Joseph Orpen to Frederick Chesson, 22 June 1880
Archive location: Bodleian Libraries, MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 18 / C144 – 59
Author(s): Joseph Orpen
Recipient(s): Frederick Chesson
Sent from: Cape Colony
Date: 22 June 1880
Capetown 22 June 80
Dear Mr Chesson,
Besides the pamphlet on Basutoland, its land and Representation, I send you twenty copies of pamphlet published last year on Home Representation. The two together demonstrate the proper cure for wrong doing in Native Affairs, and I shall feel greatly obliged if you will place them in the hands of those who are likely to bring these views on a whole before Parliament and the public. If carried out they would accomplish to a great extent the object of your society and greatly lighten its burden. Establish the British prevention police in effect instead of the sad office of the detective with its less direction action on crime.
Both go today by Revd [A?] Mabille for Pretoria.