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Oit Pars

From Anza's journal:

"I issued a proclamation making known the penalties imposed by the Ordinance on anyone who should violate women, especially heathen, or steal their goods. Under the same penalties I forbade anyone to raise arms against the heathen in the country through which we pass, except in a case of necessity for the defense of life, or at my orders, and likewise against anyone who should spread any report which might withdraw these heathen from the true religion and the dominion of his Majesty. For this purpose and in order that such important aims might be achieved, I likewise urged them to accord these people good treatment, and exhorted them to set the example which we ought to show them by our customs, and by our attendance upon all the acts of devotion which may offer themselves in our expedition."

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