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action administration Afrikander already annexation arms become believe Bloemfontein Boer Bond British Government burghers Cape Colony cause chief citizens claim consider considerable Convention course Court danger desire direct doubt Dutch effect Empire England English equality established European existence expressed fact feel force foreign franchise Free future German give gold grievances hands hear High High Commissioner Hollander immediate Imperial Government importance independence India interests Johannesburg justice Kruger land language leaders matter means merely military mind mines Minister Natal native never object opinion Orange Free party peace political population position present President Pretoria question race railway reason recent referred regards representative Republic result rule Secretary side South Africa taken territory things tion Town trade Transvaal Uitlanders Volksraad whole writes
Էջ 164 - State; (6) they will be entitled to hire or possess houses, manufactories, warehouses, shops and premises; (c) they may carry on their commerce either in person or by any agents whom they may think fit to employ; (d) 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 Transvaal citizens.
Էջ 268 - The principles of international law have no bearing upon the relations between the Government of India as representing the Queen-Empress on the one hand, and the Native States under the Suzerainty of Her Majesty on the other. The paramount supremacy of the former presupposes and implies the subordination of the latter.
Էջ 75 - We'll see." Thus the conversation ended, but during the seventeen years that have elapsed I have watched the propaganda for the overthrow of British power in South Africa being ceaselessly spread by every possible means — the press, the pulpit, the platform, the schools, the colleges, the legislature— until it has culminated in the present war, of which Mr. Reitz and his co-workers are the origin and the cause. Believe me, sir, the day on which FW Reitz sat down to pen his ultimatum to Great...
Էջ 23 - The Assistant Commissioners guarantee in the fullest manner, on the part of the British Government, to the Emigrant Farmers beyond the Vaal River, the right to manage their own affairs and to govern themselves according to their own laws, without any interference on the part of the British Government...
Էջ 119 - We own more than half the land, and, taken in the aggregate, we own at least ninetenths of the property in this country ; yet, in all matters affecting our lives, our liberties, and our properties, we have absolutely no voice. Dealing now first with the Legislature, we find taxation is imposed upon us without any representation whatever; that taxation is wholly inequitable, (a) because a much greater amount is levied from the people than is required for the needs of...
Էջ 21 - We complain of the unjustifiable odium which has been cast upon us by interested and dishonest persons, under the cloak of religion, whose testimony is believed in England to the exclusion of all evidence in our favour ; and we can foresee as the result of this prejudice, nothing but the total ruin of the country.
Էջ 126 - The difficulties of the reforming party in the Volksraad and the Executive appear to arise from the strong prejudice of the more conservative of the burghers against employing Uitlanders, which would not be unworthy of sympathy were it not for the patent fact that a population like that of the burghers cannot possibly be expected to furnish adequate material from which to select candidates for this department of the public service ; and to make difficulties about appointing foreigners amounts, under...
Էջ 21 - We will not molest any people, nor deprive them of the smallest property; but, if attacked, we shall consider ourselves fully justified in defending our persons and effects, to the utmost of our ability, against every enemy.
Էջ 276 - ... another is unable to join in our legitimate rejoicings. We can show it by striving to take care that our treatment of those who have been guilty of rebellion, while characterised by a just severity towards the really guilty parties, shall be devoid of any spirit of vindictiveness, or of race prejudice. We can show it above all, when this dire struggle is over, by proving by our acts that they libelled us who said that we fought for gold or any material advantage, and that the rights and privileges,...