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A Mafeking bank-note.
These were exchangeable for cash within up to 6 months of the relief, but most were kept as souvenirs.
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Baden Powell, sketching from his veranda.
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Police Camp at Mafeking.
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Thomas Young recorded in his diary on 5 December 1899 that:

'A letter came in to-day, inside a 5 pound shell, addressed to Colonel Baden Powell, in which the writer asked the Colonel not to let his men drink all the whiskey as they wanted some when they came in! There was also a message to Mrs. Dunkley, one of our women in the Laager here. The shell was empty and was picked up whole as intended by the writer of the message.'



Source: BP's Sketches in Mafeking and East Africa, 1907

Mr Baden Powel

Pleas excuse me for sending this iron
messenger I have no other to send at
present he is rather exentric but vergive
him if he does not behave well.

I wish to ask you not to let your men
drink [all[ the whisky as I wish to have a
drink when we all come to you.

Could tell Mrs Dunkley that her mother
+ family are all quite well

I remain yours truely a
....
Dr David Biggins
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