The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 19 of 55
1620-1621
Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the Catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
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The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 19 of 55 1620-1621 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the Catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.

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  • The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898
    • Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century,
  • Volume XIX, 1620–1621
    • Edited and annotated by Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson with historical introduction and additional notes by Edward Gaylord Bourne.
  • Contents of Volume XIX
  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Documents of 1620
  • Reforms Needed in the Filipinas (concluded)
    • Aid against the Dutch requested
    • Treatise on the navigation of Filipinas, reduced to four chapters
  • Letter from Francisco de Otaço, S.J., to Father Alonso de Escovar
  • Decree Ordering Reforms in the Friars’ Treatment of the Indians
  • Relation of Events in the Philipinas Islands and Neighboring Provinces and Kingdoms, from July, 1619, to July, 1620
    • Of Great China
    • Of the Kingdoms of Japon
    • Of the Islands of Maluco
    • Of Eastern India
    • Of these Filipinas Islands
  • Compulsory Service by the Indians
  • Letter from the Audiencia of Manila to Felipe III
  • Letter from Fajardo to Felipe III
  • Letter from Felipe III to Fajardo
  • Memorial, y Relacion para sv Magestad
  • Memorial and Relation of the Filipinas
    • Part First
      • Chapter VII. Of the government of Don Juan de Silva, and events with the Dutch.
      • Chapter VIII. Of the opposition to Don Juan de Silva from all the city, and the opportunity that he lost by not taking the advice that they gave him.
  • Letter of Don Geronimo de Silva, Governor of Maluco
    • Chapter IX. Of the coming of the Dutch to Manila in search of Don Juan de Silva.
    • Chapter X. Of the result obtained by the coming of the Dutch to the Filpinas Islands and the city of Manila.
    • Part Second, Which Treats of the Importance of the Filipinas and of the Means for Preserving Them
      • Chapter I. Of the importance to your Majesty of preserving that country.
      • Chapter II. Wherein those are answered who believe that the Filipinas should be abandoned, or traded to the crown of Portugal for Brazil.
      • Chapter III. How the city of Manila at present bears the burden of all this structure.
      • Chapter IV. Explains the error which is generally prevalent that the money for the reënforcements which your Majesty sends to the Filipinas, and other things, is spent for their maintenance; and of the resources which they possess available (if it were not for Maluco) for their own maintenance.
      • Chapter V. That your Majesty possesses in the Filipinas enormous wealth, even with the little effort made to realize it.
      • Chapter VI. Of the persons who are needed in the government of the Filipinas.
      • Chapter VII. Of the measures which should be chosen for the growth and preservation of that kingdom.
  • Letter from Master-of-camp Lucas de Vergara, written to Don Francisco Gomez de Arellano, dean of Manila, which is the last that came from Maluco in the past year.
    • Part Third. Wherein is Given Information of Other Matters Concerning the Filipinas, the Islands of Maluco, and Others of the Archipelago; of Their Riches, and of the Forts and Factories Which the Dutch Hold; and of the Wealth Which is At Present Secured from Them.
      • Chapter I. Of the prelates and their districts in the islands, and of certain curious things.
      • Chapter II. Of the ministers and religious instruction in the islands, and those who have been converted to our holy Catholic faith, and those who pay tribute.
      • Chapter III. Of the islands of Maluco, and others adjacent to them; and of the spice and other articles that are contained in them.
      • Chapter IV. Wherein are considered the riches of the spice trade of these Malucas Islands and the others.
      • Chapter V. Of the expense incurred by your Majesty to maintain the fortified posts of Tidore and Terrenate in the Malucas Islands.
  • Bibliographical Data
  • Appendix: Buying and Selling Prices of Oriental Products
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