Journals

Second Journey (MS 107/1/1-2)

12th November 1777


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[12th November 1777]
den 12

sware regen den ganschen nagt en vroegen morgen hier uit den zuiden dog over de bergen was de wind west met regen kout weer, het welke den helen dag continueerde tot laat in den agtermiddag, wordende het mooy stil weer en een fraajen maneschyn avond.

prepareerde my om morgen een tour over de sneeuwbergen in het wilde bosjesmans land te doen, om te sien, wat er kon gedaan worden om vrede met hun te hebben, en om te sien of er enigen te spreken kan krygen.

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[continuation of page 51]
[12th November 1777]
The 12th

Heavy rain the whole night and early morning; here the wind was from the south but on the other side of the mountains was from the west with rain. Cold weather that continued till late in the afternoon when it became beautiful calm weather and a fine moonlit evening.

Prepared to make a journey beyond the Sneeuberg mountains tomorrow into the country of the wild Bushmen in order to see what can be done to make peace with them and to see whether I can get into discussion with any of them