1798 Spain Signed Miguel Cayetano Soler y Rabassa Secretary of State & Finance For Sale
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1798 Spain Signed Miguel Cayetano Soler y Rabassa Secretary of State & Finance:
1798 Spain Signed Miguel Cayetano Soler y Rabassa Secretary of State & Finance
For sale is a rare manuscript document signed by Miguel Cayetano Soler y Rabassa as Secretary of State and the Tax Office;
Communique addressed to the Intendant of Havana regarding administrative relates affairs in the Spanish Colonial Cuba.Dated in San Lorenzo on October 27, 1798 this document contains one page of text. 8x12 inches or 21x29 centimeters.
studied law, held various public positions as Prosecutor of the Mayor
of Mallorca (1775), Magistrate of the Audience of Mallorca and advisor
to the Civil Court of Ibiza and Formentera (1784). In 1798, under the
protection of the reformist Francisco de Saavedra, he was appointed
Minister of Finance of the government chaired by Godoy during the reign
of Carlos IV, in order to take drastic measures to avoid the imminent
bankruptcy of the state.As a minister, he
took various measures aimed at improving inflation and the financial
situation of the crown, including confiscatory regulations on church
property, the seizure of one ninth of all the tithes paid to the church
in the American dioceses, and the establishment new taxes such as wine,
which went against a privilege that established the tax exemption for 20
years, for all those who planted vineyards. [ 1 ] The popular rejection
of this measure was encouraged by the nobility who were against Soler
because their social origins were not of high rank.He wrote two books: The State of the Royal Treasury (1798) and The Tariffs of Spain (1802).In
April 1808, after the Mutiny of Aranjuez , he was deposed, as was the
entire government chaired by Godoy . In Mallorca, where various
relatives and friends held important positions, upon hearing the news,
riots broke out, to the point that many of his supporters had to flee
and seek refuge in convent buildings.After
falling out of favor, he was prosecuted for embezzlement of public
funds, being acquitted of the charges against him. Once the war of
independence began , he fled from Madrid to Seville with the idea of
joining the liberals of Cádiz , being detained in the town of Malagón
where he was mistaken for a French general, when he made himself known,
he was identified as the person in charge of the wine tax that had
damaged the local economy, being assassinated.
Condition; the document is in overall very good condition with only minor wear.
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