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Title: Al Ciudadano Jeneral Tomás C. de Mosquera, Presidente Provisorio de los Estados Unidos de Nueva Granada, i Supremo Director de la guerra i demás empleados civiles i militares al servicio del Gobierno Federal
Creator: Los Artesanos de Bogotá
Publication Info: Bogotá : s.n., August 02, 1861.
Physical Details: 13 X 20 cm
Illustrations: Decorative border painted in watercolor

Summary: The Artisans of Bogotá write to Mosquera to congratulate him on his July 18 victory in overthrowing government forces. They invite him to join them on August 7 for a celebration in the town of San Agustin to commemorate the Señor de la Esperanza as well as Colombia's independence.
Historical Notes: The Artisans' Society formed in 1847 at the same time as other workers' organizations. Compromised of primarily middle class urban workers and businessmen, the Society became an important force in Colombian politics, supporting the nascent Liberal Party during elections. Many Liberal Party politicians were also members of the Society. At the time of writing, Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera led a liberal rebellion (1860-1862) that successfully overthrew the Conservative government in power. Bushnell, David. The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Artisans -- Political activity -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Colombia -- History -- Civil War, 1860-1862
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1861-1863
Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Festivals -- Colombia
Related Items in the Collection: Señor Jnal. Tomás C. de Mosquera

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00637
Record Number: 439