But on the frontier of Buenos Aires this army joined the popular movement, and fraternised with the barbaric hordes of Artigas.
Whether any offering of any kind would have tempted Artigas is doubtful.
But Artigas, contrary to the Director's expectation, failed to make the intended use of the gifts.
Notwithstanding his late check, Artigas still remained a power to be reckoned with.
The treaty once concluded, however, Artigas initiated a move that in itself proved the greatness of the man.
Arriving on the heels of his enemy at the point of hostilities, Artigas was not slow to act.
Artigas fled to Paraguay, where he fell into the clutches of Francia, never to escape.
Here the entire collection of Artigas's mixed forces made a stand.
The shaft is surmounted by a bust that represents Artigas himself.
The name of Artigas stands for that of the national hero of Uruguay.