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autograph letter, signed & dated. Minting in Colombia

RIVADAVIA, Bernar[di]no (1780-1842). First President of Argentina

Published by Le Havre, 1834
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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Rivadavia, Bernardino. Liberal reformer, 1st President of Argentina (1826-1827). Fine 4-page autograph letter, signed & dated, addressed to Don Geronimo Torres Tenorio, Vice-President of the Colombian Senate, for whom Rivadavia is contracting the latest minting machinery in France for export to Colombia. Writtten in ink on paper, dated Le Havre, 1 January 1834, acknowledging receipt of a letter from New York; the writer mentions that he has not had any news from a mutual friend, Joaquin Mosquera (1787-1878, incumbent president of Greater Colombia), expresses his satisfaction with the recognition and payment of the Colombia debt; assures his correspondent that the delay in sending the certificate of administration by the Parisian Mint is not the manufacturer's fault, hopes that he has received the explanation and instruction of the new minting machinery, commenting that Torres will be the first to introduce the new method of minting in Colombia, and that gold and silver medals and coins struck in this process and bearing the effigy of Louis Philippe were presented to the French king 3 months earlier; asks to be informed of the setting up and results of the machinery; states that his correspondent's letter will be directed to Montevideo, or directly to Buenos Aires through the United States consul, and that the same address is to be used for sending seeds already promised. Rivadavia states that he returned to Buenos Aires to fulfil his duties despite his repugnance to live in a barbarous country, where all the defects inherited by the colonial system were aggravated by corruption resulting from the War of Independence ('un pais que se ha desmoralizado al extremo de estar a discrecion de la Barbarie: esto es, de todos los malos habitos y preocupaciones coloniales: los unos y las otras empeoradas por la corrupcion engendrado por la Guerra de la Independencia'); Rivadavia describes Buenos Aires as being in a state of civil war with people fighting one another in the streets; says he will take refuge in his house at '3 del Retiro'. Folding marks. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11959126150

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Title: autograph letter, signed & dated. Minting in...

Publisher: Le Havre

Publication Date: 1834

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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