Geographical, natural, and civil history of Chili, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809 - 385 pages
 

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Page 388 - F., Travels in South America, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804; containing a description of the Captain-Generalship of Caraccas, and an account of the discovery, conquest, topography, legislature, commerce, finance, and natural productions of the country; with a view of the manners and customs of the Spaniards and the native Indians, translated from the French, two volumes, London, 1807.
Page 193 - A detachment of cavalry was immediately sent under the guidance of this spy, and at day break made prisoner of that great man, but not till after a gallant resistance from ten of his most faithful soldiers, who would not abandon him. His wife, who never ceased exhorting him to die rather than surrender, on seeing him taken, indignantly threw towards him his infant son, saying, she would retain nothing that belonged to a coward. The detachment returned to the city amidst the rejoicings of the populace,...
Page 160 - There was one province, the population of which amounted, it is said, "to twelve thousand persons, of which number, not more than one hundred escaped with life." In accordance with the settlement enjoined by Valdivia, two officers of note, Alderete and one Francis Aiguirre, had precedence of Villagran in the government, but their absence at the time of the first viceroy's decease, left him without a rival. The return of Aiguirre to Chili threatened to involve...

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