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White, William Porter, 1769-1842



  • Existence: 1769 - 1842

William Porter White ( Pittsfield , October 11 , 1769 - Dolores , January 3 , 1842 ) was a merchant of American origin who had a prominent participation in the events of the Río de la Plata in the first decades of the 19th century . Controversial due to his multiple negotiations, he was one of the promoters of the English Invasions , with which he collaborated until their final failure, and decisively supported the revolutionary government that emerged in 1810. It financed the second homeland squad which, in the Naval Campaign of 1814 under the command of Guillermo Brown, defeated the royalists in the Combat of Martín García (1814) and in the Naval Combat of Buceo and made possible the fall of Montevideo .

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William Porter White letter

Mss 819562.2
Identifier: Mss 819562.2
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