Charles Brownlee to Frederick Chesson, 10 December 1883

Charles Brownlee to Frederick Chesson, 10 December 1883

Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C126 – 171

Author(s): Charles Brownlee

Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson

Sent from: Cape Colony

Date: 10 December 1883

Office of the Chief Magistrate East Griqualand

10th December 1883




In reply to your letter of the 20th October 1883, upon various subjects between yourself and the Colonial Government, I have the honour to inform you that a copy of the above mentioned letter was forwarded to the Government, and in reply thereto I received the following. That neither that 


‘territory at present occupied by the Xesibis nor the St Johns River Mouth will be given up, and that the government sincerely trusts that the Pondos will not by their actions compel government to abandon their desire to be on friendly terms with them, Umqikela may further be informed that there is no wish on the part of the government to maintain unnecessarily any correspondence with him.’


I have the honour to be


Your obedient servant

C Brownlee

Chief Magistrate


Certified correct copy

… Hamilton McNicholas

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