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A manuscript copy of a document composed by Sir William Adams strongly supporting the recognition of the newly independent Latin American countries.  The report, including the Introduction dated August 7, 1832, was originally sent to the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Robert Jenkinson, Second Earl of Liverpool.  This copy was sent to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Robert Dundas, Lord Melville, six days later.

 

Notes with Reference… consists of a series of brief arguments in favor of Great Britain recognizing the independence of the late Spanish colonies, emphasizing the commercial and financial advantages of doing so as well as noting humanitarian, legal and political reasons.

 
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