1909Lady S. WilsonS. Afr. Mem. 107The inhabitants..have to put all their stores at the disposal of the burghers..The owners only received a ‘brief’ or note of credit on the Transvaal Government at Pretoria, to be paid after the war.
1945N. DevittPeople & Places 139A ‘commandeer brief’ was a document setting out the names and addresses of burghers to be called up for active service or containing a list of supplies, animals or transport to be requisitioned.
1974P. GibbsHist. of BSAPII. 92A curfew operated in the towns and no native was allowed abroad after 9 pm unless he had a ‘brief’, written hurriedly by his employer usually on an odd scrap of paper, authorizing him to be away from his quarters.
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