The Spanish Conquest in America, and Its Relation to the History of Slavery and to the Government of Colonies Volume N . 1

The Spanish Conquest in America, and Its Relation to the History of Slavery and to the Government of Colonies Volume N . 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...decision which may be summed up thus: That the Indians were free men; that they ought to be instructed in the Christian faith; that they might be ordered to work, but so that their working should not hinder their conversion, and should be such as they could endure; that they should have cottages and lands of their own, and time to work for themselves; that they should be made to hold communication with the Christians, and that they should receive wages, not paid in money, but in clothes and in furniture for their cottages. These propositions, being put in due form, were given to the king as the answer of the Junta. It was signed by Bishop Fonscca, who had from the first been the person principally charged with the management of Indian affairs; by Doctor Palacios Rubies, a learned jurist and writer of those days; by the licentiates Santiago, De Sosa, and Gregorio, and by Thomas Duran, Peter de Covarrubias, and Mathias de Paz, who were. monks. Several of these persons, at a future period, when they came to understand the question better, favored the Indians more; and it appears that, even at this time, one of them, Mathias de Paz, was not satisfied with the decision of the Junta, for he wrote a work, the substance of which was, that the king could not give encomiendas without the Pope s permission, declaring all that had hitherto been done in this matter illegal.. We may be sure that Father Antonio was not idle during this period. He was still much discountenanced by people in authority, while his opponent, F ather Alonso, the Franciscan, had free access to the Junta, and was made aware of its views and proceedings. The agents for the colonists were very active, and no doubt furnished much evidence to show that the Indians were idle;...
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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614720
  • 9781236614728