The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898

Volume 11, 1599-1602

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Language: English
Wordcount: 84,476 / 248 pg
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Added to site: 2005.02.11
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aries which are superfluous, for which the king makes various recommendations. The frauds which have been committed in the shipment of goods to Nueva Espaņa, and in the payment of duties thereon, must be stopped. Irregularities and frauds in the assignment of encomiendas must also cease. These and various other matters are discussed by the king, in pursuance of the recommendations made by the royal fiscal in July, 1599. Official inspection of affairs in the islands must be made by the auditors; and the royal officials must put a stop to the importation from America of money for investment in the China trade. The cathedral at Manila must be completed, and the hospitals aided; and nuns will be sent for Santa Potenciana. The Jesuit seminary for Indian boys should be cared for; and Acuņa is to ascertain its condition and needs. He must investigate the question of abolishing the Parian, and see that religious teachers are provided for the natives of the Ladrones Islands. Agriculture must be encouraged in the Phili

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