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Correspondence  > 1896

Correspondence: 1896
 

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000000710

01.01.1896

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Some Whites have petitioned against annexation but their reasons for opposition are unconvincing. Annexation will on the contrary be beneficial.
000000711

06.01.1896

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Camper down and Richmond farmers protested against the appointment of a native Agent at the Rand and granting of franchise to Indians. They feel that Gandhiji is a paid aGitator.
000003638

08.01.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Public opinion is so strong that you might be roughly handled shall? Continue to charge you for your clients' work, or shall I charge them direct?
000000714

10.01.1896

10956 COWASJI, Dinshaw Framrog 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Please send me a copy of Transvaal Indian's petition against. Transvaal's ratification to the law imposing conscription on Indians.
000000712

10.01.1896

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By an amendment of the constitution they were practically disfranchised. We hope the supreme court will not declare it void.
000000713

10.01.1896

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The article advocates the adaptation by Natal of the Austrian "Curia" system of election as a compromise measure:
000000716

11.01.1896

12321 ISHRE, V.A. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Hereby I bind myself to attend the Natal Indian Congress and to pay its subscription of 5 shs.
000000715

11.01.1896

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"An old song resung" to ridicule Gandhiji and his activities it is full of insinuations also.
000000729

13.01.1896

02804 PROTECTOR OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Bayley's Indians have been paid wages at my office on 5th November.
000000717

15.01.1896

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Is an ignominious compromise brought about ? will not the ministry resign as they once boasted?
000000718

17.01.1896

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We urge compromise with the Home Government on this issue, especially as by following the Austrian Pattern viz. indirect voting and special constituencies of Asiatics It is possible to neutralise the Indian Vote.
000003617

20.01.1896

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Apparently short notes on them by Baker and Lindsays' Firm. [Incomplete only 1 page; Note: This is page of SN 994. So it is kept with SN 994.]
000003618

22.01.1896

12328 NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks for pointing out the matter. Any grievance regarding leave is to be referred to me. Will you in future take down names of the Complainants?
000000719

24.01.1896

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2

An eminent and experienced constitutional lawyer in England opines that in view of the Queens' Declaration of 1858 in India the home Government cannot agree to legislation debarring Indians from franchise and so suggests electoral districts with indirect voting educational test
000000720

24.01.1896

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Gandhiji was accepted as a sworn Gujarati translator in cases where he was not connected in any way.
000003619

24.01.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your offer of pound 1200 is accepted by my client. Only a bond or two will have to paid. Will you draw the transfer deed?
000000719

24.01.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

An eminent and experienced constitutional lawyer in England opines that in view of the Queen's Declaration at 1858 in Indian, the Home Government cannot agree to Legislation debarring Indians from franchise and so suggests electoral districts with indirect voting educational test.
000000720

24.01.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

 
000000721

25.01.1896

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"That there is a wealthy Indian Syndicate with quarter of a million's capital-to buy up the properties in Durban.
000000722

27.01.1896

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2

Mr. Gandhi by quoting statistics clinching the plea of swamping by Indian votes. He further invites attention to the existence of Punch system and proves that Representative institutions have penetrated no where so deeply as in India. The paper suggests amicable settlement.
000000726

29.01.1896

00070 OBSERVER 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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The writer criticises the Municipality and the wealthy Europeans for allowing Indians to buy a property and suggests that a Law be passed prohibiting sale lands to Indians.
000000724

29.01.1896

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"The Times" says that Great Britain could not afford a war of races among its own subjects. 1858 proclamation should be honoured.
000000723

29.01.1896

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2

The real difficulty is the want of knowledge and study of this question. The Ministry also does not take public in confidence. Indirect voting will create complications.
000000727

30.01.1896

00096 SYMPATHY 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Though their crops are destroyed by Locusts, these poor Indians are required to undergo the expense of making drains in their gardens That is hard on them
000000728

31.01.1896

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1

Some backward states like Haiti do have electorates based on race. Will Natal rank itself among them ?
000000730

01.02.1896

00349 TOWN CLERK 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Mayor also concurs in refusing permission for music. He will however place the matter before the council to decide as to what would constitute a serious cause of complaint.
000000732

01.02.1896

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A big merchant Company gave the required passes to its 3 native employees only, after each of them bought a shirt worth 1/6 for 6 Shs.
000000731

01.02.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I can get the Title Deeds On a bonus of pound 15/-they are willing to accept payment of money on bond.
000000733

04.02.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

I congratulate you for your stress on Vegetarianism for health. The letter dwells at length upon the naturalness and advantages of vegetarianism.
000000734

05.02.1896

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A white constable was charged with assaulting an Indian Superintendent of the coolie Dept.Proceedings of the case.
000000735

06.02.1896

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The Constable was convicted to a fine of pound 1 or one week's jail.
000000736

06.02.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I regret to note that your clients now insert a new condition after my client had accepted your definite offer of pound 1200/- without prejudice to the sale, I shall try to meet your client's wishes.
000000740

07.02.1896

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If as is rumoured ,a new Bill is to be proposed, Indian Franchise will be fastened on Natal.
000000737

07.02.1896

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Contains regulations in various constitutions re (1) election by indirect voting, (2) representation by classes, (3) educational Test.
000000739

07.02.1896

12324 BOY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The council of Education had decided in 1894 that Indian Children be admitted to Government schools only after they had exhausted the resources of their own schools subsidized by Governments Exceptions however are made.
000000738

07.02.1896

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2 Members of Legislative Assembly said they were opposed to, franchise being given to Indians." It would be a sad day if Indians were given franchise."
000000741

08.02.1896

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2

It is a well written appeal-the author makes the most of his case, but we are unconvinced. The pamphlet contains a very interesting note [?] by Mr. Binnus,M.L. A,) on usefulness of Indians Immigrants.
000000744

11.02.1896

12326 BOY'S MODEL SCHOOL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your protégé has been entered in a suitable class, where every chance of advancing himself will be given to him.
000000743

11.02.1896

12325 KHARE, K.V. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

My greetings for your efforts. Hon.Mr. Tilaks proper address is as follows. Your letters to him are wrongly addressed, and are hence delivered to me.
000000745

12.02.1896

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Meetings such as at Ladysmith and Stanger antagonise the people here against Natal. The Franchise Bill as passed cannot be sanctioned Advocates indirect voting and special electorates.
000000747

14.02.1896

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3

Various devices suggested by the writer to prevent Indians swamping the electorate by citing instances from different constitutions.
000000746

14.02.1896

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2

Text of a petition against granting franchise to Indians which Mr. Blorf wanted to forward to Chamberlain.
000000748

18.02.1896

12327 VOTER IN NO 4. WARD 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Without taking licences they ply their trade and also infringe the regulation prohibiting hawking near the market. They must be fined.
000000750

20.02.1896

12329 DURBAN HIGH SCHOOL 12330 BOOTH, Canon (Dr.)

1

For discipline's sake I cannot admit an old boy like Godfrey in to a from him of small boys for which alone he is fit.
000000749

20.02.1896

12328 NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter on the subject shall have my best attention.
000000753

21.02.1896

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Gandhiji pleaded that they had a right to be out as they gave a good account of themselves. They were acquitted.
000000754

21.02.1896

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"Imvo" protests against chamberlain's not vetoing Cape Colonies recent Bill directed against the natives and vetoing Indian franchise. But he (i.e.'Imvo') is wrong in his plea. Queen's Proclamation Supports Indians.
000000751

21.02.1896

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The dream of South Africa Federation has done more harm than anything else. A moderate franchise to Indians would form a solid block against the realisation of it. It will also prevent the onrush of Socialism.
000000752

21.02.1896

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Two Indians in European dress were charged under the Vagrancy Act, as they had no passes. They were however acquitted and advised to have passes.
000001537

25.02.1896

00084 ONE MUCH PERPLEXED 00085 PRESS (Newspaper), PRETORIA

1

Why is not wily Hindu confined to locations ? The "litte lot" close by me - their dwelling is enough to spread an epidemic.
000001538

25.02.1896

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The Arbiter of the recent Coolie conference has given us full powers to deal with the problem. The matter is serious and the evil must be nipped.
000000755

26.02.1896

12331 ABDOOL KARIM & OTHERS 12332 GOVERNOR OF NATAL & ZULULAND

4

The petition protest against the clause that :Only persons of European birth" can be owners of property in Nondweni Town. The Full text.
000000756

27.02.1896

10956 COWASJI, Dinshaw Framrog 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Nondweni regulations are the same as those Eshowe Town proclaimed by H.E.'s Predecessor on 28-9-1891.
000000757

27.02.1896

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If the pamphlet on the objects of Natal Indian Congress is published please send me a copy and also. to "Bechuanaland News"
000000761

28.02.1896

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Verbatim reproduction in Natal Mercury of the Indian Memorial against Nondeweni Township Law.
000000759

28.02.1896

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They have illegally established a morning market. near the mosque. But it dose not harm, The coolie hawker is really of great relief.
000000758

28.02.1896

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Gives instructions of various constitutions in British Empire, where voting by cata- gories exist. Advocates franchise to Indians on limited scale and suggests their inclusion while fixing Natal's representation in the South Africa Union Parliament if and when it comes into existence so that Natal's share can be Larger.
000001536

28.02.1896

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000000760

28.02.1896

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Probably a test re: the curfew law was tried. The trying magistrate acquitted the accused but suggested obtaining a pass from the Mayor. The paper says that if the Mayor issues passes indiscriminately he would nullify the Press Law.
000000763

28.02.1896

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4

Chamberlain will most probably include Indians among" inflanders" and thus give them rights in Transvaal. The Indian Government may, it is threatened take the extreme steps of stopping emigration to Natal, which would be detrimental to it. The Paper advocates caution and concessions.
000000762

28.02.1896

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1

'The Times' advocates the extension of franchise to Indians because they are thrifty and hard working, but does not know that this quality enables them to drain away the wealth of Natal Otherwise also they were undesirable.
000000725

29.02.1896

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2

Two Indians were arrested for being out after 9 P.M, but were acquitted Report of the proceedings. Gandhiji appeared for them. The observations of the Police Superintendent are interesting.
000000768

29.02.1896

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It is true that they have changed their front and given a pledge to Home Government to grant franchise to Indians ? We hope they have some little self-respect.
000000767

29.02.1896

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If Indians are the cause. it would be interesting to know if they are suffering and how many.
000000764

29.02.1896

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2

The Borough Medical Officer is illogical in his statement, that Indians are not the cause of it.
000000765

29.02.1896

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Capt. Lucas the Resident Magistrate fixed the bail for pound 10/-while Mr. Waller assistant r. M. fixed it for pound 1/- The former was too severe:
000000766

29.02.1896

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Quashing of the sentence was an act of simple justice but he should have been awarded damages for illegal imprisonment and court expenses out of the pocket of trying magistrate.
000000769

02.03.1896

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1

A correspondent writes that Indian papers British and Natives are down on Natal . "Natal will be forced to accept the mild Hindu (the smell of 'em isn't ) as they would a white brother" Labour skilled as well as unskilled is very cheap in India.
000000770

