Excerpt from The History of the Great Boer Trek: And the Origin of the South African Republics At a time like the present I conceive that apology can be required or expected from anyone who endeavours to enlighten the igrance or to remove the misapprehensions concerning South African history and affairs which undeniably exist among great numbers of our countrymen. It is with that object that I w republish in a popular form a book hitherto t easily procurable, which gives a succinct but adequate and impartial account of the course of events in South Africa from the conquest of Cape Colony to the formation of Natal into a British colony in 1843. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.