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A SERIES OF LECTURES, SPEECHES, EDITORIAL ARTICLES,
AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS, ON THE POSITION
ASSUMED BY THE REPUBLIC OF CHILI
IN THE PENDING WAR WITH
CONSIDERED UNDER THE LIGHT OF THE
PRESENT FOREIGN POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES,
DANIEL J. HUNTER.
Several publications have been lately made in Washington and New York upon the actual war between Chili and Spain. But as most of these papers are official documents, interesting only to a limited number of readers, we have considered it useful, for the more general information of the people, both in the United States and in England, to reprint from the daily journals some pieces of a more popular character.
We have, consequently, given preference for this purpose, to the lectures and addresses delivered on several occasions by Mr. Vicuña Mackenna, a public writer of Chili, and to some of his essays published in that country, and which bear directly on the political intercourse maintained by that country with the United States.
In accordance with this idea, we publish in this pamphlet the following papers :
I. A lecture delivered by Mr. Vicuña Mackenna at the TRAVELER'S CLUB OF NEW YORK, on the night of the 2d December, 1865, on the “ Present Condition and Prospects of Chili,” which gives a general idea of this country so little known abroad, and introduces in the proper place the pending conflict with Spain.
II. A letter addressed by Mr. Vicuña Mackenna, in his private character as a citizen of Chili, to the Editor of