Outline Of The Revolution In Spanish America; Or, An Account Of The Origin, Progress, And Actual…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byManuel Palacio Fajardo

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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. 1817. Excerpt: ... of the province appertained solely to the junta. A Spanish officer took umbrage in consequence of having been imprisoned some days for neglecting to comply with an order of the junta. It happened at the same time that this assembly was debating on the necessity of making some reforms in the regiment El Fixo, stationed in the city, to which a new commander was to be appointed-Don B. Gutierrez availed himself of this opportunity, and endeavoured to persuade his brother officers to petition the junta against the removal of their colonel, which they determined on doing; and the petition was on the eve of being presented, when Gutierrez, observing the dissatisfaction of the regiment, determined to obtain his end, by dispersing the junta. The conspirators resolved to have four of the members executed, and to send the others to Spain. Gutierrez accordingly put himself at the head of the troops on the 4th of February 1811, and was proceeding to the house where the junta was assembled. The people of Carthagena, alarmed at the unexpected appearance of the troops, rushed into the streets to defend the government, The junta then employed a respectable old man, Lieutenant General Narvaez, who was much respected by the troops and people, to inquire the cause of the discontent of the military. Having listened to their grievances, Narvaez appeased them with promises, and they retired to their barracks. The junta then granted a pardon to the troops, and banished the leaders of the faction. The people of Carthagena accused the members of the junta of having ambitious views, and observed that they acknowledged the sovereignty of the cortes of Spain without obeying their decrees. There were likewise other causes of discontent. The junta had been under the necessity of attack...

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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. 1817. Excerpt: ... of the province appertained solely to the junta. A Spanish officer took umbrage in consequence of having been imprisoned some ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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