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Title: Sesión Nocturna del lunes 26 de febrero de 1855
Creator: Neuter
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Neo-granadino, March 01, 1855.
Physical Details: 35 8/10 x 23 3/10 cm

Summary: Summary published by the Chamber of Representatives about their meeting on Feb 26, 1855. In particular, this report focuses on accusations against José María Obando of leading rebellion in 1854, which the Chamber finds false and misleading, stating that Obando was set up by his enemies.
Historical Notes: José María Obando was an important yet controversial founder of Colombian democracy. In 1853, he won the presidential elections by a a landslide, but his presidency was short lived as José María Melo led a successful coup in 1854. During the José María Melo regime, he reached out to his old enemy Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, recognizing the need for greater unity among liberal leaders concerned with the dictatorship and Colombia’s future. He would go on to support Mosquera’s rebellion in 1860 against the Conservative Government. Muñoz Delgado, Juan Jacobo. “Obando, José María.” Gran Enciclopedia de Colombia. Bogota, DC; online: Círculo de Lectores; Banco de la República, 1991.

Subject(s): Obando, José María, 1795-1861
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1832-1858
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Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00090
Record Number: 416