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Title: A unas señoras católicas
Creator: Fernández Saavedra, José Manuel, 1796-1877
Publication Info: Bogotá : s.n., June 30, 1863.
Physical Details: 32 6/10 x 21 8/10 cm

Summary: Canon Manuel Fernández Saavedra writes a response to a group of anonymous Catholic women in Bogotá who published a letter supporting him on June 27. Fernández Saavedra thanks the women for their approval of his actions to defend the Catholic Church from the Liberal administration, headed by President Tomás C. de Mosquera.
Historical Notes: Manuel Fernández Saavedra is referring to the letter "Señor Doctor Manuel Fernández Saavedra" (Record 418), which is also in the Helguera Collection. Fernández Saavedra was a canon known for his bombastic speeches and publications. He was best known for the "El arzobispo ante la Nación" published on 1852, in which he accused Manuel José Mosquera of being appointed Archbishop only because of his brother Tómas Cipriano de Mosquera's political connections. He was one of T.C. Mosquera's most vocal critics, especially in the early 1860's when Mosquera pursued an anti-clerical campaign, which included threatening the church's collection of taxes and expelling the Jesuits. Salcedo Martinez, Jorge Enrique. Las vicisitudes de los jesuitas en Colombia: hacia una historia de la Compañía de Jesús, 1844-1861. Primera edición. Bogotá, D.C.: Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2014.

Subject(s): Church and state -- Colombia -- Bogotá
Church and state -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Women -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Fernández Saavedra, José Manuel, 1796-1877
Related Items in the Collection: Señor Doctor Manuel Fernández Saavedra

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00578
Record Number: 461