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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 8. 1872. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1974.

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(1872). The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 8. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1974

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Title The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament
Alternative Title The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament. (Debate in the Cortes.); Extracts from speeches made by Senores Diaz Quintero, Benot, Salmeron and others
Contributor (Local)
  • Macías, Juan M.
Publisher Anglo-American Times Press
Date 1872
Description Contributor roles: Macías, Juan Manuel (editor)
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Cuba
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 32 pages; 21 cm
Original Item Location F1785.M16 1872
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304410~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript 6 the military administration meets writh great difficulties in its progress, and in the management of the interests placed in its care. This has produced in Cuba a most serious and difficult situation, which I will not endeavour to hide from Senor Quintero, nor from the House. The Treasury of the island has since the commencement of the War, been supplying large sums of money to defray the expenses of the War Department, and the military administration finds itself incapable to render an account immediately of the sums it has received and spent. I have applied myself very seriously to the study of this situation, since I consider it a question of the most vital importance to the administration of the island of Cuba, which, from the fact of having to meet obligations very much larger than the regular revenue, has to encounter the greatest difficulties in the due and punctual discharge of the demands and claims it has to liquidate. The Minister of War, therefore, has sent to the authorities who temporarily exercise the supreme command in the island a series of regulations, binding the military administration, not only to give an exact account of all it has received, but also to present an estimate, at all events an approximate one, of the obligations it has to meet, before making any demands in future. These regulations have been prompted by the zeal and interest of the Colonial Minister, on his receiving from the Civil Control Department of the island communications revealing the difficulties in which the military administration placed the Treasury by demanding these large sums on account, and without any justification. It is a fact, and I regret that the truth I owe to this House compels me to say so, that in the army in Cuba, for some reasons which I cannot explain, there have been heavy defalcations (and this a notorious fact), on the part of certain officers who have had the management of the affairs of their respective regiments. Senor Diaz Quintero—With the desire of elucidating, as far as possible, everything concerning the unfortunate war which is being carried on in Cuba, I would request the Minister of War, if there be no objection on the part of the Government, to produce a statement of the total losses suffered by our army, from the commencement of the war to the present time, in the line regiments, the volunteers belonging to the colony, and the volunteers who have gone from here. Above all, however, I would wish the statement to contain an account of the losses sustained in actions by the volunteers of Havana—those volunteers whose patriotism we are for ever hearing lauded. I should like also to know what services they have rendered to entitle them to decorations and favours, created especially for them, since the only services I know of their rendering are those afforded by sending back to us, with scant courtesy, our Captain-Generals, preventing the sentences of the legal tribunals from being carried out, and foully murdering beardless youths—a crime which still remains unpunished. I ask the Government whether it is decided to take measures to punish. i »