Burgers himself left the Transvaal a disappointed, heart-broken man, and a deathbed statement published some time after his decease throws a lurid light on the intrigues which arose before and after annexation.
On his deathbed Gustavus III.
On his deathbed remorse seized him; he bestowed his goods on the poor, restored unjust gains, freed his slaves, and every third day till his death listened to the reading of the Koran.
His so-called deathbed confession is not genuine.
On his deathbed it is said that Alexander advised his wife to reverse this policy and rely upon the Pharisees.