History of the Pacific States of North America: Mexico

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A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1883

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Página 307 - SItx., i.-xv., passim. Luis Potosi were founded toward the close of the sixteenth and during the early part of the seventeenth century, and there is nothing that requires record concerning their progress. The capital of the same name is situated on the eastern declivity of the great plateau of Andhuac, in a fertile and extensive valley, bounded on the west by the mountains of San Luis. The oldest records of the town council date back to 1G12, the title of city being awarded by the king in 1G56/'9...
Página 694 - ... first floor to the garret, or the entresol. Little imagining that the greater part of the value of what he called his patrimony was, in fact, the creation of the chimneys and jennies of his neighbour, the manufacturer. Such, in fact, were the events which actually occurred in this country during the latter part of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. The inventions of Arkwright and Watt, by making English labour ten times, or more than ten times as efficient in the production...
Página 38 - Svm., 2. possession of two other deposits belonging to regidores of the capital. By these means, and by the expenditure of ten thousand pesos of his own, wherewith he made purchases in the neighboring provinces, he accumulated a considerable store of grain.8 He broke up effectually the trade in contraband goods between Acapulco and Peru.
Página 139 - Calvón, y lugares de su jurisdicción, alférez y alguacil Mayor de la Ciudad de Zamora, Alcaide perpetuo de las torres y fortalezas della por el Rey nuestro Señor...
Página 405 - American colonies the material for an army, aud in Jamaica a naval station, and was thus in a position to strike at any moment a blow against New Spain,10 the government deemed the forces already organized insufficient, and several regiments were despatched from Spain. By the 18th of June 1768, there had arrived at Vera Cruz on the frigate Astrea and seven transports the regiments Saboya, Flandes, and Ultonia. Later came the Zamora, Granada, Castilla, and Guadalajara.11 Each regiment was of three...
Página 611 - ... while as to the vine, the viceroys were repeatedly instructed not to permit the planting of new cuttings, nor even the replacing of vines in...
Página 72 - It was also the opinion of the nobles that exemplary punishment should be meted to the ringleaders, lest leniency give encouragement to greater disloyalty. But to this the marque's de Montesclaros objected, saying that "a child could in his majesty's name control the whole viceroyalty."27 Time had evidently left a happy impression on the mind of the ex-viceroy. Nevertheless it was decided to appoint a new ruler; one possessed of firmness to assume control of an apparently disordered country and with...
Página 334 - Jesus labor to check the outrages of the Spaniards and to bring the Indians into subjection. The strife continued ; and though the natives were the greatest sufferers, in course of time, especially during the second half of the seventeenth and the early part of the eighteenth century, many of the Spanish settlements were destroyed by the natives or abandoned by the colonists.2 2 Such was the fate of Tanguanchin, Laxa, Jaumave, Palmillas, Monte Alverne, Santa Clara, Buenaventura, Bernardino, and others.
Página 437 - EXECUTED. 439 vided for that purpose. At the very moment of such arrest you will cause to be sealed the records of said houses, and the papers of such persons, without allowing them to remove anything but their prayer-books, and such garments as are absolutely necessary for the journey. If after the embarkation there should be found in that district a single Jesuit, even if ill or dying, you shall suffer the penalty of death. Yo el Hey...
Página 435 - Had the Jesuits been left alone, it is doubtful whether the Spanish-American province would have revolted so soon, for they were devoted servants of the crown and had great influence with all classes — too great to suit royalty, but such as after all might have saved royalty in these parts.

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