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On this Day, 26 March 1881: a rueful end to the First Boer War

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An editorial from the Brighton Herald marks the end of the First Boer War in South Africa. The British had been fighting Boer settlers in its colony for almost four months, but a treaty signed on 23 March had granted self-government to the Boers in the Transvaal.

From the Brighton Herald, 26 March 1881.