A the War with Mexico, Volume I (of 2)

A the War with Mexico, Volume I (of 2)

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"[...]the one side by contempt and on the other side by envy; and the common priests, having generally sided against Spain during the revolution and always been closely in touch with the people, exercised, in spite of their pecuniary exactions, an influence that largely balanced the authority of their heads. Finally, the ignorance of most ecclesiastics and the immorality of nearly all greatly diminished their moral force. A large number, even among the higher clergy, were unable to read the mass; and the monks, who in the early days of the colony had rendered good service as missionaries, were now recruited-wrote an American minister-from "the very dregs of the people," and constituted a public scandal.[5][...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 650 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.23mm | 870.89g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507689098
  • 9781507689097

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