38. David Livingston [Livingstone], Mabotsa, to Rev Arthur Tidman, Mission House, Blomfield Street, London

Scope and Content

Describes effects of conflict in the region; recounts the historical division of the Bakwain [baKwena] into two portions under Bube [Bubi] and Sechele, the recent death of Bube [in August 1845], and the subsequent return of many of the people to Sechele and his return to Chonuane [Chonwane], the response of Khake [successor of Bube] and his visit to Mabotsa with his remaining people [Sechele subsequently became paramount chief of the united baKwena people]; return of Edwards to Mabotsa after a twelve month absence.

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Transcription available in Livingstone's Missionary Correspondence, 1841-1856, Ed. I. Schapera (Chatto & Windus, London, 1961), p.88; Some Letters from Livingstone, 1840-1872, Ed. David Chamberlin (Oxford University Press, 1940), p.87