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Correspondence  > 1908

Correspondence: 1908
 

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000004792

03.01.1908

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2

I wish a distinction was made between me and other satyagrahis. I should be awarded the highest penalty as I am the arch-culprit and instigator [Awarded 2 month's simple imprisonment].
000004907

29.01.1908

13746 INDIANS & CHINESE 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

We object not so much to finger-prints as to compulsion. So we will Voluntarily register ourselves if the Registration. Officer is given the discretionary power to do without finger-prints of educated persons, well-known merchants etc.
00004792A

30.01.1908

13754 COLONIAL SECRETARY, Assistant 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Colonial Secretary opprecites the wisdom of your offer and accepts your assurance to use your in fluence for voluntary registration. Two letters bitterly complaining against hard work, inhuman treatment, food, closets, clothing etc. - by Shah Bhayat, and Randeria Sodha.
000004793

01.02.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

I am most anxious to finish this business, with satisfaction to yourself To legalise voluntary registration would be to reopen the old sore: Thumb prints may be allowed.
00004795A

01.02.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00000 "BLANK"

4

Hindus should give to Muslims whatever they demand and gladly. "I have no anger against my assaulters. They have done it through ignornce. I repeat my advice to give fartherr prints etc.
000004791

03.02.1908

13696 BENNING FIELD & SON 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

We draw attention to the fact that the promissory notes fell due on January 30th, 1908 and is not paid for Kindly see to it.
000004794

05.02.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00898 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

3

It does not irritate me as I have treated every help as an instrument which God otherwise Truth has given me. Some become God's instrument for a time and when their purpose is served they drop off.
00004793A

22.02.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14524 COLONIAL SECRETARY, P.S. to

3

Suggests the necessary amendments in the Act. Requests the Colonial Secretary to call him if necessary.
000004795

22.02.1908

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2

Gandhi's remarkable statement after assault on him by Mir Alam showing his courage faith in God, nature cure etc.
000004796

06.03.1908

00117 LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

All paper with Tatham. Maritzburg case next term.
000028752

09.03.1908

10491 TRANSVAAL ASIATIC REGD.CETIFICATE 08695 LADHASINGH (Sardar)

1

Transvaal Asiatic Reg. Certificate of Lodhasiing.
000004798

12.03.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Smuts is much obliged for the draft, but he has not been able to go into the question his hands being too full otherwise. Act 15 of 1907 = Transvaal Immigration Restriction Act.
000004797

12.03.1908

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5

Please of the Plaintiff Vowada for enforcing the sale of a 1/2 acre of land under joint-ownership with Defendants who aver that the land transferable under the Deeds is not the land sought to be transferred and so the case be dismissed.
000004799

14.03.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13683 TATHAM, W. H.

1

Will you send me the paper of the case that I may know it and explain to Budree, who is my old client?
000004800

18.03.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00117 LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R.

1

Mr. Tatham refers me back to you for the paper which I want, to explain the case to Budree, my old client. Will you give them ?
000004801

21.03.1908

00117 LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I enclose a copy of the pleadings (SN4797) which will show how the case stands. I think we have a winning case.
000004802

24.03.1908

12867 SMUTS, J. C. 12901 HOSKEN, William

1

Without even asking for it, I propose to exempt them from Registration Act of Transvaal and so they jump to a new demand of exemption from Orange Free State Laws. I request you approve of this new departure:
000004803

24.03.1908

12901 HOSKEN, William 12867 SMUTS, J. C.

1

See Mr. Gandhi's letter. They have asked for removal of racial bar for educated Indians. Regarding Free State, is your promise on 20th December in Parliament not binding ? Did you not make the pronouncement on second reading?
000031208

26.03.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08960 REES (Mr.)

15

Wishing him (Mr. Rees) a happy voyage enclose record of their conversation taken down by Mr. Rees re Hisory of Indian setters in S. Africa after making due corrections. The conversations gives a fairly complete summery of How & when the Indians first came to S. A. chiefy from which provinces of India How the Registration Law was brought systeam of permits, Illicit traffic of immigrans. The satyagraha. G's prison life compromise with Government The final Settlement Murderous assult on G. etc G also encloses a latest issue of "Indian Opinion".
000004804

26.03.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

1

Please send Indian Press Comments on the compromise. Did you give Hassan a fare-well party? I shall write to Budree after studying the papers.
000004806

28.03.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00899 GANDHI, Maganlal K.

