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The Philippine Islands

A Political, Geographical, Ethnographical, Social and Commercial History of the Philippine Archipelago

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Author: John Foreman
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 312,144 / 999 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 626
Added to site: 2007.10.07
mnybks.net#: 18392
Genre: History

Embracing the Whole Period of Spanish Rule With an Account of the Succeeding American Insular Government

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us items of revenue and expenditure. 227 Spanish-Philippine army, police, and constabulary statistics. 230 The armed forces in the olden times. 232 Spanish-Philippine navy and judicial statistics. 233 Prison statistics. Brigandage. The brigands' superstition. 235 A chase for brigands. The anting-anting. Pirates. 237 The notorious Tancad. Dilatory justice. A cause célèbre. 239 Spanish-Philippine Criminal Law procedure. 241


Chapter XV

Trade of the Islands from Early Times

Its early history. Its State galleons. 243 The Consulado merchants. The Mexican subsidy. 244 In the days of the Mexican galleons. The Obras Pias. 245 Losses of the treasure-laden galleons. Trade difficulties. 246 The period of restrictions on trade. Prohibitory decrees. 248 The Manila merchants alarmed; appeal to the King. 249 Penalties on free-traders. Trading friars. The budget for 1757. 250 Decline of trade. Spanish trading-company failures. 252 Th

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