"Simón Bolívar, ""El Libertador"""

Venezuelan military and political leader, 1783-1830

Bolívar led what are currently the states of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire. Through military campaigns, he ousted Spanish rulers from Gran Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the last of which was named after him. Bolívar aimed at a strong and united Spanish America able to cope not only with the threats emanating from Spain and the European Holy Alliance but also with the emerging power of the United States. At the peak of his power, Bolívar ruled over a vast territory from the Argentine border to the Caribbean Sea.


Bolivar, Simon

4to. 1½ pages on bifolium. Addenda. Letter signed ("Bolivar"). Huaraz (Peru). 4to. 1½ pages on bifolium. Addenda.
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In English, to Commodore Isaac Hull, in response to the protests formulated by Hull and Commodore Thomas Brown, relative to the naval blockade of Callao during the Peruvian war of independence: "[...] It is very satisfactory to me to be able to assure you that my answer is almost entirely in accordance with the sentiments which you & Comd. Brown have manifested to me in defence of the rights of Nations; on my part, my greatest care will always be to preserve inviolable the friendship which the United States have deemed well to profess towards us [...]".

- "From 1824 to 1827, Isaac Hull commanded the Pacific Squardon, and a great deal of that period he spent in the city of Callao in Peru, during Simon Bolivar's brilliant liberation of Peru, and excellent relations were constantly maintained between the two officers" (P. F. Kenny: Heroes, Villains, and Conflicts [Xlibris, 2016], s. v. Isaac Hull). - With: 17 letters or documents relative to the blockade of Callao and its consequences, including 6 signed letters, the rest contemporary copies, April to December 1824 (4 in Spanish and 13 in English). - Thomas S. Hamersley, lieutenant in the United States Navy, letter addressed to Cdr. Charles Stewart, commander of the naval forces in the U.S. based in the Pacific Ocean. - Isaac Hull, commander in chief of the U.S. Navy fleet in the Pacific (4 letters including a duplicate): to General Simon Bolivar to protest the blockade, but also to side with him concerning human sufferings; 3 letters to Samuel Southard, American Navy secretary; and one letter to Stanhope Provost, vice-consul of the U.S. in Lima. - Heman Allen (Minister of the U.S. posted in Santiago de Chile), to John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State. - José Sánchez Carrión, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, letter to Hull. - Tomás de Heres (to Hull); instructions given by Bolivar to the Vice-Admiralty of the Peruvian naval fleet; documents received by the Navy department of the U.S. or transmitted to General Bolivar, state of the naval forces in the Pacific etc..

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