- Title: Francia, Vol. III, 1831-1840
- Subject: History, History of Paraguai
Subject: José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia's dictatorship
- 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: 9789996760907
ítulo: 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.
ítulo: 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:
ítulo: "To the Reader
ítulo: ítulo: The present work comprehends the copies of the numerous documentation preserved in the ARCHIVO NACIONAL DEL PARAGUAY
ítulo: on Dr. Francia, from his origins to his passing away, including his long governmental activity,
ítulo: aimed to facilitate to the scholars of our past a more profound and complete knowledge about his personality,
ítulo: one of the most discussed of our history.
ítulo: ítul: The transcription was realized preserving the chronological order, the style and the orthography of the texts contained in the archives
ítulo: indicated in each piece.
ítulo: ítulo: J. D. Bareyro
ítulo: 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.
ítulo: 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.
ítulo: 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.
ítulo: 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.
ítulo: 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."
ítulo:Francia III is the third and last volume of the compilation of documents related to Dr. José Gaspar de Francia and the Independence of Paraguay. It contains documents from 1831 to 1840 and is the culmination of an oeuvre started nearly a century ago by the historian Doroteo Bareiro.
ítulo: When Bareiro was the director of the Paraguayan Archivo Nacional, he selected the texts he considered most important for understanding El Supremo and the independence, and prepared with them the so-called Colección Doroteo Bareiro. The publication was decided by a decree in 1940, but never executed, and the conclusion of the task had to wait until the proximity of the independence’s bicentenary.
ítulo: With the publication of the third volume of “Francia”, historians and the public in general have at their disposal a material indispensable for the comprehension of two centuries of Paraguayan independence.
Francia, Vol. III, 1831-1840