Transvaal Versus Great-Britain: A Short Commentary Upon the Dutch Address to the British People

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J.H. de Bussy, 1899 - 40 strán (strany)

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Strana 7 - 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.
Strana 9 - August, 1881, complete self-government, subject to the suzerainty of her Majesty, her heirs and successors, will be accorded to the inhabitants of the Transvaal territory, upon the following terms and conditions, and subject to the following reservations and limitations : — Article 1.
Strana 23 - Whatever I judge reasonable or unreasonable, for another to do for me, that, by the same judgment, I declare reasonable or unreasonable that I in the like case should do for him.
Strana 9 - Her Majesty, as Sovereign of the Transvaal Territory, accorded to the inhabitants of that territory complete self-government, subject to the suzerainty of Her Majesty, her heirs, and successors, upon certain terms and conditions, and subject to certain reservations and limitations set forth in 33 articles; and by the London Convention of 1884, Her Majesty, while maintaining the preamble of the earlier instrument, directed and declared that certain other articles embodied therein should be substituted...
Strana 13 - Entire freedom of action," it was added, "will be accorded to the Transvaal Government so far as is not inconsistent with the rights expressly reserved to the Suzerain Power. The term Suzerainty," Lord Kimberley further explained, " has been chosen as most conveniently describing superiority over a State possessing independent rights of government subject to reservations with reference to certain specified matters.
Strana 9 - Under these Conventions, therefore, Her Majesty holds towards the South African Republic the relation of a suzerain who has accorded to the people of that Republic self-government upon certain conditions, and it would be incompatible with that position to submit to Arbitration the construction of the conditions on which she accorded self-government to the Republic.
Strana 16 - within a black line," and is thus omitted. No conclusion can be clearer. There is still more. The last page of the " draft " sent by Lord Derby shows most distinctly that his Lordship meant to have the suzerainty abolished.
Strana 9 - The arguments adduced in the Note of the Acting State Secretary, based on the general principles of international law as applied to ordinary treaties between independent Powers, and on the actual or proposed legislation of other nations (including the United Kingdom), do not, in the view of Her Majesty's Government, apply to the case under consideration...
Strana 9 - Articles, and by the London Convention of 1884 Her Majesty, while maintaining the preamble of the earlier instrument, directed and declared that certain other articles embodied therein should be substituted for the articles embodied in the Convention of 1881. The articles of the Convention of 1881 were accepted by the Volksraad of the Transvaal State and those of the Convention of 1884 by the Volksraad of the South African Republic. " Under these conventions, therefore, Her Majesty holds towards...
Strana 16 - C. 3947, page 43), his Lordship sends to the Deputation a draft of the new Convention, which Her Majesty's Government propose, in substitution for the Convention of Pretoria. This draft was not printed in the Blue Book, but the original is still in the possession of this Government. A true copy of the first page is affixed as an annexure to this letter.

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