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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1866 Excerpt: ... NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO MOROCCO. PRELIMINARY. On the 31st of 10th month, seventh day, 18G3, a packet of letters was received by Sir Moses Montefiore at his country residence, Eastcliff Lodge, Ramsgate; and as it happened to be his Sabbath, they were all opened for him. Thus, as we may believe, providentially, one of them, whicli would, in all probability, have been forwarded unopened to his nephew, Joseph M. Montefiore, instead of being delayed, obtained the immediate attention of Sir Moses. Its purport was of pressing importance. It came from some of the leading members of the Israelitish community of Gibraltar, who were thrown into painful sympathy with their brethren at Tangier, whom recent occurrences had placed in alarm and danger. A Spaniard in Saffi, in the employ of his own government, or in the service of its Vice-Consul, had died so suddenly that suspicions of foul play, probably poisoning, were excited in the mind of the Spanish representative, who, in his official character, insisted upon the Moorish authorities investigating the case, and inflicting punishment on the guilty. No steps were taken to ascertain whether there were any facts to establish the cause of death, or show that it had any connexion whatever with crime; but, according to custom in Morocco, suspicious parties were sought and examined by very severe scourging, as well as by some other methods of torture. Israelites being the most unprotected of the population, a Jewish lad, about fourteen years of age, who resided in the family of the deceased, was the first person so examined. After long persisting in the assertion of his innocence, he yielded to the pressure of protracted agony, and declared that poison had been used. The influence of torture being still continued, ten or e...
  • ISBN13: 9781235796579
  • Publisher: General Books
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00058
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FormatPaperback
Publication DateFebruary 8, 2012
Primary CategoryScience/Earth Sciences - General
Publisher ImprintGeneral Books

Narrative of a Journey to Morocco in 1863 and 1864 by the Late Thomas Hodgkin, with Geological Annotations

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