The cotton fields of Paraguay and Corrientes

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M.G. and E.T. Mulhall, 1864 - Agriculture - 120 pages
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Page 39 - LAW. ' Article 1. — Every inhabitant of this province who shall plant cotton upon Government land shall become owner in fee and in perpetuity of such land, including also the land necessary for houses, machinery, and all things essential for the cotton planter. ' Article 2. — In order to be entitled to the privileges contained in the preceding Article, it shall be necessary for the cotton planter to preserve said cotton plantation in good order for three years. ' Article 3. — Every private...
Page 39 - But better, because more to the point, than either of these is the ensuing law, introduced to the Legislature of the province of Corrientes on the 13th of August in this year (1863) : — ' LAW. ' Article 1. — Every inhabitant of this province who shall plant cotton upon Government land shall become owner in fee and in perpetuity of such land, including also the land necessary for houses, machinery, and all things essential for the cotton planter. ' Article 2. — In order to be entitled to the...
Page 39 - ... contained in the preceding Article, it shall be necessary for the cotton planter to preserve said cotton plantation in good order for three years. ' Article 3. — Every private estancia, chacra, or establishment dedicated exclusively to cotton planting, shall be free from all impost, tax, or duty now established, or hereafter to be created, for the term of three years from the date of this law. ' Article 4. — The Executive, after the passing of this law, shall designate the localities referred...
Page 24 - To His Excellency the Governor of the Province of . ' The cultivation of cotton in our country occupies at the present moment the attention of everyone interested in the fomentation of the public wealth ; and the National Government, following up this general movement, desires at the same time to extend the cultivation of this new branch of industry, which, on once taking root in the Republic...
Page 90 - Ayres,'and three in number : the market place, or chief square, pre sents a most picturesque aspect at sunrise, several hundreds of women dressed in white being assembled to dispose of their different wares : fruit,cigars,ca!<es, &c.
Page 84 - ... on us, as we passed under their range : they are placed on a slight eminence, and seem guns of large calibre. First, four batteries a la barbette, covered with straw...
Page 13 - It mubt be further observed that the average yield in some of the above provinces has been found more than double that of the Southern States of North America.
Page 83 - Governor's other qualities, may be the present is a strictly honest administration, the public rents being in a more flourishing condition than they have been for many years.
Page 84 - As the canal runs close to the bank, any vessel, unless iron-plated, attemping to force a passage must be sunk by the raking and concentrated fire of this fortification, which is the key to Paraguay and the upper rivers.

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