No serious attempt was made to let him know that a strong force was on its way from Bloemfontein.
The Bloemfontein Conference made retreat for ever impossible.
A distinguished regiment was accused of misbehaviour in one of the battles of the advance on Bloemfontein.
From that point it flows into Bloemfontein by the force of gravitation.
Everything was in a state of indescribable confusion, and at any moment a force might arrive from Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein, next visited, is known as the Convention City.
Soon after this, troops from Bloemfontein were sent off to occupy Springfontein.
From Bloemfontein to Kimberley is, as we have said, a distance of a hundred miles.
They proceeded to the position mentioned, some fifteen miles south-east of Bloemfontein, where the Boers were encountered.
Given under my hand at Bloemfontein, this Twenty-sixth day of March, 1900.