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S.H.1825

AN

ACCOUNT,

HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND STATISTICAL,

OP

THE UNITED PROVINCES

OF

RIO DE LA PLATA:

WITH AN APPENDIX,

CONCERNING

THE USURPATION OF MONTE VIDEO

BY THE PORTUGUESE AND BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENTS.

TRANSLATED FROM THE SPANISH.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR R. ACKERMANN, 101, STRAND.

1825.

LONDON :

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET.

INTRODUCTION.

new career.

In America there are now no Spaniards;and since there are none to combat in that country, the importance of agitating that question in Europe has ceased. The sword and the pen, as offensive and defensive weapons, ought to consign it to rest, in the enjoyment of the fruits of victory. But that termination opens a

In America, social organization is undertaken as dependent on civilization : and in Europe, the expediency of coming more in contact with that hemisphere is beginning to be appreciated. Every thing, therefore, that tends to facilitate the means of arriving at both of these objects, is, at the present time, what ought in preference to direct the actions of all who re

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