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Title: A la M.H. Cámara del Senado
Creator: Amaya, José Antonio
Publication Info: Bogotá : Impr. de Espinosa, April 17, 1847.
Physical Details: 30 x 22 cm

Summary: A group of concerned Bogotá residents critique plan to eliminate the diezmo payment system as an attack on religion.
Historical Notes: The diezmo , a holdover from the Spanish colonial system, required that 10 % of state revenue collected from hacienda owners and other rural landholders be given to the Catholic Church. President Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, like many Liberals of the time, believed in the importance of separating church and state in post-indepdence Colombia to break ties with the colonial past and establish true liberalism. At the time, his brother, Manuel José Mosquera was Archbishop of Bogotá. T.C. Mosquera's anti-clericism led to tensions with his brother. Bushnell, David. The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Subject(s): Church and state -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Church and state -- Colombia -- Bogotá
Mosquera, T. C. de (Tomás Cipriano), 1798-1878
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Finance
Tithes -- Colombia

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B01073
Record Number: 408