Basutoland Records: Copies of Official Documents of Various Kinds, Accounts of Travellers, &c, Volume 1

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Government Printer, South Africa, 1883 - Lesotho
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Page 625 - Sir ; — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of his excellency the commander of the forces that, in consequence of the commands of his excellency to retaliate, under favourable circumstances, upon the enemy, for his late wanton aggressions on this frontier, I, this morning about seven o'clock, crossed the river St. Lawrence, upon the ice, and attacked and carried, after a little more than an hour's...
Page 375 - Intermixing in one and the same Act such things as have no proper relation to each other...
Page 371 - Letters Patent under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bearing date at Westminster the 6th day of September, 1869, in the 33rd year of our reign...
Page 373 - And you are expressly enjoined not to propose or assent to any Ordinance whatever whereby any person may be impeded or hindered from celebrating or attending the Worship of Almighty God in a peaceable and orderly manner although such Worship may not be conducted according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England.
Page 374 - Nineteenth :—And we do further direct, that when any ordinance shall have been passed by you, with the advice of the said Legislative Council, the same shall forthwith be laid before you for our final assent, disallowance, or other direction thereupon to be signified through you; for which purpose we do hereby require you, with all convenient speed to transmit to us, through one of our principal Secretaries of State, a transcript in duplicate of...
Page 374 - And we do further order and direct that you do not propose or assent to any private ordinance whatever whereby the property of any individual may be affected, in which there is not a saving of the rights of us, our heirs, and successors, and of all bodies politic and corporate, and of all other persons, excepting those at whose instance or for whose especial benefit such ordinance may be passed, and those claiming by, from, through, and under them.
Page 55 - Basutos engages to be the faithful friend and ally of the colony. 2. He engages to preserve order in his territory; to restrain and punish any attempt to violate the peace of the frontier of the colony by any people living within his country...
Page 376 - Now we do charge and require you that before proceeding to any such suspension you do signify by a statement in writing to the Person so to be suspended the grounds of such your intended proceeding against him and that you do call upon...
Page 86 - As long as the people choose to remain on the spot it is considered as theirs; but whenever they move, another party may come and take possession, provided they previously make due application to the chief. I could not, according to the custom of my tribe, alienate any portion of my territory without the consent of my people.
Page 25 - Who ever knew how the heat of the hen produced the chicken in the egg ? This is incomprehensible to us ; yet we do not deny the fact. Let us do like the hen. Let us place these truths in our hearts, as the hen does the eggs under her wings ; let us sit upon them, and take the same pains, and something new will come of them.

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