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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 417

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In spite of the many abuses which still exist, an which demand reform, there could not be a mor tangible proof of the general efficiency of the officer of our army than the picture of Cyprus after the firs year's occupation. Although the government has been severely pinched for means, and a season of cruel drought has smitten the agriculturists ; with commerce languishing through the uncertainty of ourj tenure, the Cyprian population of all creeds and classes have already learned to trust in the honour andi unflinching integrity of British rulers, which ensures them justice and has relieved them from their formera oppressors.

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