The evolution of the army which won Crecy and Poitiers is accompanied by the accumulation of a mass of indentures and other military documents, the value of which has been illustrated in Dr Morriss Welsh Wars of Edward I.
They came under indentures, but at the expiration of their contract were allowed to settle in the colony.'
Here Davy, released from his indentures, was installed as superintendent towards the end of 1798.
They came on three-years' indentures, over 50,000 Chinese being eventually brought over.
The home government concurred, and during1904-1906over 50,000 Chinese were brought to the Rand on three-years' indentures.