But parliament in 1870 was not solely occupied with the wrongs of Irish tenantry.
The serfs, whose wrongs seldom attracted notice in an age indifferent to the claims of common humanity, found a friend in this severe monarch, and he protected even the despised and persecuted Jews.
(who had been sent into Michoacan to redress the wrongs.
His monument bore an inscription written by himself, to the effect that he had always fully repaid the kindnesses of his friends and the wrongs done him by his enemies.
These shameful deeds made the islanders regard it as a duty to avenge their wrongs on any white men they could entice upon their shores.