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the various ways in which natives of India are treated in South Africa, and winds up with the names of people, said to represent the Indian community in South Africa, who have appointed Mr. Gandhi to represent their grievances to the authorities and the general public.

an

amelioration of the lot of the South African Indians by representations and applications to Government.

The lecturer asked his

audience to

do all

they

could to

bring

about

Bombay Police Abstracts, 1896, p. 405

118. STATEMENT OF EXPENSES 1

Dr. to M. K. Gandhi The Natal Indian Congress Out-of-pocket expenses in connection with the movement in India with regard to the grievances of the British Indians in South Africa.

 

[RS. A.P.]

5th July (1896) Carriage from morning to afternoon

 

and previous evening at Allahabad

æ

visiting editors , etc.

6-0-0

Hotel bill

5-8-0

Papers

2-12-6

Gratuity

0-80

[?

August]

Luggage containing pamphlets, etc.

4-8-0

Half-fare return ticket—Bombay to Rajkot

20-1-6

1st to 7th August Stamps for pamphlets

41-8-0

7th August Thacker’s Directory

25-0-0

1 Gandhiji had been given a draft for £75 to cover the travelling, printing and other expenses incurred by him in connection with his South African work in India. He submitted this statement of expenses to the Natal Indian Congress on his return to South Africa. The last entry being dated November 29, the item is placed under that date.

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17th August Telegram Bombay

1-4-0

Thakersi: gratuity re. pamphlet work

13-0-0

Parcel and packing 500 books

3-10-0

Note paper

2-12-0

Pickwick pens

0-6-0

Pencils

0-3-0

One ream paper for pamphlet posting

2-0-0

Water at Wadhwan

0-2-0

Porter

0-4-0

Poor man

0-1-0

Telegraph boy

0-1-0

Station peon

0-4-0

19th August Carriage to G[rant] Road

0-5-0

G.

Road to Bandra and back

0-12-0

G.

Road to Pydhuni

0-4-0

20th August Carriage—house to Fort

0-5-0

Fort to G.B.K. Road

0-10-0

House to Apollo Bunder

0-12-0

Apollo Bunder to market

0-1-0

Market to house

0-2-0

21st August Carriage

0-5-0

Stamps

1-0-0

22nd August Carriage

1-7-0

Fruit

2-0-0

24th August Carriage

0-4-0

25th August Carriage

0-4-0

27th August Carriage

0-1-0

Lalu—gratuity

1-0-0

31st August Blacking Ink

0-1-0

1st September Tram fare

0-4-0

462

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI

3rd September Ink

0-4-0

Washerman

0-8-0

Paper

0-2-0

4th September Stamps

1-0-0

11th September Cards

1-4-0

Carriage

0-12-0

Boy

0-2-0

Carriage to station

0-6-0

Congress report

1-0-0

Ticket to Rajkot and back

48-3-3

Passes

0-2-0

Gratuity to cook & servant

2-0-0

Pencil

0-3-0

Papers

1-0-0

Telegram

1-0-0

Fruit

0-10-6

Carriage

0-4-0

23rd September Porterage at Wadhwan

1-0-0

24th September Driver—gratuity

0-8-0

Stamps

1-0-0

Paper

0-14-0

Luggage

13-8-0

Porters

0-12-0

Water and peon

0-6-0

Stamps for pamphlets

30-0-0

Water

0-0-6

Telegram

1-0-0

25th September Carriage from station to house

1-4-0

Carriage and tram

0-9-0

26th September Carriage

0-4-0

27th September Carriage

0-8-0

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463

28th September Papers

1-4-0

Platform pass

0-0-6

Carriage

0-5-0

30th September Carriage

0-10-0

9th October Carriage

0-4-0

Carriage and papers

0-8-6

Champion

0-4-0

Photograph

0-15-0

10th October Times

0-8-0

Tram

0-2-0

Soap

0-1-0

11th October Fare to Madras

49-11-0

Guide

0-1-0

Telegram to Mr. Sohoni 1

2-0-0

Luggage

5-8-0

Soap

0-4-0

Carriage

0-4-0

Porter

0-4-0

Pass

0-2-0

12th October Carriage at Poona

1-0-0

Porter

0-4-0

Charity

0-8-0

Carriage (whole day)

