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SAILED FROM ENGLAND IN 1817,
TO JOIN THE
SOUTH AMERICAN PATRIOTS;
EVERY PARTICULAR CONNECTED WITH ITS FORMATION, HISTORY,
MODE OF WARFARE, STATE OF THE ARMIES, 8c.
BY JAMES HACKETT,
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.
IN submitting the following Narrative to the public attention, I should feel myself liable to the charge of presumption, were not the occurrences to which it refers immediately connected with an enterprise deeply involving the welfare and safety of a large number of my countrymen.
Already enthusiasm, seductive promises, or disappointed hopes, have induced a considerable number to embark for the purpose of attaching their fortunes to that of the South American Independents; and of those a great proportion have either actually perished, or, unable to procure the