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The bulk of the crown revenues was derived from the _alcavalas_, and the _tercias_, or two-ninths of the ecclesiastical tithes.
Lastly, she expresses her doubts as to the legality of the revenue drawn from the _alcavalas_, constituting the principal income of the crown.
She then makes a specific provision for her husband's personal maintenance, which, "although less than she could wish, and far less than he deserves, considering the eminent services he had rendered the state," she settles at one-half of all the net proceeds and profits accruing from the newly discovered countries in the west; together with ten million maravedies annually, assigned on the _alcavalas_ of the grand-masterships of the military orders.
The alcavalas on American produdlions are omitted, as are alfo fome other taxes, of which the count was not able to procure any information.
All good Spaniards have exclaimed againft the operation of their taxes; and, in coiife - quence of thefe expoftulations, as far as re-» lates to foreign trade, government has m regulated the cuftoms upon imports and exports, upon goods manufadtured, and up - on raw materials, as to encourage hontie productions; but then the alcavalas and millones operate fo powerfully againft thefe proviiions, that the manufafturer cannot lift up his head, nor ftand the competition Mrith