Don Jose de San Martin, 1778-1850: A Study of His Career

Don Jose de San Martin, 1778-1850: A Study of His Career

Don Jose de San Martin, 1778-1850: A Study of His Career

Don Jose de San Martin, 1778-1850: A Study of His Career

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The history of General José de San Martin has been amply and authoritatively recorded by General Bartolomé Mitre in three exhaustive volumes.

In writing this work he has consulted all the books, pamphlets, newspapers, and fly-sheets which had ever been printed concerning San Martin. In his preface he says:

"The most important of these sources of information has been the archive of General San Martin himself, which was placed at my disposal by his son-in-law, the late Don Mariano Balcarce. I have also consulted the archives of this city, from the year 1812 to the year 1824, without which it would have been impossible to compile a complete history. The archives of the Director Pueyrredon placed at my disposal by his son, have also been of great service to me, as also were those of General O'Higgins, Don Tomàs Godoy Cruz, General Las Heras, and others. Too I have acquired much verbal in-

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