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Silas Thelensho Molema and Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje Papers With digital objects
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Lanyon, William) Owen, Kimberley. To Chief Montsioa, [Mafeking]

Acknowledges receipt of letter of' March 6 and refers to alleged ill-treatment of Barolong poople; accepts with pleasure the assurances sent by the Barolong via Molema of their confidence in and love for the British Government which in highly esteemed; sends by Molema, a saddle and bridle as a token of good will. letter signed sealed. 3p.

Wood Evelyn, Newcastle. To Chief Montsioa, [Mafeking]

Introduces himself as the general replacing Sir George Colley in command of the British troops; has heard with sorrow of the trouble between Montsioa and Machabi (of Polfontein) and that war has broken out; a Royal Commission (for the settlement of the affairs of the Transvaal) is sitting and will shortly proceed to Pretoria to enquire into the affairs of the Transvaal and the disputed Keate Award territory; is sending Major Ernest Buller to enquire into the cause of the fighting; Major Buller will disperse Boer commandos to prevent the Barolong being attacked. letter signed sealed (mutilated).

Moffat, John Smith, Lehurutse. To Chief Montsioa, (Mafeking)

The Royal Commission has brought forward the date when it will have an interview with the chiefs; it will new meet on July 30 and each deputation is to consist of not more than the Chief and six perssns in attendance; it is not necessary for Montsioa to come to Pretoria as his son is already there and will probably be granted an interview with the Royal Commission. autograph letter signed. 1p.

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