Lot 843: San Martin Jose De



2015-07-10 15:43:37

Lot 843: San Martin Jose De: (1778-1850) Argentine General, The Prime Leader Of The Southern Part Of South America'S Successful Struggle For Independence From The Spanish Empire. Protector Of Peru 1821-22. A Good A.L.S., Jose De San Martin, One Page, Folio, Santiago, 13Th May 1820, To Bernardo O'Higgins, In Spanish. San Martin Writes, In Part, 'I Beg Your Excellency To Provide Me With A Small But Swift Boat, As Well As An Appointee To Steer It, In Order To Set Up Secret Communications In The Peruvian Coast, Which Are To Be Beneficial For The Cause'. Very Slightly Irregularly Trimmed To The Left Edge And With A Very Light, Minor Stain To The Upper Right Corner, Only Very Slightly Affecting A Couple Of Words Of Text, Otherwise Vg Bernardo O'Higgins (1778-1842) Chilean Independence Leader Who, Together With Jose De San Martin, Freed Chile From Spanish Rule During The Chilean War Of Independence 1810-21/26. Supreme Dictator Of Chile 1817-23. The 'Cause' To Which San Martin Refers To In The Present Letter Was The Liberation Of Peru. Having Freed Chile From Royalist Rule In 1818, The Argentine Turned His Attentions Towards Peru And The Creation Of A Chilean Navy. By August 1820, Despite A Shortage Of Funds, This Was Accomplished And San Martin Sailed To Attack The Spanish Stronghold Of Lima. He Did, However, Proceed With Some Caution And Waited For Almost A Year Until The Royalists, Despairing Of Assistance From Ferdinand Vii (Who Had Been Restored To The Spanish Throne), Withdrew To The Mountains. San Martin Then Entered Lima And Peruvian Independence Was Declared On 28Th July 1821, And The Victorious Revolutionary Commander Was Made Protector. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £300 - 400
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