03.03.1896

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2

It leaves many loopholes for Indians to get in to the roll. If Natal is to retain fit for whites, we must oppose the Blacks whose leader is "the capable, energetic and ambitious Indian- Gandhi".
000000771

03.03.1896

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2

The clause excluding those 'Coming from countries not having elective representative institutions' is vogue and provides a loophole.
000000773

05.03.1896

12344 WASTON A.G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

H.Excellency does not feel justified in altering the Regulations of Eshowe and Nondeweni as suggested by you
000000772

05.03.1896

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3

A Long and able editorial defending the proposed Bill. To prevent possible swamping by Indians in future, the paper suggests that raising of educational of property tests.
000000774

06.03.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Gandhiji takes exception of the sneering remarks and the behaviour of the police towards the 2 Indians He cites in contrast the instance of the treatment meted out to an European suspect.
000000778

06.03.1896

12335 MUZZLER 00124 NATAL WITNESS

3

I advocate restricted franchise as a matter of justice and expediency. Lord Lansdowne's speech shows that racial exclusion is impossible Natal should accept Home Government's advice as she accepts other advantages from them.
000000781

06.03.1896

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1

A List of Indian subscribers with their amounts published by the Mayor.
000000780

06.03.1896

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4

The clause enabling the Governor to grant exemption from disfranchisement will lead to grave abuses This bill is in spirit the same as the old one that is withdrawn. will chamberlain agree to it?
000000775

06.03.1896

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1

Mr. Gandhi has done well in exposing the behaviour of the Police. The Superintendent should not rush into press when piqued.
000000776

06.03.1896

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1

They are taking undue advantage of the pest by raising prices of fruits etc. Licence system should be introduced to make them pay something.
000000779

06.03.1896

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1

A satirical poem on the Ministry's climb down and face re: Indian Franchise. "we have no back bone",etc.
000000777

06.03.1896

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1

We have gained not lost, by introducing cautiously-representative institutions in India Britain should understand Indian.
000023873

07.03.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Sends copies of the proposed franchise bill and Gandhiji's letter to the British Committee. Informs that Government turned down. Requests regarding Nandiveni ? Proposes to petition to the home government.
000023902

07.03.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08273 WEDDERBURN, William (Sir)

1

Duplicate of S. N. 23899
000023899

07.03.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08272 SIR WILLIAM

1

Suggests that a question may be put it the House of commons regarding the proposed frachise Bill. Says that this Bill replaces the act of 1814 and is retrograde.
000000783

07.03.1896

12336 SPECTATOR 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

The Writer vehemently protest against the unjust and offensive remarks of the Police Superintendent and his conduct.
000000784

07.03.1896

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1

 
000000782

07.03.1896

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3

It practically opens two doors instead of one for Indians. If India is not a country with elected representatives they can come as "exempted".
000000785

07.03.1896

12337 WATSON H.G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Governor has not seen and has no record of conditions on which Melmoth Town's land were sold.
000000787

09.03.1896

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1

There is a great scare among the merchant princes on account of the Indian petition.
000000786

09.03.1896

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1

A conference of Premier of the Colonies declared Federation as essential for defence and decided to extend the Anti-Chinese acts to all coloured Races.
000000789

10.03.1896

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1

Mr. Ryley defended the new Bill and said some half a dozen merchants in Durban ought to be on the roll. Mr. Bloy opposed and advocated consultations with the neighbouring states.
000000792

10.03.1896

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While he is forbidden to acquire even one erf in Zululand; in Natal he is to have the vote. That is because our government is weak-kneed.
000000793

10.03.1896

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1

William Watson's Bill for purchase of the Government Gazette of 25th February containing regulations for Nondweni Township;
000000788

10.03.1896

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1

Police Superintendents annual report which shows a great decrease in serious crimes and an increase in small ones.
000000790

10.03.1896

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1

The writer describes with great disgust some 'filthy' practices of the "Coolie" vendors and asks what the market constable is doing.
000000791

10.03.1896

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1

The Indian will have his vote although the Bill professes to strike him off the Roll.
000000794

11.03.1896

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 12338 COLONIAL SECRETARY [CHAMBERLAIN]

4

Petition against the Nondweni Township Regulation prohibiting possession of land by non-Europeans.
000000796

11.03.1896

12339 "ISHAMAEL" 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

A noble letter upholding the dignity of manual labour and so protesting against spectators' remark that Richard "humbly" acknowledged his fathers profession of a Dhobi.
000003620

11.03.1896

00187 INDIANS OF NATAL 00259 GOVERNOR OF NATAL

5

If a Crown Colony can forbid sale to Indians the Boer Republics would be justified. The Nondweni Regulations are against British Constitution.
000000795

11.03.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

My client is willing to sale it for pound 50 less i.e.. pound 1150, if the sale is effected by to-morrow.
000000802

13.03.1896

12340 G.W.W. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

4

Mr. Gandhi's "Appeal to Briton's gives away the Indian case in several important particulars. Then follows a long detailed reply.
000000801

13.03.1896

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An Indian market is illegally held every morning, but this cannot be held as the present market is unsuitable. However the new market, when built should make this impossible.
000000798

13.03.1896

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The case was tried in the supreme Court were every one of the trying judges roundly condemned the lies spoken by both the sides."It shows how many fell away and deteriorated when they came here *."(Note: The heading is misleading. The court was disgusted of falsehood of both sides.)
000000799

13.03.1896

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2

He supports his party's Government. That is understandable but how does he say that the Bill can enfranchise only Gandhi and not other.?
000000797

13.03.1896

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2

Now that the New Bill is published it is fair that the Natal Government publish the correspondence with the Home Government who refused to sanction the original measure on ground of racial equality.
000000800

13.03.1896

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The falsehood and effrontery displayed by the parties might well disgust the supreme court Bench. The effect of degeneration of the Hindu upon natives is deplorable.
000000803

13.03.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

My client accepts your offer of pound 1080 Please draw Declaration for seller etc. and send them to me tomorrow.
000000804

13.03.1896

12243 PILLAY, A.S.DOROSAMY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I can send you news paper cuttings etc. bearing on S. A. problems if you send me pound 5. as it entails a good deal of labour to procure them.
000000805

16.03.1896

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3

Indian coolies do not get "starvation wages" etc. as he says. He admits that they are lier His plea for the Indian trader is "amusingly ingennous" etc. By his propaganda for franchise he wants to be a leader etc.
000000806

16.03.1896

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A resolution drawing the attention of the Government of south Africa to the influx of Asiatics as in juriously affecting. European trade was lost.
000000807

18.03.1896

12342 CENTRAL INDIAN HOSPITAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I wish to discuss the problem as you seem to devote much of your time to it Please give me an appointment.
000003622

19.03.1896

12585 NICHOLLS N.CATHCARD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

If you could raise your offer to pound 1100; I shall induce NepalSingh the practical owner to close in. The property is remunerative.
000000809

20.03.1896

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Harry -No, nothing of the sort-Hindu Franchise, All the public talking is no use, Hot arguments will not cook Gandhi's goose.
000000808

20.03.1896

12277 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

H.E.has received intimation from the colonial office that your letter of 17 January '96 enclosing your pamphlet has been duly received.
000000810

21.03.1896

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Ceylon chief justice has prepared new oaths (given verbatim) for these three *(Note. There is some mistake. The oath for the parses is printed as for the Chinese.
000000812

21.03.1896

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A graphic account by an England-returned 'Arab' merchant of the contrast in the treatment meted out to Indians in the two countries.
000000811

21.03.1896

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"Further papers relating to the grievances of the Indians in Transvaal "are published. Letters are published verbatim.
000000813

21.03.1896

12344 WASTON A.G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

They are not required to take out passes there: The authority to grant or refuse the Licence vests with magistrates The purchase of erven does not entitle the owner to a trading Licence.
000000814

24.03.1896

12329 DURBAN HIGH SCHOOL 12345 PHILIP WM.

2

The two High Schools are for European boys, but the question of special provision for advanced Indian boys may be considered.
000000815

25.03.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have duly received your letter taking exception to the word' aboriginal' as applied to Indian Immigrants.
000000816

26.03.1896

12342 CENTRAL INDIAN HOSPITAL 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thanks you very much for your kind reply Am anxious to see you Sometime beginning of the next month I shall be able to do so.
000000817

26.03.1896

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I do not think there will be any organised and recognised opposition in the coming session of parliament (Natal)
000000821

27.03.1896

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'Ipse Dixit of Sir W Wragg, that she is not a Coloured' person, will not escape the notice of Mr. Gandhi. Chief Judge's remark absolves from pass a 'coloured' person also if he can account for himself.
000000823

27.03.1896

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"For our country's sake we may pray... That, finding souls they (legislators may find away to keep from franchise Indian.
000000824

27.03.1896

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Sir W. Wragg remarked that it is as monstrous to call her a "Coolie", as to call an European a Frenchman. It should rather be a German.
000000825

27.03.1896

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The percentage of Indian boys attending Government Schools is a small one. I hope Mr. Todd does not seriously advocate Indian Franchise.
000000826

27.03.1896

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The Blue Book on Indian Grievances in Transvaal (re: Free State Chief Justice's award) is a study in slipshod diplomacy Transvaal has claimed a queer right to interpret its own Laws !
000000827

27.03.1896

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Full proceedings of the case with the text of the judgements. Mrs. Vinden was given pound 20 as damages and costs.
000000822

27.03.1896

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1

Chief Justice very properly rebuked the Police Department for the unnecessary violence of its native staff. If such instances recur one judge's suggestion of a white constable on night duty should be considered.
000000818

27.03.1896

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1

The state of these places beggars description, the wonder is that the disease does not spread They are the property of "influential" men and so they are not demolished,-such is the town-talk.
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27.03.1896

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2

If the Indian wants to live among Europeans he must conform to these rules or go away.
000000820

27.03.1896

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15

She was awarded damages for wrongful arrest under vagrant law as she had no pass. Text of judgement which practically repeals the Pass Law if the person can properly explain his position.
000000830

28.03.1896

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1

The judgement restricts the law only to 'Vagabonds and Vagrants', and not to coloured persons. as such.
000000828

28.03.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The attorney General states that the 'aboriginal' will be omitted from the Draft Bill to amend Liquor Laws for Indians.
000000829

28.03.1896

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1

Has Zululand been bought by at the price of the Indian Franchise Bill which in reality affirms the right of the Indian to vote ?
000000831

30.03.1896

12346 CROWN DAVIS INSURANCE OFFICE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The property was insured by Nidha,the owner and also by the bond -holders so I was asked to cancel my policy which I did.
000000833

30.03.1896

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1

At an East Indian Association meeting Sir L. Griffin paid a tribute to the Congress and said it performed a good function.
00000978A

30.03.1896

12362 CULLINGWORH, T.L. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Printing Charges of a memorial Presented to the Col. Secretary.
000000832

31.03.1896

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1

The Supreme Court Judgement will involve additional vigil on the part of the police and a consequent burden on the taxpayer The Pass Law as interpreted formerly was more beneficial to the Indian. The present interpretation gives discretion to the Police, which may be missed.
000000835