4-8-0

Porters

1-0-0

Mr. Sohoni’s son

1-0-0

Coffee

0-6-0

Paper

0-2-0

Boy

0-2-0

13th October Breakfast

0-14-0

Luncheon

1-14-0

1 A colleague of Gokhale; vide "Letter to G. K. Gokhale", 18-10-1896

464

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI

Dinner

2-2-0

Fruit

0-2-0

Water

0-1-0

14th October Railway station, Madras

0-4-0

Guide

0-4-0

Porter

0-2-0

Carriage (whole day)

4-2-3

Trickman

0-0-6

Papers and envelopes

2-10-0

Carriage for station

1-8-0

15th October Carriage

4-6-0

Letter carrier

0-10-0

Paper

0-4-0

Tram

0-1-0

16th October Stamps

1-0-0

Carriage

2-3-0

Paper

0-8-0

Dhobi

1-0-0

17th October Papers

0-14-0

Carriage (whole day)

4-3-0

18th October Carriage (half day)

2-3-0

Andrews donation

7-0-0

Sulphur ointment

0-2-0

19th October Tram fare

0-9-0

Telegram to Wacha 1

1-6-0

Papers

1-0-0

20th October Dhobi

0-4-0

Papers

0-12-0

Punkah coolie

0-2-0

1 Dinshaw Wacha, (1884-1936), A prominent Indian leader. He presided over the Indian National Congress session in 1901. The telegram is not traceable.

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465

21st October Note paper

0-14-0

Ink and pins

0-3-0

Tape

0-1-0

Magician

0-8-0

Papers

0-10-0

Lace

0-1-0

22nd October Carriage

2-4-0

Sweets

0-5-3

Photograph

0-6-0

Papers

0-12-0

Tram

0-13-0

23rd October Carriage

5-0-0

Tram

0-10-0

Stamps

0-8-0

24th October Boys at school

0-13-0

Carriage

2-10-0

Andrews

0-8-0

Tram

0-1-0

Letter carrier

0-4-0

Papers

0-10-0

Dhobi

0-12-0

East Indian Assam coolies

1-0-0

L. Councils

0-6-0

Local Govt. returns

5-0-0

Councils Act

0-6-0

Foreign reports

2-0-0

S.A.R. 1 papers [re:] grievances

0-8-0

Statement moral & [material] progress 2

1-12-0

Madras District [Municipal Act.]

1-0-0

Madras Local Boards [Act]

0-10-0

Tamil books

4-12-6

Andrews for books

1-9-0

1 South African Republic, the Transvaal

2 Statement Exhibiting the Moral and Material Progress and Condition of India during the Year, issued annually for presentation to Parliament by the then Government of India

466

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI

26th October Tamil books assortment

7-0-7

Carriage

0-8-0

Tram fare

0-4-0

Papers

0-8-0

Carriage

2-4-0

27th October Carriage

3-4-0

Inland telegrams

18-12-0

Madras Standard a/c. telegrams & address

30-0-0

Butler’s gratuity

9-0-0

Waiter

1-0-0

Bhangi

0-8-0

Cook

1-0-0

Gardener

0-2-0

Keeper

0-2-0

Luggage to Calcutta

3-0-0

Andrews

5-0-0

Hotel bill

74-4-0

Papers

0-10-0

Dhobi

0-12-0

Punkah coolies (14 days)

3-4-0

Fare to Calcutta

122-7-0

Guide

0-2-0

Stamps

0-4-0

Dinner at Arkonam

1-0-0

28th October Breakfast

1-6-0

Luncheon

1-13-0

Papers

0-10-0

Water

0-0-6

Guard

0-8-0

Dinner

2-8-6

Porter

0-2-0

29th October Breakfast

1-10-0

Coffee

0-4-0

Porter at Manmad

0-3-0

Porter at Bhusaval

0-3-0

Pioneer

0-4-0

Luncheon

0-11-0

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467

Dinner

2-6-0

Porter at Nagpur

0-4-0

30th October Carriage at Nagpur

1-8-0

Hotel

3-4-0

Porter, waiter, etc.

