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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 25. 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/1991.

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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 23 is perfectly normal, let them tell us whether they are resolved to immediately abolish slavery there, which is a crime for even our le-is lation-a crime of which they are accomplices for maintaining^ hated institution. Let us know, too, whether, since you consider Puerto Rico a province of Spain, you are going to carry thither our constitutional rights, or whether it is still to continue under a truly barbarous and tyrannical rule ; and, again, we must know how much longer, first to serve the Radical party, and then to serve the Conservative, a stalking-horse is to be made of the name of espanolismo, which, in naked truth, means nothing more than the maintenance of slavery and the oppression of our colonies. Let the Government tell us, also, what it means to do in Cuba. It will suffice to say that the insurrection renders impossible the endeavour to carry out liberal re- forms, and that such reforms would only sho v an unworthy weakness, a servile truckling, whilst a single insurgent cries death to Spain. I maintain that there is nothing antagonistic between the demands of justice and the duty, which I do not dispute, of upholding the national standard when it is attacked by force. On the contrary, on the promulgation of reforms, it would be seen that our soldiers went thither, not to shield the barbarous rule of these modern pro-consols, nor to uphold the old regime, but rather to carry emancipation and the constitutional rights of Spain at the point of their bayonets. These reforms will be worth thousands of soldiers, and if they did not disarm the insurrectionists, as I believe they would, they would certainly save our honour, which is not always held by force of arms alone. No, this course would be no weakness, but rather a virtue; the servile baseness, the wretched subservience is really, in praising the cowardly and brutal conduct of the Havana Volunteers, for whom the Colonial Minister has such honied flattery, I will not say at what cost, but be sure it is as shameful as the acts of those who are the recipients of it. I marvel how a Minister of Spain, who ought to uphold the honour and dignity of the Spanish name, can, without the hot blood of shame rush to his face, remember that these savage volunteers have shipped off to Spain, the first authority in land, the representative of the State, because, forsooth, he was in favour of reform ; that they have prevented the fulfilment of Senor Moret's Act, which had been passed by the Cortes of the Spanish nation, and that they have compelled the shooting of innocent victims in cold blood. With what dignity can it be said that after these acts, which are difficult to conceive in this nineteenth century, that the Havana Volunteers defend the interests of Spain ? Rather should it be said that those who protect the volunteers are accomplices in the dishonour of their country ; and I protest, in the name of my native land, and in that of my own self-respect, against the words employed on this subject in the reply to the King's Speech. I am sorry, gentlemen, that I have, perhaps, thrown more passion in my words than I ought to have done ; but, I would ask you, is it possible to speak other-