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GEOGRAPHICAL,

NATURAL, AND CIVIL

HISTORY OF CHILI.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN OP

THE ABBE DON J. IGNATIUS MOLINA.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

NOTES

FROM THE SPANISH AND FRENCH VERSIONS,

AND

TWO APPENDIXES,

BY THE ENGLISH EDITOR;

THE FIRST, AN ACCOUNT OF THE ARCHIPELAGO OF CHILOE, FROM THE

DESCRIPCION HISTORIAL OF P. F. PEDRO GONZALEZ DE AGUEROS ;

THE SECOND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVE TRIBES WHO INHABIT THE
SOUTHERN EXTREMITY OF SOUTH AMERICA, EXTRACTED CHIEFLY

FROM FALKNER'S DESCRIPTION OF PATAGONIA.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND OPMT,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1809. L.lbi trg

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AUTHOR'S PREFACE

TO TIE

CIVIL IIISTORY OF CHILI:

Four years have elapsed since I promised to publish the present Essay on the Civil Ilistory of Chili, as a continuation of the one formerly written on the Natural History of that country. Engagements of this iind are, however, from their nature, conditional. When I undertook this work, it was in full confidence of being in a short time in possession of the necessary materials to complete it. The first volume of the Abbé Olivares' manuscript I had then in my possession ; this, with what works had appeared in print, supplied me with sufficient documents until the year 1665; and I was in constant expectation of receiving from Peru the second yolume of the same author, in which he has brought the subject down to a late period.

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