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SANDOVAL SILVA y MENDOZA, Gaspar de (san-do-vai'), Count de Galve, viceroy of Mexico, born in Saragossa about 1640 died in Spain earn in the 18th century. He was appointed to relieve Melchor de Porto-Carrero, who had been promoted viceroy of Peru, and arrived in Mexico, 17 September, 1688. Shortly afterward, hearing that the French had founded an establishment in the Bay of San Bernardo, he ordered the governor of Coahuila, Alonso de Leon (q. v.), to expel them with an expedition, which left Monclova in 1689. He sent in 1690 an expedition of seven ships and 2,600 men to Santo Domingo to assist the governor of the Spanish part of the island in expelling the French from the western part, and on 21 January, 1691, the latter were routed near Guarico (now Cape Haytien), the French governor was killed, and the city was sacked and burnt. In 1691 he established several military posts in Texas, and in the same year a presidio was founded in the Bay of Pensacola. He was the first to establish schools for the Indians, taught them Spanish, and gave minor employments to those that were foremost in learning. In 1692 the crop of corn failed, and the consequent famine caused a mutiny in the capital, in which the viceregal palace and several public buildings were partiMly burnt. A second expedition, in co-operation with the English fleet, was sent in 1695 against the French establishments on the northwest coast of Santo Domingo, and their forts were destroyed. His health was declining, and, after he had repeatedly petitioned the court to relieve him, he obtained in 1695 permission to deliver the executive to Bishop Juan de Ortega Montafies, who took charge on 27 February, 1696. San-doval then returned to Spain. SANDS, Alexander Hamilton, lawyer, born in illiamsburg, Virginia, 2 May, 1828; died in Richmond, Virginia, 22 December, 1887. He studied at William and Mary in 1838-'42, but was not graduated, read law, and in 1843 became deputy clerk of the state superior court. In 1845-'9 he held the same office in theU. So circuit court, He was a judge-advocate in the Confederate army during the civil war, and a short time before h'is death entered the Baptist ministry, serving congregations in Ashland and Glen Allan, Virginia Besides contributions to periodicals, he published "History of a Suit in Equity" (Richmond, 1854); a new edition of Alexander Tate's "American Form-Book" (1857)" "Recreations of a Southern Barrister" (Philadelphia, 1860)" "Practical Law Forms" (1872)" and "Sermons by a Village Pastor." He compiled "Hubbell's Legal Directory of Virginia Laws," and was the editor of the "Quarterly Law Review" and the "Evening Bulletin" (1859), both in Richmond.
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