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The reading of the original (_da sie gezwungen sein würden, dort der Ordensregel zu entsagen und als Rentner zu leben_) is translated "for they are compelled in the colonies to abandon all obedience to the rules of their order, and to live as laymen" -- a sin against actual history, as well as language.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 28 of 55 1637-38 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century