Lot 234BOLIVAR, SIMON
Autograph letter signed to José Maria Castillo. Bogota: 16 December 1827. Two page autograph letter signed "Bolivar" on recto and verso of one sheet with integral blank. 10 x 8 inches (25.5 x 21 cm). Archivally set within a mat, folds, a few spots, very good overall; Together with two letters signed to José Félix Blanco. Bucaramanga: 25 May 1828 & Turbaco: October 1830. Both two page letters signed, both matted and similarly sized as above, these with show through of text on verso, faint spotting.
In the autograph letter, Bolivar writes José Maria Castillo, Secretary of the Treasury from 1821 to 1828, regarding back payment for General Ortega who is going to Tunja as Commandant of Arms. The letters to Blanco, a priest and longtime devotee to the cause of independence who was a signer of the Constitution of 1821, contain firstly a call to conquer the calumnies of their enemies, the second, written two months before his death, regards the advances of General Briceño, reports that all is calm in Bogota and that the insurrection in Rio Hacha is failing, and that he is removing himself to Santa Marta (where he would die in December 1830).
Sold for $7,500
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