Early in 1878 Alphonso married his cousin, Princess Maria de las Mercedes, daughter of the duc de Montpensier, but she died within six months of her marriage.
Next in importance is the town of Mercedes or Villa Mercedes (pop. 1904, about 6000) on the Rio Quinto, an important railway junction where the railways from Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza and San Jose unite.
A History of the Navy of the United States (1839), supplemented (1846) by a set of Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers, was succeeded by The Pathfinder (1840), a good "Leatherstocking" novel; by Mercedes of Castile (1840); The Deerslayer (1841); by The Two Admirals and by Wing and Wing (1842); by Wyandotte, The History of a Pocket Handkerchief, and Ned Myers (1843); and by Afloat and Ashore, or the Adventures of Miles Wallingford (1844).
In 1878, in spite of the well-known hostility of his mother to the Montpensiers, and in spite of his ministers preferences for an Austrian match, King Alphonso insisted Mai~i~iage ol upon marrying the third daughter of the duke of Aiphonso Montpensier, Doa Mercedes, who only survived XII.
But for now, I want to leave you with a preposterous thought: In the future, a new Mercedes Benz will cost just $50.
A Mercedes for $50?
That would be like the price of a Mercedes falling from $50,000 to a nickel.
So a thousandfold increase in capacity at one-fortieth the cost is like the $50,000 Mercedes dropping to a buck and a quarter.
If the labor to build the Mercedes becomes completely robotic and computerized, then why won't we see that same increase in efficiency?
Certainly the labor component of assembling the Mercedes could fall to nearly zero.
The second would be to argue that the cost of materials to build the Mercedes won't fall by a thousandfold.
Finally, you might argue that fees paid as royalties to the owners of the intellectual property needed to build the Mercedes for $50 will not fall by a thousandfold.
The average elevation of Buenos Aires is about 65 ft.; of Mercedes, 70 m.
The Lujan rises near Mercedes, province of Buenos Aires, is about 150 m.
Bachiller y Morales, Monografia historica (Habana, 1883), minutely covering the English occupation (the best account) of 1762-1763; Maria de los Mercedes, comtesse de Merlin, La Havana (3 vols., Paris, 1844); and the works cited under Cuba.