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Unformatted text preview: time was extended to eight months and this was called a shift, at the end of which they brought all the gold for minting. The King’s part was subtracted and the rest went to individuals, but for years no one kept a single peso because they owed it all to merchants and other creditors, so that the anguish and torments endured by the Indians in mining that infernal gold were consumed entirely by God and no one prospered. During the minting period, the Indians were allowed to go home, a few days’ journey on foot. One can imagine their state when they arrived after eight months, and those who found their wives there must have cried, lamenting their condition together. How could they even rest, since they had to provide for the needs of their famil...
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This document was uploaded on 02/19/2014 for the course CORE 2113.0 at Ouachita Baptist.

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