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"SUCRE [IS] . . . COMMANDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE LOWER ORINOCO" BOLÍVAR, SIMÓN. Letter Signed, "Bolivar," as President of Venezuela, to the Governor and Commander General of Guyana, in Spanish, clarifying a question about the authority of Colonel Vicente Sucre by stating that he is Commander of the Department of the lower Orinoco, and noting that Citizen Narciso Mendoza's assignment should fit his capabilities. 1 page, folio; minor loss to right edge affecting one word of text (but still legible), faint scattered staining, horizontal fold. "Military Headquarters at Angostura," 17 December 1817
"Colonel Vicente Sucre must be regarded not merely as the Governor of the Fortresses of the former Guyana but as the military Commander of the Department of the lower Orinoco in charge of the line formed by chain of villages from Caruachi to Piacoa as the immediate commander. Make sure this is understood and communicate it to whomever it may concern. "The task the Commander of Caicara wishes to allot to Citizen Narciso Mendoza would be most appropriate if the latter is capable of performing it. Your Lordship should give Commander Riobueno the orders in accordance with the news or reports you receive of Mendoza's conduct and aptitude."
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