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We spent the next night in the mountains, but when we should have set out in the morning, were obliged to a fierce dispute with the old Moor, who had not yet lost his inclination to destroy us; he would have had us taken a road which was full of those people we were so much afraid of: at length finding he could not prevail with us, that we charged the goods upon him as belonging to the Emperor, to whom he should be answerable for the loss of them, he consented, in a sullen way, to go with us.
The chief minister said that cruelty had been committed by non-provision of treatment to the woman and added that responsible persons would have to be answerable for their negligence of duties.
He stressed he realized through this the Government might be subject to criticism as closing down enterprises and shortening of workplaces follows: I declare: I am ready to be answerable for every number.
Let us push the council to be answerable for its actions.