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of Richard Bamberger

Rec. March 20, 1942

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this Conscription.--Injustice and Impolicy of the Mea-

sure.—Plan to seize the Griquas during the Beaufort

Fair

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CHAPTER V.

Appointment of Mr. Melvill as a political agent at Griqua

Town.-Jealousies and Dissensions.-The Bergenaars.-

Their barbarous conduct towards the Native Tribes.-

Bechuana Refugees.-Description of a Party of them.-

Author's Journal.- Arrival at Philippolis.—Meet with

more Bechuanas.--Arrival at Rama.—Colonial Traders.

-Alexander River.-Interview with the Bergenaars.

Arrival at Griqua Town.-State of the People.-General

Convocation-Resolutions passed at it

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CHAPTER VI.

Journey to the Bechuana Country.--Interview with Bushmen.

-Berands the Griqua Chief.—Bushmen's mode of de-

stroying Lions. — Arrival at the Kuruman.-Improve- .

ments introduced by the Missionaries.-Superstition of

the Bechuanas.-Intelligent Conduct of the Chief Ma-

huri

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CHAPTER VII.

Visit to the deserted Town of Lattakoo.—Its desolate appear-

ance.-Desert of Kalleghanny.-- Visit to Mateebé's Camp.

-Interview with the King and his Family.-Great dif-

ference in the appearance of the Chiefs and the Common

People.—Teysho and his Family.-Standard by which the

People estimate presents.-Government.--Public Assem-

blies

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CHAPTER VIII.

Character of the Bechuanas.-Thraldom of the Women.--Anec-

dote of Mahuri's Humanity.-Famished state of the Lower

Classes.--Great Extension of the Bechuana or Caffer Lan-

guage.--Importance of the Bechuana Country as a Field

of Missions.--Mr. Moffat's Visit to Makabba, King of the

Wankeets

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CHAPTER IX.

Caffer Mission. Effects of Dr. Vanderkemp's labours.-Re-

newal of the Mission in 1816,- Exploratory Excursion,

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Tribes and Security to the Colonial Frontier.—Testimo-

nies in regard to this point by Mr. Melvill, Colonel

Fraser, Dr, Lichtenstein, Mr. Barrow, &c.—Defence of

Theopolis in 1819.—Dangers from which the Colony has

been saved by the Conciliation of the Hottentots.-Ob-

jections against the Stations beyond the Colony, as afford-

ing a refuge to Deserters and Runaways, &c. refuted.--

Abuses of the Colonists in supplying the Banditti with

Ammunition not restrained by Government.-False Alle-

gations of Peterson, the convict, against Africaner's Kraal 226

CHAPTER XIII.

Mr. Buxton's Motion in Parliament, in 1824, calling for Infor-

mation respecting the Condition of the Coloured Popu-

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