Case of Venezuela; Brief Concerning the Question of Boundary Between Venezuela and British Guiana

Case of Venezuela; Brief Concerning the Question of Boundary Between Venezuela and British Guiana

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ..." toward?' the Orinoco." By the middle of the eighteenth century, the escape of the slaves to the Orinoco had become a growing evil. The ocean current sweeping westward along the coast made it easy for these fugitives to escape by the outside sea route, and thus avoid the inland exit which was guarded by the post. So in January, 1754, it was resolved by the Court of Policy, " to place a post " on the side' of the Moroco " at its mouth, " to prevent the desertion of slaves." This project was soon abandoned, at least for the time being; for the panic caused by a rumor that the Spaniards of the Orinoco were-preparing to attack the Dutch settlements, gave the authorities other things to think about. In September, 1755, the Director-General, alarmed by these rumors, informed the Company that he had detached "eight or ten men to garrison and " defend as far as possible the post of "Moroco," which he feared would " bear "the brunt." On the 12th of October, following, he reported that "two small "vessels" had been made "(whereof one "is ready, and the other almost so) to keep " guards between Moruca and Pomeroou," and another (a private barque) had been I 1. e. protection. 2 Some 48 miles to the eastward of this outpost. 3 " Toward," not at. Any distance. however short, northwestward from the Essequibo-Pumaron Region would be of course "toward the Orinoco." 4 That is to say the same "side" on which the old post was situated, but lower down at the river's mouth. S Literally to " keep watch" (De-wacbt), .not to "keep the way " as the Blue Book has it....show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838386
  • 9781236838384