Records of the Cape Colony from February 1793, Volume 7

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government of the Cape Colony, 1900 - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
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Page 371 - The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public; to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous or illegal, he must...
Page 139 - And whereas by an Act made in the seventh and eighth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in the Plantation Trade...
Page 139 - Possessions abroad," it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, by any Order or Orders in Council, to be issued from time to time, to give such directions, and make such regulations, touching the trade and commerce to and from...
Page 371 - Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public ; to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity.
Page 139 - LIMITS OF ACT. IV. This Act shall extend to all places within the limits of the metropolis as defined by an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled An Act for the...
Page 141 - Authorities whom it may concern, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.
Page 198 - That all and every Hottentot in the different Districts of this Colony, in the same manner as all Inhabitants, shall have a fixed Place of Abode in some one of the Districts, and that an entry of the same shall be made in the Office of the Fiscal, or the respective Landdrosts, and that they shall not be allowed to change their place of abode from one District to another, without a Certificate from the Fiscal, or Landdrost of the District from which they remove ; which Certificate they shall be bound...
Page 24 - ... common sense, by depriving the colony of the benefit which might have been derived from so useful a people. The total extinction of the Bosjesmen race is actually stated to have been at one time confidently hoped for; but, fortunately, even such zealous instruments were not able to effect this bloody purpose.
Page 445 - I have the honor to transmit a copy of a letter addressed to me by the consul of the United States at London, giving the particulars based upon credible information received by him, the authority for which it is not in his power at present to disclose. As the vessel is known to...
Page 445 - B. Street, commanding the Government armed ship Emma, who were employed for many successive nights in sounding, and (as it has been proved) gained a perfect knowledge of the anchorage on the enemy's coast, and who were equally strenuous in their services in various ways on shore. I beg also to recommend to their Lordships

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