2

Tell Budree to have emphatic and conclusive evidence regarding the fact of the land sought to be sold If our plea is correct, we win. Tell him, I charge no fees without his concurrence as he placed complete trust in me.
000004805

28.03.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00117 LABISTOUR, C. A. DE R.

1

I hope you have made sure of the facts. I doubt our statement that the land sought to be transferred is not land legally transferable because it would be a fraud for Vowda.
000004808

06.04.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13460 BUDREE

1

I have your telegram and return the agreement.
000004807

06.04.1908

13460 BUDREE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Have you the letter that you left in Johannesburg ? If so, please send it to Dannhauser. I am waiting for it.
000004809

07.04.1908

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1

Certificate of Registration of Mohamad Ebrahim : signed by Chamney with a square at the left for thumb impression.
000004810

11.05.1908

14117 CHAMNEY (Immigration Officer) 12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia)

1

Further application can now be received only according to Law [2 of 1907] Asiatics now returning into Transvaal can apply under the Law only.
000004811

12.05.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00532 SMUTS

1

The Telegram has created a panic. I am sure you do not mean this in face of my clear letter from (jail) gaol. I hope you will issue necessary instructions to allow voluntary registration.
000004812

13.05.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Mr. Smuts disagrees with your contention as voluntary Registration was to apply only to those who returned within three month's only and so now the Law should apply. I hope you will use your great influence for registration now.
000004814

14.05.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

The Angel of Peace [Cartwright A.], may have to move again. The situation shows the danger of trusting suspiciously. You know I doubted then.
000004813

14.05.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

3

It was for residents only. It was never contemplated for returning Indians. That was why I added the application of voluntary Registration to them. But the essence is that since Indians have voluntary registered, the Act must go.
000004815

15.05.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

He has carefully considered your letter but regrets he cannot depart his position i.e. further application to be received under the Law.
000004816

21.05.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

Your refusal to all Voluntary Registration and to repeal the Act has caused a turmoil Friends of the Government like myself are in a jeopardy and danger Deport the Pathan who is the chief mischief- monger.
000004817

22.05.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

He has fully gone into the question and his decision to close the vol.Registration is final Sarjee, the Pathan cannot be deported. But the Government will be too glad to give you police protection if avail of it.
000004818

30.05.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

Will you let me publish my letters of the 1st and 22nd February and replies there to ? I never desire Government protection for myself.
000004819

03.06.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

1

May I repeat my request for permission to publish correspondence between us and marked confidential regarding the Asiatic Act ?
000004821

04.06.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The letter being confidential and personal, the colonial secretary did not reply at length. The publication would throw an incorrect light upon the matter and so the colonial secretary is nit prepared to give permission.
000004822

04.06.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

He is considering the draft Asiatic Bill, so he would be much obliged if you would see him at Pretoria on Saturday.
000004820

04.06.1908

00348 KHAN, R. K. (Rahim K.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

At your instructions certain work was done for Budree for which a Bill was sent. The Account shows a debit of pound 6-8-0 against you.
000004823

06.06.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 12901 HOSKEN, William

2

The Repeal would deprive Government of procedure against illegal Asiatic entrants. So I may remodel the Immigration Act to let it have retrospective effect and then may repeal the Asiatic Act.
00004823A

06.06.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13709 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

2

I return without a definite promise of repeal. But I gathered that we would win if we remained firm. Please wntinue your roll of an Angel of Peace.
000004824

06.06.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

I have done much and surrendered much to reach the goal of the repeal of the Act. You promise repeal if we fulfilled our part : and we did it fully. Otherwise I shall be forced to withdraw Registers. The question of entry should be decided judicially etc.
000004825

09.06.1908

13070 CHAPLIN, F. D. P. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

Mr. Cartwright informs me of a good prospect, for settlement I think 'Those who have a right to re-enter Transvaal' -have a very strong claim to be included in the compromise (Voluntary Registration)
000004826

12.06.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please be at Winchester House at 9-45 to-morrow where colonial Secretary will grant you (a) short interview.
00004827A

13.06.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 14524 COLONIAL SECRETARY, P.S. to

4

(1)3 pound/- Dutch Registration Certificate Holders (2)Residents of Transvaal two years before the war. (3)Those passing Education Test should be free like Europeans etc.
000004827

18.06.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

The Draft Bill is in the hands of our Legal Adviser for drafting. I hope this will enable to satisfy your clamorous inquirers.
000004828

