An impartial examination of the dispute between Spain and her American colonies

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Printed by C. Squire for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1812 - Latin America - 199 pages
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Page 200 - The Substance of a Speech made by Lieutenant-General Tarleton, in a Committee of the House of Commons on the Army Estimates, on the 4th of March, 1811. Is 6d A Constitution of the Spanish Nation, presented to the Supreme Junta of Spain and the Indies, November 1, 1809.
Page 109 - Prescott has selected for his theme one of the most important periods of history — from the middle of the fifteenth to the middle of the sixteenth century.
Page 109 - Students in fact had a kind of independent organization, from the end of the fourteenth to the middle of the fifteenth century ; being forced to deliberate and decide upon common measures.
Page 31 - Spaniard * has well observed, •«"tio person of sense or judgment ' would have refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of this new executive, for the worst government is better than anarchy ;" but the factious are seldom without specious pretexts to cover their designs, and this informality was made the pretext in Venezuela for measures which were designed to bring on a separation. The pretext, however, seemed so plausible, the grievances so real and so pressing, and the asseverations of unshaken,...
Page 35 - ... suitable to their views and wishes ; and had made full use of the time. They gained over the military, and the next day, being April 19. Holy Thursday, when the Captain- General D. Vicente Emparan entered the cathedral to attend mass, they seized him, threatened him with death if he resisted, forced him to the consistory where the members of the cabildo were assembled, and there compelled him to resign his government. A supreme junta was immediately formed, and began its career by decrees and...
Page 44 - To determine therefore whether the cause of the Americans is just or unjust, we must, before all things, enquire whether or no its object was public liberty.
Page 180 - America, is that which equally suits the interests of our allies, for the interests of nations are never in opposition but when they seek to act unjustly.

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