Skip to Content
Indiana University

Search Options




View Options


A Closer Union: A Letter on the South African Union and the Principles of Government. Schreiner, Olive, 1855–1920.
previous
next
page: [7]

I. What subjects in your opinion ought to be discussed at the National Convention?

All those broad principles which will determine what the nature of our future social page: 8 structure is to be—i.e. Federation or Unification; the basis of representation; the native question; the nature and functions of the Federal Court, etc. etc. etc., and all matters touching trade. I look upon this Convention mainly as the voice of one preparing the way; its value should be chiefly educational; it should indicate for us in outline what the feeling of the different States and classes is, and what exactly are the nature of the chief difficulties which have to be overcome; so giving the mind of the nation something definite to work on.

previous
next