The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: History of Mexico. 1883-1888

History Company, 1886

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Página 11 - If I were to be called upon to draw a picture of the times and of men, from what I have seen, heard, and in part know, I should in one word say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men...
Página 307 - If a well or insignificant stream was found, the men fought like wild beasts over it. At a place called Las Animas there were symptoms of mutiny. A council of war was held, at which it was resolved to petition for the grace extended by the general pardon. Rayon, compelled outwardly to acquiesce, nevertheless postponed taking the necessary action in the matter, and many deserted.
Página 35 - Godoy escapes popular fury by secreting himself,64 but his house and those of his satellites are stripped, and everything in them is MA subscription for the relief of the widows and orphans of those who fell in the engagement was raised in Mexico. The amount contributed up to Sept. 30, 1807, was 31,235 pesos.
Página 724 - Victoria instantly recognized him, and abruptly started from his concealment, in order to welcome his faithful follower ; but the man, terrified at seeing a phantom covered with hair, emaciated, and clothed only with an old cotton wrapper, advancing upon him with a sword in his hand...
Página 810 - Mexicans, in this last moment of my life I recommend to you the love of your country, and the observance of our holy religion. I die for having come to aid you; and depart happy because I die among you. I die with honor, not as a traitor. That stain will not attach to my children and their descendants. Preserve order and be obedient to your commanders. From the bottom of my heart, I forgive all my enemies.
Página 17 - The chief actors were found to be the Creoles or natives of the country, who do hate the Spanish government, and all such as come from Spain; and reason they have for it, for by them they are much oppressed, as I have before observed, and are and will be always watching any opportunity to free themselves from the Spanish yoke.
Página 278 - Juan Aldama, and Jimenez. On the 7th he commenced his duties. It -would be out of place to enter into the details of the numerous depositions. Hidalgo and Allende, instead of favoring, rather opposed each other. Allende had met with much to trouble him since his seizure of the general management and his failure.63 It had been a fearful responsibility, for he well knew that failure was almost certain death.
Página 170 - The beautiful hacienda of Jorullo was destroyed, as well as other plantations, by the volcanic deposits of sand and mud and stones.31 Great numbers of live-stock perished, and hundreds of families were reduced to want. In the centre of the ovens six enormous masses were projected to the height of from 1,300 to 1,650 feet above the old level of the plain.

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