The Transvaal and the Boers: A Short History of the South African Republic, with a Chapter on the Orange Free State

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Chapman & Hall, ld., 1900 - 394 pages

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Page 245 - ... they will not be subject, in respect of their persons or property, or in respect of their commerce or industry, to any taxes, whether general or local, other than those which are or may be imposed upon citizens of the said Republic.
Page 92 - When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
Page 242 - The South African Republic will conclude no Treaty or engagement with any State or nation other than the Orange Free State, nor with any native tribe to the eastward or westward of the Republic, until the same has been approved by Her Majesty the Queen.
Page 244 - No person who has remained loyal to Her Majesty during the late hostilities shall suffer any molestation by reason of his loyalty...
Page 75 - A long and sad experience has sufficiently convinced us of the injury, loss, and dearness of slave labour, so that neither slavery nor the slave trade will ever be permitted among us.
Page 93 - And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it : and when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword. But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
Page 242 - Nicholas Jacobus Smit, shall, when ratified by the Volksraad of the South African Republic, be substituted for the articles embodied in the Convention of 3rd August 1881 ; which latter, pending such ratification, shall continue in full force and effect.
Page 227 - Resident in and for the said state, with such duties and functions as are hereinafter defined ; (b) the right to move troops through the said state in time of war, or in case of the apprehension of immediate war between the suzerain power and any foreign state or native tribe in South Africa ; and (c) the control of the external relations of the said state, including the conclusion of treaties...
Page 155 - I would rather," said Burgers in March 1877, " be a policeman under a strong government than the president of such a state. It is you — you members of the Raad and the Boers — who have lost the country, who have sold your independence for a drink. You have ill-treated the natives, you have shot them down, you have sold them into slavery, and now you have to pay the penalty.
Page 125 - Pent in this fortress of the North, Think'st thou we will not sally forth, To spoil the spoiler as we may, And from the robber rend the prey?

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