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Amazonia, St. Pedro, Spain.
Guiana, Surinam, Dutch:
Brazil, St. Sebastian, Portugal.
Paragua, or La Plata, Buenos Ayres, Spain.
Chili, St. Jago, Spain.
Patagonia, - The natives.

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chandize, from all parts of Peru and Chili: here they are lodged in store.

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this harbour is such that Columbus, who first discovered it, gave it the
name of Porto Bello, or the fine Harbour.
History..] This part of South America was discovered by Columbus,
in his third voyage to this continent. It was subdued and settled by the
Spaniards about the year 1514, after destroying, with great inhumanity.
several millions of the natives. This country was called Terra Firma, on
account of its being the first part of the continent which was discovered,
all the lands discovered previous to this being islands.

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- OUNDED north, by Peru; East, by La Plata ; south, Poundaries.] B by Patagonia; o by the Pacific o: y Climate, soil, and productions.] The air of Chili, though in a hot climate, is remarkably temperate, occasioned by refreshing breezes from the sea, and the cool winds from the top of the Andes, which are covered with eternal snows. This country is free from lightning, and although thunder is frequently heard, it is far up in the mountain. Spring begins here about the middle of August, and continues till November it is summer from November till February. Autumn continues till May; and winter till August. . It rarely snows in the vallies, though the moun. tains are always covered. This country is entirely free from all kinds

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