31.03.1896

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1

"If once we give our birth right to the Indian we shall give him the Colony"
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31.03.1896

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2

He thought clause 2 granted franchise to the very men whom they wanted to exclude. A report of a meeting at Dundee.
000000838

01.04.1896

12319 ADAMS, William 00111 TIMES OF NATAL

1

Hindus with morals, customs and laws that are repugnant to us cannot be enfranchised. They are worse than natives.
000000837

01.04.1896

12156 "INDIA"[STALL W.D.] 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I send a copy of 1892 act. The "Rules thereon" and "The Indian Municipalities Act" cannot be had here: you can get them from India.
000000836

01.04.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Your letter of the 30th ultimo desiring to convey your thanks to the Attorney General for omitting aboriginal in Liquor Laws has been received.
000000840

03.04.1896

12347 TODD J.C. 00124 NATAL WITNESS

2

Since there are only two schools in the Colony, it is monstrous to compare the number attending them with the number of white children in schools. all over the colony.
000000842

03.04.1896

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1

It was inspired by "religious friendship" If we must have Indians -"and the pest seems unavoidable." Our Agents should choose the best from the bad Lot that they are:
000000841

03.04.1896

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1

The peace of Durban etc. will be endangered if coloured people are allowed to roam at night as a consequence of the case.
000000839

03.04.1896

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2

The new bill opens door for corruption to enable the public to judge the Bill properly, the Government should be made to publish the whole correspondence with the Home Government.
000000909

04.04.1896

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1

A Very eloquent and forceful plea for enfranchisement of freed Indians and Traders as opposed to 'coolies'
000000844

07.04.1896

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1

The Bill was vague Again granting of franchise was not a question of colour but was of morals. European morals were far higher than Indian. If 20 Europeans certified the fitness of an Indian he may get a vote.
000000843

07.04.1896

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1

The Bill rightly retains on the roll those Indians who are voters already
000000845

07.04.1896

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1

It will be found far safer and more admirable, as regards the position of the colony itself than even the old art would have proved to be.
000000846

07.04.1896

12328 NATAL GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am not aware of any recent difficulty in the issue of 1st and 2nd class tickets to Indians travelling to Pretoria or Johannesburg.
000000848

08.04.1896

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1

The (Governor's) speech stimulates the suspicions of the public. The whole correspondence with the Home Government should be published.
000000847

08.04.1896

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1

"A Coolie costs roughly pound 25 to 3 pound 30 a month, and he produces pound 40 if employed in growing either sugar or mealies."
000000849

09.04.1896

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2

After three years of labour it has proved itself capable of formulating this "Spurious Bill" which excludes all Asiatics - except Indians.
000000850

09.04.1896

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6

Mr. Adams the master of the ship allowed 2nd class passengers to travel 1st but that does not make him liable for damages as no less was incurred by the owner of the ship.
000000851

09.04.1896

12323 ASKEW, O.J. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Can Nidha take away the tank from the property. It is of Little importance to your client.
000000854

10.04.1896

12348 OXFORD H.E.R. & CAMBRIDGE CLUB 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

I think that as a transitional measure 'indirect election is better than providing property or educational qualification for Indian.
000000852

10.04.1896

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1

"The Times"-"When it remembers the services of Indian soldiers in Africa", Great Britain cannot permit their deprivation of status as British subjects.
000000853

10.04.1896

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1

The Premier replied that Indians "did not possess represent ative institutions founded on franchise"
000000855

10.04.1896

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2

A correspondent from France shows exactly the same defects as we have often shown (The objections are given in detail)
000000861

11.04.1896

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1

Mr. Chamberlain promised to give careful attention to the petition of Natal Indians regarding prohibition to buy land.
000000858

11.04.1896

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1

Sergt. Tomlin stated that the occupants paid 10 shs. per month rent and owners paid only ground rent to the Harbour Department.
000000859

11.04.1896

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1

The Premier's statement that India does not possess "representative institutions founded on franchise" is vague.
000000856

11.04.1896

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1

The substitution of 'parliamentary 'for 'elective representative' institutions is curious. The Ministry must make a clean breast of it.
000000862

11.04.1896

00318 PITCHER W. E. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"I have got your letter with cheque and deeds and the matter has attention."
000000860

13.04.1896

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2

Mr. Yonge a Government supporter thinks he voices public opinion where as really he does not. It is also evident from his speech that Zululand is to be secured at the price of Indian Franchise.
000000864

13.04.1896

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2

Natal's right to Legislate in matter of franchise is unaffected by Queens Proclamation of 1858. Indirect election is a subterfuge. The New Bill must be rejected as it is likely to create endless Litigation and agitation.
000000863

13.04.1896

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1

The Attorney General agreed with the Board re the desirability of making the punishment more deterrent but a practical solution was difficult he thought.
000000857

13.04.1896

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1

The Conference opined that admission of the Indians to the Franchise at the will of the Governor was highly objectionable.
000000869

15.04.1896

12349 HATCH EMUT 00190 CARIM, Dada Abdool

1

I thank you for sending me a copy which I have pursued with much interest.
000000870

15.04.1896

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1

There are sufficient grounds to entitle the Defendant to a removal of the record of the Supreme Court etc.(Laughton's view)
000000872

15.04.1896

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1

The Inspector report that all schools but two reopened after the summer vacation. One of the two to be closed for want of accommodation and a good teacher.
000000867

15.04.1896

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1

"The Europeans so far as the franchise was concerned must be not only paramount but almost exclusive."
000000868

15.04.1896

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1

Pure franchise "representing the best thinking power the Colony" was a sine qua non people should wait for the debate on the Bill.
000000866

15.04.1896

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1

The critics of the Government were practically unanimous in their view that Franchise must not be granted to the Asiatics.
000000865

15.04.1896

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1

Government of the Colony other than on a pure franchise and apart from the Indians was absolutely impossible.
000000871

15.04.1896

00318 PITCHER W. E. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Registrar of Deeds Kicks at your claim for exemption on this transfer as there is no specific mention about that in the Deeds and as one of the objects of the institution is political.
000000874

16.04.1896

00014 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 13705 COLONIAL UNDER-SECRETARY

1

Indians Look to you for protection, the proclamation and all pledges entitled them to all the rights of Br-citizenship.
000000873

16.04.1896

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1

When the House considered it calmly it would an unanimously vote for the Bill.
000000878

17.04.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00124 NATAL WITNESS

2

Gandhiji advocates educational qualification Then, after giving a resume of Indian representative bodies he asks why should the new Act leave to courts to decide whether India has elective representative institutions or not There is so much known material that the colony itself can decide it.
000000875

17.04.1896

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1

It resolved that to admit Indians to franchise at the will of the Governor was highly objectionable.
000000876

17.04.1896

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1

"A crisis will reach when the Hindu does vote; and Harry and John will find exquisite bliss, in going around coolie babies to kiss."
000000877

17.04.1896

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2

I hope the police will now learn that "the fact of being a coloured person is not in itself a sufficient cause for arrest
000000879

17.04.1896

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1

Mr. Bale of past would have waited to know the full facts but the present bale rushes forward blindly to till at the Bill which is a good measure:
000000880

20.04.1896

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1

He thought the old Bill was better. He promised to do his utmost to prevent granting of franchise to those who had not had it in their own Land.
000000883

22.04.1896

12350 BRITISHER 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

2

The enclosed Letter shows that greater interest in colonial matter is taken at home than among the colonists themselves.
000000882

22.04.1896

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3

The ready acceptance of the new Bill by J. Chamberlain who opposed disfranchisement as provided in the old Bill shows that the colony is to be 'Sold' on this issue.
000000886

22.04.1896

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1

A public meeting considered them detrimental and undesirable. Mr. Dowley an official said that coolies were "beastly unsanitary" etc.
000000881

22.04.1896

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3

Important passages are published here: J Chamberlain says India does not possess representative institutions and the new Bill will be accepted by him.
000000885

22.04.1896

12353 HINDSON, WM.R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thank you for your effort to procure us an Indian teacher. what however do you mean by a "Volunteer"? A Capable earnest and truthful man will be welcomed
000000887

23.04.1896

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1

The Premier said that there were a number of papers which he wished the members to see and so he postponed the 2nd reading.
000000889

23.04.1896

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2

A long and able Leader urging acceptance of the Bill as it stands as a solution of the Indian Problem. Non acceptance will mean enfranchising all Indians and thereby alienating sympathy of other S. A. states.
000000888

23.04.1896

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1

Moving the 2nd reading the Premier said it would afford great relief to a "Large and industrious section" of people. The motion was passed.
000000891

24.04.1896

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1

Lower Tugela Division Association Supported the new Bill, and recommended more deterrent punishment for desertion. by Indian Servants
000000892

24.04.1896

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1

The Treasurer declared that pound 200/ were given to Mr. Ruffe to secure his return to India. Winter:- Is it possible to send Mr. Gandhi home at the same price?
000000893

24.04.1896

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3

The Correspondence placed before the House is incomplete. The present Bill though based partly on the correspondence with Chamberlain. "will have an open sore which will prove a ceaseless source of agitation."
000000890

24.04.1896

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2

Report of the proceedings of the case. Mr. Adams was the master of Dada Abdoola's ship. (The Courland)
000003623

25.04.1896

12586 FAIRFIELD E.D. 11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Letter to the Colonial Secretary Mr. Chamberlain is acknowledged.
000000894

25.04.1896

12354 WHITE LEAGUE, The 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

As far as the secrecy of the society permits, I shall supply the address on receiving a letter at the enclosed Address." The white League' is for protecting the interests of all Europeans.
000000895

25.04.1896

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1

The writer protests against the use of Rickshaws with such boards by coloured people.
000000980

27.04.1896

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 12363 NATAL LEGI

5

Full text of the Petition to the Speaker and Members of the Natal Legislative Assembly.
000000896

27.04.1896

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1

The publication silences all untruthful and anti-Government propagand ist statements. It is now clear that the negotiations were friendly and the new Bill is approved at Home.
000000897

27.04.1896

12355 LEACHARS M 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I shall not be there this week. If the next week suits you I can undertake to present the petition.
000000899

28.04.1896

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1

The Principal Under Secretary asks for particulars as far as it affected the coloured persons. The matter was referred to the whole council.
000000898

28.04.1896

12333 ZULULAND, Acting Secretary for 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Indian Petition regarding the sale of erven in Nondweni has been duly forwarded to the secretary of state for the colonies.
000000900

29.04.1896

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1

The Premier postponed the 2nd reading in view of the receipt of the Indian Petition.
000000905

29.04.1896

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1

The bill of expense to complete the execution of the transfer of property to the Congress. pound 29.7.3.
000000904

29.04.1896

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1

Herewith I send you the deed which I managed to get completed to-day. To-morrow I will send the account sheet.
000000903

29.04.1896

00318 PITCHER W. E. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"The wrong of the mild Hindu in Natal have touched the all-except England embracing heart of the Editor"(of the "Truth").
000000901

29.04.1896

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1

A Preliminary meeting to form New Castle Political Association unanimously decided to oppose. the new Franchise Bill.
000000902

