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Title: Ciudadano Presidente de la República
Creator: Mosquera, Manuel José
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de El Día, 1849.
Physical Details: 31 1/10 x 44 4/10 cm

Summary: Archbishop Manuel José Mosquera writes to President Hilario López imploring him not to expel the Jesuits. Mosquera claims that expelling the Jesuits would upset Colombian Catholics and that their expulsion would be unconstitutional, citing articles 209 of the 1832 Constitution that protects foreigners in New Granada. `
Historical Notes: As in many other liberalizing nations of the 18th and 19th Century, the Jesuits had a tumultuous relationship with the Colombian Government. The Jesuits were expelled under colonial rule in 1773, then brought back briefly in 1842 by the Conservative-led government after the War of the Supremes in order to educate indigenous peoples and restore moral order to society. President José Hilario López later expelled them again in 1850. Mosquera supported the order during his time as Archbishop because the order alligned with his interests in education and increasing piety among rural peoples. Salcedo Martínez, Jorge Enrique. Las vicisitudes de los jesuitas en Colombia: hacia una historia de la Compañía de Jesús, 1844-1861. Bogotá: Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2014.

Subject(s): Church and state -- Colombia -- Bogotá
Church and state -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Jesuits -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
López, José Hilario, 1798-1869
Mosquera, Manuel José, 1800-1853
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Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00191
Record Number: 476