The Spanish Regime in Missouri Volume 1; A Collection of Papers and Documents Relating to Upper Louisiana Principally Within the Present Limits of Mis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...keeping in force the contract made, for the end of economizing as much as possible the expenses caused the royal treasury, which are already great, and will immediately appear exorbitant from the simple inspection of Sarpi's note. I do not pretend by this to tax as heedless Your Grace's conduct in these ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...keeping in force the contract made, for the end of economizing as much as possible the expenses caused the royal treasury, which are already great, and will immediately appear exorbitant from the simple inspection of Sarpi's note. I do not pretend by this to tax as heedless Your Grace's conduct in these circumstances, for I know in your evident zeal and disinterestedness the fatal results that could be produced by the anger and displeasure of the savage tribes who are so powerful in that part of the world. But at the same time the orders of the court directed to this government, to excuse all expense that is not indispensable in order to economize the expenses of the royal treasury as much as possible, without failing in what is necessary in this matter, are very necessary, evident, and positive. You shall regulate your conduct by these principles, and in this way we shall both avoid the responsibility which we could have by neglecting this prudent conduct. Whenever the American commandants of the western bank of this river agree to observe the same uniform conduct with us, Your Grace shall surrender the deserters whom they demand, under their word of honor not to punish them. But if they do not keep In regard to what Your Grace says to me in your letter of December 22, last, on the peace concluded between the American colonies and their former mother-country, it lacks foundation, as does also the coming of Col. Clark with six hundred men to attack those settlements; and I am quite assured that if his arrival is effected with a like number, you will enjoy more tranquillity than you do now. I approve Your Grace's formation of the 2d company of militia, which was approved by the Governor-General of this province, January 13, of last year. I do not doubt that ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150505256
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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