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CHAP. XXII.: The unhappy State of the Ynca Athualpa. - Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Complete Works, vol. 2 The Spirit of Laws 
The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 2.
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The unhappy State of the Ynca Athualpa.
THE principles we have just been establishing, were cruelly violated by the Spaniards. The Ynca Athualpa* could not be tried by the law of nations; they tried him by political and civil laws; they accused him for putting to death some of his own subjects, for having many wives, &c. and to fill up the measure of their stupidity, they condemned him, not by the political and civil laws of his own country, but by the political and civil laws of theirs.
[* ]See Garcilasso de la Vega.