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Title: Francia, Vol. I, 1762-1816
Subject: History, History of Paraguai,
Subject: José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia's dictatorship
Year: 2009
Author: Doroteo Bareiro
Foreword: Carlos Pastore
Dimensions: 30x22x4,5 cm / 11.8x8.8x1,7 inches
Pages: 600
Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds / 2.1 kg
Publisher: Tiempo de Historia
ISBN: 9789995381648
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Doroteo Bareiro

Francia, Vol. I, 1762-1816

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Carlos Pastore

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A patient and meritorious work was realized by the paleographer José Doroteo Bareiro, beginning with his designation as an official at the Archivo Nacional in the first years of the 20th century, and being crowned by the voluminous collection of copies of the documents concerning the dictator José Gaspar de Francia, in four volumes, left behind at his death in 1950.
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The copy of the Bareiro Collection that integrates my documental collection displays a preliminary note signed by the  author (by his own hand) that reads:

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The present work comprehends the copies of the numerous documentation preserved in the ARCHIVO NACIONAL DEL PARAGUAY
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on Dr. Francia, from his origins to his passing away, including his long governmental activity,
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aimed to facilitate to the scholars of our past a more profound and complete knowledge about his personality,
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one of the most discussed of our history.
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The transcription was realized preserving the chronological order, the style and the  orthography of the texts contained in the archives
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indicated in each piece.

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J. D. Bareyro

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Approximately one thousand one hundred and seventy-eight (1.178) documents compose this collection, copied in 1.626 sheets of “letter” and “double space” format – each sheet with 28 to 30 lines – numerated in four tomes and filed in five folders.
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Tome I, with 346 pages of current numeration, contains approximately 281 documents. The first document, the first of the Colección, the copy of an original document signed by Governor José Martínez Fontes and dated June 8th, 1762, prohibits the exit of the town to a Portuguese, Antonio Francia, owner of a tobacco factory who entered the province at Villa Curuguaty with his family and eight negro slaves, and whose merchandise and the fire arms they carried were confiscated for being illicit acts of commerce. And the last document is a copy of the original signed by J. G. de Francia on December 31st, 1817 transcribing the decree that condemns the Administrator of the village Itá to six months in prison, payment of so many pesos as the lashes given to the indios punished during his jurisdiction, and the inability to exercise civil, administrative, and military functions.
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Tome II, of 376 sheets with current numeration, contains 340 documents dated from January 1st, 1818 to December 29th, 1828. The first document of this tome is a copy of the Dictator’s original note on January 1st, 1818 to the Cabildo of Asunción in which he communicates the designation of Pedro Miguel Decoud, Alcalde de Primero Voto of the town, annexing the decree. And the last document is a copy of the note signed by Francia and dated December 28th, 1828, written to the Delegado of Itapuá.
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Tome III has 395 sheets with current numeration which contain approximately 233 copies of documents dated from January 5th, 1829 to December 20th, 1832. The first document is a copy of the draft of a merchandise bill remitted to Itapuá. And the last is the copy of the Dictator’s original note to the Delegado of Itapuá, about illicit prisons submitted to his consideration and about his duties as a Government’s servant.
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Tome IV has 512 sheets with current numeration and contains approximately 324 documents dated from January 3rd, 1833 to December 26th, 1841. The first document, dated January 3rd, 1833, is the copy of the original note signed by Francia and written to the Delegado of Itapuá about issues concerning certain civil servants. And the last is the copy of Petrona Regalada Rodríguez de Francia’s original testament."

The Editors

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Francia is much more than a documental collection – it is the history of the first steps of Paraguay as an independent nation, seen through the prism of an extraordinary, controversial and fascinating personality: the “Supremo Ditador” of Paraguay, Dr. José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia.
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This oeuvre has its roots at the beginning of the 20th century, in the monumental enterprise by Doroteo Bareiro, a paleographer who identified and transcribed all documents related to the Paraguayan dictator Francia, preserved in the Arquivo Nacional de Asunción. This collection was also the source used by Augusto Roa Bastos for his novel Yo el Supremo.
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For this first printed edition a team of historians, editors and correctors undertook for more than two years a thorough preparation of Bareiro’s transcriptions. It includes commentaries that provide the necessary historical context, a Glossary of historical terms and expressions, an Index with the description of each document and an Onomastic and Geographical Index available for free download. The Bareiro Collection is a fundamental step for shedding light on a crucial period of the Paraguayan history.
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All the documents are presented in their full texts, in a complete and objective manner, and without any arbitrary selection or personal interpretations, thus allowing the scholar to access quickly and efficiently all the available information, and the not specialized reader to approach the subject in an easy way, to synchronize with the period and to draw his or her own conclusions.

Solicitation presented by García Rodríguez Francia in a case against Roque Galiano because of non-fulfillment of a contract.
7. [Criminal Section, Volume 154, Number 15. Original (1772)]

Sir Alcalde Ordinario de Primero Voto:
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García Rodríguez Francia, citizen of this town, given the charges against Don Roque Galiano for having raised imperfectly the poles of the houses he undertook to construct for me, answering in the best possible way, I tell Your Grace: according to the final stage we state that the work and industry of said Galiano is worth only seventy pesos and that he has to pay back to me one hundred and forty of the two hundred and ten pesos I handed over to him and that are stated in his confession. According to this I pray Your Grace to condescend to order said Galiano through the executive to give back to me the said one hundred and forty pesos, urging him with all rigor of justice. Therefore:
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I pray and beseech that Your Grace may condescend to consider me represented and to proceed as I asked, for being of justice, and I swear according to the law that I do not act of malice, et cetera.
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García Rodríguez Francia

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571. New Binding, Volume 3410. Simple copy

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Invaluable and important are the news that Your Grace communicated recently referring to the gang and the accompanying letters which will be kept with the highest secrecy and care, as it is proper. I always imagined that by these means would cease the impostures and false appearances of Artigas, the intruder. Therefore I wrote Your Grace what I briefly insinuated [to] him in my response of last May, 5th. If these news were confirmed I ask Your Grace to inform me, and may Your Grace meanwhile cultivate and keep with all care the correspondence with Your confidents, by whose mediation we shall surely know about new events that benefit our government.
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God save Your Grace for many years. Asunción, August 10th, 1815.
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José Gaspar de Francia

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Look inside
Official letter to the commander of Pilar commenting the movements of the oriental general José Artigas and asking for confirmation of news.