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The Transvaal from Within

A Private Record of Public Affairs

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 186,255 / 555 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2005.08.10
mnybks.net#: 11348
Genre: History
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wing extract gives the best possible synopsis of the causes, and should whet an appetite which can be gratified by the purchase of Mr. Theal's book:

Why, then, did these men abandon their homes, sacrifice whatever property could not be carried away, and flee from English rule as from the most hateful tyranny? The causes are stated in a great mass of correspondence addressed by them to the Colonial Government, and now preserved, with other colonial records, in declarations published by some of them before leaving, in letters to their relatives and to newspapers, and in hundreds of pages of printed matter, prepared by friendly and hostile hands. The declaration of one of the ablest men among them assigns the following as the motives of himself and the party that went with him:

'GRAHAM'S TOWN, '_January 22, 1837_

'1. We despair of saving the colony from those evils which threaten it by the turbulent and dishonest conduct of vagrants who are allowed to infest the country in every part; nor do we see

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