There are strict provisions for the protection and for the sanitary housing of factory employees, and prohibiting sweat-shops.
A proclamation was issued in 1580 prohibiting the erection within 3 m.
The act was renewed in 1693 and 1695, and in the former year another act was passed prohibiting the export of lint and permitting its import free of duty.
Occasionally the Church gave trouble - the presence of foreign priests was complained of; attempts to evade the law prohibiting conventual life were detected and foiled (1891, 1894); and there were Indian risings, repressed sometimes with great severity, among the Mayas of Yucatan, whose last stronghold was taken in 1891, and the Yaquis of Sonora (1899-1900).
Taylor (1784-1854) of New York making the admission of the state conditional upon its adoption of a constitution prohibiting slavery.