(1783-1830) generally known as El Libertador or the Liberator - Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the states of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire.
Letter signed, one page (thin paper), 8 x 10 inch, Bogota, 8.10.1827*, in Spanish, untranslated, instructions to Consul Felix Blanco to pay a member of Congress his due allowances - since there is no money in the capital, the payments have to be made by the respective departments, signed at the conclusion by Bolivar in dark ink "Bolivar", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a portrait picture of Bolivar in uniform (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds, foxing, and repaired edge damage - in fine to good condition.
"[…] El Sr. Unda regresa a Barinas una vez que el Congreso ha terminado sus sesiones: en esta Capital no ha sido possible pagar a estos Srs. diputados el todo de sus sietas y veatico a causa de la pobreza en
que yo he encontrado esto Tesoro por lo cual hemos determinado que reciban en sus respectivos departamentos el alcance de su acreencia […]"
* Since the liberation of Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, Bolívar was dictator of Upper Peru in 1825/26 named itself Bolivia after him; in August 1827 he had also been elected President of Peru.
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