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dependence of the Dominican Republic, two parties have divided and alternately governed it, whose representative men are Santana and Baex, as the words re-union and independence indicate their respective policies. "Some years ago--(what I say now is drawn from Haytien official sources)--Santana borrowed a million of dollars from Spain. Failing to repay it according to the terms of the loan, he offered to give a mortgage on the custom-houses. Last summer, accordingly, a small band of Spaere mechanics. This is all the 'emigration' that has been sent to the Dominican Republic by Spain. "This policy of Santana furnished the material for creating an effective union among the opposition to his government. 'See! he is selling the s project was nipped in the bud; and Baez is still an exile. The intrigues of the opposition continuing and increasing, Santana has called for aid--first, in order to secure the perpetuity of his own government, and, secondly, to enable him to pay
The Daily Dispatch: April 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Spanish expedition to St. Domingo. (search)
declared their wish and willingness again to become subjects of Spain. On the 18th inst., the Spanish flag was hoisted at St. Domingo, and the President, Gen. Santana, issued a proclamation which sets forth the desires of the people on the subject. H. E., the Captain-General, has allowed, that in accordance with the wishe Prensa going so far as to say that "the day is not far distant when the Spanish marine will be restored to its ascent power, as in the times of Philip II." Santana's proclamation. The proclamation of the Dictator, Santana, addressed to the Dominican as above mentioned, is dated the 1861 of March, It speaks first of his oSantana, addressed to the Dominican as above mentioned, is dated the 1861 of March, It speaks first of his own services and of his well-known st to the mother country, from, which the and then separated only by the schemes of ambitions was, and then proceeds to show how are suit their interests and sympathize, socially and politically, the people of both countries speak- ing the same language, professing the same religion, and li
Advices from Italy say that Gen. Carvignan had reached Turin. Martino, the new Governor of Naples, has issued a proclamation expressing his intention to govern with energy, promising immense improvements in the service of the country. and calling on the people for their support. A petition signed by ten thousand Romans has been addressed to the Emperor Napoleon, praying the withdrawal of the French troops. The petition has been sent to Paris. Accounts from Spain say that Santana continues in command of the military in San Domingo. In Hungary the collection of taxes by military execution has been suspended, the Diet guaranteeing the amount due till the question of taxes shall be settled. Prince Orloff, the President of the Russian Council of Ministers, is dead. In England the American question was still paramount. Minister Clay's letter attracts considerable attention. The rumors are repeated of vessels going out from Liverpool to engage in priv
From the Dominican Republic. --Letters just received from Port-an-Prince, state that Gen. Santana, who has assumed the title of Captain-General, caused the parties who had been arrested at Moca to be tried by court-martial. Five were condemned to death and were shot, and forty to hard labor for life.--No Spanish officer or soldier was a member of the court-martial, nor did the Spanish troops take any part in the execution of the sentence. An arrival at New York brings later advices from St. Domingo. Five important towns in the interior of Dominica have been fortified. The Dominicans were assisted by the Haytians, and intend to resist the Spanish progress. It was reported that the inhabitants of a village has been massacred by the Spanish troops, because they refused to swear allegiance to Spain; and also, that the Spanish troops were defeated in a small engagement.
Revolution in St. Domingo --Advices from St. Domingo to the 8th of June have been received. A fierce reactionary movement against the renewal of the rule of Spain is progressing in St. Domingo. Gen. Santana had established a perfect reign of terror in support of Queen Isabilla's annexation project, but the Dominicans had taken unarms against him in Moca, Cibao, Vega and every important standpoint of the country. A reinforcement had been sent from Porto Rico to the Spanish army, and it wan is progressing in St. Domingo. Gen. Santana had established a perfect reign of terror in support of Queen Isabilla's annexation project, but the Dominicans had taken unarms against him in Moca, Cibao, Vega and every important standpoint of the country. A reinforcement had been sent from Porto Rico to the Spanish army, and it was thought that twenty thousand soldiers would be required in order to sustain Santana and her Catholic Majesty. A severe mortality existed in the Spanish regiments.