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THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC ;
CIVIL AND MILITARY HISTORY,
AN ACCOUNT OF ITS POLITICAL CONDITION, BEFORE
AND DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF
DIIS COURSE OF POLICY; THE CAUSES AND CHARACTER OF HIS
INTERFERENCE WITH THE
GOVERNMENT OF MONTEVIDEO,
AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH LED TO THE INTERPOSITION OF
ENGLAND AND FRANCE.
BY COL. J. ANTHONY KING,
AN OFFICER IN THE ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, AND TWENTY-FOUR YEARS
A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY.
Edited by Thomies î. vzretinej
[ NEW YORK:
43:5 in A 5095.7
1875, Gec. Seelseription fund.
Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by
JOHN A. KING and THOMAS R. WHITNEY,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
District of New York.
NOTE TO THE PUBLISHERS.
New York, March 14, 1846. GENTLEMEN
The material of this work has been prepared in its present form, from a verbal outline of facts, made to the writer by the narrator himself. The direct experience of Col. King, associated as he was with the leading men of the whole country, during its most troublous times, has enabled him to impart a more thorough information of the condition of the people, their politics, habits, customs, religion, &c., &c., than has ever before been given to the world; while at the same time his long connection with the army, his familiarity with every part of the country, and his extensive travel, afford a fund of deep and thrilling interest.
In preparing the work, I have assumed the attitude of the first person, as the most forcible method of imparting the facts contained therein to the reader ; and this statement is made, in order that the possible charge of egotism may not lie at the door of the narrator. He is