The author describes the Maji Maji uprising as part of a colony's "natural" development. He complains about the lack of German troops and the behaviour of both German 'Stabsarzt' Lott and Bishop Spiss during the uprising. In the opinion of the author, it is not the lives of the Europeans that are gravely threatened but - far more importantly - their investments. As a solution, he proposes establishing a permanent colonial 'Freiwilligenkorps' (volunteer military unit) to protect both European lives and capital.
III. Further Remarks
The author's choice of words strongly suggests that he had lived in German East Africa at some point in time. His aversion to missionaries is conspicuous.
(Ansiedler) H. Hopfer
- (stellvertretender Bezirksamtmann und Stabsarzt) Dr.
Daressalam [Dar es Salaam] -
- Mohorro [