29.04.1896

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1

The Premier presented 3 additional despatches that were not published owing to a clerical error, (Text of despatches) and said that the rest of the correspondence being confidential cannot be published.
000023921

30.04.1896

08281 WINGFIELD, Edward 08271 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

It is true that the indentured labourers there did not get full work and therefore full earning. But this has now been redressed and nobody is starving because of lesser earnings.
000000908

30.04.1896

12354 WHITE LEAGUE, The 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

I too am interested in the subject as I have to appoint a lady teacher for an Indian School. Can I see YOU ?
000000907

30.04.1896

12340 G.W.W. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

As the new Bill is of doubtful use. I hereby submit the draft of a Bill, which will overcome all obstacles and solve the problem.
000000906

30.04.1896

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1

Mr. Wallace raised a point of order on the ground that it seems to be a lecture to the Assembly and not a petition. The Speaker :- " I can say that it is out of Order"
000000912

01.05.1896

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1

The further correspondence which is released does not throw any more Light Again the Bill is full of danger to the colony and a distinct blow at parliamentary institutions and the principle of elective bodies.
000000910

01.05.1896

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1

A fresh disability has been imposed upon the Indian by restricting the sale of Lands to Europeans only it is to be hoped Lord Chamberlain will veto " these monstrous regulations"
000000911

01.05.1896

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1

Caste ridden Indian never had and never can have representative institutions. The whites must be firm on this issue.
000000913

02.05.1896

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2

The Dundee Political Association suggested some amendments.
000000915

02.05.1896

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2

A correspondent shows how absurd the legal definition of 'E.B.Subject' is in Indian Penal Code. 1882.
000000914

02.05.1896

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2

Verbatim report of the resolution and remarks there on. "They must nolens volens tolerate the Chinese and coolies there:
000000917

04.05.1896

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1

The purport of the present petition is given It aims at proving that India possesses 'elective representative institutions' etc.
000000916

04.05.1896

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2

Among the papers published, the Indian Petition of July 1894, comprises nearly 1/5 of the correspondence Some points from it are given here:
000000918

05.05.1896

12357 'R' 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Do they not have to take out a Licence ? It is part of a constable's duty to ascertain if they have Licences ?
000000920

06.05.1896

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1

Mr. Chamberlain stated in the House of Commons that Nondweni and Eshowe have debarred Indians from purchasing property and that he would consider the Indian petition regarding it.
000000919

06.05.1896

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1

'We understand that a secret Caucus meeting was convened by the Government in Order to win support and that some did not attend it '
000001020

07.05.1896

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3

A signed agreement by Indian merchants contribute to the Natal Indian Congress funds at the rate of 1/4 d. per package imported.
000000921

07.05.1896

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2

In submitting the report of the select Committee, the Attorney General said the Committee's majority do not wish to extend to Indians the rules applicable to natives and thus prohibit Liquor to Indians.
000000924

07.05.1896

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4

'Natal mercury's report. The Premier Characterised the Indian Petition as the emanation of one Man or of powerful secret organisation. (Natal Indian Congress.)
000000925

07.05.1896

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1

Receipt of pound 9-6-8 for a telegraphic message to Chamberlain.
000000922

07.05.1896

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8

Speeches of the Premier, the Attorney General,Messrs Binns, Bale etc. on the 2nd Reading of the Bill. Full report The 2nd reading was passed.
000000923

07.05.1896

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6

'Times of Natal's report of the proceeding during the 2nd reading of the Bill which was passed without a division.
000000932

08.05.1896

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2

Rumoured purport of the proceedings of a 'Caucus Meeting" called by Government to rally support for the Bill.
000000930

08.05.1896

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2

The compromise arrived at effectually precludes the possibility of swamping by Indians and dispose off the objectionable feature of the old Bill.
000000927

08.05.1896

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3

The Notes of Natal Advertiser's correspondent on the proceeding regarding 2nd reading of the Bill. Government and its supporters are ridiculed criticising the Bill as ambiguous and one capable of being misused the paper says that it is sure to raise a crop of Legal difficulties and litigation. we hope the Committee will clear all doubtful points.
000000929

08.05.1896

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3

Report of the proceedings of the House regarding the 2nd reading which was passed.
000000926

08.05.1896

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3

A pungent criticism of the Natal Assembly. which adopted the second reading of the Bill The unexpected happened. The miracle was achieved by the caucus sessions But every line in the Bill is an ambuscade of disputes which will perpetuate for years, the struggle between Indians and Europeans ?The article feels that the ministers were wrong in artain of their presumptions.
000000931

08.05.1896

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1

Mr. Wallace asked if it was in order as it was more of Lecture than of petition. (The date written an the extract seems to be wrong Probably it is 6-5-96.)
000000928

08.05.1896

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4

 
000000934

09.05.1896

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1

Mr. Escombe, as a tactician may be deservedly proud .The opposition now may well ask "Where are we?"!
000000933

09.05.1896

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1

Every one thinks the Colony has nothing to loose but if the Government's meaning of elective representative institution is wrong the colony will find itself sold'
000000935

09.05.1896

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1

"Sammy we have with us and more Sammy we are about to have"
000000936

09.05.1896

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3

Report of the proceedings of the Liquor Bill in the Assembly. Moreover Mr. Bale made it clear that he did not impute any unworthy motives to the Secretary of states for colonies when he debated the Franchise Bill.
000000937

10.05.1896

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 12338 COLONIAL SECRETARY [CHAMBERLAIN]

1

I enclose a telegram from the British Indian subjects in south Africa. I hope you will give it your kind consideration.
000000940

11.05.1896

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1

The Premier affirmed that the new bill will effectively bar from exercising franchise those who where undesirables.
000000939

11.05.1896

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2

It proves clearly that Labourers "make money, thrive physically, are kindly treated.... And so they can do without franchise."
000000938

11.05.1896

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1

"Natal Mercury's description of the at- mosphere of the House ,the attitude of parties journalists and the public during the debate.
000000941

12.05.1896

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1

"Two Indians infantry regiments, one cavalry regiment etc." under colonel Egertor have been ordered to Suakim Reuter.
000000942

12.05.1896

12358 MINISTER OF LAND & WORKS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Government intend to put this land in to the market as soon as the Railway has opened up, this district.
000000943

13.05.1896

12359 NICL J.O. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Condemning the attitude of the Natal Government, the Correspondent says" It simply means giving our birth right away, without even a mess of pottage in return " etc.
000000948

13.05.1896

12128 HUNTER, William Wilson (Sir) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

The British public disapprove of the Indian National Congress taking up this problem. However you carry on and emphasise the fact that Indians are being deprived of their status as British Subjects guaranteed to them by the Queen.
000000944

13.05.1896

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1

The Town Council (Durban ?) decided to indent 20 Indians, as natives were averse to this work and freed Indians were too costly.
000000947

13.05.1896

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2

9 Indians charged with being without passes said they were ill-treated and the Protector did nothing for them, and they did not want to go back. They were convicted to 7 days imprisonment.
000000945

13.05.1896

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1

 
000000946

13.05.1896

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1

The Power to the Governor to grant franchise to some Indians is dangerous, as the leader (meaning Gandhiji) is "a man of considerable talent of great ambition and the Congress is endowed with means to fight."
000003624

13.05.1896

00121 HUNTER, William Wilson (Sir) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Your cause will succeed though slowly. Unfortunately it suffers hereby close alliance with the Natal Indian Congress, though I sympathise largely with Mr. Chamberlain.
000000981

14.05.1896

12194 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS MEMBERS 12365 PRIME MINISTER (South Africa)

1

The letter protests against the Premier's characterization of the Congress as a 'practically a Secret body'
000000949

14.05.1896

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3

All the amendments were defeated. Full report of the proceedings. Mr. Maydon refers to Gandhiji at great length.
000000950

14.05.1896

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2

Natal Mercury's report of the proceedings.
000000952

14.05.1896

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1

Mr. Maydon's amendment for a verbal, change was unnecessary. A grave Legislative difficulty will have gone with the passage of the Bill.
000000951

14.05.1896

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3

The Premier said that the Bill was modified with Home Government's consent and so it would read "elective representative institutions founded on the Parliamentary franchise"
000000953

15.05.1896

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3

The clause in the Bill empowering the six persons (ministry) to choose Indians fit for Franchise, is very improper.
000000956

15.05.1896

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2

The 2nd reading was agreed to and the Bill was set down for commitment on Wednesday.
000000954

15.05.1896

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1

A severe adverse criticism of the Bill-and of honesty of the ministry . " The ministry have been attaching too little importance to him (Gandhiji) and left Loopholes of which he will avail himself."
000000955

15.05.1896

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1

The Large number of suicide among them raises a suspicion that almost slave-driving exists in some estates. It is suggested to appoint a Secretary of Indian affairs and a court of inquiry in cases of suicides.
000000957

15.05.1896

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2

It is a great improvements on the original Bill Prohibition should be extended to all Asiatics and not to Indians only.
000000961

16.05.1896

13705 COLONIAL UNDER-SECRETARY 11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Mr. Chamberlain will duly consider the Indian Memorial when it reaches him.
000000958

16.05.1896

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3

In the 'Courland' case judgement were given in favour of Adams for pound 258 and of Dada Abdoola of for pound 21. Full text of the judgement.
000000960

16.05.1896

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1

Natal Mercury's report of the debate on the second reading of the Bill which was agreed to.
000000959

16.05.1896

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1

Minister said that separation of Europeans from natives was effected wherever possible Natives Objected to travelling with Coolies but he could do nothing for them.
000000982

16.05.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"If the Premier has been misinformed on this point he will be glad to be corrected on the subject."
000000962

16.05.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Premier called the Natal Indian Congress a 'secret body' under the belief that its meetings are not open to the public. He will be glad to be corrected.
000000963

16.05.1896

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Thank you for the papers etc. regarding the Government Institutions of India. Please send the Act of 1861.
000000983

18.05.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY

1

The Congress meetings are always open to the Press and public Europeans are invited and some did attend meetings.
000000965

18.05.1896

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Are there any non-legislative elective representative institutions founded on its parliamentary franchise ? I think there must be I would like to see the regulations made under sections of Act 55 & 56. Vide chapter 14.
000000964

18.05.1896

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

" I do not find in the Indians' Petition any elective representative nor Legislative institutions founded on the parliamentary franchise." Please clarify.
000000966

19.05.1896

00126 LAUGHTON, F. A. 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

3

Acts 24 and 25 vide chapter 67 and Acts 55 and 56 vide chapter 14 have conferred parliamentary franchise on India has elective representative institutions based on its parliamentary franchise and even non Legislative elective representative Institutions.
000000993

19.05.1896

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1

A private meeting is to be held at the Congress Hall at 8 P.M. to decide upon presentation of an address to Gandhiji on his return to India.
000000967

20.05.1896

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1

Mr. Laughton conclusively proves that the New Bill instead of disfranchising the Indian strengthens his claim to franchise. The bill therefore should not be passed.
000000968

20.05.1896

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1

The Captain applied for costs after his success, but they were refused. Gandhiji urged the Attorney's fee should not be charged on the client as the Attorney's clerk could attend. The judge said it would be a degradation of the Profession. Gandhiji :- I am learning a lesson. I will not repeat such a statement.
000000969

