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Colonel Gordon in Central Africa, 1874-1879 (Paperback) Loot Price: R303
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Colonel Gordon in Central Africa, 1874-1879 (Paperback): Charles George Gordon

Colonel Gordon in Central Africa, 1874-1879 (Paperback)

Charles George Gordon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... GOVERNOR-GENERAL. 203 CHAPTER IV.--1877. Colonel Gordon had been so much thwarted in the best part of his work by Ismail Pasha Yacoub, the Governor-General of the Soudan, that he was most unwilling to return to his post As one of his friends said, " He had successfully checked slavedriving in his own province, but he could do nothing to stop it in the extensive Soudan district, where Khartoum is the headquarters of the system." A strong pressure was, however, put upon him by the Khedive; and at the same time, shortly after his arrival in England, he was informed by those in authority at home, that, for certain reasons into which it is needless to enter, they thought that he was bound to go back. He yielded so far as to consent to return'to Cairo, there to talk over the whole question with the Khedive. As will be seen by the extracts from his letters that follow, the chief difficulty was quickly removed--nay, more, he was put in the place of the man who had so troubled him. This was not all; for the duties of the GovernorGeneral of the Soudan were extended, and a vast country was put under his rule. "Setting a just value," wrote the Khedive to Colonel Gordon, on February 17, 1877, "on your honourable character, on your zeal, and on the great services that you have already done me, I have resolved to bring the Soudan, Darfour, and the provinces of the Equator, into one great province, and to place it under you as Governor-General. As the country which you are thus to govern is so vast, t you must have beneath you three vakeels (or deputy-governors): the first for the Soudan properly so-called, the second for Darfour, and 204 EGYPT AND ABYSSINIA. The letter was in French. t The length of the province is 1640 miles; the breadth is very...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Charles George Gordon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 146
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-25974-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-25974-0
Barcode: 9781230259741

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