Charles John Abraham to Frederick Chesson, 18 November 1885
Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C123 – 33
Author(s): Charles John Abraham
Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson
Sent from: England
Date: 18 November 1885
The Close, Lichfield
18 Nov 1885
My dear Sir,
I gladly sign the address you sent me. I suppose that I am singular in writing to express my regrets and surprise that the nations of Europe sent representative to conference to parcel out amongst themselves the Congo country without in any way considering or recognizing the native rights to their land.
What an outcry is raised about the injustice of Land Laws in Ireland and the nationalization of land in this country, but not a voice was raised against the internationalization of Africa.
Yours very truly
F.W. Chesson, Esq