Marqus de la Ensanada: Charges put to him, and his replies

Scope and Content

'Cargos hechos al Marqus de la Ensanada, y sus Respuestas', 7 charges concerning the Marqus de la Ensanada's reform policy in the Spanish American colonies, and his refutations of the allegations, followed by a report of the dismissal of ministers, 21 July 1754 (28pp.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Zenn de Somodevilla y Bengoechea, Marqus de la Ensanada (1702-81), was Spanish minister for finance, war, the navy and the Indies, and effectively Prime Minister, 1743-54. He fell from power in 1754 and was exiled. He was restored in 1760, but exiled again in 1766.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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