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Despite his praise for Miranda’s learning and connections, he distanced himself from him, calling Miranda “a soldier of fortune” (xii). The Monthly Review, however, was not persuaded of Mountmorres’s disapproval in their review of the Letters. ” on the “[insinuation] that the establishment of the southern whale fishery had not so much for its object the acquisition of oil, spermaceti, and whalebone as the emancipation of South America from the dominion of Spain” (“The Letters” 471). The Monthly Review discredited Miranda as a source 28 Jocely n M.

Although Catherine was known for her many lovers, she tended to be serially monogamous and was involved with the Dashing Count Dmitri Momonov at the time. ” Nevertheless, their relationship was intense enough to provoke Potemkin’s jealousy and Miranda’s former friend and protector began to try to hurry the foreigner on his way. , Franscisco de Miranda, 100–101). S. context, see Peter Dorsey, “To ‘Corroborate Our Own Claims’: Public Positioning and the Slavery Metaphor in Revolutionary America,” American Quarterly Review 55: 3 (2003): 353–86.

James Bieri finds Claire’s account of Harriet’s lover “probably the most accurate available,” that he “was a Captain in the Indian or Wellington Army” who was “ordered abroad” (2: 21).

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