THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, MOLUCCAS, SIAM, CAMBODIA, JAPAN, AND CHINA, AT THE CLOSE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (Google eBook)

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Page 29 - The matter of most profit unto me was a great ship of the king's, which I took at California ; which ship came from the Philippines,* being one of the richest of merchandise that ever passed ,those seas.
Page xviii - Now, you know these people must go. God never made the Portland Bay district for them. All one asks is, that the thing should be done with decency, and with every sort of indulgence ; whereas it is not, but in a scandalous and disgraceful manner. Of course these Australians must be improved, but let the improvement be done with some show of decency.
Page 326 - When any shortage is perceived in the accounts, a new count is requested and made. The natives are free to move from one island to another, and from one province to another, and pay their tribute for that year in which they move and change their residence in the place to which they move ; and to move from a Christian village that has instruction to another village possessing it. But, on the other hand, they may not move from a place having instruction to one without it, nor...
Page 212 - Gaspar Perez, who had charge of this in Valayan, did not start so quickly as he should have done in order to find the enemy in Mindoro, for when he arrived he found that he had left that port six days before, laden with ships and booty, to return to Mindanao. Then he went in pursuit of him, although somewhat slowly. The enemy put into the river of a little uninhabited island to get water and wood. Just at that time Governor Don Pedro de Acuna, who was...
Page 140 - Pintados, both on account of their deeds there and also on account of the fear and terror with which they inspired the natives; because of the latter being in the power of the Spaniards, who kept them subject, tributary, and disarmed, and neither protected them from their enemies, nor left them the means to defend themselves, as they used to do when there were no Spaniards in the country.
Page 14 - ... disputes and differences with the Portuguese who were in the island of Terrenate; and at last, not being able to maintain themselves there, they left Maluco in a ship named the Victory, which had remained to the Castilians out of their fleet, and they took as Chief and Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano, who performed the voyage to Castile, by the way of India, where he arrived with very few of his men, and he gave an account to His Majesty of the discovery of the islands of the great archipelago,...
Page 57 - Rodriguez's death. In order not to lose time, for what had been commenced had to be continued in one way or another, the governor decided to prosecute it, drawing the necessary funds from the royal treasury, either on its own account or on the account of Estevan Rodriguez's heirs, if such should be according to law.
Page 36 - ... of rowing on this expedition, or from coveting the money, jewels, and other articles of value on board, as it seemed to them ill to lose what was offered to their hands. They had provided themselves with candles and white shirts, and had appointed some of their number as chiefs for the execution of the plan; and they carried it out that same night, in the last watch before dawn, when they perceived that the Spaniards slept. At a signal which one of them gave, at the same moment all put on their...
Page 26 - The captain found his Majesty in Portugal, gave him a few pieces of gold and other curiosities which he had brought for that purpose, and stated the matters of which he had come to treat. The result was that his Majesty, among other favors, appointed him marshal of Bonbon, for his hardships during this voyage, and the proper resolution was made in the matters of which he had come to treat. It was during the administration of Don Gonzalo...
Page 338 - Spaniards with wheat flour ; preserves made of orange, peach, scorzonera, pear, nutmeg, and ginger, and other fruits of China ; salt pork and other salt meats ; live fowls of good breed and very fine capons; quantities of green fruit, oranges of all kinds ; excellent chestnuts, walnuts...

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