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Página 279 - Authorities whom it may concern, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.
Página 298 - cashiered and declared totally unfit and unworthy to serve his Majesty in any military capacity whatsoever.
Página 266 - As our guns approached, the enemy opened a very ill-directed fire from great guns and. musketry: the former soon ceased after our fire opened, the latter was kept up for more than half an hour ; but, though close to us, did us but little or no injury, so ill was it directed. We then found means, by boats and rafts, to cross a few men over the Rio Chuelo ; and, on ordering all fire to cease, the little of them that remained ceased also.
Página 322 - English glass, knives, forks, &c. ; and even the kitchen utensils, if of iron, were English ; in fine, with very few exceptions, all was either of English or South American manufacture.
Página 110 - ... of the prosecuting attorney. The owners might not prevent the slaves from marrying, whether with a slave of the estate to which he belonged or with a slave from another estate. In the latter case the wife should follow the husband, and the owner of the husband was required to purchase the wife. In view of the fact that the owner held a paternal relation to the slave, if the slave failed to fulfil his filial obligation, he might and ought to be given reformatory punishment either by the owner...
Página 103 - As the natives of those, your Majesty's dominions, are equally deserving of filling the principal offices of their own country, it appears reasonable, that they should not be divested of all management in their own homes. I am fully persuaded, that in those countries there are many discontented persons, not because they are under the control of Spain; but because they are cast down, and tyrannized by the very persons, who are sent over to exercise the duties of the judicature. Let your Majesty give...
Página 294 - Majesty shall retain, for the period of two months, the fortress and place of Monte Video, and, as a neutral country, there shall be considered a line drawn from San Carlos on the west, to Pando on the east ; and there shall not be, on any part of that line, hostilities committed on any side, the neutrality being understood only that the individuals of both nations may live freely under their respective laws, the Spanish subjects being judged by theirs, as the English by those of their nation.
Página 255 - At all times and in every conversation that I had with Mr. Pitt on the subject, I make no doubt Buenos Aires was often the subject of discussion. My reason for being confident in that opinion is, that in all the considerations I ever gave to the subject of South America, whether the attack was to be made on a smaller or larger scale, I always considered the Rio de la Plata as the most important position for the interest of Great Britain upon that side of South America.
Página 297 - The essential points of these charges were as follows : "1. That Whitelocke had sent a message to the Spanish commander, demanding, among other things, 'the surrender of all persons holding civil offices in the government of Buenos Aires as prisoners of war.' ' ' 2. That during the march from Ensenada to Buenos Aires he 'did not make the military arrangements best calculated to ensure the success of his operations against the town,' and ordered the forces to enter the city with arms unloaded, and...

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