The Mexican Guide

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Scribner's, 1890 - Mexico - 531 pages
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Page 84 - Books, libraries, usual and reasonable furniture, and similar household effects of persons or families from foreign countries, all the foregoing if actually used abroad by them not less than one year, and not intended for any other person or persons, nor for sale.
Page 84 - Wearing apparel in actual use, and other personal effects, not merchandise, professional books, implements, instruments, and tools of trade, occupation, or -employment, of persons arriving in the United States...
Page 85 - Whenever any article subject to duty is found in the baggage of any person arriving within the United States, which was not, at the time ot making entry for such baggage, mentioned to the collector before whom such entry was made, by the person making entry, such article shall be forfeited, and the person in whose baggage it is found shall be liable to a penalty of treble the value of such article.
Page 388 - If we imagine the plateaux and aprons around it covered with houses,2 possibly of large size like those of Uxmal and Palenque, or on a scale intermediate between them and the communal dwellings of Pecos and many other places in New Mexico, we have then on the mound of Cholula, as it originally was, room for a large aboriginal population. The structure accordingly presents itself as the base of an artificially elevated, and therefore, according to Indian military art, a fortified pueblo.
Page 199 - ... heresies. Amen." In 1820 the Inquisition was suppressed forever in Mexico. Janvier says that " there is a certain poetic fitness to be found in the fact that the last years of the Inquisition in Mexico were spent in combating strenuously the spread of Liberalism ; that the last notable auto de fe ( November 26, 1815) was that at which the accused was the patriot Morelos. The finding against him was a foregone conclusion. ' The Presbitero Jose Maria Morelos...
Page 297 - I was bitterly opposed to the measure, and to this day regard the war, which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.
Page 84 - ... 512. Books, engravings, photographs, bound or unbound etchings, maps, and charts, which shall have been printed and bound or manufactured more than twenty years at the date of importation. 513. Books and pamphlets printed exclusively in languages other than English ; also books and music, in raised print, used exclusively by the blind. 514. Books, engravings, photographs, etchings, bound or unbound, maps and charts...
Page 315 - Carmelites, to make show of their apparent godliness, and who would be thought to live like hermits, retired from the world, that they may draw the world unto them. They have built them a stately cloister, which, being upon a hill and among rocks, makes it to be most admired.
Page 85 - The attention of the Department has been invited to the fact that tourists and other persons visiting foreign countries, return to the United States with articles subject to duty. Such tourists are often under the erroneous impression that all articles purchased for their personal use, or for the use of friends, or intended as presents, are exempt from duty.
Page 193 - ... most necessary that the Holy Office of the Inquisition shall be extended to this land, because of the commerce with strangers here carried on, and because of the many corsairs abounding upon our coasts, which strangers may bring their evil customs among both natives and Castilians, who, by the grace of God, should be kept free from heresy.

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