He shows how, for purely personal ends, Kruger allied himself with the British faction who were agitating for annexation, and to undermine him and endeavour to gain the presidency, urged the Boers to pay no taxes.
However this may be, Burgers was crushed; but as a consequence the British government and not Paul Kruger was, for a time at least, master of the Transvaal.
In view of his attitude before annexation, it was not surprising that Kruger should be one of the first men to agitate against it afterwards.
And so Kruger and Dr Jorissen, by whom he was accompanied, were the first to approach Lord Carnarvon with an appeal for revocation of the proclamation.
Kruger, who since the annexation had held a salaried appointment under the British Government, again became one of a deputation to England.