice…

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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.1851 Excerpt: ... British Government, were the best guarantees of the manner in which he would carry out the plans as yet only in abeyance. "I am the Inkosi Enkulu (the Great Chief) of Kaffirland," said he. "From me, as the representative of the Queen of England, you hold your lands. My Wobd shall by your law, and whoso shall disobey it, him will I sweep from the land!" Now, one great secret of Sir Harry Smith's rule is, that the Kaffirs know he will execute what he threatens. They are sure he will keep his Wobd. As Pato knew Colonel Somerset would never rest till he found him and hunted him and his people down, so Gaikas and I'Slambies, Tambookies and Zooluhs, feel that Sir Harry Smith, too, will be "up and doing " among them, if they fail in their promises. When Sir Benjamin D'Urban resigned the Government, in 1836, he took up his residence near Cape Town, and there, for ten long years, he sorrowfully abided the result of the system which had been introduced by his opponents. His friends thought that he ought to proceed to England, and there expose the mischiefs that were gathering round the Colony; but he "bided his time," and it was not xmtil the events of the war had proved the soundness of his former arguments, and that he had truly described the Kaffirs as "irreclaimable savages," that he repaired to the Colonial Office in London. His statements had now their due weight, and the offices of Governor and Commander-in-Chief were again united in the person of Sir Harry Smith, whose opportune arrival in England from India was hailed with joy by the very party that in 1836, discarded the opinions and overthrown the policy of Sir Benjamin D'Urban and Sir Harry himself. His appointment to the Government of the Cape soon followed his triumphant reception at home as the hero of...

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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.1851 Excerpt: ... British Government, were the best guarantees of the manner in which he would carry out the plans as yet only in abeyance. "I am ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217574629

ISBN - 13:9780217574624

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