The Transvaal Outlook

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Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900 - 139 strán (strany)

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Strana 72 - 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 Alajesty the Queen.
Strana 64 - We complain of the severe losses which we have been forced to sustain by the emancipation of our slaves, and the vexatious laws which have been enacted respecting them.
Strana 71 - State, with such duties and functions as are herein-after defined ; (6) 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...
Strana 11 - single track" was so delicate, that one man could in a minute have broken or moved a rail, but our trains usually carried along the tools and means to repair such a break. We had, however, to maintain strong guards and garrisons at each important bridge or trestle — the destruction of which would have necessitated time for rebuilding.
Strana 75 - Constitution which shall be framed by competent persons selected by representatives of the whole people and framed on lines laid down by them — a constitution which shall be safeguarded •against hasty alteration ; (3) an equitable franchise law, and fair representation ; (4) equality of the Dutch and English languages; (5) responsibility to the Legislature of the heads of the great departments ; (6) removal of religious disabilities...
Strana 16 - Sturgis' expedition was less successful than the others, it assisted us in the main object to be accomplished. I must bear full and liberal testimony to the energetic and successful management of our railroads during the campaign. No matter when or where a break has been made, the repair train seemed on the spot, and the damage was repaired generally before I knew of the break. Bridges have been built with surprising rapidity, and the locomotive whistle was heard in our advanced camps almost before...
Strana 70 - I have no power to undo it, and do not believe that it will ever be undonein the only sense in which they will ask it — I have, on the other hand, been shown the stubbornness of a determination to be content with nothing else, for which I was not prepared by the general testimony of officials...
Strana 71 - On the 8th day of August, 1881, the government of the said state, together with all rights and obligations thereto appertaining, and all state property taken over at the time of annexation, save and except munitions of war, will be handed over to Messrs.
Strana 65 - We are now quitting the fruitful land of our birth, in which we have suffered enormous losses and continual vexation, and are entering a wild and dangerous territory ; but we go with a firm reliance on an all-seeing, just, and merciful Being, whom it will be our endeavour to fear and humbly to obey. By authority of the farmers who have quitted the Colony, (Signed) P. RETIEF.
Strana 67 - 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...

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