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The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XX, 1621-1624

Explorations By Early Navigators, Descriptions Of The Islands And Their Peoples, Their History And Records Of The Catholic Missions, As Related In Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing The Political, Economic, CommercialAnd Religious Conditions Of Those Islands From Their Earliest Relations With European Nations To The Close of The Nineteenth Century

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,047 / 247 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 648
Added to site: 2005.06.26 10634
Genre: History

Edited by Emma Helen Blair

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ues lavishly; and even assails Fajardo's personal character. He relates, in tedious detail, various difficulties between himself and the governor, and arbitrary acts of Fajardo against him; and recounts his deliverance from prison through a miracle wrought for him at the intercession of the Virgin Mary. Messa has taken refuge in the Dominican convent, and entreats the king to redress his wrongs and punish the governor and his abettors. He recounts at much length the reasons for which he supposes the governor arrested him. In this connection Messa relates his version of Fajardo's killing his unfaithful wife, adding much gossip of the town that is uncomplimentary to the governor. He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought. Messa urges the king to send a new governor, and gives his advice as to the character of him who should be sent. He intimates that Fajardo has illegally obtained wealth to the value of perhaps almost a million peso



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