Present State of the Spanish Colonies: Including a Particular Report of Hispañola, Or the Spanish Part of Santo Domingo; with a General Survey of the Settlements on the South Continent of America, as Relates to History, Trade, Population, Customs, Manners, &c., with a Concise Statement of the Sentiments of the People on Their Relative Situation to the Mother Country, &c, Volumen2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1810
 

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Página 361 - Lo décimo: que los referidos señores despachen sin pérdida de tiempo órdenes circulares a los Jefes de lo interior y demás a quienes corresponda, encargándoles muy estrechamente y bajo de responsabilidad, hagan que los respectivos Cabildos de cada uno, convoquen por medio de esquelas la parte principal y más sana del vecindario, para que formado un Congreso de...
Página 385 - February 1810, declared his determination to co-operate with his Britannic Majesty in the cause of humanity and justice, by adopting the most efficacious means for bringing about a gradual Abolition of the Slave Trade...
Página 296 - ... as imagine that he was making silly verses for the beautiful Clelia, as he is represented in the Romance of that name. Don Carlos, whose name is given to the Novel you are now reading, was son to Philip II. King of Spain, who was himself son of the Emperor Charlequint, or Charles V. This Charles V. was, at the same time, Emperor of Germany and King of Spain; he was, besides, master of all Flanders, and the greatest part of Italy. He reigned long ; but, two or three years before his death, he...
Página 360 - Capitular a prestar el juramento de usar bien y fielmente sus cargos, conservar la integridad de esta parte de los dominios de América a nuestro amado Soberano el señor don Fernando Séptimo, y sus legítimos sucesores, y observar puntualmente las leyes del Reino.
Página 120 - Its jurisdiction extends to every department, ecclesiastical, civil, military, and commercial. All laws and ordinances relative to the government and police of the colonies originate there, and must be approved of by twothirds of the members, before they are issued in the name of the king.
Página 361 - ... mencionados, sin embargo para satisfacción del Pueblo, se reserva también estar muy a la mira de sus operaciones y caso no esperado, que faltasen a sus deberes, proceder a la deposición con causa bastante y justificada, reasumiendo el Excelentísimo Cabildo para este solo caso la autoridad que le ha conferido el Pueblo.
Página 319 - Birds, mice, and worms persecute anddevourit; hence it isabsolutely necessary to keep the rows of opuntia, or nopal, where these insects are bred, always clean, to attend constantly to drive away the birds which are destructive to them, to make nests of hay for them in the leaves of the...
Página 311 - ... with some curling hairs. They fly so high, that, although they are pretty large, they are lost to the sight; and especially before a hail storm they will be seen wheeling, in vast numbers, under the loftiest clouds, till they entirely disappear. They feed upon carrion, which they discover, by the acuteness of their sight and smell, from the greatest height, and descend upon it with a majestic flight, in a great spiral course. They are both almost mute. The two species are distinguished, however,...
Página 304 - Indians have a mutual and violent hatred and aversion to each other. Though there is a great number of blacks in the province of New Spain, they are mostly free people ; and the slaves are comparatively few. The fifth, and most inferior class, in point of rank, is that of the proper Americans, or native Indians, descended from the ancient peoplers of America. They are those who have not mixed their blood with the people of the old continent. They are a free people, (except a small annual tribute...
Página 306 - ... it after him. and conducts it wherever he pleases, with the little hut and tree upon it. That part of the lake where the floating gardens are, is a place of infinite recreation...

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