19.06.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Can you please be at the Railway office, Johannesburg at 9-40 to-morrow to meet Mr. Smuts for a few minutes ?
000004829

22.06.1908

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

1

Immigration Amendment drastic rejects education test old Dutch certificates call meeting get affidavits Assrath. Essop Mian signed bring mine stating (station)
000004830

08.07.1908

04321 MEHTA 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Utmost care necessary (re: Gokhale's health). Can meet you only end August. London, if inconvenient cancel visit.
000004831

08.07.1908

13708 COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

12

They will be allowed to land on a bond of Pound 100/- each and an Exemption Certificate till the arrival of the first Steamer for Foji. Enclosed a copy of the Immigration Act of 1901-1905.
000004832

09.07.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

2

To retain your sympathy, I postpone the burning. Mr. Sorabji's case tringled through out and so he was discharged Chamney was vindictive. Sorabji will have to pay the penalty of a brown skin.
000004837

11.07.1908

12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia) 14467 STANDARD OF THE EMPIRE

4

If, Whites, after 45 Anti - Indian Laws, still require laws to maintain their supremacy over Indians who have every claim to fair treatment and their moderate demands, what is white supremacy worth?
000004835

11.07.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

2

He promised that the holders will not have their certificates legalised under the Act. But you see him and let me know.
000004834

11.07.1908

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2

It is exact replica of Transvaal Asiatic Amendment Act with added application to women. 'Undisguisedly racial' - L.W.Ritch.
000004836

11.07.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Act is not to apply to voluntary Registration Certificate Holders. Why then Chamney's circular to Municipalities etc. Three questions.
000004833

11.07.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

He was not domiciled but is an English Scholar. His case is a proof of the desire of Both Government to exclude all 'not domiciled' Indians. (Comment by 'Yorkshire daily Post')
000004839

13.07.1908

14468 AMPTHILL (Lord) 08295 RITCH, L. W.

1

'Clear moderate and dignified and shows how hard Gandhi has to fight to have the compromise implemented. It is an anxious time.
000004840

13.07.1908

12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia) 13812 UNDER SECRETARY FOR COLONIES

1

Enclosed the Petition and the Text of the Gold Law. This new thrust will irritate India even and is contrary to the generous treatment promised by the British Government before the war.
000004841

13.07.1908

08295 RITCH, L. W. 14470 WHITEHALL S.W.

1

I enclose a copy of letter,(SN4840), to the under Secretary for Colonies regarding the Gold Law, which I would respectfully commit to your kind attention.
000004842

14.07.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

4

Let Smuts make the educational list as hard as he likes and I will not demur. Otherwise I will advise passive resistance to have the right of entry for an educated Indian.
000004843

15.07.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 14471 SOUTH AFRICA BRITISH IND.COMMITTEE

1

The Protector of Immigration, points out that Indians indentured under Act 17 of 1895 cannot acquire domicile Natal.
000004844

16.07.1908

14471 SOUTH AFRICA BRITISH IND.COMMITTEE 13716 AMPTHILL (Lord)

1

Rhodesia and Transvaal Indians have forwarded petitions. I enclose an enlightening letter from Gandhi. Thanks for your support.
000004838

16.07.1908

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1

As the question is discussed in the current issue, we hold over Mr. Ritch's article, but we print two significant paras. (from the above)
000004845

17.07.1908

14471 SOUTH AFRICA BRITISH IND.COMMITTEE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

It seems there is a conspiracy. British papers - The Times-etc, have become sold to us, on account of the political outrages in India.
000004846

20.07.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

Sorabji award 1 month rigorous. Several hawkers also arrested for being without licences. Mostly they go to jail.
000004853

21.07.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

It will create a sensation as he is a priest and chairman- Hamidia Society. 8 Hawkers given 4 days rigorous.
000004847

23.07.1908

13151 LANE E. F. C. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I am directed to acknowledge your letter of the 21st and to inform you that the colonial Secretary is unable to comply with your request.
000004848

24.07.1908

13722 SHELAT, U. M. 13718 MINISTER OF EDUCATION

34

We enclose a petition signed by 100 representatives (Indians) placing certain facts for favourable consideration.
000004849

24.07.1908

14476 1ST OF 100 LEADING INDIAN 14474 MINISTER OF JUSTICE & EDUCATI

13

A petition to restore the infant and girls' [separate] classes in the Higher Grade Indian School in accordance with Government promises to suit the demands of superior Indians.
000004850

25.07.1908

02757 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT [MANAGER] 13722 SHELAT, U. M.

