Memoir Respecting the Kaffers, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa, Volume 2

Pike & Philip, 1846
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Pagina 343 - Europeans and slaves of whom twelve were then at school, were to be taught, and particular care to be taken that they were not alienated, so as to remain in constant slavery, but that they might in due time enjoy the freedom to which, in the right of the father, they were born.
Pagina 681 - I have heard one man, who is represented as an estimable character in other respects, declare that within a period of six years, the parties under his orders had either killed or taken 3,200 of these unfortunate creatures. Another has stated to me that the actions in which he had been engaged had caused the destruction of 2,700.
Pagina 707 - The supposition that the enmity of the Bosjesmen was originally occasioned by their resentment at being forced by the colonists to quit the territory of their ancestors, seems unfounded, as it appears that they have always resided in the country they now inhabit since the Cape has been possessed by Europeans. In the course of my journey I have seen several persons who remember the events of more than half a century. They relate that the colonists began to settle in this part of the country some sixty...
Pagina 268 - Island — about 4 or 5 hours' walk from the sea coast, subject to Oedasoa, though they have rebelled against him; they were accustomed to be his stock keepers, but appropriated his cattle to their own use; and therefore they are not recognized by any of the Hottentoos as a people who have a Choeque or Hunque, that is a hereditary king or chief; they seem, however, to be able to take their own part, as it now begins to appear, through the fear...
Pagina 220 - Holland: the reasons advanced by them for ... making war upon us last year, arising out of the complaints . . . that our people, living at a distance, and without our knowledge, had done them much injury, and also perhaps stolen and eaten up some of their sheep and calves etc. in which there is also some truth, and which it is very difficult to keep the common people from doing, when a little out of sight; so that they think they had cause for revenge, and especially, they said, upon people who had...
Pagina 91 - Herry's allies, to get them into our power and, in consideration of the intolerable annoyance we have from time to time sustained from them, to keep them as slaves, to send some to Batavia, to employ some in killing seals, and others to fetch wood in chains : we have thought fit to order you to wait a little longer...
Pagina 2 - ... apparently lost), and applied to the inhabitants of the neighbourhood of the Cape by the early Portuguese settlers on the coast ; but the meaning of the term it would seem almost impossible to trace, as hitherto its roots have not been found either in the Portuguese, the Dutch, the Hottentot, the Arabic, or the Sichuana languages, although sought for by some learned persons who have taken much interest in the research. Yet the Arabic word oote, to strike with a club, and again the word toote,...
Pagina 592 - Hottentots, there were other Africans of the same or of kindred tribes, who were early designated under the term Bushmen, from their disdaining to become bondsmen, and choosing rather to obtain a precarious subsistence in the fields or forests. From their fastnesses, they were apt to carry on a predatory warfare against the oppressors of their race, and in return were hunted down like wild beasts.
Pagina 628 - Sonquas, before mentioned ; we found upon inquiry and other information, that the Sonquas are like our poor in Europe, every tribe of Hottentots has some of them, and they are employed to give warning when they discover any strange tribe. They do not plunder any thing whatever from the kraals in whose service they are, but from others, whether in war or in peace, for, as before mentioned, they have nothing but what they procure by theft.
Pagina 711 - ... pacification of the Bosjeman nation, must have been formed on a total misconception of the character of that people. It was not to be expected that such multitudes of savages of the fiercest disposition, dispersed through such a vast extent of country, in no part of which they have a settled residence, and from which they plunder their neighbours in every direction, without the idea of any law, divine, or human, without any connection among themselves, except such as arises from the ties of parental...

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