Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803

Volume 2, 1521-1569

Cover image for


Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 90,516 / 269 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.4
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 489
Added to site: 2004.11.12 8983
Genre: History

y, 1567) with an attack by them.

A petition (probably written in 1566), signed by the Spanish officials in the Philippines, asks for more priests there, more soldiers and muskets ("so that if the natives will not be converted otherwise, they may be compelled to it by force of arms"), rewards for Legazpi, exemptions from taxes for all engaged in the expedition, grants of land, monopoly of trade, etc. A separate petition, by Legazpi, asks the, king for various privileges, dignities, and grants. Still other requests are made (probably in 1568) by hit son Melchor, who claims that Legazpi had spent all his fortune in the service of Spain, without receiving any reward therefor.

Certain documents illustrative of this history of Legazpi's enterprise in 1565 are given in full. An interesting document--first published (in Latin) at Manila in 1901, but never before, we think, in English--is the official warrant of the Augustinian authorities in Mexico establishing the first branch of their order in the Phi



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

L.L. Collins
When L.L. Collins isn't wrangling 25 preteens during her day job as a teacher, she writes heartfelt, emotionally charged romance novels. Books in which the heroes are not always alpha males and the heroines everything but perfect. In her book, Snared, Collins also addresses tough subjects such as mental health and foster care. As our author of the day Collins reveals why she chose to write about a shy rock star, her own experience with foster care and talks about her journey as an author.
Read full interview...