20.05.1896

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1

Mr. Gandhiji, plaintiff's counsel objected to an item in the Bill of costs but his contention was practically rejected (Details given)
000000970

20.05.1896

12360 HOUSE, E.G. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

I want a youth as a teacher I am interested in India. will you give me information to enable me to benefit your country men ? Can you visit us. ?
000000973

21.05.1896

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I enclose 4 Letters*. I am glad to inform you that no action will be taken before considering your memorial.
000000971

21.05.1896

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1

The Premier assured the Committee that the roll will be kept as accurate as possible.
000000972

21.05.1896

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4

An amendment to prohibit Liquor to Indians was defeated. The Report of the proceedings in the committee.
000000979

22.05.1896

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 12338 COLONIAL SECRETARY [CHAMBERLAIN]

12

Full text of the memorial presented to the Colonial Secretary.
000000977

22.05.1896

12361 MORELAND J.H.B. 00124 NATAL WITNESS

2

Till Indians are intellectually assimilated to the "Briton" of Mr. Gandhiji, the destinies of Natal shall be shaped by the Anglo-Saxons.
000000985

22.05.1896

12128 HUNTER, William Wilson (Sir) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I again saw the Colonial Secretary who assures me that your memorial will receive his full consideration.
000000978

22.05.1896

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1

He was beaten and horsewhipped, and his store was wrecked and looted on the allegation of indecent assault on a girl of six years.
000000974

22.05.1896

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2

The article points out a number of defects in the Bill which was passed by the Legislative Council also.
000000984

22.05.1896

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19

 
000000976

22.05.1896

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1

It was resolved to move the Government to take steps to prevent native from leasing lands to Indians as the lands were given for their (Natives) use only.
000000975

22.05.1896

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2

The noise caused great annoyance, so the corporation decided that Indian be confined Con those days) to a site to be selected Later on.
000000986

23.05.1896

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1

The Premier made an explanation and read the full texts s. ns. 980,981,982, to clear the misunderstanding.
000000989

29.05.1896

12303 BRITISH INDIAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE 12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia)

1

"Committee not sanguine but suggest coming alone same steamer commissioners. Incas.
000000987

29.05.1896

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1

Mr. Gandhiji applied for an order to set aside a writ of execution for review of cost charges The application was rejected and costs taxed seriatim
000000988

29.05.1896

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1

Inanda Farmers Association appointed a Committee to go into the question of desertion and return passage of those who went to Transvaal and thus forfeited their right to it.
000000990

29.05.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

H. Excellency has received your letter for- wording three copies of a memorial by certain Indians for transmission to the colonial secretary.
000000992

30.05.1896

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1

As every possible precautions is taken here, the authorities should see that the ships present a clean bill of health before disembarkation.
000000991

30.05.1896

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1

Do they employ Doctors on their Steamers ? Otherwise the passengers being only a trifle above the ordinary immigrants are a possible source of infection.
000000996

01.06.1896

00047 DADA ABDOOLA & CO. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

"The Courland is quit efficiently equipped with the sanitary requirements of a passenger steamship"
000000995

01.06.1896

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1

" We the undersigned agree to attend the special meeting to present the address to Gandhiji on his return to India."
000000994

01.06.1896

12236 BAKER & LINDSAY, SOLICITORS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Baker and Lindsay have quoted relevant regulations and given their opinions on the same.
000001001

02.06.1896

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3

Statement of expenses from September 1st 1895 to. 2-6-1896. totalling (From the beginning of the Congress) pound 1509.
000001002

02.06.1896

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2

A Blue Book (Imperial) publishes the correspondence between the Government and Home Government, The Governor by his behaviour has shown that he is plainly a tool of the Ministry.
000000999

02.06.1896

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Address to Gandhiji in Gujarati Language.
000000997

02.06.1896

12367 DAUD 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Address to Gandhiji in Urdu Language but in Gujarati Script. Incomplete by Daud.
000001000

02.06.1896

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Address to Gandhiji in Urdu language.
000000998

02.06.1896

12279 ABDOOL KARIM HAJI ADAM & INDIAN 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Address to Gandhiji in Marathi language.
000001006

05.06.1896

12368 ADAMJI & RUSTOMJI 12369 EMALJI MANGA

1

"Barrister Gandhiji Left for India via Delgoa Bay by ? Please go on board and respect him".
000001004

05.06.1896

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1

In reply to an address by Madrasis and Gujaratis,Gandhiji urged Madrasis to join Natal Indian Congress in greater numbers Not mere talks but deeds will achieve our object, he said.
000001005

05.06.1896

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1

He sailed for India on the 5th ....500 Indians and leading merchants cheered him loudly on the beach.
000001003

05.06.1896

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1

Interviewed by 'Natal Advertiser' Gandhiji revealed the educational and political Objects of the Congress and its position at the time.
000001007

05.06.1896

12368 ADAMJI & RUSTOMJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

"Draft posted, power ready. Article 'satisfactory'
000001008

11.06.1896

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1

The Government would not interfere with the list but any one could object none who ceased to be a British subject was entitled to vote.
000001009

15.06.1896

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2

Report of the meeting of the Board where its special Committee recommended more deterrent punishment to deserters etc.
000001010

16.06.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Indian Petition forwarded with your letter of the 28th May to the Governor has been transmitted to the colonial secretary.
000003626

20.06.1896

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5

We agree to the purchase of 2 pieces for pound 1250/- and pound 1500/- profits from lease or sale to accrue to the Natal Indian Congress.
000001012

25.06.1896

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1

In a crowd of 8000, there was no blow struck and orders of the police were strictly obeyed. There was little rowdiness of drunkards.
000001011

25.06.1896

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1

A meeting of the Association adopted the recommendations of the Trust Board. (including photographing of the Coolie at his own expense !) to cheek desertion by them. The Committee thought the activities of Natal Indian Congress were subversive to discipline.
000001014

26.06.1896

12370 RAMSAMMY'S VICTIM 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

It is due to the Coolie Location-the cooliedom' with its informal din and drunkenness.
000001015

26.06.1896

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1

Pound 8-1-6 were spent after them Details are given here:
000001013

26.06.1896

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2

After repeated imprisonment even, a 'coolie', refused to go to his estate as he was beaten. The magistrate acquitted and sent him to a hospital for medical examination by Civil Surgeon.
000001016

26.06.1896

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2

Statement of cheque expenses.
000001017

01.07.1896

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1

The employment of the Sikh soldiers against the Natal rebels in Rhodesia, may appear to be a sign of weakness on the part of the Europeans, However their heroism and skill could not be excelled, and they are more reliable than the natives.
000001018

01.07.1896

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3

List of merchants who paid their contribution as determined. vide SN 1020.
000001022

03.07.1896

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2

The new Act overhauls the present practice and thus carries out many necessary reforms.
000001021

04.07.1896

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2

The note recounts the good deeds of the Ministry during the session that concluded. The Colony has gained under the regime.
000003627

04.07.1896

12587 MUSAJI 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

An eloquent sincere heart-felt welcome address apparently read before a special meeting convened i n Calcutta.
000001023

09.07.1896

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1

To saddle India with cost of Imperialist war is both unjust and unwise The expense being small it is also "mean".
000001025

09.07.1896

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1

"On the deck proper were countless Indians and so the Portuguese soldiers were condemned to remain in their own compartments"
000001024

09.07.1896

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1

134 Chinese and 33 Indians have arrived at Port Elizabeth within the last 2 days- "a by no means desirable influx."
000001026

15.07.1896

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1

An Indian Immigration Trust Board meeting decided to consult solicitors before presenting a deserter to the magistrate to avoid acquittal.
000001027

15.07.1896

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1

An action (a Suit) for damages filed by a free Indian against the Police for detaining him because he had no pass was pending. If he succeeds the police would be afraid to enforce the Indian Immigration Law, which compels the indentured Labourer to have a pass as they (the police) had no means to decide if the traveller was a free Indian or not.
000003628

20.07.1896

12588 FIVE INDIAN 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Your letter. We hereby agree to be members and pay 5 shillings each. 5 signatures including Dada Osman.
000003629

21.07.1896

11680 ABDOOL CARIM HAJI ADAM 12589 INDIAN OF DELGOA BAY

1

We, of Natal, thank you very much for honouring Mr. Gandhi, on his way to India by Addresses etc.
000001028

30.07.1896

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1

The Natal Indian Congress is hereby insured for pound 750. for store and houses in Lot 155 Umgeni Road, by Union Assurance Society.
000001030

04.08.1896

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1

The accused denied that he was an Indian and gave the names of a dozen persons he wished subpoenaed to prove the denial.
000001029

04.08.1896

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1

An Indian, an ex-convict for vagrancy, was awarded 2 Years rigorous imprisonment for placing a stone and a heavy piece of wood on Railway lines.
000001031

06.08.1896

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1

2 Muslim merchants were charged for keeping the mosque latrines filthy, bur they denied being trustees and the Magistrate discharged them.
000001032

07.08.1896

12371 JOHN BULL 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

The letter protests against the permission granted to the company to indent 11 Indian Artisans as it reopens the "Coolie question".
000001034

08.08.1896

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1

11 free Indians were punished for travelling with false passes The Board resolved to encourage the police by payment.
000001033

08.08.1896

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1

The Trust Board agreed to indent 11 Indian skilled workers for a sugar company after a good deal of discussion.
000001035

10.08.1896

12372 P.J.B. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Natal is in danger because of the coolie influx His thrifty-stingy habits will ultimately spell ruin. for the whiteman.
000001040

12.08.1896

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3

Bungari, an Indian was executed to-day Full details of the crime and the execution are given here, He met his death calmly.
000001037

12.08.1896

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2

A mass meeting of European artisans very strongly protested against the Immigration Trust Board's decision to import Indian Artisans.
000001036

12.08.1896

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1

The Times of Natal state that the Government has practically vetoed the decision of the Indian Immigration Trust Board to import them.
000001073

12.08.1896

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1

 
000001038

12.08.1896

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1

"We hail the Governments decision veto the Indian Immigration Trust Boards resolution to import them".
000001039

12.08.1896

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3

 
000001042

12.08.1896

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3

"Natal Advertiser's report of the meeting of Europeans artisans.(see 1037) It also urge abolition of sugar protection measures as a retaliatory measure: One pro-Indian speaker had to go away.
000001043

13.08.1896

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have not received any reply to my letter dated 3rd July to Mr. Chamberlain urging vetoing the New Franchise Bill.(The text of the letter to Mr. Chamberlain has been quoted.)
000001046

14.08.1896

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1

That the ground is a creditable edition to the town is absurd. The team was given the sites illegally. ("Round the Town"-notes by "Perambwator")
000001044

14.08.1896

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1

By the withdrawal by the sugar company of their application the immediate danger of the importation of Indian artisans is removed.
000001047

14.08.1896

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1

Their dwellings are abominable. Filthy in the extreme. Railway Indians dwellings are simply intolerable.
000001045

