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'Saturday, 27th. Crossed Bushman's River Bridge and Little Bushman's River. Found Mr. Zeller, the Portuguese consul-general, who is going to the Transvaal to annul all the boundary treaties Senhor Barrahona de Costa has made.
1871. Sunday May 28th. Last night we outspanned on a small rise after a short trek, having been warned that tulp, a plant poisonous to cattle, grew near Blauwe Krantz, where we intended to outspan. Today we were occupied in trying to bring into something like comfortable order. I painted the Portuguese arms on Mr. Van Zeller's waggon and his name and title as Consul General. For this he gave me a sheep, and two more for copying my map for him...'
Taken from Wallis, J.P.R (ed.) (1946) The Northern Goldfields Diaries of Thomas Baines: Second Journey 1871-1872, London: Chatto & Windus. Page 601.