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The Cuban question in the Spanish parliament - Image 33. 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/1999.

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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 31 and our hopes realized. The honour of Spain, the cause of civilization, and humanity are involved in the abolition of slavery. And the undersigned, therefore, being Spaniards and men, pray the Cortes to be pleased to definitely abolish slavery in Spanish territory, and annihilate for ever that wicked legacy of times gone by, now our crime and our shame. "Valencia, 15th October, 1872." (Here follow the signatures.) ADDRESS OF THE SPANISH ABOLITION SOCIETY TO THE SENATE IN MADRID. The undersigned, President, Vice-President, Secretaries, and Members of the Sociedad Abolicionista Espanola, approach the Senate respectfully, representing: — First. That the definite Law of Abolition, promised in Moret's Preparatory Law of 4th July, 1870, and which has also been repeatedly and solemnly promised by the Spanish Government, both before the Chambers and to Foreign Cabinets, is not yet introduced or promulgated. Secondly. That Moret's Preparatory Law of 1870, itself, in spite of professed urgency, has in its principal articles, been in suspense till the publication, in the Gazette of August 19, of the Rules (Reglamento) for its working. Thirdly. That the Reglamento referred to not only omits completely the grave matter consulted upon writh the Captain-General of Cuba, respecting the fulfilment of Article 5 of the said Preparatory Law, but by the nature of many of its dispositions renders necessary another new Reglamento, creating institutions, respecting whose significance there cannot be the least doubt. Fourthly. That the slaves are free by right, through the insurgents having renounced dominion over them, and who, according to Article 5 of the Law of 1870, cannot be held by the State, as it is forbidden to the State to possess slaves, are nevertheless retained in slavery. The State holding them by confiscation, but contrary to law. Fifthly. That to the non-fulfilment of the Preparatory Law has been added the non-fulfilment of the promises made by many slave-owners in Cuba, to send to the Government a project of Abolition, according to official telegrams of the 2nd and 15th of July, 1870. Sixthly. That there constantly appear in the official Gazette of Porto Rico concessions of freedom made by masters to their slaves in that Island. The number of slaves* existing there in 1868 was 43,361, but has now been reduced by voluntary manumission to 31,041. Seventhly. That the insurrection of Cuba has produced the dispersion or death of two-thirds of the slaves of the Central and Eastern Departments of the Island, who in 1862 amounted to nearly 180,000 persons. Eightly. That, according to official declarations, the base of the Cuban insurrections at present is formed of slaves and Chinese vagabonds. Considering, therefore,— 1. That " Slavery is an outrage on human nature, and a stain on the only nation in the civilized world which retains it," according to the