The Sacrifice Of A Throne; Being An Account Of The Life Of Amadeus, Duke Of Aosta, Sometime King Of…

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byHenry Remsen Whitehouse

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...all parties, while esteeming all opinions as sincere, he chose the most liberal and the most humane; and His Majesty charged me that whatever reforms should be attempted should be the work of the Parliament; that the glory of the reforms should belong to Parliament, while the Government should bear whatever responsibility might result. Senor Zorrilla then proceeded to give emphatic denial to the accusations brought against the Government that the cabinets of Rome, Berlin and England used their influence against the legitimate interests of Spain. The day was past, the Minister urged, when foreign powers could say to Spanish Ambassadors that they merely represented the Queen's personal wishes. He acknowledged the reforms were approved in certain high quarters, and undoubtedly the English, Italian, and other governments were interested in wiping out the stain of slavery; but it was preposterous to allege that any foreign government had attempted to exercise pressure or influence on the " indomitable Spanish nation." It must be recollected that the Government at present merely proposed the abolition of slavery in Porto Rico: in Cuba nothing could be done except answer the voice of the muskets by the roar of cannon. The Government's colonial policy was based on this distinction; for Cuba, where there was war, soldiers and money; for Porto Rico, where there was peace, laws and reforms. The reforms granted to Porto Rico would undoubtedly influence the situation in Cuba to the advantage of the Government, and tend to end the war. It was well known in political circles that the United States Government lost no opportunity of advancing the cause of emancipation in the West Indies, while it was, moreover, freely asserted that the United States Minister at...

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...all parties, while esteeming all opinions as sincere, he chose the most liberal and the most humane; and His Majesty ch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217921302

ISBN - 13:9780217921305

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