1-15-0

Tiffin

0-6-0

Dinner

1-11-0

Paper

0-4-0

31st October Tea and bread on way to Calcutta

0-9-0

Breakfast

1-15-0

Tiffin

0-7-0

Paper

0-2-0

Porter at station

0-6-0

Porter at Asansol

0-2-0

Porter at hotel

0-4-0

Carriage to hotel

1-0-0

Carriage & theatre

4-12-0

1st November Dhobi

0-10-6

Blacking ink, brown leather paste, brushes

1-9-6

Carriage

3-0-0

Stamps, regd. letter

0-5-0

Standard telegram

0-8-0

2nd November Carriage

3-0-0

Stamps

0-4-0

Parcel—books for Bombay

4-12-0

Letter carrier

0-4-0

3rd November Carriage

3-8-0

Hair cutting & shaving

0-10-0

Stamps

0-8-0

Parcel men

0-2-0

Charity

0-0-6

468

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI

4th November Dhobi

0-8-0

Grinding razor

0-8-0

Telegram Standard

0-8-0

Carriage

1-10-0

5th November Carriage

2-0-0

Dhobi

0-4-0

Butler

4-0-0

6th November Carriage

5-4-0

7th November Theatre

4-0-0

Carriage

1-4-6

8th November Dhobi

0-4-0

9th November Hindi & Urdu books

0-12-6

Urdu & Bengali books

4-8-0

Blue books

2-8-0

Carriage

1-2-0

Stamps

0-8-0

Telegram [to] P.N. Mukerjee

2-6-0

Dhobi

0-4-0

10th November Blue books Bengal Sectt.

11-12-0

Carriage

1-13-6

Telegram Standard, Abdulla Coy.

4-14-0

Dhobi

0-3-0

Letter carrier

0-4-0

Paper

0-1-0

Carriage

1-0-0

11th November Papers

0-5-0

Letter carrier

0-4-0

Municipal Laws

0-12-0

Porter

0-1-0

Carriage

1-0-0

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469

13th November Ticket to Bombay

91-11-0

Telegram to Tilak 1

2-0-0

Bengali

11-10-0

Carriage

2-2-0

Porters

0-10-0

Water pot, water

0-4-0

Butler

6-0-0

Cook—gratuity

1-0-0

Door-keepers

1-4-0

Sweeper

0-4-0

Bathman

0-12-0

Stamps

0-12-0

Abba Mian for parcel

3-0-0

Hotel bill

100-14-0

14th November Breakfast and gratuity

1-10-0

Luncheon

2-0-0

Coffee

0-5-0

Dinner

2-2-0

Thread

0-4-0

Apples

0-2-0

Coachman Moosa Hussein

1-0-0

Dhobi

0-8-0

Telegram—Tilak 2

1-2-0

15th November Breakfast

1-10-0

Luncheon

1-2-0

Telegram—Abba Mian 3

0-8-0

Telegraph boy

0-0-9

Dinner

2-6-0

470

1 These telegrams are not traceable.

2 These telegrams are not traceable.

3 ibid

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI

Stamps

0-2-0

16th November Bombay to Poona fare

14-14-0

Porter

0-4-0

Carriage

1-8-0

Carriage at Poona

1-10-0

Lemonade

0-6-0

Telegram to Poona

1-0-0

17th November Porter

0-3-0

Carriage

0-4-0

18th November Stamps

1-0-0

19th November Carriage

0-10-0

Barber

0-4-0

20th November Tram

0-1-0

21st November Carriage

0-9-0

27th November Stamps

0-2-0

Papers

1-8-0

28th November Carriage

0-1-6

Champion subs.