14.08.1896

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1

An Indian School-master applied for including his name in the Voter's list, and produced title deeds of property, but the application was refused. This deterred other Indians.
000001051

15.08.1896

00328 BOOMERANG 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Natal should follow Australia and summarily drive out all Indians. Legislators are capitalists. The masses should choose legislators who would represent their interests It is a pity that 3 pound tax is annual and not monthly.
000001052

15.08.1896

12373 ELECTOR 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

State assistance to immigration and education of these aliens is letting against the white offspring of the colony. If this goes on the coolies will oust the whites.
000001049

15.08.1896

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1

The board was very unwise in deciding to import them The Opponents rightly urged that the step would affect the future of the colony Admission of the press to the Board meeting is fully justified.
000001055

15.08.1896

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1

 
000001050

15.08.1896

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1

The Times of Natal is reliably informed that the Boards will not henceforth comply with requisitions for skilled labour.
000001053

15.08.1896

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1

 
000001054

15.08.1896

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1

The Notes criticises the informal homely way in which the meetings of the Board are conducted as in this case, reporting becomes difficult.
000001048

15.08.1896

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1

The utility of the new law has been proved. Indians being under special laws cannot be enrolled as voters.
000001057

17.08.1896

12375 HAMMER & TONGS 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Sugar industry no longer needs protection. The immigration Board has proved its incompetence. Indians are dead to morality and cleanliness. Their localities are 'immoral cesspools' I was right calling them 'beasts'.
000001056

17.08.1896

12374 COLONIAL, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Better abolish the sugar industry all to gether than foster immigration of coolies which is the "Social Cancer". The Coolie Trader is "eating out" the white all-round.
000001059

17.08.1896

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1

The Attorney General informed a Deputation that the Board's action was illegal and so was banned. Government will never help to import skilled labour.
000001060

17.08.1896

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1

A meeting of Europeans Artisans of Maritzburg decided to hold a public meeting to look in to the whole question of immigration. They were opposed to it altogether.
000001058

17.08.1896

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1

The accused was given 4 years rigorous imprisonment as the assault on his wife was on account of her faithlessness which was grave provocation to him. A witness lied in the court and the accused attempted to commit suicide in court. Another case of similar assault is under hearing.
000001061

20.08.1896

12343 PRINCIPAL UNDER SECRETARY 12247 ABDOOLA HAJI ADAM & INDIANS

1

The Petitioners do not furnish adequate ground for disallowing this act.
000001062

21.08.1896

12376 DUNDEEDEN 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

Government vetoing the Board's decision does not end the matter. They will be imported by the capitalists at their own expense. Every interest is ranged against the White Artisan. Natal will be Mauritius (Indian) "The British Government to draw wealth and to school its soldiers" will help the Indian so the Artisans must themselves act.
000001063

24.08.1896

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1

Notice of a meeting to urge Government to pass a law making importation of artisans illegal and impossible and (2) to stop importation of every Indian coolies.
000001065

24.08.1896

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1

The Borough Council decided to cancel a sale to an Indian on a flimsy pretext. The Mayor said the Council should have the right to reject any bid.
000001064

24.08.1896

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2

The meeting resolved against importation of all coolies unless they were to be re-indentured or repatriated.
000001066

25.08.1896

12377 NATAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Will you let us use the Hall for the Annual Banquet of the Natal Indian Foot-Ball Association(?).
000001069

26.08.1896

12378 COLONIAL SECRETARY [FAIR FIELD ED.] 11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai

1

Regarding your letter of 3rd July, I am to state that the Colonial Secretary does not feel justified in disallowing the Act.
000001068

26.08.1896

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2

Report of the proceedings of the meeting which passed the resolutions unanimously.
000001067

26.08.1896

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1

There are 2086 Europeans and 143 Indians (the same number) in borough. In the city 1462 Europeans and 83 Indians (decrease 16).
000001070

27.08.1896

11753 NAOROJI, Dadabhai 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Chamberlain's reply is unsatisfactory and full consideration is not given to your memorial. I am sorry.
000001072

29.08.1896

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1

175 such men have arrived. We hope Indians here will raise a protest in their own interests. Other ship load may follow.
000001074

29.08.1896

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1

Adams the captain was successfully sued; against by a Butcher who was awarded pound 40 by the Magistrate with costs.
000001071

29.08.1896

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1

It is welcome (1) as an off-set against would be Indians importation; (2) and this being a boon there will be no competition.
000001076

30.08.1896

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1

The August list of contributors who promised 1/4 d. for every package imported.
000001075

30.08.1896

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1

A meeting in Madras expressed sympathy with them for their disabilities and urged stoppage of Immigration.
000000884

31.08.1896

12351 "THE WHITE LEAGUE" 12352 'STANDARD', The [ENGLAND]

1

The coolie or Indian is morally and physically inferior to the Native. He supplies illicit Liquor. Natal market is practically solely in his hand. He is rich compared to the poor labourer in England.
000001077

01.09.1896

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2

Both the European Artisans and some politicians overshot their mark when they demanded total abolition. The Coolie is indispensable to the tea and sugar plantations which make Natal a garden colony.
000001080

04.09.1896

12379 "STROLLER" 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

"Charlie's Kotidy" estate has become a dreadful place to the Coolies. The writer lodges a story protest against such treatment; and also that meted out to a deserter by the police constables.
000001081

04.09.1896

12180 ANTI-INDIAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

'C. A.' is ignorant. The planters who want the importation are selfish and not the Artisans who want to protect themselves.
000001078

04.09.1896

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1

The Attorney General informed the Deputation that ways can be found to collect the 3 pound tax payable by indentured coolie who did not go back at the end of his period and that the state will gradually cease to be a party to their importation. Indian unskilled labourers however will be necessary.
000001079

04.09.1896

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2

The real danger lies in the importation of free Indians. 3 pound tax recently imposed may not be sufficiently prohibitive.
000001542

05.09.1896

00086 INDIAN PRETORIA 00087 PRESS

1

Indians are docile and law abiding. It is unChristian to revile them.
000001083

05.09.1896

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1

An Indian Trolley Company is to be started a new line of competition. Perhaps it will help small and large Indian merchants.
000001541

05.09.1896

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2

 
000001540

05.09.1896

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2

The Writer exhausts the vocabulary in giving a graphic description of the filth squalor and poverty of the place. A very damning description of the poor man's hovel.
000001084

05.09.1896

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1

An Indian merchant is said to be ordinary artisans and materials from India for building his premises. Hopes they will give up the Idea.
000001543

05.09.1896

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1

Farmers say that it is impossible to do without the Hindoo. Especially as the native labour goes to the mines. The best way is repatriation or reindenture: Wholesale abolition is unpractical.
000001082

05.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

'C. A.' talks as if planters are philanthropists but it is not so. We do not want Indian artisans, but Coolies are necessary. The article condemns the language used against Indians in the meetings and says that Whites are superior, they could prove it by treating their inferiors with courtesy.
000001539

05.09.1896

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2

The Coolie by his artful ways will evade 3 pounds tax. No body explains to him the conditions of the indent. A woman is usually chaste in India, but here polyandry is frightfully common.
000001085

07.09.1896

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1

The accused admitted desertion but pleaded cruel treatment as the reason. He was given a pass to absent himself by the protector of Immigrants.
000001087

08.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Perhaps New Zealand excludes Chinese only not Indians, because they are British Subjects, but if it felt Indian Competition it would exclude them also, as we do.
000001086

08.09.1896

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2

The paper is alarmed at the rapid growth in number and industry of Indians, advises the Whites to boycott Indian's stores and asks the Government to confine to locations.
000001089

11.09.1896

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1

Contrast the action of Europeans who procured land for an Indian with those of a poor man and of a window refused to sell their properties even though it meant loss of higher bid and caused privation.
000001088

11.09.1896

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1

Magistrate held that the protector had no authority to issue a pass enabling the indentured to remain absent and to free him from arrest. Considering the circumstances, however the accused was acquitted.
000001090

11.09.1896

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2

The new roll shows that Indians are not desirous of franchise since they have not enrolled themselves in anticipation of the Bill. There is no danger therefore of the Indians swamping the pools.
000001091

11.09.1896

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1

The application to supply 300 indentured Indians to the Dundee (Natal) coal company was accepted. 240 Indians left India by `s. S. congella'.
000001098

12.09.1896

12380 "ANTI-CLAP-TRAP" 00124 NATAL WITNESS

1

The contention that the law is inoperative because it does not enforce taking out licences is wrong. The Indian can be fined for want of a licence.
000001092

12.09.1896

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1

Those maintaining that its action was legal and in the best interest of the Colony the meeting virtually rescinded its permission to import artisans from India Decision on the question of supplying a Dhobi was held over.
000001093

12.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

He is between two fires. On the one side he is charged with callousness towards the coolie, on the other he is blamed for issuing passes.
000001099

12.09.1896

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1

Nearly 1000 free Indians have arrived in 15 days. The Police Report says, Natives and Indians are more sober than Europeans.
000001095

12.09.1896

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1

Ram Sami wrote : "Wite master say Coolie no good, but when coolie come work-wite master 'fraid sammy take all the money" etc.
000001096

12.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The fact remains that the coolie was imported because it suited and suits the employer. Coolie is employed by all of us because he is cheap.
000001094

12.09.1896

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1

The tax will be paid and will not deter him from sticking on to Natal.
000001097

12.09.1896

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1

"If a Hindoo met a workman, will the Hindoo Cry. If the workman hit the Hindoo, One in his right eye ?"
000003630

15.09.1896

12591 SIMON A.A.C\O PILLAY & CO. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

2

I am prepared if you agree, to be your correspondent here and do any journalistic work in Durban. I am at present in "Transvaal Independent".
000001104

15.09.1896

12180 ANTI-INDIAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001101

15.09.1896

12179 CITIZEN, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

Unless something is done quickly, Natal will be no place for Europeans.
000001100

15.09.1896

12180 ANTI-INDIAN 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

It is missionaries and selfish Europeans who are helping Indians in various ways that are too blame for the problem; to buy from the Indian because he sells a little cheaper is to invite him to oust the buyer.
000001102

15.09.1896

12179 CITIZEN, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001103

15.09.1896

12381 "ANCIENT" 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The letter ridicules Mr. Compbell for his championing the cause of the Coolie.
000001112

16.09.1896

12383 MEHTAB, SHAIKH [INDIAN] 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

He has simply repeated in the pamphlet what he wrote in Natal Indians are actually "Shamefully treated" - Editor Mr. Gandhi's statement in India is a great exaggeration over his pamphlets here:
000001109

16.09.1896

12382 NATALIAN, A 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

coolies come boat loads. They are a curse to Natal. Can a tax or reserved location restrain their advent ?
000001110

16.09.1896

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1

Politically the Natalian is right in insisting on disfranchisement, but Natal can ill afford to dispense with the steady hard working coolie, and it would be undesirable to displace him once he was brought.
000001108

16.09.1896

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1

6 Indians charged with vagrancy were ordered to return to their Estates. The magistrate severely condemned the indiscriminate manner in which the Protector illegally gave passes.
000001111

