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The Philippine Islands.
The wily Mohammedan again professed Christianity; but, though the Sultan was henceforth treated with greater leniency, he was not released: he remained captive in Manila until the occupation of the British. in 1763* wrho restored him to his throne in Sulu.
As might be expected, Mahamed lost no opportunity to avenge the insults that his hereditary enemies had for so many years been heaping upon him ; accordingly, he led several incursions against them.
sulu warriors in fighting attitude.
I have not space here to recount the various expeditions of the Spaniards against their southern neighbors. I shall, instead, mention only the more prominent ones of recent years.
In 1851, Sulu Town, the capital of Sulu, was attacked and razed by the Spaniards. Their advantage, however, proved but temporary. The Mohammedans now changed their capital to Maybun on the south coast, which is far less accessible.
In i860, Governor-General Norzagaray led another expedition against the Mohammedans. This also met with some success ;