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Bigge (John Thomas, Colebrooke (William M.G) and Blair (W.)

REPORTS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF INQUIRY ON THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Published: G. Greig, Cape Town, 1827

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I. Upon the Administration of the Government at the Cape of Good Hope.

II. Upon the Finances at the Cape of Good Hope.

Dated 6th September 1826. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, May 1st, 1827.

Reprinted and Published by G. Greig, Cape Town, 1827.

130 pages, green cloth boards which are scuffed and worn, brown leather spine with title label missing, sprinkled edges, light foxing, a good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 24: One of the most important statistical reports upon the Cape of Good Hope, published up to this period. A very exhaustive inquiry into the condition of the Cape Colony appears to have been carried out by the Commissioners, who recommended certain changes in the administration. In suggesting the abolition of the " Burgher Senate," it is maintained that " there is nothing in the character of the body of the people . . . that implies a spirit of disaffection to the government, or that should warrant the adoption of harsh measures towards them."

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 12mo (190 x120mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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