16.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

That many complaints of ill-treatment should be lodged just when Gandhiji's pamphlet is out is significant. Indians are being egged on.
000001107

16.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

To declare that Indians are robbed assaulted and treated like beast here is to utter infamous false hoods."
000001113

16.09.1896

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1

The Bombay Times will speedily retire from its position when it realises that the pamphlet is full of lies. We would welcome the pamphlet if the intention is to stop immigration.
000001105

16.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

A pamphlet alleging that Indians are brutally treated in Natal, published by a native gentleman returned from the colony has created a sensation. 'The Times Of India 'advocates inquiry and the pioneer thinks South Africa is a good country for better - class Indians to keep away from.
000001106

16.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Natal Agent General refutes the charges of ill - treatment of Indians. He points out that the bulk of Indians in Natal have refused free passage back to India.
000001114

17.09.1896

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1

The practice of the Protector is neither good nor useful. The employer alone should have the right to give passes for absence from work.
000003631

18.09.1896

12591 SIMON A.A.C\O PILLAY & CO. 00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS

1

Kindly send me two copies of Gandhiji's pamphlet which he recently published in Bombay. The famous pamphlet which led to assault.
000001123

18.09.1896

12159 ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001117

18.09.1896

00250 JUSTICE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

If you read it, you will agree that he is right. An Inquiry is as the Times of India says necessary. It will show that he is right.
000001122

18.09.1896

12158 NATAL COLONIST 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001116

18.09.1896

12159 ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN, An 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

"Give us wages without work -" This is the cry of White labour. Cheap labour is necessary in developing industries. Ignorance of this lead to Queens land's industrial failure:
000001115

18.09.1896

12158 NATAL COLONIST 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

Natal would be better without both. The Coolie undersells the farmers. Arabs are shylocks heartless as and money lenders and merchants.
000001118

18.09.1896

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1

The Simla Pioneer opines that an inquiry will only aggravate the situation as colonies have not much respect for the colonial office. Indians had better keep away from South Africa.
000001120

18.09.1896

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1

Mr. Gandhi has always been above board. He is within his right and does not exaggerate Reuter's cable is a gross exaggeration, of his statements. We urge an inquiry specially of Indian labourers in Sugar Industry to preserve the fair name of Natal.
000001121

18.09.1896

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2

A meeting formed it with the object of stopping Indian Immigration totally and compelling the kaffirs to work.
000001119

18.09.1896

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1

He narrates Indian grievances in Zululand. The Cape, Transvaal Free State etc. "Our method is to conquer hatred by love" he says.
000001125

19.09.1896

12373 ELECTOR 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The Indian Immigration Trust Board must be dissolved. Indians must be subjected to a heavy poll-tax and confined to locations.
000001134

19.09.1896

12161 "ELECTOR" 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001132

19.09.1896

12160 'JUSTICE' 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001131

19.09.1896

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1

 
000001128

19.09.1896

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2

Ramsamy is necessary evil. He is not ill-treated. He is efficient as labourer and trader. But he is more deadly than snake and a drunkard. (Note :- 1st 2 lines of para 2 of this article are not clear. Perhaps the word "unhappy" has been wrongly printed as "a happy". Then the meaning becomes clear.)
000001133

19.09.1896

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1

 
000001129

19.09.1896

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1

Simla Pioneers view that an inquiry is useless etc.
000001124

19.09.1896

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1

The meeting cannot be called representative as only 30 persons were present. Against the proceedings meant a confession of weakness and fear that Indian will beat us the competition which prompts such activities. Let only fair means be employed to secure White supremacy. The Government should be trusted to do the needful.
000001127

19.09.1896

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1

10 lashes and 1 months imprisonment for petty thefts by natives is too severe: Would he have awarded lashes if the Culprits were Whites ?
000001126

19.09.1896

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1

The pamphlet is undoubtedly his; but the cable says something that is not there : who is the prompter ? If Indians suffer from disabilities, why do they elect to come stay on and do not return to India ? The Indian stores believe "any disabilities" - why not try German rule of if British rule in Natal is "brutal" ?
000001130

21.09.1896

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1

An angry Indian divulged the Indian plan of flooding Natal with free Indian merchants. "Then we will rule" he said.
000001135

21.09.1896

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1

They have completely captured the Kaffir-trade and yet Goosey, Goosey, Gandhi says they have got no Locus Standi.
000001136

21.09.1896

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1

Interviewed he thought the agitation of town mechanics was prompted by selfish motives and expressed himself in favour of importing both skilled and unskilled labourers. If the Indian were treated fairly, he would not demand franchise.
000001138

21.09.1896

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1

I wonder that an Indian in Natal has the temerity to defend the iniquitous booklet. Kaffir is more worthy of rights than the Coolie.
000001139

21.09.1896

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000001544

21.09.1896

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1

Natal must follow the Cape and refuse licences. The Arabs lives on the smell of an oil-bag and ruins honest Natalists.
000001137

21.09.1896

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2

They certainly have them but that is so with many others and in many countries South Africa is the White man's land by right of conquest. No Indian shed his blood for it. They therefore cannot claim franchise. However they should not be abused by the Whites.
000001141

22.09.1896

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 12385 'S.& D. NEWS'

1

"Natal Mercury's" leader is "a milk and watery article" It sails in the same boat with Gandhi. White labour produces wheat in Australia. Indians should either live as labourers or return to India. The Whites should not buy anything from them.
000001140

22.09.1896

12162 THUMBEE ANNAY ? 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

If Umgeni Road houses are filthy - which I doubt the Sanitary Inspector should see to it, but why confine Indians to locations.
000001144

22.09.1896

12162 THUMBEE ANNAY ? 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001143

22.09.1896

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1

 
000003632

22.09.1896

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1

We, the undersigned hereby agree to move about for collection of subscription to the Congress.
000001142

22.09.1896

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1

If the pamphlet says (though we doubt) that Indians are "assaulted" Robbed" etc. the statement is false and the pamphlet does not represent "Indian Opinion" here: If may not be Gandhi's work.
000003633

22.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

I hereby agree to attend without fail meetings of the Congress before 8 P.m.
000001145

22.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

12

Grievances of Indians in Natal (a) franchise (b) 3 pound tax (c) the Curfew Act (d) pass law in Zululand (Property). Cape Colony trading licences. Chartered Territories (trade). Transvaal (Conscription etc.) and Orange Free State.
000001151

24.09.1896

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1

"Natal Advertiser" 's report of the last three cases tried by Mr. Waller. He "Commented on the cowardly conduct of the European accused".
000001147

24.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gandhiji's pamphlet brings out the struggle. By all possible means White supremacy must be maintained. Even in Transvaal Indians are coming out.
000001152

24.09.1896

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1

 
000001146

24.09.1896

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1

Three cases were tried by M. Waller the magistrate in 2 of which the accused were convicted. The Judge passed severe strictures.
000000742

25.09.1896

12164 LINDLEY D. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

The Town Council rightly refused permission. Otherwise Muslims would ask for the same facility and eventually Hindus and Muslims would fight here as in Bombay
000001153

25.09.1896

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1

Such cases though rare give Mr. Gandhi good reason for complaint and will gave a bad name for the whole colony.
000001157

25.09.1896

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1

The Colonial Secretary "after careful consideration of your petition" does not feel justified in advising disallowance of the Act.
000001155

25.09.1896

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1

 
000001159

26.09.1896

12163 UBIQUE 00039 NATAL MERCURY

2

 
000001289

26.09.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Recommending an inquiry into the "Very gross scandal" the paper narrates from Gandhiji's "able and striking pamphlet" the hardships of Indians.
000001156

26.09.1896

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1

An application for procession with "quiet music unlike Muhram with tom-toms and tigers" was refused.
000001154

26.09.1896

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1

If the law is altered so as to enable the importation of only males the coolies will either return to India or not increase in number.
000001158

26.09.1896

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2

Natives must be heavily taxed to make them work and must be prevented from going out of Natal; Indians must heavily taxed and duty on sugar and tea should be abolished.
000001163

28.09.1896

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1

An Indian sued for pound 50 for illegal arrest and annoyance as he was locked up and hand cuffed for being without a pass. He was a 'free' Indian.
000001162

28.09.1896

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1

An Amendment (to the new Act) to the effect that Indians with a fixed income and standard of education should be enfranchised was negatived by one vote. (Note :- Either the date is wrong or this is merely a mock parliaments proceedings.)
000001161

28.09.1896

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1

We require no restrictive law to keep out the coolie who, with all his views in an asset. But we must import white labour very freely now.
000001160

28.09.1896

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1

The Protector strangely enough got from the Governor his sanction to cancel the contract between the employer and the 2 Indians who were previously convicted.
000001164

29.09.1896

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1

The attached cutting reporting the conviction of 2 Indian sub-judges shows what we may expect if Indians sit in our parliament.
000001167

01.10.1896

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1

The hotel manager in reply to a complaint (by a Customer) of bad manners of the waiter said he could do nothing as he would have to keep him in service for the full period, or else he (the waiter) would break his crockery.
000001166

01.10.1896

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1

The supreme court held that the Protector was not legally empowered to issue passes.
000001168

01.10.1896

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1

A Bombay meeting resolved to forward a petition to the Secretary of state for India on the subject.
000001165

01.10.1896

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1

The Supreme court quashed the sentence of fine imposed on some Indians by the Magistrate for giving false evidence as the sentence was passed before the completion of the case.
000001169

02.10.1896

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1

The Supreme Court asked the Protector to produce his authority from the Governor for cancellation; he did it.
000001170

02.10.1896

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1

A man and a woman were convicted for desertion. The woman stated privately that she was so roughly handled that she gave premature birth, that they were actually already transferred to the Railway Department and that the protector's denial in the court was not correct.
000001172

02.10.1896

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1

Report of the proceedings in the Supreme Court (SN 1169) where the 'high and mighty' action of the Protector was condemned.
000001171

02.10.1896

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1

Had it been allowed Muslims with their tiger and tom-toms would have claimed the same privilege and a conflict as in Bombay might have arisen.
000001173

03.10.1896

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2

"Natal Mercury's" report of the case against the man and the woman charged with desertion.
000001174

03.10.1896

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1

"Natal Witness's" report of the proceeding in the Supreme Court trail. "Not a case of the Protector saying Boh to a goose, but an Indian (Gandhiji) saying Boh to the Protector."
000001175

05.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The question of importing Chinese coolie in Bengal collieries is being seriously considered as they are more efficient and cheaper than the 'Santhal'
000001176

07.10.1896

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1

Gruesome details of the arrest of some coolies to substantiate charges of cruelty to them. The police failed their attempt to commit suicide and then treated them "brutally".
000025476

08.10.1896

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08404 GOKHALE, Gopal Krishna

4

Herewith some papers on the subjects. Australia has passed a law restricting immigrations of Indians. Others might follow. I suggest raising the question in the Imperial council and House of commons.
000001177

08.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Supreme Court granted the petition, it was revealed that Dada Abdoola and Co. set a spy to watch him when he was the Captain.
000001179

08.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

'Natal Mercury's report. It shows that either the coolies complaints have some foundation or their obstinacy has no limits.
000001178