1

I hereby acknowledge the Petition which is receiving consideration.
000004852

27.07.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

It is a 'fraudulent' Bill. Smuts thinks we are babies. The Progressive Party Leaders admitted our claims as just. Will they help us ?
000004866

01.08.1908

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1

The meeting protested against the ban of entry into Transvaal of even highly educated Indians. Sorabji has been arrested.
000004855

05.08.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13557 CARTWRIGHT, Albert

1

"I have used strong expressions as I was unable to use stronger". I feel keenly that I, the arch-culprit, have to remain unhurt.
000004854

05.08.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12901 HOSKEN, William

2

Will you insist on decency being observed or dissociate yourself from the inhumanity regarding food to Indians ? They are starved of breakfast. They refused to give thumb marks and so lost licence, but traded and were jailed.
000004857

14.08.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

On the eve of a possibly "interminable struggle" I appeal to you to recall your promises and see us to avoid it. (A very feeling Appeal)
000004856

14.08.1908

12901 HOSKEN, William 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

I presented the Gold Law Petition. The Municipal Law is withdrawn. Smuts did not take my view of the Indian Question but assures just dealing.
000004860

15.08.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

Not Trade-jealousy so much as "Social disorganisation" is the just fear of the colonies regarding Asiatics. But the Imperial view point also should be considered and so a concerted action of all colonies is needed.
000004858

15.08.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

Since the British Navy ultimately protects the colonies which cannot otherwise maintain their "insulting oppressive and impoverishing, colour policy, Britain is to blame for unrest in India which seeks an outlet. : "The Statist" - London.
000004861

20.08.1908

14477 DEUSSEN 13727 PUBLIC PROSECUTOR

1

Mr. Chamney Registrar of Asiatic, has issued definite orders not to issue licences unless on production of Registration Certificates (under Asiatic Act) issued by him. I have told the man to keep from selling.
000004859

20.08.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

3

(1) Sorabji to be re-instated (2) Discharge of all prisoners (3) Repeal of the Asiatic Act (4) Education test with discretionary power, as to its severity regarding Indians etc. Please also remove Chamney (The Registrar)
000004862

22.08.1908

00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I have to acknowledge with thanks your letter communicating the decisions of Indians unanimously arrived at.
000004864

25.08.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

1

I am not affected by what happens to educated Indians. Mr. Cordez says you are unbusinesslike. Listen to him and accept his advice. Harilal was perfectly healthy and cheerful.
000004863

25.08.1908

13728 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.) 06000 EDITOR

1

Men do not suffer so much for a "quibble". Indians want first the Repeal of the Asiatic Act and as a concession are ready to accept a very severe Educational Test. The Government should yield if it is a "quibble".
000004877

01.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Indian undersells the European trader by his miserable living. Indian Leaders should realise that to secure good terms for domiciled Indians. They should discourage immigration. [very much moth-eaten and torn]
000004867

04.09.1908

13730 DAPHTARY, K. R. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

6

Will you give suggestions regarding the scheme ? 'caste' is the root of the poison tree. We deserve to be kicked till we are rid of caste.
000004869

09.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The meeting condemned the imprisonment and supported the satyagrahis. It declared "waning of faith" in 1858 proclamation.
000004868

09.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gandhi considered the sentence of three months' rigorous imprisonment on Natal Leaders, as "a wicked abuse of power". He insists on legal equality even with a higher educational test for Indians than Europeans as a concession.
00004885A

10.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Speakers condemned the South Africa British Indian Association and the meeting unanimously passed a resolution supporting the League. Even Mr. H. O. Ally [Co-deputed with Gandhi] supported the League.
000004870

10.09.1908

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1

The Inquiry Committee [commission] averred that it had received reliable evidence of bribery on a large scale to an extent so as "to be culpable" [c.t.='cape times.]
000004871

11.09.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 12873 BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION (Cachalia)

1

175 convictions to retain a law that is a 'dead letter' (Smuts) and to prohibited highly educated Indians is needless, un-British'.
000004874

11.09.1908

08453 DOKE 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

Colonial born Indians take little part. I can lead off on their behalf if you so arrange. From here I can only give wordy sympathy.
000004875

