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confidence in his fidelity. In consequence of these services, the government of Peru has honourably recompensed General Don Guillermo Miller. Given at head-quarters in Potosi, the 29th of October,
On the 1st of November the Liberator left Potosi, and proceeded to Chuquisaca. Miller followed two days afterwards, and remained there until the 11th, when he took leave of Bolivar, and returned to Potosi. Chuquisaca is the seat of an university, and may be called the Oxford of Peru. Its climate is the most delicious that can be imagined.
Miller set out from Potosi on the morning of the 26th November. The street in front of his house was crowded with people of all classes. General Urdiminea; the officers of the garrison; the heads of departments; the members of the municipality; of the gremios; and many of the clergy, all on horseback, accompanied the General a considerable distance on the road.
He received from all of them the most satisfactory demonstrations of their good wishes. They expressed their deep regret at the determination he had taken; lamented the necessity which had compelled him to it; and urged, with the most earnest entreaties, his speedy return.
Notwithstanding the intense desire which the General felt to be again in England, he could not leave these warm-hearted people without feelings of the most poignant regret. It was some days before he could altogether shake off the depression of spirits caused by this interesting separation.
Biographical sketch of General Bolivar.-His staff.-Dr. Moore. -Colonel O'Leary.-Lieutenant-Colonel Ferguson.-Colonel Belford Wilson.
THE conspicuous part which Bolivar has acted throughout the revolution in Colombia, and at the close of that in Peru, renders it imperative on us to give some account of a character, identified with so many great and extraordinary events.
When the Liberator was in Potosi, he casually remarked that, of the numerous biographies which had been written of him, not one of them could claim the merit of accuracy. Upon this Miller observed, that as, on his arrival in Europe, he would be expected to possess considerable information on the subject, he should be glad to be furnished with some correct data from which he should be able satisfactorily to reply to any inquiries. In consequence, General Sucre was good enough to draw up an outline of the Liberator's career; and, notwithstanding its imperfections, arising from its being hastily performed, the source whence it is derived will render it peculiarly interesting. A great part of the following sketch is an abridged translation of that document.
Simon Bolivar was born at Caracas on the 25th of July, 1783. He lost his parents at an early age; and, in his sixteenth year, was sent to Europe to