1828 inDavenport & HuntRight to Land (1974) 12Ordinance 50..Whereas doubts have arisen as to the competency of Hottentots and other free Persons of colour to purchase or possess Land in this Colony: Be it therefore enacted and declared, That all Grants, Purchases and Transfers of Land or other Property whatsoever, heretofore made to, or by any Hottentot or other free Person of colour, are and shall be, and the same are hereby declared to be of full force and effect.
1832Graham’s Town Jrnl 8 June 94The propriety of a concentrated population was equally apparent, and hence it was offered exclusively to Hottentots and other free persons of color, as being the most suitable class of the community to answer the end proposed by its colonization.
1833S. Afr. Almanac & Dir. 204Abbreviations. — E.R. European Race..C. Caffer. F.C. Free person of Color. S. Slave.
1989Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 97Ordinance 50 of 1828..guaranteed to all ‘Hottentots and other free persons of colour’ residing in the Cape the same freedom and protection as enjoyed by whites.
1836Albany Settlers 1824–36 (Soc. for Relief of Distressed Settlers) 16Two persons of colour, named Willem Willems and Jager Jantjes, appeared next. They were wagon-drivers in the employment of Messrs. Simpson & Ford, Caffer traders.
1836R. GodlontonIntroductory Remarks to Narr. of Irruption 12To prevent the possibility of his return, the country was subsequently occupied by Hottentots and people of colour, and now forms the Kat River Settlement.
1837Moderator 10 Jan. 3Hendrik Rygaard, a person of color, residing in the Cape District, was charged before the Magistrate.
1841B. ShawMemorials 16Perhaps more than half the population of the Cape districts are persons of colour, who are generally either heathens or Mahommedans.
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