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Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru and Brazil, from Spanish and Portuguese Domination

Volume 1

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Author: Lord Thomas Cochrane (Earl of Dundonald)
Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,805 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 612
Added to site: 2007.04.17
mnybks.net#: 16630
Genre: Biography
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ts projected payment in a depreciated currency--and, had it not been for the intervention of Lord Clarendon, and of the Hon. Mr. Scarlett, British Minister at Rio de Janeiro, of whose zealous exertions in my favour I cannot speak too warmly--this further injustice would have been perpetrated without the knowledge or sanction of His present Imperial Majesty.

It may be asked, why--with the clear documentary evidence in my possession--and now adduced--I have for so many years endured an amount of obloquy and injustice, which might at any time have been set aside by its publication? The reply is obvious. The withholding of my claims by the Governments of both sides the South American Continent, and the ruinous expense to which I was put on account of Chili, entailed upon me many years of pecuniary difficulty. To have told even the truth--unbacked as I then was, by the British Government--would have been to have all my claims set at defiance, so that compulsory discretion was a sufficient reason for my sile

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