A History of Slavery in Cuba, 1511 to 1868

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1907 - History - 298 pages

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Page 82 - And his Catholic Majesty, conformably to the spirit of this article, and to the principles of humanity with which he is animated, having never lost sight of an object so interesting to him, and being desirous of hastening the moment of its attainment, has resolved to co-operate with his Britannic Majesty in the cause of humanity, by adopting, in concert with his said majesty, efficacious means for bringing about the abolition of the slave trade, for effectually suppressing illicit...
Page 277 - Jamaica Movement (The) for promoting the enforcement of the Slave Trade Treaties and the Suppression of the Slave Trade.
Page 50 - Derecho de alcabala de primera venta. 3' Como la gracia de este comercio se dirige al fomento de la agricultura, permito a mis Vasallos, que además del Renglón de Negros, puedan también retornar herramientas para la labranza, máquinas y utensilios para los ingenios, satisfaciendo los Derechos que estaban en práctica antes de la citada Real Cédula de...
Page 191 - The United States, on the other hand, would, by the proposed convention, disable themselves from making an acquisition which might take place without any disturbance of existing foreign relations, and in the natural order of things. The Island of Cuba lies at our doors. It commands the approach to the Gulf of Mexico, which washes the shores of five of our states. It bars the entrance of that great river which drains half the North American continent, and with its tributaries forms the largest system...
Page 279 - Doran). The History of the Republic of Texas, from the Discovery of the Country to the Present Time, and the Cause of her Separation from the Republic of Mexico.
Page 189 - Tho high contracting parties hereby severally and collectively disclaim, both now and for hereafter, all intention to obtain possession of the island of Cuba; and they respectively bind themselves to discountenance all attempts to that effect on the part of any power or individuals whatever.
Page 191 - Territorially and commercially, it would in our hands be an extremely valuable possession. Under certain contingencies it might be almost essential to our safety. Still, for domestic reasons, on which in a communication of this kind it might not be proper to dwell, the President thinks that the incorporation of the island into the Union at the present time, although effected with the consent of Spain, would be a hazardous measure, and he would consider its acquisition by force, except in a just war...
Page 280 - TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES during the Years 1834, 5, 6, including a Summer Residence with the Pawnee Indians and a Visit to Cuba and the Azores. By the Hon. CHARLES AUGUSTUS MURRAY.
Page 188 - My only object is to obtain full and accurate information in regard to every movement which England may make with reference to Cuba, whether designed to obtain a transfer of that island to herself, or to obtain a control over the policy of Spain in regard to it, or to affect the institution of African slavery now existing there.
Page 99 - ... with the local government. The tone it takes, and the apparent insufficiency of naval police, seem to have given encouragement to illegal traffic, which, even in the supposition of the zealous and unimpeded vigilance of both, it would too strongly meet with in the enormous profits usually realised by slave dealing.

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