South America on the Eve of Emancipation: The Southern Spanish Colonies in the Last Half-century of Their Dependence

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1908 - 356 páginas
 

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Página 298 - ... cashiered, and declared totally unfit and unworthy to serve his Majesty in any military capacity whatever ;" — a decision confirmed by the king, and approved of by the public.
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 29 - At two in the afternoon the viceroy goes privately to the church belonging to the monastery of Montserrat, which is separated by an arch and a gate from the street where the cavalcade is to begin. As soon as all who are to assist in this procession are assembled, the viceroy and his retinue mount their horses, provided by the city for this ceremony, and the gates being thrown open, the procession begins in the following order : " The militia ; the colleges ; the university with the professors in...
Página 271 - ... cuando vi entrar las tropas enemigas y su despreciable número para una población como la de Buenos Aires: esta idea no se apartó de mi imaginación y poco faltó para que me hubiese hecho perder la cabeza: me era muy doloroso ver a mi patria bajo otra dominación y sobre todo en tal estado de degradación, que Hubiese sido subyugada por una empresa aventurera, cual era la del bravo y honrado Beresford, cuyo valor admiro y admiraré siempre en esta peligrosa empresa.
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 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...
Página 297 - Ayres, and at a time when the troops under his command were in possession of posts on each flank of the town, and of the principal arsenal, with a communication open to the fleet, and having an effective force of about five thousand men, did enter into, and fmally conclude a treaty with...
Página 30 - In the evening of this, and the two following days, the collations are repeated, with all the plenty and delicacy imaginable. To increase the festivity, all women of credit have free access to the halls, galleries, and gardens of the palace.
Página 205 - The events of this siege are set down in the diary of the commanding officer of the city. This diary was edited several years ago by Vicente de Ballivian y Roxas and was published in Paris in 1872, by A. Franck (F. Vieweg), in the first volume of Archive Boliviano, under the title Diario de los sucesos del cerco de la Ciudad de La Paz en 1781, hasta la total Pacification de la rebelion general del Perb.

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