The Works Of Wm. Robertson, D.d. (volume 7); History Of America, Books V-viii

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byWilliam Robertson

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... stage of its progress, from its rudest essay to its highest improvement. To the weight of this legal imposition, the bigotry of the American Spaniards has made many voluntary additions. From their fond delight in the external pomp and parade of religion, and from superstitious reverence for ecclesiastics of every denomination, they have bestowed profuse donatives on churches and monasteries, and have unprofitably wasted a large proportion of that wealth, which might have nourished and given vigour to productive labour in growing colonies. 'But so fertile and inviting are the regions of Ame-Various orrica, which the Spaniards have occupied, that, not-people in withstanding all the circumstances which have checked the colonies, and retarded population, it has gradually increased, and filled the colonies of Spain with citizens of various orders. Among these, the Spaniards who arrive from Europe, distinguished by the name of 'chapetones,' Chapetones are the first in rank and power. From the jealous the" attention of the Spanish court to secure the dependence of the colonies on the parent state, all departments of consequence are filled by persons sent from Europe; and in order to prevent any of dubious fidelity from being employed, each must bring proof of a clear descent from a family of 'old christians,' untainted with any mixture of jewish or mahometan blood, and never disgraced by any censure of the inquisitionf. In such pure hands power is deemed to be safely lodged, and almost every function, from the viceroyalty downwards, is committed to them alone. Every person, who, by his birth, or residence in America, may be suspected of any attachment or interest adverse to the mother country, is the object of distrust to such a degree, as amounts nearly to an e...

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... stage of its progress, from its rudest essay to its highest improvement. To the weight of this legal imposition, the bigotry o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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