Journals

Third Journey (MS 107/2)

14th October 1778


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[14th October 1778]
14

met den dag wat regen z:o: west toen het opklaarde om agt uur s mor:
vond de swellendamse elf man tot escorte van de gouverneur by potgieter. en hoorde dat de boeren van den sneeuwbergen n van hier, gevlugt waaren voor de bosjemans en dat de caffers eenen Joubert hadden willen vermoorden, en hy zulks gewaar wordende s’nagts ontvlugt was.

n:b: term. met son 55 Gr. na middag 63 d: tot 73. vond de gemiddelde breete van grovelaar G. 32 m 34.

de trein arriveerde om half twe by potgieter. de br. de bruintjeshoogte legt van potgieter w:t: [blank]

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[14th October 1778]
14

Some rain at sunrise; south east wind. Wind was west when it cleared up at 8 o’clock in the morning.
At Potgieter’s found the Governor’s escorts of eleven Swellendam, and heard that the boers of the Sneeuberg north of here had fled before the Bushmen, and that the Caffers had wanted to murder a certain Joubert; but he, becoming aware of this, escaped in the night.

N.B. Thermometer. At sunrise 55 degrees Afternoon 63 to 73 degrees

Found the mean latitude at Grovelaar’s 32 degrees 34 minutes. The retinue arrived at half past one at Potgieter’s. From Potgieter he Bruintjies Hoogte lies W to [blank]