Political, Commercial, and Statistical Sketches of the Spanish Empire in Both Indies; Reflections on the Policy Proper for Great Britain at the Presen

Political, Commercial, and Statistical Sketches of the Spanish Empire in Both Indies; Reflections on the Policy Proper for Great Britain at the Presen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...was the barrier of Mexico: this province had: been Originally settled by France, but was given up by negociation; anct Bourgoanne speaking of it, says-that from the moment Louisiana was ceded' by the French to Spain, the Court of Madrid, which to-subjugate this colony, had employed such vigorous measures as could not fail to render its yoke odious, endeavoured to soften ife fate by granting to the inhabitants, privileges proper to-ensure their prosperity, and2 at the same time the advantage of the mother country. Amongst other regulations, as their most abundant exports consisting of tobacco, indigo, cottonj apd furs; had' but small chance of an1 extensive sale in Spain, it was agreed upon between-the two courte tflat French' vessels might toad with-these articles at New Orleans, but that they should arrive there in bulltiist. Such was-the state of Louisiana until within. few-years, when, by a, new arrangement between the Court1 of Spain and: the then First Consul, this col'ony was again delivered up to France. The occurrences respecting its subsequent cession to the United States, are fresh in the public recollection though very little attention seems to have beenpaid to the motives which induced the States to make this purchase. That the intentions-of France were any thing but friendly towards-the United States, when this hocus-pocus transaction took place, must be evident to any one who glances his eye over the map of America, as it appears that nothing was more likely to create territorial disputes between the States and Spain, than the geographical position of their respective provinces; we shall however wave this part of the question, and proceed to the view of this important measure as stated by Mr. Ellicot in the introduction to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658671
  • 9781236658678