Image from page 126 of “British exploits in South America; a history of British activities in exploration, military adventure, diplomacy, science, and trade, in Latin American” (1917)
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Title: British exploits in South America; a history of British activities in exploration, military adventure, diplomacy, science, and trade, in Latin American
Year: 1917 (1910s)
Authors: Koebel, W. H. (William Henry), 1872-1923
Subjects: British — South America South America — History
Publisher: New York : The Century co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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ot succeed in obtruding itself the entirelength of the Pacific, to say nothing of the Atlantic coast.There were many kindly Spaniards, official and other,who shrugged their shoulders, and winked at the growingintimacy between the South American colonists and astranded mariner or two. Nevertheless, such cases were rare enough, and such oftheir countrymen, as the Northern seamen met with ontheir expeditions were nearly always of the Roman Cath-olic faith. These seemed to come to the surface of thespray of events with considerable frequency. They weremet with both on shore and in command of Spanish ves-sels, and such meetings were by no means always of afriendly character. Indeed, there are instances of English Roman Catholicsin the service of Spain accompanying some of the earliestof the expeditions to South America. One is said to haveaccompanied Pizarros force, and three—John Rutter ofLondon, Nicholas Coleman of Hampton, and RichardLiman of Plymouth—sailed with Pedro de Mendoza in
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EARLY BRITISH ADVENTURERS 103 1534 to the mouth of the River Plate, thence to Paraguay,where they appear to have settled down. Out of the mists of the early Spanish colonization ofthe interior of the continent the aftermath of a suddenexplosion of cordiality still remains. In the Provinceof Catamarca, which now belongs to the Argentine Re-public, is a small village boasting the name of Londres.This is the result of one of the farthest-flung eddies whichthe marriage of Mary of England to Philip II of Spainset in being. The nomenclature must have been the workof a tactful local governor. Nevertheless, consideringthe extreme remoteness of Catamarca from Spain, it isquite possible that, by the time the news of the marriagearrived and the name had been given, the hope of na-tional alliance, and the cause of cordiality, had alreadyvanished. To what extent foreigners had been kept out of theSpanish South American dominions may be gatheredfrom a census taken in Chile in 1788. Out of four hun-
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