Spain's Declining Power In South America, 1730-1806

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBernard Moses

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...At the end of March Dionisio Plata received at Socorro a document sent from Bogota by Ciri-aco de Archila. When opened in the presence of a company of the more influential residents of the town, it proved to be an appeal to the people in verse. Later it was read by the crier to four or five thousand persons called together by the sound of the tocsin, and was received with shouts of applause. It moved the people to avenge themselves for the evils they had suffered under exorbitant taxes and the merciless conduct of monopolists. The members of the crowd were transformed into an angry mob. They assaulted the offices of the monopolies, broke open the doors, tore down the royal arms, poured out the alcoholic spirits, destroyed the cards and stamped paper, and burned the tobacco. The guards, the administrator, and the alcaldes escaped to the houses of Francisco Rosillo and Juan Bernardo Plata, and then took refuge in a church. Destruction of this kind was repeated as the revolt extended its area, yet the seizure of property was not robbery for individual gain, nor was it attended by assassination. HI In April, 1781, six thousand insurgents from adjacent towns assembled in Socorro for the purpose of organizing themselves with the view of persuading the government to abate the grievances of the people. They elected Juan Francisco Berbeo to be their chief, and Jose Antonio Estevez, Antonio Jose Monsalve, and Salvador Plata to be associated with him. These four persons having taken an oath of fidelity to the people, formed a commission called the Comun, from which the members and their adherents became known as Comuneros. The procurador of the commission was Antonio de Molina, and the secretary was Manuel Jose Ortiz. Each of the towns in revolt...

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...At the end of March Dionisio Plata received at Socorro a document sent from Bogota by Ciri-aco de Archila. When...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217873847

ISBN - 13:9780217873840

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