The War in Paraguay: With a Historical Sketch of the Country and Its People and Notes Upon the Military Engineering of the War

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1869 - 347 páginas
 

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Página 112 - One evening I was waiting there to see Lopez, as were also several other officers, and a sergeant of the guard entered into conversation with me. After a short time there was a great stir, officers going in and out of Lopez's room, the guard relieved, and the other officers who were waiting all arrested. One of Lopez's aides-de-camp came and said to me, ' His Excellency sends word to you to write down all the conversation you have had with the sergeant of the guard and bring it to-morrow morning.
Página 318 - He is careful of his appearance, fond of military finery, especially in his staff, and has a somewhat peculiar strut when walking. His legs are short, with a decided bend backwards. He has a good seat on horseback, and when young used to be a hard rider. Now, however, it is a labour for him to get on and off his horse. He is of very indolent habits; will sit down for many hours, talking, or stand an equally long time, his walks limiting themselves to one or two hundred yards. He is extremely fond...
Página 10 - They planted, in a few days, enough tobacco, maize, and mandioca for their own consumption, and the crop hardly wanted looking at till it was ready to be gathered. Having at every hut a grove of oranges...
Página 314 - ... nations as would have been their seizure by force in my house. It was an act not only against my government, but against all civilized powers, and places Paraguay outside the pale of the family of nations; and for this act you will be regarded as a common enemy, one denying allegiance to the laws of nations. " You will also be regarded as a common enemy for having seized and made prisoners and loaded with fetters nearly all the foreigners in Paraguay, and afterwards entered their houses and taken...
Página 333 - ... the oriental republic of the Uruguay, a division of the Argentine forces, and another of the Brazilian forces, to be designated by their respective superior chiefs, will form an army under the immediate orders of the provisional governor of the oriental republic of the Uruguay, Brigadier General Don Venancio Flores.
Página 89 - ... Paraguay itself, had it not counted on a patriotic and foreseeing government. " Your Excellencies will allow me these digressions, since you have provoked them by insulting the government of my fatherland in your note. " I am not of the same opinion with your Excellencies, that a military man of honor and a true patriot should limit himself to fight only when he has a probability of conquering. " If your Excellencies open any History, you will learn, from the records of that great book of humanity,...
Página 314 - Before finally leaving Paraguay it is my duty to make my solemn protest against the arrest of those two members of my Legation, Porter Cornelius Bliss and George F. Masterman. Their arrest in the street, as they were going with me from the Legation to pass on board the steamer, was as gross a violation of the laws of nations as would have been their seizure by force in my house. It was an act not only against my government, but against all civilized powers, and places Paraguay outside the pale of...
Página 318 - ... indolent habits; will sit down for many hours, talking, or stand an equally long time, his walks limiting themselves to one or two hundred yards. He is extremely fond of Mrs Lynch's children, but not of his other ones, of whom he has a number by different women. He entertains friendly feelings for no one, as he has shot almost all those who have been most favoured by himself, and who have been for years his only companions. He is a great smoker, and lover of the table; he eats enormously; after...
Página 211 - ... for future consideration, or submitted to the arbitration of neutral powers. 4th. The allied forces will retire from the territory of the Republic of Paraguay, and the Paraguayan troops will evacuate the positions held by them in the territory of Brazil, so soon as the conclusion of peace is assured. 5th. No indemnity for the expenses of the war will be demanded. 6th. Prisoners of war will, on one side and the other, be immediately placed at liberty. 7th. The forces of Paraguay will be disbanded,...
Página 333 - Tamandare, commander-in-chief of the squadron of his Majesty the Emperor of Brazil. The land forces of the oriental republic of the Uruguay, a division of the Argentine forces, and another of the Brazilian forces, to be designated by their respective superior chiefs, will form an army under the immediate orders of the provisional governor of the oriental republic of the Uruguay...

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