KABAKA MUTESA TO COLONEL GORDON: NJAGALA FEEZA, ZAABU, MUNDU NE’DDIINI

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24 March 1876.

Kabaka Mutesa 1 and Dallington to Gordon,

To Sir Colonel Gordon, My dear, Friend, I wish you good day. It is I Mutesa, King of Uganda who sends you this letter. I wish to be the friend of the white men, Therefore, hear my words which I say.

I. I want a priest who will show me,the way of God.

2. I want gold, silver, iron and bronze.

3.1 want clothing for my people and myself to wear.

4. I want excellent guns and good cannons.

5. I want to cause to be built good houses for my country.

6. I want my people to know God.

Mutesa King of Uganda

24 March 1876.

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  1. L_cpl Otto, here is a man after the heart of GOD, he starts with GOD and ends with GOD, how noble!
    He was also quite industrious and aware of lurking danger, because he asked for metals to forge spears and hoes to till the land, and then cannons and Guns wow!.
    I often wondered what Kabarega was like? Because he is depicted in history as the King who asked for one of the explorer”s wife!
    Was there any truth to that ? or was it a smear campaign of a King who was out of favour with the colonizers?

    Any letters of his demands in the treasures of archives that you have stumbled upon? Thanks for sharing these letters indeed give us a sense of how smart these fellows were, in what would eventually bring them favour to make their states great!

    Tendo

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