The country was at this period conducted practically as if it were the private estate of the president, and no accounts of revenue or expenditure were vouchsafed to the public. In 1894 the Colorados nominated Senor Idiarte Borda for the presidency.
On the 25th of August 1897 Borda, after attending a Te Deum at the cathedral in Montevideo, was shot dead by a man named Arredondo, who was sentenced in 1899 to two years' imprisonment.
As the Tables du Cadastre remained unpublished, other tables appeared in which the quadrant was divided centesimally, the most important of these being Hobert and Ideler's Nouvelles tables trigonometriques (1799), and Borda and Delambre's Tables trigonometriques decimates (1800-1801), both of which are seven-figure tables.
JEAN CHARLES BORDA (1733-1799), French mathematician and nautical astronomer, was born at Dax on the 4th of May 1733 He studied at La Fleche, and at an early age obtained a commission in the cavalry.
Borda contributed a long series of valuable memoirs to the Academy of Sciences.
Biot, "Notice sur Borda" in the Mem.