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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ... Conejos. The surrounding
land is so very high, that no storm can reach t-his port (although
there are very great ones in the river) the water being always as
smooth as that of a pool; and there is sufficient depth for ships
of the first rate. I saw one of that size here, which had formerly
belonged to the States of Holland (and at that time belonged to the
Marquis of Casa Madrid) that had entered to unload. The bottom is a
soft Clay. Behind the battery is the small city of Montevideo,
which occupies all that part of a promontory, that forms the. '
eastern eastern part of the bay. The sortifications are to the
north. These are regular works, according to the modern rules of
military architecture; consisting of a line drawn from sea to sea,
or from the bottom of the haven to the river, enclosing all the
promontory; of a bulwark, or angle, in the middle, which faces the
land-side, and is well pro vided with artillery; and of a-pretty
strong fort, with barracks for soldiers, all bomb-proof. Towards
the town, there is. only a wall, with a ditch on both sides of it.
This place has.it's governor, and a garrison of four or sive
hundred regular troops. The other side of the bay is without any
fortification, nor has the high mountain even so much as a
watehtower; which mountain, if ' occupied, might be a great
annoyance to the battery, city, and garrison, on account of it's
height, though' it is four or sive miles from the latter. The last
port is Maldonado. It is an open haven, at the north entrance of
the Plata, and is sheltered from the south cast winds by a small
iiland, which bears the same name. Here the Spaniards have a small
fort, where they keep a detachment. of soldiers. I know no more of
this port, having never seen it., The northern...
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United States Congress Senate
• Thomas Falkner
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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