The Spanish Regime in Missouri; A Collection of Papers and Documents Relating to Upper Louisiana Volume 2

The Spanish Regime in Missouri; A Collection of Papers and Documents Relating to Upper Louisiana Volume 2

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...in order that, in view of the condition of matters, he may take for himself those measures which he considers most advisable. Finally, Your Lordship, as the one charged by that Governor with the defense of that province, will perhaps have some reason, in the danger which threatens at present, to suspend the delivery to the Americans of the forts which were ceded to them by us in the last treaty with them. May God preserve Your Lordship many years. Philadelphia, March 13, 1797. Carlos Martinez De Yrujo (rubric). Addressed: "Baron de Carondelet." Letter from Martinez de Yrujo: Dear Sir: Although Your Lordship had very well-founded reasons for arresting a man who was going to make a military examination of that Province, the papers which that French Minister has shown me, the copy of the instructions to General Collot, which I have seen, and the identity of our interests with those of France, in relation to this country, do not allow me to doubt that the object of his commission was quite other than that of being harmful to us. From any standpoint, as the attack premeditated by the English against Upper Luisiana may be a very sensible blow for France as well as for ourselves, I have had no doubt of the good faith of these agents of the French Republic in what regards this matter. Consequently, I have availed myself with confidence of their intelligence, in order to take upon myself the measures which I indicate to Your Lordship in my other letter, and which would have been left to the discernment, zeal, and activity of Your Lordship, had we not been so pressed for time, and had not the distance between the district in which Your Lordship is and the threatened points been so great. All my arrangements, as I relate to Your Lordship in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565770
  • 9781236565778