I referred this man's statement to the field cornet, when quite a lively altercation in Dutch ensued.
This gentleman was uncle to our worthy conductor, and also a field cornet.
The Kaffir appealed to the field cornet Prinsloo, who treated him as an unruly slave.
The field cornet then rode with his burghers to the meeting-place of the commando, usually the market town of the District.
He claimed liberty to ignore the most urgent commands of his field cornet, and might even unreproved slap him in the face.
George Meyer, the field cornet, knew perfectly well that he was exceeding his authority, but thought it too good a joke to desist.