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   British Monitor (Newspaper) - October 17, 1819, London, Middlesex                                THE tJife BY LEWIS ANOTHER DUPE AND VICTIM OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN In several 6f the preceding Numbers of the I have presented my readers with extracts from HIPPESLKYS excellent Publication on the affairs of South America and 1 this day insert extracts from the Publication of another dupe and victim of the South American is Narrative of the Ex pedition to South which sailed from at the tlote of for the service of the Spanish by fate Cap fain cf the Ventzuelian Brigade of Light who returned to England in June Tbe Aruthbr frankly that his object in joining the Patriotic cause that he was eo gnared like and having been an Artillery Officer in the British his offers were readily and he obtained a Commission in the of which a British officer of the name of GILMORB was appointed Captain BROWN hi an unlucky as tie emphatically sailed in the same vessel from the with an officer of the name of HAL ffom whose Publication on South Ameri canaffairs I inserted extracts last year after Communicating the many hardships and priva tions he experienced on board the ships he sailed well as to the small craft which conveyed the Orinoco to be proceeds PRO ARIS ET the close of the sixth evening from Sab lie were within a few milei and met with a boat that bad a live ox anef a bottle of by tbe of Colonel who had ar the Although wfe had k 1 b pmgto cook the ontil t we peroiitteif the ox to be after our f J of our and with our feet on l boat j and after weing tled in which a I repaired to my arid powession of a good situated ctdte the of the were unable to any farther exertion that to remain fcira until wesjioujd rested vurselves a day or We were given to that our situation fere would hot be much excepting that we ihould have a bouse to shelter us during the Mtofct but as for We were oq Vut Sanlb Or is built on the bpnlof the as you approach it from grand There is a fine row of houses built of stone in the Spanish extending a bank which is considerably elevated the The most building in uge is Adtniral BRYONS and that the then Adjutant a of Leaving this in a ct line from the you over the cipal and atitl continuing the same di rection enter the where the principal buildings that deserve attention are the Palace of tUe Supreme General which is always guarded by a strong detachment of Tfcere is a large square brick buiidmg which en Jctgsfea a great apace of ground at the extremity of the square opposite the which vyas in to a buc owing to the continual warfare has disturbed it fceen left iu its present it is the where are confined about three hundred Royalist who are condemned to These poor wretches are destitute of all except a piece of sackcloth round their middle and in this manner exposed to the burning they perform the most laborious They have a heavy chain on one and are constantly attended by still more wretched who upon every trivial occasion embittered their misery by the most wanton As I had often occasion to go pu duty into this I had opportunities of frequently observing the punishment inflicted on these In the yard are various machines for the purpose one of these is particularly horrible in this being an immense piece of timber divided 1019 in the manner of with a great number of holes the upper part is lifted by five or six and the unfortunate wretch is placed with his neck in one of the holes bis feet are then put into correspondent and in this manner he is suspended sometimes for fortyeight hours without and suffering the most excruciating torture from the dreadful his head being close to this immense timber and without a possibility of turning it one way or The only remaining building worthy of notice in the is that where the Priest ce lebrates mass it has formerly been a convent tbe greater part of it is now laid out for the resi dence of the native officers of high the Priests reserving apartments for and a long room with an organ in whert they form their holy From the fifquare there are two at the back of BOLIVARS parallel to each whicblead up to the ma to the gates that open into the coun At this i temporary works were thrown by the and the Orinoco b irections for and and canoes ob a mos winding in Bonaetimea a gunoas an canoes o served towards the add much interest On ttmimg tpwafcis the the spectator beholds bountUeas and here and there lad religibut with a fe w tiwfen Iiuts Had orange In this close against ttw gate aa a in which Oeuerat shot v and n wc euera so v an an account of this may not prove wnmte I shall briefly relate the priocipal particu This General was and second in in the Patriot army he was considered the clever officer in the Independent but was not without his enemies be accused of and a plot of endeavouring to raise the mulattos and Indians in bis for the pur pose of massacring all tbe usurping tbe supreme How Jar ibis may be true 1 am not able to determine biit he was tried at by the chief Geaerah and Admiral and condemned t0 suffer Ife was the boapm friend of who with tbe roost agonizing feeliogs compelled to sign bis On being conducted to the place of he passed the Palace of the Supreme who stftndine at the window to take a last look at bU friend the mournjxil so affected BOLIV feelings that he nattily turned witb ah apparent audibly my poor old ifiriendl General PAEB was then led to the wUere he with great ot mind took his ia tbe fatal aud uncovering waved his hand us the signal to the who lodged seven balls in ditierent parts of his two of them pacing through his atomack iuto October wall behind This General was a brave a good and universally beloved by the Independent troops and bis which took place u short time previous to our was an irreparable loss to the Patriot Two days after we had Lieutenant Cand myself were introduced by our Co lonel to General who received us very and taking each by the expressed bis pleasure at our joining the standard of BOLIVAR is of the middle stature and of a com manding figure bis countenance is and strongly marked with anxiety his eyes are un commonly He is of a noble fa and was one of the richest men in the Ca He received his education in over the greater part of which he has travelled and U altogether an accomplished He is versed in several including the though he never makes a practice of speaking the as he would be continually troubled by when they have not a knowledge of the Spanish cannot prefer their complaints to In regard to quarters at Angostura we were tolerably well off but as to the people at time were absolutely starving the troops were allowed two pounds of meat per for one days without any thing else and this supply was very officers were allowed four pounds but this was of little for we could not exchange outr supplies for any other article yet while bag gage lasted we procured a little and other common at an enormous price there fore in a months tune were destitute of almost r lAawtaifttng them ai A w lice of The were defined in order to take part in the duty of the until the brigade of guns should sent iwvand nten obtained for the of ite conwunder tbe command of WILSON and OJipjrBSLBY had aniveel place ten tad proceeded San Fernando de which is at some tance ftrther the There they the Independent army in full having defeated by The cause of the Pa triots was then so despemte thai BOLI VAB a J was inforoled declared bis if of forwarding his the Britbb out of the to a place of safety in some of the WestIndia Colonies as it would be useless to expose them to certain where there was no chance of Consequently BQLIVAJI and his with part of Colonel returned immediately to Angostura Colonel corps by their own with General This General was originally a lor his daring and courageous conduct was ckifesd to the command of four or 6 ve hondred of rilla which has encreased to near Ihrte On thb the Inde entirely They are armed rough mis shapen and fleet horses their only Uniform is a wijfc a tale cut in tne mjadle sometimes they wear large straw hat with a tuft of n and PAES b a Sambo of low stature His usual uniforia in action w a Indian trowserg that teach to his cut in tlyi manner above with   

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