Bogota, Colombia: 17 October, 1866.
2 pp. Written in a secretarial hand on the General's letterhead; with a second signature pasted on blank conjugate leaf. 1 vols. 8-1/4 x 5-1/4 inches. Thank-you Letter From Mosquera, The Hero of Colombia, 1866. Old folds, a few insect holes with slight loss, pasted on a backing sheet with a holograph description of Mosquera and the circumstances of this letter as conveyed by Pellet. Item #39962
Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera (1798-1878), Colombian general and statesman, served in the War of Independence, attracting the attention of Bolivar, and went on to serve in high political office: Senator, Governor, Minister to England, and several different terms as President of the Republic (his last one commencing in 1866, the year of this letter). Despite his periods of anticlerical dictatorship he became increasingly liberal and instituted numerous reforms. He promoted the country's material growth throughout his long career and was the author of various military, political and historical works. Referring to this letter, Col. Pellet writes, "You will probably have the only autograph of his which exists in the States, outside of the State Department in Washington."
THE RARE AUTOGRAPH OF AN IMPORTANT FIGURE IN SOUTH AMERICAN HISTORY.
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