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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 15. 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/1981.

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(1872). The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 15. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1981

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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
Genre (AAT)
  • 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 13 - . General Dulce, ceding to pressure put upon him by the volunteers (and again I speak only of the bad volunteers who will not obey Spain)— ceding, I say, to the pressure of the volunteers who afterwards overthrew him and sent him back to Spain with ignominy, laying violent hands upon him, even almost kicking him out, as one of my colleagues remarked in this Chamber; General Dulce decreed the attainder of the goods of all persons against whom it could be proved, and I repeat the word proved, that they had favoured the insurrection with arms in their hands, or had supplied money, munitions, or subsistence. And so great was the pressure of these bad volunteers on the action and mind of General Dulce that he was obliged to declare that he took these arbitrary measures without taking into account what might be urged to the contrary, without respect to principles or doctrines, and also that the effects thereof should be retrospective, and with force sufficient to deprive, immediately on promulgation of the decree, the persons comprised therein of all their civil and political rights. Dulce, a Unionist General, accustomed to no timid qualms respecting legality, decreed these embargoes dictatorially and ministerially, giving them a retrospective force and depriving the persons comprised of their civil and political rights, without trial, but at all events he decreed that there should be proofs of disaffection; and he ordered, moreover, that the proceeds of the attainted property should remain as deposits in the chests of the Treasury. But Senor Gasset, whom I regret not to see in the house—Senor Gasset, a Radical Minister of democratic antecedents, a champion of the rights of the subject, deep in all the democratic theories and whom no one would suspect of leanings towards the system of the Inquisition ; this life-long Liberal no sooner penetrates into the black atmosphere of slavery than he loses his senses, and allows people to be condemned on suspicion, trampling thus under foot the judicial power ; dedicates the proceeds of the attainted estates to the extinction of the notes of the Bank of Havana; raises to the position of a public power the board of the bank, and the committee of the Havana public debt, who were more interested than any one else that these notes should have something behind them to ensure their being duly met, bodies composed perhaps of the persons primarily responsible for the issue of these enormous heaps of paper, effected in defiance of the laws governing the matter, in infraction of the charter of the Spanish Bank of Havana, and regardless of the remonstrances offered at the time by the voice of foresight and patriotism. My lords, what attainders are these ? What laws are these ? Why are not our laws in force against the Cubans ? Is there not even a common law here and in our colonies for the supposed criminal, since it is decreed that our codes should be valid throughout the realm? We are told so by all our political charters. Do special and exceptional laws exist, then, for the natives of Cuba? if so, where are they?