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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 23. 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/1989.

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(1872). The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 23. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2003/show/1989

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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 21 Senor Labra said—I rise with the object of presenting a petition 'from the members of the Abolitionist Society of the important city of Leon, in which the Cortes is prayed to not only compel the strict observance of the preparatory Act for the Abolition of Slavery promulgated in 1870, but also that the Government should fulfil the ..promise made in one of the last clauses of the said Act—namely, to present a definite law for the abolition of slavery7. This petition is signed by persons of all parties, and of all conditions, thus showing that the question which they have taken in hand is essentially one of humanity and national honour. I therefore have to beg the Committee of Petitions that they will give it the attention it deserves, and if it be referred to a special committee, or to the Government, I also beg them to regard it with the deep consideration demanded by a subjeet of such importance. In the Congress, on the 14fch October, 1872, Don Nicolas Salmeron delivered the following speech:—" Gentlemen; Neither the fatigue of the House, or my own flagging powers, will allow me to give the amplitude I would w7ish, and the question merits, to the important matters arising in the present debate. If, at first, I told you that I spoke merely for myself, without pretending to represent any other ideas than my own, notwithstanding that they are strictly in accordance with those of the Federal Republican party, I have double reason to repeat this, now that I am about to speak of so very grave a subject, without thinking of serving any interest, direct or indirect, and inspired solely and exclusively by the holy principles of right to which I shall ever be loyal, even though our country should suffer thereby, which it shall not do. How can we pass over the colonial question in silence ? I heartily regret that the amendment drawn up by my worthy colleague, Don Fernando Gonzales, could not be presented, and made a main point in these debates ; and I am truly sorry that its transcendental importance, not so much in the interest of the country as in the interest of justice and national dignity, which our conscience commands us to exalt, and our reason tells us must prevail, above the -misnamed integrity of territory, and all other mean and wretched considerations, has not been looked full in the face, and discussed in that rigid spirit which common humanity demands. All, and especially the representatives of the only colonial province, who have hitherto been able to raise their voices in the Spanish Parliament, and who, swayed, I know not whether, by hopes in old solemn promises, or by duty to their party7, have hitherto looked askance at the question, we have all, I said, the sacred duty of placing and discussing it in the light of reason, whose issues are always beneficent, rather than by that of advisability, whose counsels so often misguide us. And since, noblesse oblige, let us once for all know the frank opinion of each on the . subject, without fear of censure, and we shall thou see who is ready,