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Title: Informe que el gobernador de la provincia presenta a su sucesor al entregar el mando
Creator: Alfonzo, Acevedo
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Jose A. Cualla., 1845.
Physical Details: 37 p. and 5 fold-out charts. ; 27 7/10 x 18 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Front wrapper worn, stained and torn. Rear wrapper gone. Interior pages are worn at bottom fourth, but, aside from some staining on title page, overall, good.

Summary: The report from the provincial governor of Bogotá to his successor outlines previous administrative accomplishments and presents the budgets of the three secretaries of the province: the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Secretaría del Interior, and Secretaría de Economía y Guerra.
Historical Notes: Soon after Independence in Nueva Granada, Liberals advocated a federalist governmental structure while Conservatives argued for a stronger central government. The federalist philosophy reflected in part the desire of the local elites to maintain their monopoly over regional resources. In 1843 a new Centralist constitution was approved for Nueva Granada; even then, however, each province could continue to have its own constitution and manage its resources with relative independence. Tirado Mejía, Álvaro 1982 El Estado y la Política en el Siglo XIX. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 327-383. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: The detailed report on Bogotá province by its outgoing governor. Colonel Alfonzo Acevedo, rendered in 1845. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Bogotá (Colombia) -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Governors -- Colombia -- Bogotá -- Messages

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01130
Record Number: 94
Islandora ID: islandora:9513