Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Central America” in chapter 1 of George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition.:
Besides, like France—and more than France—he had griefs against England.
The English, in holding the Rock of Gibraltar, hurled at him a perpetual insult; England encroached on Central America ; England encouraged Portugal to extend the bounds of Brazil; England demanded a ransom for the Manillas; England was always in the way, defying, subduing, overawing; sending its ships into forbidden ...
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