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, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
no; August 15.
Royal orders regarding the religious. Felipe IV; August-December.
_Sources_: The first of these documents is obtained from Pastells's edition of Celin's _Labor evangélica_, iii, pp. 674-697; the second, from the Ventura del Arco MSS. (Ayer library), i, pp. 515-523; the others, from the Archivo general de Indias, Sevilla--save the second of the "Royal orders," from the "Cedulario Indico" of the Archivo Historico Nacional, Madrid.
_Translations_: The third document is translated by Robert W. Haight; the second part of the fifth, by Arthur B. Myrick, of Harvard University; the remainder, by James A. Robertson.
ECCLESIASTICAL AFFAIRS OF THE PHILIPPINES
_Royal Instructions to Gomez Perez Dasmariñas Regarding Ecclesiastical Affairs_
The King. To Gomez Perez Dasmariñas, my governor and captain-general of the Philipinas Islands, or the person or persons in charge of their government: I ordered a decree of various articles to be given to my viceroy of Nueva España, in regard to w
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