1799 inG.M. ThealRec. of Cape Col. (1898) II. 322If any Slaves shall be found in the street after dark without a Lanthern..they shall be lodged in the Trunk.
1816R.B. FisherImportance of Cape of G.H. 139By the laws of the Colony, a master or mistress is forbid to punish a slave, but must send him to the trunk or jail for punishment, by the fiscal or his men.
1821W. Shaw Diary. 28 Oct.Preached to the prisoners about twelve in number, at the Trunk or prison.
a1827D. Carmichael inW.J. HookerBotanical Misc. (1831) II. 33The culprit shall be sent to the common trunk or prison, where he receives a certain number of stripes, according to the nature of his offence.
1835T.H. Bowker Journal. 18 Oct.One woman put in the trunk, let out and put in [a]gain.
1840J. Hare inImp. Blue Bks Command Paper 424–1851, 52He (sc. Tyali) asked how it happened that the prisoners confined in our trunk, and at hard labour in our streets, were all Hottentots and black people.
1851T. Shone Diary. 25 Oct.In the afternoon Old Bradshaw order’d the Constables to take me in charge, my nights lodging was In the Trunk.
a1858J. GoldswainChron. (1946) I. 27On they forth day late we rived at Uitenhage Trunk ware we ware deposeted in averey little sell: hear we ware fead with Bread Beaf and water.
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