?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
(SOUTH AMERICA.) BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, "Bolivar," as President of Gran Colombia, to Manuela Garaycoa, in Spanish, thanking for her kindness and praise, and for the faith of her family and fellow Colombians, stating that his own suffering is a worthy sacrifice for the sake of the Guayaquil people, and praising the patriotism and sacrifices of Pepe [José Galo Garaycoa?]. 2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; minor scattered soiling, folds touching signature (without loss). Bogotá, 6 December 1827
"You always . . . lavish praise on me . . . . And what other face could I expect from the Garaycoas, from those faithful friends, from those constant Colombians . . . ? I thank you all, and . . . I also congratulate myself, since . . . I have been able to substitute peace and tranquility in the hearts of Guayaquil people: a sacrifice that has cut off my breath, but what does it matter? . . . I perish for a People to live . . . ."