“In order to prevent the British or their insurgent colonists settling in
San Julian’s Bay or on the coast to fish whales in those waters, activity to which
they have devoted much effort, the King has resolved, in agreement with the viceroy of those provinces, that the formal settling of population in the Bay of San Julián has to be projected and carried out as soon as possible” (Apolant, 1968: 63).
“One of the first to leave the village has been Don Santos, as he is affectionately called in the village. Back in 1866, a young lad, bright-eyed, and with a lot of
Don Quixote, announced to the astonishment of all, that he was leaving to American
lands, (...) the young Santos embarked at Coruña, bound for America, having landed after several months in the port of Montevideo, a few months later the first (sic) news of the emigrant was received, news that traveled around the village, in which he announced he had arrived with health and was quite happy, leading many parents to make every ef...