6-0-0

Bombay Gazette

1-0-0

Bombay Dist. Boards Act

2-0-0

Cart

0-8-0

Cook—gratuity

5-0-0

30th November Ghati gratuity

2-0-0

Servant Lalu

10-0-0

Stamps—posting & regd. 20 letters

2-0-0

Envelopes

0-4-0

Pens

0-3-0

Paper for pamphlet as per bill

84-0-0

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23rd September Zululand Petition 1

15-7-0

Immigration petition 2

42-4-0

Notes on the grievances 3

20-0-0

8th September Bombay address (120 copies)

50-0-0

Regd. for Rs. 300 to Madras

0-3-9

Package for sending books to Calcutta

0-4-0

Registration--Calcutta Rs. 200

0-3-3

17th September Printing 6000 copies pamphlet

110-0-0

September Times of India Directory

10-15-0

October

Sending Rs. 100 by money order

2-1-0

Telegrams—Madras

2-0-0

November Note Paper

0-3-3

30th November Telegram to Secy. of Viceroy 4

5-4-0

27th September Telegram to Durban 5

99-6-0

21st September Telegram to Sir W. W. Hunter 6

113-2-0

Bhimbhai for copying, assisting, etc., etc.

20-0-0

Fruit

2-6-0

Pens

0-4-0

Stamps

0-8-0

1 Vide

“Memorial to

Natal Governor”,26-2-1896

and

“Memorial

to

J.

Chamberlain”,11-3-1896

2 Vide ”Memorial to J. Chamberlain”,11-8-1895

3 Vide

“ Notes on the Grievances of the British Indians in South Africa”,

22-9-1896

4 This item is not traceable.

5 These are not traceable.

6 ibid

472

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF MAHATMA GANDHI

Porter for taking books to Institute 28th November Congress stamp 17th August Rajkot to Wadhwan Telegram—Bombay

Porter for taking books to Institute 28th November Congress stamp 17th August Rajkot to Wadhwan Telegram—Bombay
Porter for taking books to Institute 28th November Congress stamp 17th August Rajkot to Wadhwan Telegram—Bombay
Porter for taking books to Institute 28th November Congress stamp 17th August Rajkot to Wadhwan Telegram—Bombay

Total:

29th November Paid Madras Standard on A/c Pamphlet

Total: 29th November Paid Madras Standard on A/c Pamphlet Paid customs for pamphlets 0-1-3 1-8-0 4-13-0

Paid customs for pamphlets

0-1-3

1-8-0

4-13-0

1-4-0

Rs. 1,666-6-1

100-0-0

1,766-6-1 1

0-6-6

From a handwritten office copy: S.N. 1310

119. TELEGRAM TO THE VICEROY 2

November 30, 1896

I

RECEIVED

WIRE

FROM

INDIANS

IN

SOUTH

AFRICA

SAYING

THAT

TRANSVAAL

GOVERNMENT

IS

ENFORCING

INDIANS

TO

LOCATIONS.

THIS

IS

APPARENTLY

DESPITE

MR.

CHAMBERLAINS

REQUEST

TO

STAY

ACTION

UNTIL

TEST

CASE

TRIED.

I

VENTURE

TO

THINK

THAT

THIS

ACTION

BY

TRANSVAAL

IS

BREACH

OF

INTERNATIONAL

COURTESY

IF

NOTHING

MORE

AND

PRAY

THAT

IM-

MEDIATE

ACTION

WILL

BE

TAKEN

TO

STAY

REMOVAL

TO

LOCATIONS.

THE

EXISTENCE

OF

HUNDREDS

OF

BRI-

TISH

INDIANS

IS

AT

STAKE.

The Bengalee, 1-12-1896

1 Totals carried forward from page to page in the source have been omitted.

2 This was also published in The Times of India, 30-11-1896, with minor cha- nges and without the last sentence.

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