08.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

 
000001182

09.10.1896

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1

The Magistrate held that his arrest was justified as it was done in the normal discharge of police duty. Of course his being put in the chains was not justifiable. However he should pay the costs.
000001183

09.10.1896

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1

The first general meeting approved the objects namely ousting Asiatics as far as possible. 20 members were en-rolled.
000001184

10.10.1896

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1

The Board accepted Governments advice not to import any but general field labourers. A Dhobi and a cook were not to be imported.
000001185

12.10.1896

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1

The Indian will ultimately beat the Tenton, unless steps are taken be times. The letter is full of contempt for Indian races and "pagan rites" though it admits that Indians are more energetic and persevering.
000001186

12.10.1896

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1

The Supreme Court severely condemned the Magistrate for unjustly convicting them. Sir M.M.Wragg questioned if Indian Government would sanction any more Indians coming here if they saw these proceedings.
000001253

12.10.1896

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1

 
000001187

12.10.1896

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1

If Transvaal enforces `locations' there will be an influx in to Natal from there, and thus the Indian situation already complicated by fresh immigrations will be further aggravated.
000001188

13.10.1896

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1

More detailed comments of the `pioneer' on Gandhiji's pamphlet and Mr. Walter Peace's reply (to the pamphlet) in which he says "In no part of the world do Indians enjoy greater protection and prosperity than in Natal !
000001190

15.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

In a case against an Indian Cart-driver a witness a store keeper told many lies for which lectured to by the judges.
000001189

15.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Out of 27 charged of ill - treatment against an estate, 25 were acquitted ; only 2 were punished for All labourers praised the police.
000001191

15.10.1896

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1

 
000001193

16.10.1896

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1

 
000001192

16.10.1896

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1

All the 58 `deserters' were fined. Most of 17 counter charges of assault were dismissed. 14 persons who were brought by the police praised the police but admitted that they really wanted to commit suicide.
000001201

17.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Notes by "serious"
000001198

17.10.1896

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1

If is insignificant that with the publication of (Gandhiji's) the pamphlet, there should be a burst of insubordination and a tendency to propagate here 58 have deserted.
000001199

17.10.1896

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1

If is "almost an earthly paradise" to the coolies. The 58 imagined they were princes and it was beneath. their dignity to work.
000001196

17.10.1896

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1

How can they be prevented ? Have they money enough or are they to sponge on others ? I wonder why Indian merchants hail the advent of those who will be their further competitors.
000001195

17.10.1896

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1

The principle of not importing them has been carried too far in bamuinga Dhobi and a cook. Indians as servants and waiters are excellent.
000001194

17.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Australia has been encouraged by our legislation a history of the Anti-Chinese measure: It shows that Australia's views agree with ours.
000001200

17.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Whether the order is given in English, Zulu or Hindustani, the horse is expected to understand. I trust no accident will happen.
000001197

17.10.1896

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1

They are for more charitably disposed to their unfortunate brethren than their white neighbours. The writer gives a striking instance.
000003634

20.10.1896

12631 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS, Acting Secretary 13111 NATAL ADVERTISER

1

 
000001202

20.10.1896

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1

Court proceedings in a suit in which the Indian buyer sued an owner for backing out of a contract. On the ground that the buyer was an Indian.
000001204

20.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

I will resume charge when Gandhi returns. All the present members are rude and uneducated. The Chair said such things !
000001205

20.10.1896

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

"Natal Advertisers" report of SN1202. The case was conducted before the Chief Justice Judgement was reserved but the judge inclined towards the Indian.
000001203

20.10.1896

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1

Mr. Gandhi reports on the disgraceful treatment of Indians. The only remedy is to approach the Government of India.
000001211

21.10.1896

12164 LINDLEY D. 00039 NATAL MERCURY

1

 
000001210

21.10.1896

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1

The African Christian union was actually formed and is supported by all of the missionaries. There are few really Christian e.g. Booth. Others are only whites.
000001208

21.10.1896

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1

Now long- robed gentry show scant respect to us though coolies and "freed" men still do respect us. It is suggested that coloured persons should be debarred from occupying public seats.
000001207

21.10.1896

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1

I suggested Mr. Waller for magistracy; and was right. I now suggest Mr. Janion for Assistant magistracy.
000001206

21.10.1896

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There is no Moonshi on our Register what was his "Charge" ? The Chairman said nothing against any- body Mr. Moonshi is "impotent" and uneducated
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21.10.1896

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The city justice held that the sale was complete and Durban city council had no right to object to a sale to an Indian. Full costs to plaintiff etc.
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23.10.1896

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Pound 430,000 is the total value of the production from the soil - the result of Indian labour.
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26.10.1896

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In the colonies given in the schedule the Governor may enforce conscription and commandeer resources private and public.
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26.10.1896

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The "Times of India" 's special correspondent's letter "Which proved the corrective "of the above view" stringent Laws are in store for Indians"
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26.10.1896

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Graphic description of the sale and biddings. Some Indians were successful bidders; the site near the Durban club became theirs.
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26.10.1896

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The notice of a meeting to be addressed by M.K. Gandhi under the presidentship of the Hon. Mr. P. Anand Charlu. Names of 41 conveners.
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27.10.1896

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Rs. 70/- for 14 days Board and Lodging at Buckingham Hotel and Rs. 6.10 extras (chiefly 2 lemonade per day)
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27.10.1896

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I send herewith 4 telegram receipts with the balance from Rs.20/- given by you. wish you success.
000001217

30.10.1896

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A public meeting counselled suspension of immigration to the colonies of South Africa.
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31.10.1896

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The palpable destiny of India is to exploit Africa under English supervision. We must think imperially and not parochially.
000001219

31.10.1896

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The Government Gazette contains new and more stringent rules regarding the licences to Indians to leave the Colony. The penalty is pound 2/-
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31.10.1896

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If 'free' Indians are dissuaded from coming here as a result of his propaganda, very good Labourers will not thank him if they are stopped from coming here, as they prosper here: Again the existence of famine in India will worsen their condition if immigration is stopped.
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31.10.1896

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After condemning the Transvaal move for locations, the note refers to Gandhiji's Bombay speech reproduces some part and says that the grievances are not so serious as people supposed they being sentimental.
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31.10.1896

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If free Indians desist from coming over here: we shall hail the decision, if coolies desist, most of us except planters will be glad.
000001180

31.10.1896

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That Indian should be able to buy a site just near the Durban Club is shocking. The Sellers are to blame, as also the buyers from cheap Indian stores.
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31.10.1896

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03.11.1896

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Sir John and Lady Robinson had a healthy voyage, and were received by Mr. Peace, Agent General for Natal.
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04.11.1896

12165 BRITISH COLONIST 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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04.11.1896

12396 NOT A HUMBUG 00039 NATAL MERCURY

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04.11.1896

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The indignation against it is discounted at the sight of hearty handshakes of white merchants with Ramsamy who will one day be member of the club order white waiters.
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04.11.1896

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The annual report shows how alarmingly and rapidly Natal is being "browned" The recent sale of property is a fresh proof.
000001226

04.11.1896

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Everything tends to prove that Natal will soon be Mauritius (Indian Colony). The man who first imported Indians deserves our curses.
000001224

04.11.1896

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Rigorous legislation namely requiring every Asiatic to give a detailed account and a free pass, is the only way to curb it.
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05.11.1896

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An Indian was charged before Mr. Waller for forging 4 Indian names for pound 109.
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05.11.1896

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The Raad agreed to locations and prohibited Indians taking out licences in the name of Europe.
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05.11.1896

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The Raad (Transvaal Legislative Assembly) agreed to put "coolies" into locations. The Question of licences for hawking was postponed.
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06.11.1896

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Government is willing pending passing of the Law to instruct. The protector of immigration to issue under certain conditions certificates to 'Arabs' etc. on payment of a 5 shillings etc.
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06.11.1896

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Though Gandhi will be up in arms against both these, all that the Indians can do is to obey the laws or vacate the South African Republic.
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06.11.1896

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07.11.1896

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Just at present during depression in trade and agriculture, it is to be deprecated because it will disappoint the immigrants.
000001294

07.11.1896

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1

The following letter is a curious specimen. Then follows a letter (Verbatim) by samy sadar (an Indian) in "Babu English"
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07.11.1896

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Another instance of the "Octopus-like grasp" of the Indian was afforded when they tried but in vain - to buy land recently. They are advised to stop further immigration .
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07.11.1896

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Raad (Transvaal Legislative Assembly) recommended that law 3 of 1885 enforcing location be enforced.
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07.11.1896

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There is no injustice in making compulsory repatriation, a condition precedent to the contract of indenture, the "free" Indian artisan though cheaper is socially less helpful then the white.
000001235

07.11.1896

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Extract from its 14th Annual Report. The desertion of Indian Indentured coolies was a serious problem. 5,2,74 men were indentured.
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07.11.1896

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To prevent desertion of Coolies the Board suggested that all "free" Indians be provided with passes. But the Government held that it was illegal.
000001242

07.11.1896

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The meeting adopted rules and appointed office bearers and decided to affiliate other similar bodies. It wants to deal with Indian Immigration and Franchise etc.
000001237

07.11.1896

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While Mr. Gandhi is aGitating and meetings in India recommended stoppage of emigration a syndicate is formed to run steamers to Natal.
000001240

07.11.1896

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300 came recently. Their arrival is not welcome. They came to compete with the whites. They try to capture business and buildings.
000001244

09.11.1896

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Some firms have made fortunes through the coolies Great Britain's Chief income is from India. Suppose India revolted !
000001248

10.11.1896

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D.Pillay, president, Indian Political Association, criticises Mr. Gandhi's pamphlet and says that the general feeling is not that of hatred of Indians.
000001247

10.11.1896

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Anglo-Frenchmen (captain of s. S. Crescent) should have left the inequities of "point" unheeded. They are false charges.
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10.11.1896

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An enquiry at Bombay condemned "The Crescent" and hence my reference to it. I am glad the new men are capable.
000001245

10.11.1896

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I cannot see how it is to be stopped. Competition is the soul of business and undoubtedly they can undersell us. They are rich and able.
000001535

11.11.1896

00082 LAKELERA 00083 STAR NEWS

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A specimen of an Indian's English. The letter protests against locations.
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11.11.1896

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Arab owned steamers are unseaworthy. Once the bottom of the 'crescent' was knocked out. English captains should not serve Arabs. (* A letter with venomous contempt for Indians) *Remarkable for the first use of 'Gandhism'
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11.11.1896

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"Magistrate in hot water."
000001252

12.11.1896

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Incomplete proceeding of the case (SN1230). case adjourned. The accused was bailed out.
000001251

12.11.1896

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He was charged for defrauding a native Mr. Laughton for the defence case postponed.
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13.11.1896

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In the "very English" colony of Natal, the white employer is forced to employ Indian artisans as is less quarrelsome and is more satisfactory, cheaper and better.
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13.11.1896

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Telegraphic receipts for various messages sent by Gandhiji during his stay in India.
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13.11.1896

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A meeting elected a provisional committee to go into the question of Indian Immigration, location etc.
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13.11.1896

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