11.09.1908

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

Smuts has placed you in the wrong box by representing you as claiming equally free Immigration as for Europeans. "I can only admire your marvellous vitality and persistence". Miss Nicholls refused better jobs that she may continue to help me.
000004873

11.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Gandhi does not lay all his cards on the table. Let him categorically assert that he would be content with allowing six educated Indians' entry. He and others should be convicted as they deliberately set others to defiance : [S = "The Star"]
000004872

11.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The Indian protested and appealed to the Imperial Government to intervene. Rustomjee, Dawood etc. are highly respected leaders.
000004876

15.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

10

An account of the very brutal ill-treatment and assaults on r. Naidoo, his wife and a 12 years son, as also on other Indian labourers of one Robinson. Depositions of Naidoo and his wife sworn before Magistrate.
000004878

17.09.1908

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1

Smuts was at first in wrong but Gandhi now springing a surprise by demanding free entry for Education [even for six] Indians in jail should be more humanely treated.
000004879

19.09.1908

14481 KACHALIA, ESSOP MIA & GANDHI 14482 HOSKEN, William

3

We want (1) the Repeal of the 1907 Act (2) Entry of educated. Indians may be only six by Law. All other points can be settled. We appreciate Smut's sympathy and your kindly interest.
000004881

19.09.1908

08295 RITCH, L. W. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

3

A very clear refutation of the Charge that Gandhi has raised a new point regarding Educated Asiatics. On admirable exposition of Gandhi's position.
000004880

19.09.1908

12901 HOSKEN, William 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

I think you should defer your visit to Natal as I hope something acceptable may result from your letter.
000004904

26.09.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

To give mealie pap and fat to a Hindu is to starve and starvation is not included in the sentences. Indians should be allowed rice and Ghee. [The Original in English is also printed on Page 524 of "Indian Opinion" dated 31-10-1908]
000004882

30.09.1908

14484 POLAK, H. S. L. & SCHLESIN, Sonja 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

The Licencing office here is picketed and the Registration office will be picketed to-morrow. Arranging for complete boycott of Pretoria office. Essop Mia has weakened. Pillay is a Government Agent. Polak left just now. It is great fun. Congratution for your birth-day.
000004883

30.09.1908

13728 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

I want to ask a thousand questions regarding your life-incidents, so do not get caught. Many thank for your gift- "Song Celestial."
000004884

30.09.1908

13732 DOKE, Olive C. (Miss) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

"I shall have a darling little Persian Kitten... I forget whether you like cats or not, but I an sure you will like mine" etc.
000004885

01.10.1908

14486 DOKE, HOWARD, CANON BERRY ETC 13734 TRANSVAAL GOVERNMENT

1

We, ministers of religion, protest against treatment of Indians and urge the Government to institute inquiry. Prison diet be reformed etc.
000004888

01.10.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

5

As Islam and Hinduism both forbid drinking, I think the legal ban should continue. It is not a question of 'Colour' here: Addiction is one glaring instance of the evil effects of contact with whites.
000004889

02.10.1908

00275 NATAL INDIAN CONGRESS 00130 COLONIAL SECRETARY

2

He refuses to allow disembarkation even of minors and what is worse prevents legal advisers from seeing the Indian.
000004887

02.10.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Oh [Thousands] Thou who fights with thumb prints and with ink, The Evil-doers of trance gone in. Thou will not Passively Resist a hearing. etc.
000004886

02.10.1908

13735 CARDEZ, J. H. 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

2

This copy of an old Persian Fragment unearthed on the birthday is proffered with fealty, love, loyalty and friendship.
000004893

02.10.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

V.M. [Vally Mahmad (?)] being a grocer i.e. a seller of articles of food ought to have a special and general Dealer's Licence. Pretoria Municipality has a right to both.
000004890

06.10.1908

07622 TOTARAM 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send documents proving Budree's payments to Sheikh Ameer if you have them.
000025858

08.10.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08453 DOKE

2

I have come in the nick of time I can write for these six days.
000004891

08.10.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 13737 TATHAM F. H.

