'Konditien en voorwaarden, achtervolgens welke Heeren Weesmeesteren dezer Kolonie, voornemers zyn by inzettinge en slaggevinge, het zy by den op- of afslag, publiek aan de meestbiedende ter verkoopen, zeker'.
Relates to a public auction held by the Orphan Masters in respect of a house and adjoining property at the foot of Table Mountain.
Missionary of the London Missionary Society (L.M.S.)
'Extracts from the narrative of the journey of Mr. Read and others to Caffraria, dated Bethelsdorp, May 21, 1816'.
In the form of a letter to the Director of the London Missionary Society, Read describes a journey to the Eastern Cape, during which he met the prophet Makana and the Xhosa chief Gaika. There are references to Dr. J.T. van der Kemp's pioneer work in the missionary field.
Las Cases (1766-1842) was a French official and writer, secretary to Napoleon at St. Helena
Two letters written on silk by Las Cases's son at his father's dictation; one of 1 Aug. 1816 to Prince Lucien Bonaparte is incomplete and gives an account of the voyage to St. Helena and of Napoleon's health and manner of living. The second of 10 Nov. 1816 to Lady Clavering complains of the rigors of their life on St. Helena. Also an Ms letter signed by the Comte de Las Cases, recommending his valet, James Scott, to Lady Clavering and an Ms business letter to Monsieur Packette, signed by Las Cases's son for his father. These letters were sewn into the waistcoat of Las Cases's valet, James Scott, but they were discovered by the governor, Sir Hudson Lowe, who banished the Comte de Las Cases to the Cape of Good Hope for this indiscretion.
Extracts from the church register showing that Joannes Arnoldus, son of Arnoldus Bartman and Wilhelmina Bradenbrink, was baptised on 20 May 1799 and that Wilhelmina Bradenbrink, wife of Arnoldus Bartman, was buried on 25 May 1809. Certified true copies, 26 April 1820.
Memorial to Lord John Russell (Colonial Secretary, Great Britain) from inhabitants of the Cape of Good Hope, urging that revenue received from the sale of waste lands in the Colony be diverted to the transportation of emigrants from the United Kingdom.