The republic of Uruguay, formerly a Brazilian province, declared its independence, August 25, 1825 and was recognised by the Treaty of Montevideo, signed August 27, 1828. The constitution of the republic was proclaimed July 18, 1831. By the terms of this charter, the legislative power is in a Parliament composed of two Houses, the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives, which meet in annual session, extending from February 15 to the end of June. In the interval of the session, a permanent committee of two senators and five members of the Lower House assume the legislative power, as Well as the general control of the administration.
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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Uruguay
1. Official Publications
- Report of Mr. J. D. Long, U.S. Consul at Montevideo, on the Trade and Industry of Uruguay, dated Dec. 31, 1867, in. Consul at Montevideo, on the Trade and Industry of Uruguay, dated Dec. 31, 1867, in ‘Commercial Relations of the United States with foreign Nations.’ 8. Washington, 1868.Google Scholar
- Statistical Tables relating to Foreign Countries. Part XI. Fol. London, 1868.Google Scholar
- Annual Statement of the Trade and Navigation of the United Kingdom with Foreign Countries and British Possessions. 4. London, 1869.Google Scholar
2. Non-Official Publications
- Maria (Isid. de) Compendio de la historic de la liépublica Orientai del Uruguay. 8. Montevideo, 1864.Google Scholar
- République Orientale de l’Uruguay. Notice historique. 8. Paris, 1867.Google Scholar
- Reyes (M.), Descripcion geografica del territorio de la Republìca Orientai del Uruguay. 8. Montevideo, 1859.Google Scholar
- Sommer-Geiser (M.), Lebensbilder axis dem Staat Uruguay. 8. Basel, 1861.Google Scholar
- The Republic of Uruguay, or Montevideo: geographical, social, and political. 8. London, 1861.Google Scholar
- Woych (F.), Mittheilungen über das sociale und kirchliche Leb«n in Uruguay. 8 Berlin, 1865.Google Scholar