Suppose I have cultivated my ground and sold 10 muids of my barley at Rixdollars 6 per muid, with which I have paid for 3 oxen that I bought, yet I journey to see my friends at Algoa Bay, but have on a ragged jacket and the Veld-Comet meets me on the way, and inquires from where and whereto I am going. I inform him of all, but he looks upon my ragged jacket, and asks if I have any proof upon me. Upon which having no proof upon me, he seizes me and brings me before the Magistrate, who also gives me into the hands of a Baas .... Thus although I am really a free person, yet I am dealt with as a slave.3