Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 4

Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...19 March. 1856. lie displayed great zeal and activity in his clerical work, and, after performing the duties of rector in several churches in the diocese of Monterey, he was appointed to the pro-cathedral of Los Angeles, 1 Feb., 1863. In 1865 he was appointed vicar-general of the diocese, and on 3 Aug., 1873, he was consecrated bishop of Mossinopolis inpartibits and coadjutor of Bishop Amat with the right of succession. On the death of that prelate, 12 May, 1878. he succeeded to the see of Monterey and Los Angeles. He was present at the 3d plenary council of Baltimore in November, 1884. Bishop Mora has done much to infuse new energy into the Roman Catholic church in Lower California. MORA, Jose Joaquin, Spanish author, b. in Cadiz, Spain, in 1784; d. in Spain after 1848. He was the son of a magistrate of Cadiz, educated at the University of Grenada, and became professor in the College" of San Miguel. After the French invasion he joined the army and was captured by the enemy, who sent him to Autun, where he married a French lady. On his return to Madrid in 1814 he established himself as a lawyer, and became the editor of various literary reviews. In 1820 he translated Jeremy Bentham's address to the cortes into Spanish, "and in that year was charged by Ferdinand VII. with a mission to Rome. On the restoration of the absolutist government in 1823 he went to England, where lie was book-agent for various South American states and a contributor to periodicals. His efforts in supplying the South Americans with Spanish works procured for him in 1827 the editorship of the official journal of Buenos Ayres, entitled "Cronica Politica." Afterward he exerted considerable influence in Chili as director of the...show more

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