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Nesbitt's Horse.

Trooper C. G. Poulton, of Nesbitt's Horse, ii in Grahamstown on sick leave, and hat told tbt following interesting narrative to the local Mail :— On the evening of Satunky,the 21st ult., a strong patrol war ordered out to Prinsloo'a farm, •■ distance of some three or four miles from camp. A start was made at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, under Cap*. Nesbitt, a son of Colonel Nesbitt, and upon arriving within % m&v ef the homestead the mm dismounted, and, leaving, tbeir fiorses in char** of a picket, proceeded on foot to^w ho«ses, of which there wear :«f|jK : and surrounded ttMttu •■; M^&gHgnt, the Priwlew came out, and wait told tfart tt»* el^ct of the patrol wt# to search for arms. They npjfttf nftiat the patrol was ptiftcgfr wgfoomg to search tb* ynmvm, inaamuch a» :■• the; hs£- afnody surrendered, and gives in their arms. A most minute search of the buildings was instituted, and a large quantity of forage removed without result. Attention was then directed to the. garden and field, and suspicion was aroused by seeing under an orange tree a plough. The implement was removed, and, the ground appearing to have been recently disturbed, a spade wan procured, and two Mausers and a quantity of ammunition promptly unearthed. The Prin&loos, finding the game up, acknowledged their guilt ; they said that they knew that they had done wrong, and were sorry for

it. Captain Nesbitt then gave orders to seize all the movable property on the farm, consisting of 2,500 sheep, 170 head of cattle, between 80 and 40 horses, a buggy, and pair of spanking b^io-is for the same, two carts and c, wagon. All tho male Prinsloos, seven in number, were taken prisoners and sent to Bloemfontein.

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Nesbitt's Horse. Manawatu Herald, 23 June 1900

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