Insular Government

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Taft Commission - Friar Lands
... the insular government buy the large haciendas of the friars and sell them out as small holdings to the present tenants." In 1902, testifying in the U.S ... before the House Committee on Insular Affairs, Taft repeated this recommendation, appraising the market value of the friar lands as between $2,500,000 to $7,000,000 in gold, and proposing that the insular ... Act, enacted in July 1902, authorized the insular government to purchase the friar lands, empowering it to issue bonds for the purpose ...

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