This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ... Conejos. The surrounding land is so very high, that no storm can reach t-his port (although there are very great ones in the river) the water being always as smooth as that of a pool; and there is sufficient depth for ships of the first rate. I saw one of that size here, which had formerly belonged to the States of Holland (and at that time belonged to the Marquis of Casa Madrid) that had entered to unload. The bottom is a soft Clay. Behind the battery is the small city of Montevideo, which occupies all that part of a promontory, that forms the. ' eastern eastern part of the bay. The sortifications are to the north. These are regular works, according to the modern rules of military architecture; consisting of a line drawn from sea to sea, or from the bottom of the haven to the river, enclosing all the promontory; of a bulwark, or angle, in the middle, which faces the land-side, and is well pro vided with artillery; and of a-pretty strong fort, with barracks for soldiers, all bomb-proof. Towards the town, there is. only a wall, with a ditch on both sides of it. This place has.it's governor, and a garrison of four or sive hundred regular troops. The other side of the bay is without any fortification, nor has the high mountain even so much as a watehtower; which mountain, if ' occupied, might be a great annoyance to the battery, city, and garrison, on account of it's height, though' it is four or sive miles from the latter. The last port is Maldonado. It is an open haven, at the north entrance of the Plata, and is sheltered from the south cast winds by a small iiland, which bears the same name. Here the Spaniards have a small fort, where they keep a detachment. of soldiers. I know no more of this port, having never seen it., The northern...
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