Records of the Spanish Inquisition

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RECORDS

SPANISH INQUISITION,

TRANSLATED FROM THE

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS.

BOSTON:
SAMUEL

G.

GOODRICH,

141

WASHINGTON STREET.

MDCCCXXVIII.

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS,

to

Wit

.'

District Clerk's Office.
Be it remembered, That on the twentysixth day of May, a. d. 1828, in the fiftysecond year of the Independence of the United States of America, Samuel G. Goodrich, of the said district, has deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit;

'

Records of the Spanish Inquisition, translated from the Original Manu-

scripts.'

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned;' and also to an act entitled 'An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.' 1

An

;

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

EXAMINER
Hiram Tupper,

TRESS.

Printer

— Bromfield Lane.

VGETQS
.^OGxoiir,

PREFACE.

The manner
into the

in

which the originals of the following work came

hands of the translator may be described

These papers

are a oart of the

celona, and were obtained during the revolution
at

Cadiz

The

freedom.

Its inhabitants have,

daring and determined

liberty.

The

in

all

On

and

exploded
first

at

and their ardent love of

summons

to repair

imme-

few days the insurrection burst out

the fourteenth of March, two days after

Barcelona.

movement of

the revolutionary party

the Captain General of the province.

by Castanas, a

the capital,

the twentyeighth of February, 1820,

in a

On

in the former place.

is

embrace the cause of

rapid strides from the Isle

the governor of Tarragona received a
diately to Madrid,

to

times, been distinguished

spirit,

moved with

revolution

of Leon to the Ebro.

The

which broke out

province of Catalonia, of which Barcelona

for their

it

few words.

in 1819.

was one of the most forward and zealous

this,

in a

Records of the Inquisition of Bar-

royalist.

This

office

was to depose
was then held

His predecessor was General Villacampa,

an officer of some distinction,

who had been

deprived of the

captain-generalship, and banished to Mataro, a small town on the coast,

for

his

attachment

to

liberal

forced to resign, and Villacampa
his place of

banishment

Castanas was

principles.

was conducted

to Barcelona,

in

triumph from

and reinstated

in his dig-

nity by the populace.

The government

of the city being revolutionized, their next

thoughts were directed to the Inquisition, the great engine of priestly oppression,

and the object of dread and detestation

friends of liberty, both political

and

religious.

The

to the

vast

and

i

PREFACE.

v

gloomy

piles of this tribunal,

which covered a spot of more than

ten times the extent of the Massachusetts State Prison, had been too long the terror of the oppressed

and

restless Catalonians to

The

escape distinguished notice on this occasion.

manded, with loud
torial

cries, of the

populace de-

Captain General, that the Inquisi-

What answer was given
demand, does not appear. A body of

Palace...
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