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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 17. 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/1983.

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(1872). The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1983

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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
Use and Reproduction Public Domain
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Transcript 15 and identity of rights, and whose aspirations are founded on the purest ideas ot justice. We, who do not understand how it is that the richest and most flourishing provinces are deprived of rights that other provinces have won, are cal ed filibusters. No matter whether we declare our opinion generally on all these points, or whether we venture to express our idea on any one of them only ; all, all are accused of being filibusters. Diaz Quintero, Ruiz Zorrilla, Echegaray, Garrido, Rivero, have all been called filibusters by a certain portion of the press, as also other journalists who have ventured to defend the cause of reason and justice. And, on the other hand, I hear those boast of being preservers of Cuba, and of the national integrity who are tearing our colony from us, and who are committing all sorts of injustice ; pirates, slavers, and slavemasters, men who have endeavoured to make us carry rapine and extermination through the island; in short, those who would make the retention of Cuba a matter of impossibility, since in this generous nineteenth century it is impossible to retain anything in the world against right and justice. If the aspirations of the Cubans iu 1867 were legitimate, and their complaints well founded, as General Serrano declared in this house ; if the Council of State declared, as it did, that no resolution could be adopted as to embargoes and confiscations, pince no law existed to authorize them; if Sr. Moret, when Colonial Minister, declared, as he did, that the embargoes would never be altered to confiscations, for no Minister in Spain would dare to propose such a measure to the Cortes, who would never sanction it; if Senor Sagasta, when Foreign Minister, declared in a note to the United States that no law existed in Spain which authorized the sequestration of property, how is it that Senor Gasset y Artime, a much more liberal Minister, has ventured to do what no other Spanish Minister has dared ? How has he presumed to legislate in a matter in which the fundamental law was wanting, thus usurping the attributes of the Cortes ? How is it that he has presumed to dispose of the deposits ? Where are they, and how have they been swallowed ? How is it, again, that estates which previous to the revolution yielded 500.000 dollars, now in the hands of the nation, only furnish 20,000 dols. ? Where are the 105 millions of dollars, to which the total confiscations to this date have amounted ? One hundred and five million dollars, wrhich, I blush to say, produce to Spain less than a half per cent. ! A hundred and five million dollars, that, put side by side, would make a silver circle round the whole Peninsula! Whai hungry maw has swallowed these millions ? I now enter into the blade question. Spain has reserved to herself the sad privilege of upholding slavery ; but the fact is, my lords, that ever since April, 1869, the insurrectionists have made a Constitution, and in one of its articles is decreed the immediate abolition of slavery. The insurrectionists, from the very fact of being so, have let their slaves free ; but the Government, in virtue of the extraordinary proceeding of appropriation, has been converting