1

I send you the following 9 documents which please return after use. (1) Attorney Power (2) Receipt from Ameer etc.
000004895

08.10.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

The full Breach awarded even costs from Natal Government to Indians for the formers' refusal to allow access to lawyers. In case of a woman in confinement it went against Indians. [Date fixed with ref. to '"Indian Opinion"' dt. 10-10-1908. E. 485]
000004913

08.10.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Congress staggered over 80 arrests. 13 Indians refused permission to go to Transvaal as they would not accept the New Act. Not even legal advice allowed. It is Coercion.
000004892

09.10.1908

14491 LICHTENSTEIN M., SOLICITOR 00390 POLAK, H. S. L.

3

The Counsels' opinion is against us. Please give me definite instructions regarding appeal. Enclosed counsel's opinion.
000004894

09.10.1908

13728 DOKE, Joseph J. (Rev. Dr.) 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Try and note down in your leisure from "hard labour" all your incidents. After all "God reigns !" Keep up a good heart.
000004896

10.10.1908

13740 POLAK, H.S.L. & SCHLESIN 00157 GANDHI, M.K.

3

Cartwright has been given power of Attorney, to discuss with Smuts for a settlement along the lines in your letter to Hosken. There is a better feeling in the air.
000004897

11.10.1908

13741 PRISONERS 12745 RESIDENTIAL MAGISTRATE

6

We pray for Ghee as an addition as there is no fat in our diet and vegetables on meat-days for vegetarian Hindus.
000004898

11.10.1908

13741 PRISONERS 12745 RESIDENTIAL MAGISTRATE

4

The Petition with just a few changes from the above and signed by all communities.
000004899

11.10.1908

13464 BUDREE, Ahir 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

1

Please send the receipt of the fixed deposit of Natal Bank. Please also deposit the amount for the next year at Johannesburg branch.
000004900

12.10.1908

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

1

Please ask Budree to sign the cheque [for the new deposit] and also the deposit- (receipt ?) Gandhi holds Attorney Powers, but he is not here:
000025857

14.10.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08453 DOKE

2

Thanks. I am in God's trust.
000004903

14.10.1908

12867 SMUTS, J. C. 12901 HOSKEN, William

1

The Law will not be changed to provide permanent admission to Professional Indians who can take temporary permits.
000004901

14.10.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

On behalf of Satyagrahis. I am responsible and I assert I have aided and abetted in the crimes of the accused. I am ready for the punishment. For himself I was ready for any sentence.
000004902

21.10.1908

13744 MACDONALD JULIA S. ? 00001 GANDHI, M. K.

4

To Parsee Rustomjee and Harilal, our sympathy and admiration. Baby has a cold bath, and is well. Trust all there are well etc.
000004865

01.11.1908

12901 HOSKEN, William 14340 TIMES, THE

6

Let there be very stringent restriction of Asiatic immigration [The Asiatic themselves accept it] but the welfare of the Empire is at stake unless the two simple demands [namely Repeal of the Act] and Educational test are considered. Indians have proved unity and bravery. [Date fixed with reference to "Indian Opinion" dated 6-2-1909 E-61,62.]
000004905

13.11.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

17

Though they re-entered, they cannot be charged as "prohibited immigrants," as they are bonafides residents. The law that restricts liberty should be strictly construed and so the appeal succeeds.
000004906

21.11.1908

00390 POLAK, H. S. L. 13725 HOSKEN, William

2

Its possibility is disclosed by the judgment and so the Act of 1908 cannot be enforced without Indian Cooperation Which will be withheld so long as its two demands [Repeal of 1907 Act etc] are not acceded to.
000004912

01.12.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 01305 GANDHI, Chhaganlal K.

3

Alter Hamidia rules so that Gujarati and English have equal number. Harilal should dig his own trach if the barracks - people have done theirs.
000004911

01.12.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

3

Of "Government-township" - "Private leasehold township", - "Township-owner" - "Free- hold owner" - "Registering officer" - etc.
000004910

01.12.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

No right save under section 24. The holder of a right even cannot transfer or sublet to, or permit a 'coloured' to reside on the ground etc.
000004909

01.12.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

A compromise can be satisfactorily arrived at if natives are given "separate electorates" with a condition that their representative can be only Europeans. Only this can make S. A.Union possible.
000004908

01.12.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

2

The following returns are interesting to us regarding Cape Franchise System and Closer Union proposal. It gives 10000 more likely coloured voters.
000029511

09.12.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08740 WEST, Albert Henry

1

Re meeting seriously ill Kasturba prefers her dying unmet instead paying fine for release (from Jail)
000029102

12.12.1908

00000 "BLANK" 00000 "BLANK"

1

Discharge certificate of the gaoler at Valksrust.
000028464

23.12.1908

00001 GANDHI, M. K. 08650 NELSON, G.

1

In memory of kindnesses during imprisonment.

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